First Friday Reception
October 5, 2018
5:30 – 8:30pm
Michaelangelo Gallery’s October exhibit features the work of local artist
Painted Horses is a new collection of horse paintings by local artist Shirley Lehner-Rhoades. These stunning original works are inspired by the residents and rescue stories of the Duchess Sanctuary and Santa Cruz area.
The Duchess Sanctuary was established in 2008 as an oasis for formerly abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses and is operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The Humane Society of The United States. The Duchess Sanctuary is a shelter for more than 190 rescued horses and donkeys on 1120 acres outside of Oakland, Oregon. It provides a permanent safe home where these rescued horses will live in peace and safety to the end of their lives.
The show also includes local adopted horses as well as wild horses encountered around the Virgin River in Utah and the Salt River in Arizona.
After spending time with many of these horses, Shirley worked to capture their rekindled spirit, beauty and natural majesty in her oil paintings.
The First Friday Reception which opens this month-long show is October 5th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. The artist will be on hand to discuss her work.
The show will be open every weekend throughout October, and closes at 5PM on October 28th.
Michaelangelo Gallery is open every Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 noon – 5:00PM, and by appointment. Call 831 426-5500 to arrange a private showing outside of our normal hours.