Animal love

Love of animals and creation of art are joined together in the Adams Art Gallery show “The Art of Animal Love” exhibit.

The gallery will hold a reception for the show on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery on Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Artists and members of the Humane Society will be on hand to answer questions. The Humane Society will distribute adoption packets and hold a bake sale.

Many of the artists whose works are hung will donate part of the proceeds from sale of the works to the Lakeshore Humane Society. Some of the artists will accept commissions to create work.

Those attending can see what percentage from the sale of a specific work will be donated by reading the blue card near each item

The art has a wide range of prices. For example, local artist Ann Bowers has created handpainted animal magnets for a price of $5 per magnet while artists may ask several hundred dollars for a work.

Drawing, painting, and photography as well as sculpture are on display. High school students from Brocton and Fredonia contributed to the exhibit. Local artists include Jennifer Mack of Jamestown; Susan TeWinkle Wolfe of Sherman; Trinton Garrett of Buffalo; Audrey Schaffer of Dunkirk; Ann Bowers, Stephanie Brash, Diane Noody, Jesse Boice and Marcia Merrins of Fredonia.

Western New York artist John Andrea has two pieces in the exhibit. He is a self-taught artist who uses water and acrylic. His work has been featured in many magazines dealing with wildlife including the New York State Conservationist.

The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit opened on Feb. 4 and will continue through Feb. 22. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment at

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