Last Sunday, KPW Productions and LAA Collective hosted a pop up art show at the Devon Horse Grounds. Three artists and their work were featured in the event, with proceeds going to Canine Partners for Life. Kathy, our owner and creative director, has always had a love of horses, as she grew up fox hunting and showing horses. She competed in college and in the last five years has gone back to her equestrian roots. Kathy started riding with Louise Serio of Derbydown and knew she wanted to jump in and support the Brandywine Summer Series Horse Show this year.
In addition to her love of horses, Kathy is an avid art enthusiast. Kathy was especially inspired after seeing an exhibit by Lauren Addis of LAA Collective featuring Jay McClellan’s painting of dogs. Most equestrians share a love for dogs and she felt strongly that the equestrian world needed to see his work. It was a natural decision to bridge horses, art, and dogs together in the form of this pop up show. We commissioned Jay, who’s style is based on a two-dimensional plane using bold colors, to paint a painting of Kathy’s horse which was a part of the show on Sunday.
To complete the event, two other exceptional artists, Weatherly Stroh and Missy Kennedy, were featured. Weatherly continues her family’s skillful tradition as an oil painter and sculptor, with a specialty in animal portraits and landscape. Missy specializes portrait photography, featuring children and pets, both on-location and in-studio. If you didn’t get to see their work on Sunday, view their online portfolios for a taste of what was there!
A portion of the evening’s proceeds went to Canine Partners for Life, which provides professionally trained service and companion dogs for those with disabilities. It’s a wonderful organization and is a beneficiary of the Brandywine Horse Show. We’re thrilled to have co-hosted an event that will provide additional support to this worthy cause. We’re honored and humbled to have worked so seamlessly and successfully with LAA Collective, Canine Partners for Life, Jay McClellan, Weatherly Stroh, and Missy Kennedy.