Exhibition of paintings, sculptures and digital art, with a message
Why do half the commercials on TV feature a dog? Because the appeal of Man’s Best Friend is powerful and enduring. But man can be cruel to his best friend.
There are thousands of abandoned dogs in Tenerife. For the past 12 years, the artist Nikki Attree has been helping the hardworking animal rescue centres on the island to raise awareness of the issues.
Her work expresses the contrasting emotions provok-ed by visiting refuges and witnessing the hundreds of dogs in cages. Some images are bleak, lonely, edgy—showing the sadness and hopelessness of these dogs’ lives … others are colourful, optimistic, happy—revealing their quirky, funny persona-lities. Dog’s Monthly maga-zine described her paintings as: “Art with a Heart”.
Nikki’s aim is to show that there can be a better future for these abandoned animals and her message is: visit a refuge and rescue a dog!
The exhibition is at the Adeje Cultural Centre from October 18th – 30th, opening times 8am to 9pm.
The opening is on Friday, October 18th, 8pm. Come along, meet Nikki, and help her support the local refuges.
You can view her work and connect with her at: www.NikkiAttree.net or search NikkiAttreeArt on FaceBook.