If you’re in NYC, you owe it to yourself to attend an upcoming presentation by vegan powerhouse, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau entitled, “Animals in the Arts.” This is a subject that is near and dear to the hearts of us hens. Viewing our relationships with animals through the eyes of artists can be profound and life-changing, carrying tremendous potential to reach critical and honest thinkers with a message of compassion. In her presentation, Colleen — who was recently interviewed on our podcast — will share “a variety of film clips, pieces of literature, and works of visual art that will change the lens through which we view animals in the arts.”
Colleen, who is the author of several books, including one of my favorites, the recently published The 30-Day Vegan Challenge (seriously, GET THIS for those in your lives who are flirting with — or open to — veganism), will also be signing books at this unique and inspiring event (and keep in mind, Christmahanukwanzikah is not that far away). In describing “Animals in the Arts,” Colleen notes that the art she’ll be focusing on was not created by animal advocates. Instead, she says, the creators of the pieces are “artists who cannot but reflect in their art what is arguably the most fundamental relationship in our lives; that between humans and non-human animals.” That, boys and girls, is a brilliant and astute observation. I cannot wait for this event.
“Animals in the Arts” will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., at Alexander Gray Associates, which is located at 508 West 26 Street, #215. RSVP to rsvp [at] alexandergray.com, and learn more here.
If this subject is of interest to you, be sure to also explore our Art of the Animal section, which features videos, etc., highlighting the work of artists who speak up for animals through their art-form. The most recent addition is our video featuring vegan comedian, Myq Kaplan.
Also, as a reminder, the vegan art show that we blogged about last April, will be opening later this month — Wednesday, September 21 — at 8 p.m., also here in NYC (which is apparently the place to be for creative expression as it relates to animal issues). More info on that can be found on the official Facebook page for the event.
Go art! And go vegan.