Art Show “Pet Parade” Opening at the 1947 Center Street Lobby Gallery

An art show entitled “Pet Parade”, with works by five local and international artists, has opened at the City of Berkeley 1947 Center Street Lobby Gallery on September 10, 2010. Show runs through December 10th, 2010.

The show celebrates the work that is performed in the first floor offices at 1947 Center Street. One of the functions of the offices is to issue dog licenses. The show honors the people who work in that department and also the dog lovers that come to register their pets with the City of Berkeley. The show focuses on the work of five artists who are recognized nationally and internationally for their dog and cat artwork. Three of the artists are from the Bay Area and two are from Germany. The two German artists are frequent visitors to the Bay Area and are very well known internationally for their unique pet artwork. Bringing art from other parts of the world to Berkeley as well as giving local artists a chance to be seen is the goal of this show. The five artists are:  Catherine Hamlett, Patti Heimburger, and Lois Cantor, local artists and Ruth Marcus and  Doc Bauman international artists from Germany.
The “Pet Parade” curated by Rinna B. Flohr, curator for the City of Berkeley Center Street Gallery and Addison Street Windows runs from September 10th through December 10th at 1947 Center Street, Berkeley California. Visitor hours are normal business hours Monday through Thursday; Friday the offices are closed.

For additional information or high resolution images of artwork contact: Rinna B. Flohr, 510 849-3111 Rinna@msn.com or Mary Ann Merker, 510 981-7533 mmerker@cityofberkeley.info.