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Dogs and Cats are Our Friends

February 14 - September 1, 2014

Venue
SF SPCA

Location
San Francisco, CA

Ariadne by Yukari Sakura © 2013 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC. Acrylic on wood, 16 x 20 inches.

The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is hosting Dogs and Cats are Our Friends, a solo exhibition of Creativity Explored artist Yukari Sakura’s work at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center Gallery.

An animal lover her entire life, Sakura express her concerns about the well-being of dogs and cats, climate change, endangered species, and good nutrition for everyone through her paintings.

The exhibition series is based on photographs that the artist took on a visit to the San Francisco SPCA. Sakura also relied on memory and imagination to create paintings that depict dogs and cats in “elegant backgrounds.”

Sakura hopes that these paintings will help to enlighten others to the plight of animals in need. She explains about Ariadne (pictured at left), "It's a Fox Terrier. This painting shows how dogs need more love. And also it shows how dogs are being loved by people. This painting means that there should be no more mistreating of animals."

San Francisco SPCA
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-554-3000 

Opening Reception

Saturday, March 1, 2014
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

NOTE:  Dogs and Cats are Our Friends will be on view during the San Francisco SPCA's Third Annual Be Mine Adopt-a-Thon Celebration (February 14 - 16). This three-day event will include fee-waived adoptions all weekend, an open bar cocktail party, tattoos, food trucks, free dental health checks, a book signing, and animal behavior workshops.

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