The Clatsop Community College painting class will be featuring artwork in a show entitled “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!” during the month of March at Old Town Framing, 1287 Commercial Street in Astoria, OR. A reception will be held on the March 9th Second Saturday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit features portraits of shelter dogs and cats, which the students created in order to help raise awareness about animals in need in our community and to help promote adoption. Proceeds of the sale of the artwork will be donated to Clatsop Animal Assistance. Please come and help support our furry friends!
A number of the participating students made the following statements about their experience working on this project:
“Animals bring out the softer, more gentle side of me. Their unconditional love is beyond price. I love that they only live in the present moment, not worrying about the past or future. They are the perfect friend. I enjoyed painting Brandy because she seemed so joyful and happy. ‘Good Dog, Brandy.’” ~Dick Magathan
“I’m a volunteer dog walker at the shelter. There is nothing more satisfying to me than the peaceful cadence of a dog walking in front of me. It’s my Zen thing! When painting dogs and cats, I try to capture their personalities and painting takes me back to my Zen state again.” ~Teri Keippela
“I enjoyed trying to capture the emotions of Peppa and Truffle. They were so cute and little and trying to make everyone see that was a fun experience.” ~Lydia Lawson
“Painting an animal was something I had been wanting to try for a while, but was always nervous to. I’m so glad I went out of my comfort zone, as painting Betty and attempting to capture her playful personality was such a rewarding experience.” ~Makayla Olson
“My wife and I recently lost a gray striped Bengal who was a rescue cat we adopted 18 years ago. Painting this brought back memories of a cat that was like a family member.” ~Harry Comins
I have always been an animal lover, so painting Doug was a pleasure. I love animals with character, which I felt I could see in Doug’s eyes, and I hope I was able to capture this in my painting.” ~Vanessa Neuenfeldt
“We have always had cats and dogs in our home, so when given the opportunity to paint a shelter animal, I was on board. I chose Foxglove because she seemed to be asking for someone to love her. I even went to the shelter to view her colors, but she had already convinced someone to take her home. She may have come home with me if she had still been there. This project can provide money needed for food and healthcare at the shelter.” ~Nancy Walsh
“I felt so special to be included in such a lovely project. Knowing that we were all able to grow not only as a class, but also as individuals with our painting techniques and also help such sweet creatures was a lovely opportunity! I hope that by supporting these animals with paintings, it will show the world how powerful art can be.” ~Willow Sites
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