July 9, 2012
BOSTON, July 9, 2012 – Boston’s pet-loving community is set to benefit from a new “Best in Show” art exhibition that will run from July 14 through August 11 at Lanoue Fine Art, a gallery on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Lanoue Fine Art has invited a dozen North American artists to contribute paintings, sculpture, photographs and mixed media—all depicting animal companions—as part of the exhibit. The gallery will contribute a portion of the proceeds to the MSPCA-Angell.
The event will kick off with a dog friendly reception from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. on July 14. Guests are invited to bring their dogs, along with their families, and are encouraged to help select the “Best in Show” winners by placing blue ribbons alongside their favorite works of art. The gallery, located at 125 Newbury Street has listed additional information about the event on its Website.
When asked what prompted the gallery to undertake this special exhibit, owner Susan Lanoue said: “My two greatest passions in life are dogs and contemporary art. It never occurred to combine the two until we received a beautiful painting of a dog last year.” She continued, “My heart melted, and when my husband suggested I curate a show devoted to artwork about dogs, I knew it was the right thing to do.”
Making the show a fundraiser for the MSPCA-Angell was also an easy decision for Lanoue, who regularly takes her own dogs to Angell Animal Medical Center for care. For more information about the exhibit visit www.lanouefineart.com.
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions from individuals who care about animals. Please visit www.mspca.org.