Upcoming art show to benefit New Leash on Life

Staff Reports • Mar 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM

New Leash on Life will hold an art show April 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mill in Lebanon.

All proceeds will benefit the animals of New Leash on Life.

According to New Leash on Life director Angela Chapman, the event started when a local couple recently donated multiple dog-themed paintings to the animal shelter in Lebanon.

“The paintings were appreciated, and we knew they could be a great start to a big idea,” Chapman said. “Why not have an art show? We reached out to the Mill, and they were more than willing to help us with a space. Add to that the Market Basket helping with wine and Party Providers helping with tables, and we had the beginnings of a great plan.”

Along with local businesses, several local artists were also willing to help with the donation of prints, pottery and even a fire pit.

Phil Ponder also donated prints, which include his rendition of the Lebanon Square, the Castle Heights Admin Building and his new rendition of the Mitchell House. Chapman said Ponder plans to attend the art show and personally auction off his donated prints.

Other contributing artists include Maribeth Wright with Barking at the Moon Studios, JoAnn Matthews, Larry and Tracey Rogers with LTR Pottery and some items from the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour artists. Fire Pit Art will provide one of its Manta Ray-design fire pits.

“We also have the help of some up and coming artists,” Chapman said. “A group of Wilson Central High School students, led by their art teacher DeAna Duncan, created paintings of varying sizes and themes to contribute to the art show.

“And last but certainly not least, Steff Mahan will be on hand that evening offering up her musical talents for everyone’s entertainment.

“We are thrilled to have such a diverse collection of art from a wide variety of artists. We would like to invite you all to attend this one of a kind art show. Come enjoy an evening of great community, arts, and music, all the while you’ll be helping the animals of New Leash on Life.”

Admission is free, but Chapman said donations are appreciated.

For more information, email [email protected]

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