Tuesday, September 26, 2017

What’s the story with “Cold Nose – Warm Art™”?

It all started in 2012 when Gallery One owners, Norah Lynne and Alan Brown adopted Lakeland Terrier Clancy, a rescue dog (later to be joined by Shayna, also a rescue). Clancy fit right in with gallery operations, becoming our official greeter and “Patron of the Arfs.”

Norah Lynne thought it would be fun to have an art exhibit for kids, inviting them to draw, paint or sculpt Clancy and then display their artwork at Gallery One, alongside famous artists. Enthusiastic community response made the exhibit, named "Cold Nose - Warm Art," a resounding success with youngsters, parents and their teachers. All of the participating young artists received recognition, and prizes were awarded by renowned artist and best-selling children's author, Dean Morrissey. 



Clancy as rendered by four young artists in 2012.

“Cold Nose – Warm Art” has since become an annual Gallery One tradition. This highly anticipated event helps to raise awareness about the plight of rescue and shelter animals, thanks to the involvement of the Lake Humane Society www.lakehumane.org  and Marilyn’s Voice www.marilynsvoice.org, a nonprofit volunteer animal rescue organization that fosters and re-homes puppy mill and other abused and neglected dogs. “Cold Nose – Warm Art” has featured pets from both of these organizations as models since 2013 in an effort to get the word out and promote their adoption.

Kids have warmly embraced this mission by creating more than 730 original works of art for the exhibits in the past five years! Just as heartwarming as the artwork are the handwritten descriptions that accompany each piece:  “My art portrays a dog looking at you, happily saying, ‘Take me home.’”

“Cold Nose – Warm Art” is open to all kids, ages 4 – 18. The deadline for 2017 art submissions is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3. For more info, an official entry form and pictures of this year’s animal models, go to www.galleryone.com/ARTSHOW.html

This free, fun exhibit is open to the public November 17 – January 5. All are invited. Gallery One is located at 7003 Center Street (Route 615 between Rtes. 2 and 90). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment. The gallery is wheel chair accessible with free parking. For more information, call 800.621.1141 or 440.255.1200 or visit www.galleryone.com

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