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Apr 23, 2008 1 Comment

milkbone, 4×6in, acrylic on panel

Last night was the kickoff for Going to the Dogs, (could be the theme of the blog lately, given the lack of updates) a canine-inspired invitational & auction at the RISD Museum.

my contribution was a no-brainer – with a 13yd old mutt, the milkbone (prime vehicle, with PB, for doggie meds) is a staple in our kitchen cupboard.

the mix of invited artists – mostly from RI, too numerous and accomplished to list 'em all here – ranged from 'ol hounds with international reps (richard merkin) to risd faculty (melissa ferreira) and younger providence pups like cw roelle. wasn't just 2d work, either – scott benson contributed a gorgeous maple doggie dining table.

finally got to put some faces to familiar names, including photog traer scott (even if a shelter pup hasn't already claimed your heart, her b&w portraits are incredibly moving – better still, she also contributes a portion of proceeds from sales of the book to the aspca)

personally, it was a treat to see my work hung on a wall that's previously hosted the works of degas and picasso – professionally, it was one to be included in such a solid show.

one last 'art & animals' tidbit – this Creature Comforts video. dare ya not to laugh. (thx gilly & renee)
Going to the Dogs info:
work can be seen (and bid on) during reg museum hrs -
Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm; third Thursday monthly until 9pm
224 Benefit Street, Providence RI 02903 USA
401 454-6500

the event wraps up on May 3rd, with guest Frank Robinson auctioneer & gala cocktail party 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information 401-454-6505.


Reene    Apr 24, 2008  at  5:17 am

Missed you, glad you are back sending wonderful artwork, Chaz loves this one!







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