Cats, dogs and birds invaded the Lakewood Arts Council Loft Gallery today.
The Third Annual Tails of the Painted Cats debuts at the LAC starting Monday, with a reception Thursday, May 9 from 6:30 -8 pm. Jane Dorsey, director of the program, helped set up the cats in the loft space today. In came a cat painted like an adorable puffin, a mosaic cat glowed in shades of blues and greens, a cheshire cat with scenes from Alice in Wonderland grinned mischievously, patchwork cats showed off their colors vividly and patriotic cats were dressed in red, white and blue. Twenty-one cats in all will be available for viewing and bidding on -- with proceeds going to a good cause, to help the shelter cats at Cat Care Society.
On the walls hang 2D artwork from local artists, depicting cats, dogs and birds. From soft pastel kittens to bright acrylic birds on a wire, to graphite fluffy dogs, you'll fall in love with these beautiful portraits of our companion animals. And check out Jane Dorsey's papier mache violin-playing lion when you walk in the door -- so cute! Love the rhinestone studded violin!
And downstairs in the LAC Members' Gallery, even more critters have found a home. Animals of all shapes and sizes are hung on the walls. Come on into the gallery to see the exhibits, and be sure to attend the open reception this Thursday. This is your purrfect chance to find a piece of art you can't live without!