St. Louis area artists and canine pawcassos lend their creative support to the mission of saving stray companion animals.

 

Blog the Change

Blog the Change is a quarterly event hosted by BeTheChangeforAnimals.com in which bloggers are asked to “Come together in support of people helping animals in need.”  One of the questions asked is, “Who do you know who acts tirelessly on animals’ behalf?” I immediately thought of Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

One of Stray Rescue’s most anticipated events of the year starts tonight in St. Louis.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis and St. Louis University Museum of Art host the Urban Wanderers Art Exhibit and Auction. Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes that have been rescued by Stray Rescue have been painted, photographed and sculpted by St. Louis area artists to raise funds for Stray Rescue’s efforts.
Urban Wanderers highlights many positive characteristics of Pitt Bulls in an attempt to dispel misconceptions about Pit Bulls and “bully breeds.”
In addition to the works by human artists, Stray Rescue dogs have also created their own works of art using their tails, paws and/or noses to create.
Art displayed at the exhibit will be available for silent auction at blacktie-stlouis.co/auctions with bidding starting Friday July 15, 2011 and continuing until 11:59 pm Sunday August 28,2011.
Urban Wanderers is open to the public free of charge. A “Meet the Artist” event will take place Friday August 5, 2011 beginning at 5:30 pm and a closing celebration will take place Sunday August 28, 2011 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.
I saw 2010’s Urban Wanderers exhibit and I highly recommend checking it out. It’s an emotional experience as well as enlightening and educational. I cried. I laughed. I was inspired.
If you’re not in the St. Louis area, please take a look at the art online and visit Stray Rescue’s website to read about Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim and the amazing work Stray Rescue does. St. Louis is blessed to have Randy Grim and the staff at Stray Rescue who work so tirelessly for the animals.

Urban Wanderers: Friday, July 15, 2011 – 6:00pm – Sunday, August 28, 2011 – 4:00pm at Saint Louis University Museum of Art: 3633 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108.

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