If you live near Boston, please come to an exhibition I'm in called "Beasts of Burden." It's curated by one of my all-time favorite dog artists, Jane O'Hara, and it explores our complex relationship with animals. The opening reception is Thursday, March 13, 2014, 5:30 - 8 pm at the Harvard Allston Educational Portal in Allston, MA. It's free and everyone is welcome.
Jane is a passionate animal rights advocate and vegan, and I'm so honored to be included in this thoughtful, exuberant, and sensitive multimedia event that celebrates our pampered pets while shedding light on the commodification of animals in today's society.
I won't be there in person, but my dox-ZEN series, exploring grief and impermanence, and my video "Dogs in Art," a three minute tribute to 5,000 years of canine art, will be on display. There will also be several presentations throughout the run (listed below), culminating with the Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival, an annual event showcasing student and faculty creativity at Harvard. This year, Margaret Atwood is being awarded the Harvard Arts Medal. Click here for tickets to attend the ceremony that includes a discussion with the acclaimed author, poet, and environmental activist moderated by John Lithgow.
"Beasts of Burden"
March 13 - May, 5, 2014
Harvard Allston Educational Portal
175 North Harvard St.
Allston, MA 02134
Regular hours: Monday - Thursday 3 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 13, 5:30 - 8pm: Opening Reception
Tuesday, March 18, 6:00pm: Almitra Stanley moderates a panel discussion with the artists
Saturday, April 12, 2:30 - 4:30 pm: Mercy for Animals and Great Dog Rescue New England will give presentations. Dogs will be available for adoption (you were warned!).
Thursday, May 1 - Sunday, May 4: Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival
Visit the "Beasts of Burden" website for more information.
Email me if you have any questions.
As always, I would love to hear from you.