Cement dogs furnished by Woof Gang Bakery, painted by local artists for the Friends of Animals auction. These pups will be on display at various locations listed below from Aug. 5-20.
Pups on Parade: SAVANNAH
Artist: LUBA LOWRY
Magna cum Laude graduate of SCAD focusing on painting and fashion design. Luba was born and raised in the remote Russian wilderness in a small city where a Tsar once exiled Dostoevsky. She lived in Europe and the Middle East then moved to the United States in 2010. Primarily a portrait artists, her paintings have been the featured décor in restaurants/galleries in Germany, United Arab Emirates and United States. Her gallery is located at 309 West Saint Julian Street in City Market.
Pups on Parade : POPPY
Artist: TIFFANI TAYLOR
Expressionistic painter and owner of Tiffani Taylor Gallery in Savannah. She is the founder and producer of Savannah Art Walk and participates in numerous charitable organizations in Savannah. She graduated from SCAD with B.F.A. in painting and M.A in Art History. Currently living in Paris, Tiffani is painting a new series of works inspired by the City of Light and Monet’s Gardens in Giverny. Her Art is in many private collections internationally including Andre Leon Tally, Diane Von Furstenberg, Pierre Cardin, Oprah and editor-in large of Vogue.
Pups on Parade: SPIRIT
Artist: Brian MacGregor
Brian MacGregor is a nationally recognized, award winning Fine Artist who owns a gallery of his work in City Market, Savannah for the past 13 years. His “Romantic Surrealist” oil paintings are inspired by the Collective Unconscious utilizing thousands of people’s handwritten dreams that he has been collecting for over a decade. His images come from his dreams and from his international travels to surreal destinations all over the world.
Pups on Parade: SHAMAN DOG
Artist: JEROME B. MEADOWS
Jerome is a visual artist and public space designer working and residing in an historic Ice House in Savannah, Georgia. Originally from New York City, Mr. Meadows is a graduate with a BFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA degree from the University of Maryland. His focus in the arts has been in the design and fabrication of large scale public art projects, including site layout, landscape issues, along with the conceptualization and fabrication of sculptural components all fully integrated into a cohesive whole. These projects are located throughout the United States.
Pups on Parade: BATDOG
Artist: Kerry Harried a.k.a. Snitterdog
Kerry is from Wisconsin and has enjoyed a lifelong passion for creating art in a variety of media. She has a special place in her heart for animals and developed her studio name after her childhood dog- Snitterdog. She gives of her time to various animal organizations. Kerry graduated with a degree in fine art in 2001 with a focus on painting and drawing. Her studio is located at 308 West St. Julian Street in City Market where she creates her cartoon character “Mr. Chicken “ as well as surrealists works and pet portraits.
Pups on Parade: GHANDI
Artist: Samantha Claar
Samantha is an Artist, Designer and Painter . She is the daughter of an artist, and credits her years of “Mother Art” with teaching her “enough to be confident in my own style.” She continues to educate about the Gullah/Geechee culture and has a children’s book in progress. Ms. Claar resides on Tybee Island and was well known for her Tybee Cats art before beginning her Gullah Living series. In her multi-faceted artwork, she uses vivid colors and her philosophy is … “life is a canvas we are applying color to.” Her working studio is located at 309 West St. Julian Street in City Market
Pups on Parade: REGAL
Artist: PATRICIA ELAINE SABREE
Sabree is a National/International Gullah Artist who is the product of the low country of South Carolina. Currently Sabree resides in Bluffton, S.C. and is the owner of Sabree’s Gullah Art Gallery located at 309 W. St. Julian Street in City Market. When you observe Sabree’s Gullah works, you will find them reminiscent of the stories that shape the deep-south.. Dogs have always played an important role in the Gullah culture through their guardian-ship, friendship, and keen sense of awareness. Sabree used pine cones for her PUP’s mane and toes, dry-brushed his body, and added palm leaves to the base to give the feeling of the wilderness.