Hinovations Art Gallery explores the love humans have for their pets through an art exhibition featuring pets in art, on display from February 2 to 24, 2018. The “Pet Portraits in Art” group art exhibition includes artwork featuring cats, dogs, fish, birds and horses. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Friday, February 2, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition is free of charge and family friendly.

Pet Portraits in Art is an all-media exhibition focusing on four-legged friends (sometimes less legs). Dogs have been referred to as man’s best friend for as long as we can remember. This certainly holds true, however, the same applies to other furry friends, such as cats, rabbits, pigs, etc. About 10,000 years ago dogs became one of the first domesticated animals and by 3500 B.C. cats became a household pet in Egypt. Since then, pets have appeared in art as part of the family. For those who have ever owned a pet, whatever species or breed it may be, know what it is like to have a constant companion who always greets you with love. Local artists were invited to submit artwork cherishing pets in art. This exhibition highlights the devotion humans have for their furry companions as well as bring more attention to pet rescue shelters. Hinovations is also happy to partner with the Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center. Proceeds from sale of the artwork will be in part donated to PAWS to aid with the care of the sheltered animals. Weather permitting, some of the pets available for adoption might be present from 4pm to 6pm at Hinovations.

Participating artists include Elke Allen, Celerino Castillo, Chelsea Fedigan, Priscilla Elizondo, Leila and Juliana Hernandez, Lupe Hernandez, Raquel Hinojosa, Frank Garcia, Rene Lopez, Laura Mangelschots, Gaby Rico, Marco Sanchez, Ana Varela, Benjamin Varela, Clarissa Zarate and Meli Zuniga to name a few. These RGV artists have represented pets in all sizes and in all media from color pencil on paper to acrylic paints on canvas. On February 2, the public can view colorful birds, boxer with graffiti writing, furry cats and gentle horses. Hinovations’ art students also collaborate with a small exhibit featuring their pets and pets they wish they had. Join us in Support of the ARTS in the RGV.

Email to hinovationsartgallery@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list. Gallery hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday from 1pm to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm or by appointment. For more information please contact Gallery Director, Raquel Hinojosa at 956-309-8352.