Bitches and Sons of Bitches
Part of our job here at www.nohoartsdistrict.com is to feature unique classes, people, shows and events happening in our growing NoHo Arts District. One space we are particularly proud of is the Gallery @ NoHoSAC – a contemporary space that is the perfect backdrop to display the work of our local visual artists. The gallery is located in the NoHo Senior Arts Colony and the space is shared with the award-winning Road Theatre Company, making it a “colony of arts.” The next show at the Gallery @NoHoSAC will feature the works of photographer Lisa Dragani in the solo show “Bitches and Sons of Bitches” with a free opening reception on Tuesday, February 24 from 6-8PM.
WHAT: SOLO ExhiBITCHion 2015 – Bitches and Sons of Bitches
WHERE: NoHo Senior Arts Colony
10747 Magnolia Blvd .
North Hollywood, California 91601
Show Run: February 24th – April 12th 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 24th (6-8pm)
Tell us a bit more about the upcoming exhibit.
Bitches and Sons of Bitches is a personal on going project combining shelter, rescue and domestic dog portraits.
Why did you choose an exhibit highlighting dogs?
It’s been a project I have been working on for a while. I was doing a lot of dog sitting for friends and friends of friends and would send them pics of their pets while they were away. Then I was asked to volunteer at a rescue organization and then at the shelter and it kind of spiraled from there. Seeing the sadness of the shelter inspired me to photograph homeless dogs every week.
What do you consider your greatest achievement using your art?
Helping save lives of homeless pets has been the most rewarding. There is nothing better than hearing that your image helped with the healthy adoption of an animal.
When did you first discover you wanted to have a career as an artist?
My early 20s. I went to art school in Boston, but never thought you could live as an artist, and I didn’t want to starve. It wasn’t until I started working with successful photographers that it seemed possible. It’s a difficult but rewarding field. Fortunately I have a great day job that pays the bills and photography has become a great part-time job and passion.
I have contributed to the Downtown Art Walk, The Julia Dean Gallery and most recently was part of the APA-Los Angeles Off the Clock Exhibit which was exhibited at Saatchi and Saatchi LA, TBWA\CHIAT\DAY\LA, Ignited and Photo LA 2015.
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