Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Former KLOL PD featured in art show to benefit Houston’s Rescued Pets Movement

‘Three Dog Knights’ Connect Art and Pet Rescue in “Three for the Show” Exhibit

June 8 Fundraising Event at MATCH Benefits Houston’s Rescued Pets Movement

Houston, Texas (May 20, 2019) — A trio of dog-loving artists with ties to Texas will lend their talents and wares to benefit Houston’s Rescued Pets Movement in a one-day exhibition and art sale dubbed “Three for the Show”. On Saturday, June 8, 2019, works by painter Tra’ Slaughter, photographer Darron Franta and objects d’art creator Ted Edwards will be offered for sale between 6 and 9 PM in the open floor plan Gallery at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH).

Original works from all three artists will range in price from $500 to $5,000, with prints, limited edition t-shirts and other expressions starting at $50. A generous portion of the sale price will benefit Rescued Pets Movement and their ongoing efforts to address the overwhelming number of stray and abandoned pets in Houston who are at high risk of euthanasia in the city’s overcrowded shelters.

The event, which is open to the public at no charge, was conceived by Houstonian Doug Harris of Noisemaker Communications who recruited the artists and is providing underwriting for the event. Wine and other beverages will be offered with his compliments.

“It’s been my experience,” said Harris, “that people who appreciate art often have a place in their hearts for animals as well. I’m hoping to put pet lovers and art lovers together at the same time in the same place and let the love for both fill the room.”

Harris acknowledges his personal friendship with each of the artists and notes that their connection to Houston adds an appealing dimension to this show. “I call them my ‘three dog knights’”, says Harris, “and they’re doing this out of friendship and love for animals.” All three artists will be showing work not previously seen by Houstonians. For Edwards and Franta, this exhibit will be their first exposure in Texas.

For more information and to get tickets, please click here. Admission is complimentary, however, a ticket reservation is required as seating is limited.

About the Artists:

Tra’ Slaughter
Tra’ and his fiancé Amber share their home with dogs Beau and Pedro, along with cats Pollock and Georgia. His studio is in the Elder Street Lofts, which formerly housed Houston’s historic Jefferson Davis Hospital. Tra’ is a native of Lake Jackson, Texas and has made his home in Houston for years.

Darron Franta
Darron and wife Audra are pet parents to dogs Bennett and Cooper. They make their home in Richmond, Virginia. Darron hails from Baytown, Texas and attended Sam Houston State University.

Ted Edwards
Ted plays doggie dad to Atticus Finch, who is frequently featured in his work. The two live in Kansas City, Missouri. Ted was formerly a program director at Houston’s legendary rock station 101 KLOL where he first connected with Doug Harris.

About Rescued Pets Movement
Rescued Pets Movement (RPM) was founded in September 2013. RPM is a 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is providing a second chance for thousands of homeless dogs and cats through rescue, rehabilitation and relocation. Through vetting and research, RPM connects with animal welfare organizations across the United States and Canada with a need for more adoptable animals. An estimated 1 million homeless dogs and cats roam the streets of Houston, TX. With many animal shelters and other animal welfare organizations operating at capacity (and often overcapacity), this overcrowding forces kill shelters to euthanize up to 85% of the animals brought in.

Since commencing operations in 2013, RPM has saved the lives of over 35,000 homeless companion animals and with each weekly transport that number grows. The animals that RPM saves from Houston-area shelters are fully examined and treated by the organization’s partner veterinarians, and then placed in loving, short-term foster homes with RPM volunteers. Once these animals are fully rehabilitated, RPM drivers transport them to partner rescues and shelters via commercial Sprinter vans specially outfitted to transport animals. From there, these animals are adopted out, making their final stop at their forever homes.

(This post was taken from a release sent to me by Noisemaker Communications)

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