Zoonitas Artists’ fundraiser supports Rancho Coastal Humane Society


A public reception was held Aug. 15 for the Zooinitas Artists’ second fundraiser as they explore “all creatures great and small” in support of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Safehouse program.

Eleven local artists are exhibiting their work through Sept. 10 in two galleries on South Coast Highway 101. Artists are hosted by the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association, 2nd Street Gallery and Custom Framing, and 2nd Street Printing. Visit 818/820 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas.

Attendees at the public reception had the opportunity to visit “Gus,” a 10-foot wooden sculpture, designed by artist Thomas Thomas.

The artists exhibiting their work include: Bobbie Harrington, painter/instructor; Darlene Katz, painter/instructor; Gary Johnson, wildlife painter; Joan Hansen, painter/instructor; Adele Richert, painter/Green Build advocate; Krista Timberlake, painter/graphic designer; Stephen Gary Frank, painter/attorney at law; Tish Wynne, painter; Thomas Thomas, wood carver; Todd Murphy, animal painter; Lovejoy, painter; and Cheryl Ehlers, painter/arts educator/advocate and Arts Program assistant for the city of Encinitas.

The event also featured guest artist Linda Luisi, muralist and fine art instructor.

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