A suburban Cincinnati dog park is getting a massive mural — and no, it’s not advertising — that celebrates dogs, covers up an unsightly old lock-testing chamber alongside the Ohio River, and gives local artists some paying work.
The makeover is being done by a team of artists and students from ArtWorks, a local organization that connects student apprentices with professional artists to create public art around the Greater Cincinnati area.
About 20 dogs will be featured on the wall – all of them depictions of real pets who visit the members-only dog park — along with a famous quote from Plato:
“Life must be lived as play.”
The idea of painting the concrete structure that sits in the middle of Kellogg Park’s dog field in Anderson Township was put forth by resident Claudia Cline, who regularly visits the dog field with her beagle-mix, Pflash.
“I absolutely love it, … and it represents the dogs beautifully,” Cline told the Community Press & Recorder. “Not only does the park benefit, but the kids get jobs as artists. The whole area looks totally improved and like somewhere you’d want to hang out.”
Student apprentices are working with lead artist Elizabeth Hatchett and assistant teaching artist Laura McNeel to put a new face on the former lock-testing facility.
“We wanted it to be fun and whimsical, and we wanted to show the playfulness of dogs,” said Susan Romer, one of the student artists working on the mural. “It represents the dogs’ personalities and we tried to show each dog as they really are.”
The mural should be finished by November.
Cline said about $2,500 still needs to be raised for the project. About $32,000 has already been taken in through private donations from the owners of the dogs on the wall or those who support public art.
(Photo: Lisa Wakeland / The Community Press)
Posted by jwoestendiek September 28th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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The Ohio company says it took the action “out of an abundance of caution” after one lot of the product tested positive for salmonella, according to Consumeraffairs.com.
The recalled vitamins — sold in retail stores nationwide — come in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label and have a UPC of 26851-01800. All bottles with expiration dates on or before “06/13” are included in the recall.
Consumers with pets that consumed the recalled vitamins and have symptoms should contact their veterinarians.
United Pet Group said consumers should immediately stop giving their dogs the recalled vitamins. For more information about the recall, pet owners can contact the company at 1-800-645-5154, extension 3.
Posted by jwoestendiek June 24th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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A suburban Cincinnati woman whose dog was seized by a local SPCA and listed as belonging to a locally banned breed has sued the SPCA over the dog’s subsequent death.
Officials took Paulette Evans’ bulldog to the local SPCA last summer when it escaped and a neighbor called authorities. She was charged with keeping a vicious dog and related crimes. Both Evans, 54, and her veterinarian, say the SPCA misidentified the dog’s breed.
The SPCA said the dog died of a virus, but Evans says she doubts that because her dog had been vaccinated against the virus. The SPCA denies any wrongdoing.
Her lawsuit filed in Hamilton County seeks $25,000 in damages, according to the Associated Press, which reported that a city task force is reevaluating the pit bull ban because of difficulty in identifying the breed.
The charges against Evans were dropped after her dog died.
Posted by jwoestendiek February 25th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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