On Tuesday, March 10 at 11 a.m., the East Georgia State College Art Club will host an opening reception for their exhibition at the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Center (JAM).
The EGSC Art Club is using their art to help raise awareness for the Emanuel County Animal Shelter. The shelter has made it their goal to provide animals with a safe place to stay while they wait to be adopted.
"It's great to see the EGSC Art Club using their talents for a civic minded cause. The students have worked hard to bring awareness to the plight of these pups and to shed light on the needs of our local animal shelter,” said Professor Desmal Purcell.
The EGSC Art Club’s goal is to promote adoption in hopes of finding these animals their forever homes. The art on display will feature dogs currently at the shelter. The students visited the shelter to meet the dogs and created works from these encounters. The exhibits include a range of work from an 8-foot image to a graphite drawing of seven dogs waiting to be adopted. There is also a box in the gallery for canned dog food donations. Students are asking the community to come view the gallery and to leave donations inside Snoopy’s doghouse.
"I was so excited to find out we were doing an art show for Emanuel County's Animal Shelter, but when we actually went to go meet these animals it all became so real. These animals need our help to find their forever homes and I'm so honored to be a part of this," said Hannah Oglesby, an EGSC student.
The club wanted to do a service project to get involved with the community. Due to their mutual love for animals, they decided to focus that energy on the local animal shelter.
"This show was an opportunity to visit an animal shelter for the first time and it was an interesting experience and showed me just how many animals in Swainsboro alone are without homes," said JaCorie Rhaney.