8/5/2007 – HAND-IN-PAW

Published on August 5, 2007

The event:

Picasso Pets will be Aug. 18 at The Cahaba Grand. The 20 artworks by animal artists, in collaboration with professional artists, are on exhibit at the Birmingham Museum Art.

The scene:

A Picasso Pets painting ”It’s All About Me” by Boston terrier Sweet P. – with artist/muse Bob McKenna – was chosen Best of Show during the Art on the Rocks on July 20.

”It’s All About Me” will be among the paintings featured in the live auction with Ken Jackson at Picasso Pets. In addition to the paintings, Ken will auction fabulous packages and trips, including a week at a beautiful seven-bedroom ”grande maison” in Loire Valley in France.

The Tweety Lasker Award will also be given to a facility that excels in partnering with Hand-InPaw to serve patients. The annual award is a memorial to Tweety, experienced Picasso Pets artist and beloved friend to Jim and Katie Lasker.

There will be a vast silent auction, a ”Buy It Now” event, dining and music by Porter (made up of Lauren O’Sullivan, Charles Beck, Sam Porter and Matthew Wurtele). Planning the benefit are sponsorship chairpersons Don and Sandy Logan; event coordinators Allison Black Cornelius, Karen Cunningham and Elizabeth Drennen; and auction chairperson Darcy Power.


Presenting their pets’ artwork will be Shannon Black and Aundrea Fuller, David and Mary Lynn Bruno, Paul and Martha Bryant, Tom and Robin Burgess, Mike and Beth Conklin, Debbie Cooney and Michael Cooney, honorary chairpersons Billy and Elizabeth Cornay, Kathy Cross, Margaret Davis and Brandy Davis, Nick and Ginny Derzis, Stan and Julie Logan, Edgar and Misty Luna, Rhanya Malki, Cassie Moore, Hamilton and Bonnie Pounds, Grayson and Annette Rodgers, Jack and Cathy Stephenson, Jack and Jill Stilwell, and Otis and Ava Denise Story.

The muses are Thomas Andrew, Beth Bradley, Sue Ellen Brown, Chris Clark, Alicia Cook, Dori DeCamillis, Leah Dodd, Tay Gardner, Barbara Henderson, Susan Oliver, Sara Ann Polhemus, Tres Taylor and She She. Tickets begin at $150 each. Call 322-5144 or visit www.handinpaw.org.

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