Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lida Penkova/"Elephant Dream"

"Elephant Dream,"  linocut, hand-colored with acrylic and colored pencils
19.5 x 18.25
$350, donation 20% to Animal Aid Unlimited

Animal Aid Unlimited is

“.....quite an incredible organization, quite incredible people who are the founders and run the place with many others....close to Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. I met them a couple of years ago and was absolutely stunned by their work and kindness to rescue half-dead street animals. A family of three, originally from Seattle. They do unbelievably important work in a country where animals are treated with brutality. “

“Animal Aid has treated 32,000 animals since 2002. Animal Aid has 35 staff and has welcomed more than 600 volunteers from 30 countries to come and share their love for animals with the street animals of India. 250-300 ever-changing animals are waiting for the love and caring support of volunteers, so please urge everyone you know to consider including volunteering in your holiday to India. Rajasthan is a magical place and Animal Aid will give purpose and meaning to your holidays beyond what you might have dreamed possible.

“Thank you for the inclusion of Animal Aid. You never know where the seeds you scatter will end up and what magnificent flowers might bloom. We appreciate so much that you remembered Animal Aid and that you've put an unusual twist to getting the word out. We will keep our fingers crossed, (and the animals their hooves and toes, even the paralyzed ones!!) that others will learn about the street animals of India through you and your art, and that among them we may find extraordinary volunteers, good donors, and, maybe most importantly, maybe we'll help nudge people a little further toward compassionate respect for all living beings. That sounds like a tall order but it's the smallest increments, (I'm convinced) that gets us all ‘there.’ Thank you for being an inspiration.”
Erika Abrams

Learn more about Lida here

This piece can be purchased by emailing us using Paypal.
Lida's wonderful work can be seen at the C Street Hall Gallery in Eureka, 208 C Street, during Arts Alive, first Saturday of the month and the Friday eve before, 6-9:00pm (707) 498-0059 or 442-1419 and at  the Mendocino Art Center.

Art Helps the Planet is a group of professional artists donating part of the proceeds from original art, print and card sales to animal rescue organizations.

Good news, Panthera will promote our Tiger show to benefit them, in April 2012. See previous post

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