Artwork helps animals

Artwork helps animals
pic of cat artwork (Source: Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Man’s best friend captured in a work of art could help save a life!

The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library is hosting a collection of art called “Friends for Life.”

The artwork featuring these four-legged creatures were created by a group of artists from St. Bernards Villa.

Proceeds from the pieces will be used for the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.

Gaylon Tyner with St. Bernards Villa said this has been good for both the residents at the Villa and the animals they can help with this project.

“These are pieces that a group of seniors of mine have painted of dogs and cats to raise money for the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society,” said Gaylon Tyner. “This is a group of five ladies. Volunteers have helped the ladies with things they were not physically able to do.”

The art pieces are 11x14 prints.

Tyner said the Art Reach program has been great for the participants.

“It has built their confidence and reinforces the fact that it is never too late to learn,” Tyner said. “Most come in and say they can’t paint or even draw a stick figure, but when they finish they are amazed what they have done.”

pic of dog artwork (Source: Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library)
pic of dog artwork (Source: Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library) ((Source: Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library))

Tyner said it’s all about quality of life and just trying your best.

“I still find many that are intimidated from painting,” Tyner said. “But I keep on encouraging them to try. Be happy with whatever you do because you tried and did the best you could. The more you do it, you will get better each time. Painting these has been an enrichment in their lives.”

For more information, call the library at (870) 935-5133 or click here.

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