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Animals Are Stars of Yorktown Arts Foundation’s Member Art Show
Submitted by Seth Fisher

OHGS imageYORKTOWN, VA (April 18, 2018) – Works of art inspired by the animal kingdom will be on display May 5-31 at On The Hill Gallery in Yorktown.

Each year, members of Yorktown Arts Foundation are challenged to create art on a theme for the Gallery’s annual Member Show. This year’s theme is "The Animal Kingdom,” and art in all forms – sculpture, jewelry, photography, mixed media and more – will represent or be inspired by anything that can be categorized as "fauna.”

"This promises to be a fun and light-hearted show,” said Yorktown Arts Foundation President Kathleen Wahl. "Our member shows are a way for our artists to explore subject matter or inspirations that they otherwise might not tackle,” she said. "I’m always amazed at the variety and quality of work we get with our Member shows, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what our artists have made.”

Everything on display will be original work, created within the last year and not entered in any other show. All items are for sale.

The public is invited to a reception 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 5 to open the show. Awards will be presented and light fare will be served. Admission is free.

YAF is partnering with the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter as part of the show. On The Hill Gallery will host an adoption event for the shelter from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 19 outside of the Gallery, located at 402 Main Street. At the reception and during the show, YAF will also collect donations and supplies for the shelter.

"The Animal Kingdom” Member Show runs through May 31.

The Yorktown Arts Foundation was established in 1976. Its mission is to promote an appreciation of the arts in the York County area by providing a venue for art sales by local artists (On The Hill Gallery), art education, art outreach and promoting art appreciation and participation in the visual arts. For more information: The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is a collaborative venture supported by four separate Hampton Roads communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County. This 30,000 square foot state-of-theart facility is managed and operated by the City of Newport News on behalf of the four jurisdictions. This "open-admission" shelter contains a full service veterinary clinic and has capacity for approximately 100 dogs and 180 cats, as well as pocket pets and other small companion animals. The shelter's primary responsibilities include holding stray animals until they can be reunited with their owners, rehoming owner-surrendered pets, and facilitating pet adoptions. The shelter also houses animal control offices for the participating jurisdictions. For more information, visit


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