A fundraiser for the Hawaii Island Humane Society
July 1 – 30, 2016
From July 1 to July 30 the Waimea Arts Council will present “Love Our Pets” at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea as a fundraiser for the Hawaii Island Humane Society. The gallery will be full of paintings, photography, and all types of artwork that depict the wide variety of animals we all love as our pets: horses, dogs, cats, birds and much more.
A reception will be held on Saturday July 9 from 10 am to 2 pm, and the Hawaii Island Humane Society will be at the gallery during this time with adoptable animals. Come have some refreshments, enjoy the art, and check out the adorable animals looking for a home. The arts council will donate 5% of sales of art and fine craft during the month of July to HIHS.
Also from 10 am to 2 pm on July 9, Honokaa artist Janice Gail will be offering “Character Sketches” of your pet (singles only, please) – a 9 x 12 image done on buff paper in brown tone pencil. Pet portrait character sketches will take about 20 minutes per $25 fee. Janice has been painting and drawing portraits of people and pets for more than 50 years. Our pets provide unconditional love, and Janice works to let the pet’s individual personality shine from the portrait, even in these quick sketches. So bring your pet in with you and get him or her immortalized on paper.
Featured at the “Love Our Pets” art show will be a bronze sculpture, “Dreaming”, by member-artist Holly Young which depicts a boy and his dog. Holly, who lives in Papa’aloa on the Big Island, is a well-known artist who often uses bronze to capture her creative impressions. Holly writes, “I love sculpting portraits because of the intimacy that naturally arises between my subject and myself. There is a mystical process that occurs when you take the time to really look at someone. You can’t help falling in love with the internal beauty no matter what their age or external appearance. It is a joy to focus on catching the essential and individual beauty.”
In addition to the pet show in the front gallery, the back gallery will feature “Anything Goes” – a collection of art on all subjects in all mediums from member artists of the Waimea Arts Council.