My friend, Niza Knoll, has an art gallery in the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver. Knoll Gallery is a fantastic array of creativity and is emerging as one of the best galleries in Denver (in my humble opinion.) Each year Niza does a juried exhibit featuring art on dogs. Gone to the Dogs 3 opens this Friday, August 19, and runs through September 17. I asked Niza why she does this particular exhibit each year.
“I grew up with dogs and always loved their company when I came home. They give us unconditional love. They fill an empty spot in my life. I like being needed. It always fascinated me that a creature so different than us can connect with our feelings and moods and be able to live with us. I have always connected more with people that like dogs or cats so I thought it would be fun to share my love for this amazing creature with others. It really has been lots of fun and I have met some great dog lovers.”
A couple of springs ago I was fortunate to have an exhibit at Niza’s gallery and I had a couple of dog photos that I took on display. The chihuahua on the sidewalk was taken at Union Square in San Francisco, California. I loved how this pampered pooch was in complete lockstep with her owner. She was a little diva of a dog.
The other photograph was taken in Talkeetna, Alaska. Talk about a dog and master looking alike. What characters!
Hope you can make it to see Niza’s show. Her gallery is at 915 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado, 80204. The Denver Dumb Friends League will be there with adoptable dogs so maybe you’ll come away with art and a pup to love.
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