BETHLEHEM — 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center is collaborating with Above the Notch Humane Society, a non-profit animal rescue organization that provides assistance to needy animals with food, shelter, socialization, and veterinary care in the Littleton area. These two organizations have joined forces and recently opened a national call for art to celebrate all things canine and raise funds for the no-kill organization.
Above the Notch is a humane society that exists to provide protection for unwanted or abused animals in Littleton and the surrounding areas of northern New Hampshire and Vermont. The society also has a responsibility for public education in the areas of animal care and welfare.
People from across American have donated original artwork to be sold at the upcoming reception on Friday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. Board members from Above the Notch Humane Society will be on hand to answer questions, and representatives from Muddy Paws Sled Dog Kennel will also be present with gear demonstrations. All artwork has been fully donated by the creators and 100 percent of all sales will go directly to the society for the care of rescued animals.
One item of particular interest is the offer by New Hampshire artist, Kate O'Dell to create one personalized pet portrait of an animal of your choice. This piece will be original, custom, and unique to the buyer's wishes and is valued at $200. A sample of O'Dell's work will be on-hand at the opening reception.
The opening reception for A Bark To Remember will be Friday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be on display until Aug. 28. If you are interested in learning more about the events at 42 Maple, call (603) 575-9077 or visit the website at www.42maple.org.