2012 Urban Wanderers Art Exhibition
Stray Rescue’s Urban Wanderers Art Exhibition, in partnership with Saint Louis University’s Museum of Art, is one of the most creative, unique, and exciting fundraising events of the year. The exhibition consists of over 50 area artists, who have chosen a Stray Rescue dog as inspiration for a work of art. Stray Rescue dogs also put their mark on the art world by creating paintings with their paws, tails, and noses!
Following the extremely successful 2011 Urban Wanderers show, which shattered SLUMA’s opening night attendance record with over 1,400 people, the highly anticipated 2012 exhibition will focus on the survivors of Stray Rescue; the dogs and cats who have suffered and subsequently overcame shocking abuse, neglect, and abandonment to live a deserving life full of comfort and warmth.
The theme throughout the exhibition will be one of hope, showing that the majority of these companion animals survive the very harsh city streets to have the most loving, attentive, gentle, and playful personalities. Rescued shelter dogs enrich the lives of their adopted families and truly seem to know they have been given a second chance.
The focus of the show also has an essential educational component, giving Stray Rescue a platform on which to present the public with facts about the severity of abuse and neglect we see on an almost daily basis. Bringing these hard truths to light is the only way to unite as a caring community and move forward to see a lasting resolution to this epidemic problem.
This year, the exhibition will open on Friday, August 3rd with a reception beginning at 6pm and will run through Sunday, September 16th. The opening includes food, beverages, and, of course, truly inspiring and professional works of art. All donated artwork will be sold via an online auction managed by Stray Rescue, and 100% of the funds raised will go directly to helping homeless dogs and cats.
Urban Wanderers Kid’s Day
Join us on Saturday, September 8th from 11am – 2pm for Urban Wanderers Kid’s Day! We will be having a fun-filled day where the junior companion animal advocates out there will have the opportunity to create their own works of art while learning more about how to help homeless dogs and cats! The day’s event’s are as follows…
11am to 11:30am – Exhibition Preview: Parents and children may view the Urban Wanderers artwork in the gallery and visit the Stray Rescue info table for more information on the organization and the exhibit.
11:30am to 12:30pm – Kid’s Class A (for children ages 8-10): Bring some photos or photo copies of your pets that you won’t mind cutting up because we’ll be making incredible collages in celebration of our four-legged friends! We will provide all materials, including additional items, clippings, and photos to include in collages.
11:30am to 12:30pm – Kid’s Class B (for children ages 11-13): It’s a pooch pop art party! Use stencils and various art materials to create your very own original dog or cat-themed work of art similar in style to pop art icon Andy Warhol. All materials will be provided.
12:30pm to 1pm – Dog Art Demonstration: Ever wonder how the dog’s of Stray Rescue create such beautiful artwork for the exhibition? This is your chance to find out! We’ll be doing a live demonstration of Stray Rescue dogs painting on canvases and offering tips on great ways to create artwork with your dogs at home! (Water and a light snack will be offered during the dog art demonstration).
1pm to 2pm – Fun For All: After you’re done creating some amazing artwork and learning about the furry friends of Stray Rescue, stick around for games, face painting, snow cones, and more!
Remember, Stray Rescue dogs will be on-site and available for adoption during the Urban Wanderer’s Kids Day! This event is free of charge to the public. If your child would like to participate in one of the classes, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make sure we have enough art materials!
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