Monday, May 10, 2010

Meltdown Comic show for June

Gallery Meltdown Presents
"A Mute of Hounds"

Opening June 12, 2010 from 6-9 pm.
On view from June 12-June 26, 2010.
Laika by Jason Rudolph Pena Dog pntg

Gallery Meltdown is very excited to present "A Mute of Hounds", a show of dog inspired art work by 50 amazing artists, to benefit the dogs of Downtown Dog Rescue. 20% of all sales of artwork will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue.

The Downtown Dog Rescue (DDR) is the only program in California, and possibly the United States, specifically founded to assist homeless dog owners spay/neuter, vaccinate, license their dogs, as well as offer a variety of services including crisis care for the life of the dog. Each year Downtown Dog Rescue assists in rescuing over 300 dogs, mostly American Pit bull Terriers and other Power Breeds that often die in the shelters mostly due to unresolved behavioral issues. Each dog we rescue is socialized with other dogs, evaluated for aggression, sterilized, vaccinated and micro-chipped before the dog is adopted out.
We administer innovative programs in various communities in Los Angeles to promote responsible pet ownership, empower individuals to become pet welfare advocates and provide opportunities for compassionate dog lovers (friends, volunteers and donors) to make a difference in the lives of people and "downtown" dogs.

List of Artists:

Chet Zar Nicole Bruckman
Bob Dornberger Jeremy Cross
Randy Ulrey Sarah Freeman
Jessica Ward Matt Key
Hilary Key Doug Alvarez
Mikolai Wyszynski Christopher Umana
Julianna Swaney Micah Chambers-Goldberg
Paul Torres Kelly Vivanco
Dan Barry Edward Robin Coronel
Chris Stangl Jason Rudolph Pena
Cate Rangel Sara Haase
Alex Willan Guy Ellis
Jose Carabes Apricot Mantle
Terri Berman Kelly Thompson
Alice Pine Brian Smith
Lacey O Clemens Ron Pete
Liza Corbett Ben Kehoe
Stephen Silver Kirsten Huntley Gabbe
Jeremy Enecio Stephen Fishwick
Leslie Levings Eunice Choi
Anna Skarbek Angie Jones
Ted Von Heiland Casey Weldon
Alina Chau Melissa Contreras
Heidi Taillefer Jim Higgins
Patrick Hammerlin Yvonne Wang

Events taking place at Gallery Meltdown during the month of June:

· Thursday, June 17, 7 pm - 9 pm, Lecture and Q&A with acclaimed dog behaviorist Brandon Fouche, suggested item or cash donation for the dogs

In this 1 hour 30 minute seminar followed by a 30 minute Q & A.Brandon Fouche will explain the basics of "The Fouche Way" and how it applies to aggression, leash-pulling, and becoming alpha. Brandon has saved the lives of hundreds of dogs by taking "hopeless cases" from city shelters and turning them into loving adoptable dogs. Brandon is proud to be the dog behaviorist and rehabilitator for the major rescue organizations in LA and surrounding areas. Brandon believes that his proven and effective method of communicating and connecting with dogs can be practiced by anyone. For further information on Brandon Fouche and The Fouche Way, please visit his website Please DO NOT bring your dog, this time. Please DO bring a donation for the dogs.
Brandon Fouche

· Saturday, June 19, 11 am - 3 pm, Adoption day with dogs from Downtown Dog Rescue, in parking lot behind Meltdown
Downtown Dog Rescue

· Saturday, June 26, 2 pm-4 pm, Tiny dog comic book character costume contest and Donation Drive for DDR
(Bring your dog dressed as your favorite comic book character along with a donation for Downtown Dog Rescue)
* Prizes will be awarded ***small dogs only please
sponsored by
BlueCollar Supplies For Working Dogs,1533 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026 213.977.9042
Blue Collar

The gallery will be accepting the following donations for the rescue during these events:

1. Dog food adult dry kibble lamb + rice
2. Martingale style collars in small and medium
3. Medium size simple style dog beds to go in crates
4. Medium to Large size Nylabones
5. Raw hide chips
6. Monetary donations
*** Donations for Downtown Dog Rescue can also be made online at
or a check can be mailed to Downtown Dog Rescue P O Box 5280 North Hollywood, CA 91616

Gallery Meltdown
Nicole Bruckman

Gallery Meltdown
Linda Pine
To receive the preview catalog and for purchase inquiries please contact Linda Pine at Thank you!
Gallery Meltdown Meltdown Comics

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