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Mrs. Welch's Art Exhibit Opening of Anatomy of a Sight Hound

by cnewman

Image from Anatomy of a Sight Hound
Image from Anatomy of a Sight Hound

Jacqueline Welch, Artist and Art Teacher at Mount Mercy Academy, will have an exhibit at the Burchfield Penney Art Center from Saturday, December 10, 2011-Sunday, April 29, 2012. The opening of the exhibit is Friday, February 10, 2012 from 5:30-10:30.

Quoted From Burchfield Penney Art Center's Website: Jacqueline Welch creates narrative paintings that depict the dog as the patron saint of a human idiosyncrasy or character flaw. These canine saints are set in a surreal landscape along with a secondary animal or religious character. The artist uses several glazes of oil paint layered over a detailed graphite drawing on panel.

The artist has always loved dogs, but has more recently become enamored with the elegant, calm and loving greyhound, one of the many kinds of sight hounds. The works in this installation - Anatomy of a Sight Hound - reflect her desire to share some of the unique physical and emotional characteristics of sight hounds and to call attention to the long history of the sight hound in art.

Visitors to this installation can follow the pawprints into and around the Useum and walk in the stride of a greyhound in flight. There are running greyhounds with movable legs and tails and patron saint artworks that can be rolled around the room and climbed into. There are objects to hang, stack or detach and tiny cupboards to examine. Visitors may want to record their dog memories and stories in the Dog Log notebook.

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