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KAC unleashes ‘Gone to the Dogs’ exhibition
The Kirkland Arts Center Gallery is going to the dogs - literally. In an exhibition dedicated to the other community members of Kirkland, artists explore the relationship with human’s best friend, as well as the political, social and sometimes comical undertones of “going to the dogs.”
Curator, Donna Lindeman Porter, explains the impact dogs have had on her life: “I have always had a dog. I love the critters. When I have ‘gone to the dogs’ in my life, there has been the tail wagging, little mutt to lift my spirits. I watch everyone in Kirkland walking their dogs - morning, night, dark - we stop, wait and actually see plants and water, smell and relax. Dogs can be our gurus and sometimes, our best friends.”
Many local artists share the same sentiment, putting their affection for canines on canvas or creating them in clay. With more than 40 artists in the exhibition, including work loaned from five of Seattle’s most renowned galleries, everything from paintings to sculptures are sure to impress. Visitors will have fun finding their favorite dog companion represented in the artwork of this talented group of artists.
Collaborations with Foster/White Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Lisa Harris Gallery, Linda Hodges Gallery, Grover/Thurston Gallery as well as the Seattle Humane Society, the Seattle Children’s Theater, Lakeridge Elementary Arts Cool Students and the city of Kirkland.
The exhibition’s opening reception is free and open to the public from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., Kirkland. The reception will include the exhibition, food and drinks, and some special guests in the Seattle Humane Society’s MaxMobile.
“Gone to the Dogs” will be on display through Jan. 11, 2014. The gallery is free to the public, and all ages are welcome.
Donna Lindeman Porter
Joe Max Emminger
John A. Brickey
Myron E. Lewis
Randy Clark (aka Fish Boy)