Art to Help Animals
When it comes to animals and pets of any kind, Karen has a
hard time saying no. Seeing the sweet little faces at the CT Humane Society, and
being unable to resist them, led to the adoption of Karen's little Chihuahua,
Taco. She has always found herself addicted to rescue animals, feeling that, in
many ways, they are rescuing her even more than she's rescuing them. After adopting
Taco, the CT Humane Society came to have a very special place in Karen's heart.
And, because of this, she was thrilled to take part when they asked for her help
with a design for their upcoming poster project.
On their end, the CT Humane Society was proud to have helped
Karen find her new best friend, Taco. As an adopter, she joined thousands of Connecticut
residents who have opened their hearts and their homes to a pet in need. To quote
Jody Angell of the CT Humane Society, "We are honored that Ms. Rossi has
agreed to create a custom art piece for the Connecticut Humane Society to be featured
in our 125th Anniversary Commemorative Poster."
brainstorming ideas for the poster image, Karen decided that it would be fun to
include her own animals in the illustration. Taco is pictured, along with two
of her former pets: beloved Shep and a gray kitty from her childhood. The woman
in the image represents the demographic that both Karen and the CT Humane Society
have found to be their target audience. A horse was added after Karen learned
about the history of the CT Humane Society. The organization was originally formed
to care for horses that could no longer be used for working the land. Up until
that point, horses that reached a certain age were killed. But, over time this
practice came to be seen as inhumane, and the CT Humane Society was formed to
provide care for such animals.
a Good Cause
The unveiling of the Rossi image will take place on
March 25th, during an event that will be held at Karen's Comstock Ferre shop and
gallery at 263 Main Street, Old Wethersfield from 1-4 PM. This Martini Tasting
will help raise funds for the organization that finds homes for over 8,500 pets
per year. In their March 1st e-newsletter, PetCetera, the CT Humane Society invited
more than 12,000 friends and supporters to join them for this wonderful event.
Tickets are available online for the first two hundred people who respond. Visit
tickets will be sold in advance for $10. In addition, Karen will have several
pet-related items available for sale. All proceeds from the event will benefit
the pets of the CT Humane Society.
Connecticut Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in
1881 and is the largest and most recognizable animal welfare organization in the
Humane Society Poster
it all Happens
CT Humane Society in Newington will be the beneficiary of Karen's March Martini
finding Taco at the CT Humane Society, Karen has a very special place in her heart
for the animal-loving organization.
Karen's pets play such a huge role in her life (and even get in on many Rossi
Studios projects), it was easy for Karen to pitch in when the CT Humane Society
asked for help with their 125th anniversary poster.