Wednesday, June 14, 2017

An Act of Dog

You're receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.

DailyGood News That Inspires

June 14, 2017

a project of ServiceSpace

An Act of Dog

The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.

- Stanley Coren -

An Act of Dog

Artist Mark Barone believes he is a better man for having painted 5,500 portraits of healthy dogs that have been killed in shelters every year. Through photos shelter volunteers sent him, he produced 12"X12" oil paintings that reveal each dog's personality, and included the dog's name and the circumstances that led to its death. He and his partner, Marina Dervan, have also created a non-profit, An Act of Dog, to focus attention on this inhumane practice, and to promote no-kill shelters. They are searching for a city and philanthropist to build a museum to house these paintings and eleven 8'x8' theme paintings depicting dog fights, animal testing, and puppy mills. As part of their focus on art for social change, Barone and Dervan plants seeds of compassion by conducting art classes in schools throughout the United States. Students' work raises awareness and money for their school districts' art programs and animal welfare groups. His work will be featured in a soon-to-be released PBS documentary, An Act of Dog. { read more }

Be The Change

Consider volunteering at a shelter or taking a small step towards the well-being of an animal. To join this Saturday's Awakin Call with Mark and Marina, RSVP here. { more }


COMMENT | RATE      Email   Twitter   FaceBook

  Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

The Benefits of Learning to Be Kind to Yourself

Can You Teach People to Have Empathy?

Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

Beannacht: A Blessing for the New Year

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Walking

Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have to Eat Alone

Music And The Developing Brain


DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers "good news" to 243,750 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.


Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring  //  KarmaTube  //  Conversations  //  Awakin  //  More

No comments:

Post a Comment