Three Brothers of Lewa (Cheetahs), Kim Diment © 2008, Acrylic.  
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ON EXHIBIT UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2016

FELINE FINE: ART OF CATS II is a sequel to the popular 2003 traveling museum exhibition which also generated the companion exhibition, PAWS AND REFLECT: ART OF CANINES. FELINE II consists of 50 paintings and sculptures by leading artists who specialize in the subject of cats. Artworks portray domestic breeds and wild cats in a variety of places and styles. Each exhibiting artist was invited to display three to four works to demonstrate the range of her/his particular subject matter and treatment of these fascinating animals.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Barnyard Gossips (Domestic Cat),
Dan Ostermiller © 2010, Bronze.


Alphabetical by Last Name
Aaron Blaise, Jensen Beach, FL
Julie Bell, Allentown, PA
Janet Heaton, West Palm Beach, FL
Kim Diment, Grayling, MI
Brian Jarvi, Cohasset, MN
Sally Maxwell, La Grange, TX
Dan Ostermiller, Loveland, CO
Dino Paravano, Tucson, AZ
Rosetta, Loveland, CO
David Rankin, University Heights, OH
Rachelle Siegrist, Townsend, TN
Wes Siegrist, Townsend, TN
Kent Ullberg, Corpus Christi, TX
Kay Williams, Dayton, TN
Nicholas Wilson, Tubac, AZ   

New for FELINE II is the inclusion of feline sculpture by the past President of the National Sculpture Society, feline fantasy art, feline miniatures, and computer generated feline art by an artist who was on the Lion King animation team.

Cats have been domesticated since prehistoric times and have often been the objects of superstition as well as veneration, notably, for example, by ancient Egyptians. Today, they continue to fascinate and intrigue humans, as exemplified by the musical comedy, CATS, one of the longest running shows on Broadway, and countless myths, poems and stories. Cats are carnivorous mammals of the Felidae family.  Cats comprise both the domestic breeds (Abyssinian, Burmese, Siamese, Persian, etc.), and wild breeds including the great cats (lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs), and the smaller wild cats (lynx, bobcat, ocelot, etc.). Highly adapted for hunting and devouring their prey, cats have relatively short muscles, large eyes, sensitive whiskers, and sharp claws and teeth. Most have long tails, and all have a flexible musculo-skeletal system. Most wild cats are solitary, though lions and cheetahs live in groups called prides. Besides the common house cat, the species F. catus includes many recognized breeds maintained by selected mating. Domestic breeds have coats of various lengths and colors in a variety of patterns, making them, like their wild cousins, wonderful subjects for artists.



FELINE FINE: ART OF CATS II is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director. Exhibition information available from FELINE FINE: ART OF CATS II Tour Office, David J. Wagner, L.L.C., davidjwagnerllc.com, (414) 221-6878, davidjwagnerllc@yahoo.com