Grassroots Art Project participating at Bark in the Park

Published 8:20 pm Thursday, September 27, 2012

“Cat,” by Bea, a member of the Grassroots Art Project.

The Grassroots Art Project (GAP) will be part of the third annual Bark in the Park on Oct. 6. This event, held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Harmon Field, will support Lennie’s Kids, a program run by Lennie Rizzo through which he helps work with animals at the Foothills Humane Society in Polk County.
GAP will sell paintings at this event. Many of the artists (who at one time would have considered themselves novices) are now, in fact, selling their folk art paintings to the public. Artists will be on hand to paint pet portraits and give impromptu lessons for you and your children. You are encouraged to bring your pets to Bark in the Park.
If you can’t bring your pet, bring a photo of it for artists to work from during the group’s regular Saturday classes. These renderings will be available for you to purchase at a later date.
In addition to GAP artists, this year’s Bark in the Park will include an animal blessing, a bake sale, face painting and a raffle with prizes. Furthermore, there will also be a silent auction for pet supplies and services. These items will be sold at a discount. Lunch will be available. All proceeds will go toward saving the life of a pet.
All are welcome to visit GAP’s free art classes at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church from 9:30 a.m. – noon on Saturdays. All materials are provided.
GAP will also be open at the Episcopal Church during the Tryon Gallery Trot on Sept. 29.
For more information, call the GAP director, Ren Leathers, at 828-223-1835.
– article submitted
by Linda McCullough

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