Friday, March 14, 2014

Animystics Opening Reception!

Join us Friday, April 25th from 7-10pm for the opening reception of our newest exhibition, Animystics! It's a show fueled by our continual reliance on animals for companionship, inspiration, and spiritual guidance throughout history!

In order to give back to our best friends and daily companions, Light Grey Art Lab will be donating a portion of the proceeds from Animystics to Feline Rescue Inc, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, and the Animal Humane Society. These worthy organization's efforts provide humane animal care and help find hundreds of homes for animals in need.
Animystics is a massive show with over 100 participating artists. Mankind has always shared a special bond with animals, relying on creatures of all kinds for companionship, inspiration, and spiritual guidance. From the Roman idea of genius, to Egyptian deities, to familiars in European folklore, to Ojibwe totemism, to ancient Norse fylgja; as far back as history can remember, cultures from around the globe have always held a powerful connections to animals. For Animystics, artists were invited to explore, research, and share their own connections to animals, be it personal, historical, or mystical.

The opening reception will be a celebration of our favorite four-legged friends, and pets are welcome to attend! In addition to the awesome artwork on the walls, the opening reception will features a photo op for you and your pet, a hot dog station, prizes donated from Minnesota-based pet suppliers Chuck & Don's, a spirit animal quiz, and more! This event is sponsored by Yelp!

Remember, the opening reception is Friday, April 25th from 7-10 PM! We're located on the corner of Stevens Ave and 26th Street. Street parking is available on Stevens, 26th and 1st Ave.

For more information and to RSVP, visit our Animystics Facebook Event Page! See you there!
gallery dogs
Fun Fact: Light Grey Art Lab's own resident dogs Atari and Twinkle come from the Humane Society and Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, respectively!


Featured Artist:
Cat Rabbit

Exhibiting Artists:
Justin Oaksford
Chelsea Kenna
Ashlyn Anstee
Irena Freitas
Pallavi Sen
Bridget Underwood
Stephanie Matos
Katy Farina
Teagan White
Angela An
Camille Chew
Kelly Leigh Miller
Sam Schechter
Erika Rier
Derek Bacon
Jen Muir
Mélanie Daigle
Janice Rosenthal
Amanda Clarke
Jesse Lindhorst
Glenn Harvey
Jonathan Hill
Monika Dzikowicz
Kendra Phillips
Nicholas Blazey
Casey Crisenbery
Lynn Scurfield
Maxi Quy
Kelly Smith
Emily Cheeseman
Tyler Parker
Jessica Roux
Rebecca Olene
Cristina Bencina
Dana Wulfekotte
B Paul Patterson
Phillippe Poirier
Lady Orlando
Abigail L. Dela Cruz
Lauren Duda
Laura Wood
Grace Kim
Shirley Liang
Chris Hajny
Nicolas Rix
Bene Rohlman
Karina Rehrbehn
Ulana Z
Nicole Miles
Ellen T Crenshaw
Chelsey Holeman
Katherine Diemert
Maya Kern
Yinfan Huang
Louis Wood
Gillian Grossman
Brandon Loving
Alexandra Beguez
Valerie Ann Chua
Sarah Clark
Gino Pambianchi
Lara Paulussen
Victoria Fernández
Patsy Chen (Patabot)
J Charles Cox
Rebecca Zomchek
Kat Corrigan
Julianna Michek
Laura Marion
Victoria Scobbie
Alex Bahena
Linda Yan
Courtney McGowan
Marianne Vincent
Alice Tse
Patti Pogodzinski
Boya Sun
Yvonne de Jonge
Phoenix Chan
Angela Rizza
Benjamin Lam
Kelley McMorris
Alison McDole
Matt Hayton
Stephen McDermott
Soledad Véliz
Emily Smith
Kim Bogeman
Felicia Cano
Lindsay Nohl
Tara Helfer
Kevin Stanton
Erik Krenz
Sara Talmadge
Ariel Silvestein
Kristin Fritsch
Cheryl B Johnson
Miguel Co
Angelica Russell
Gaëlle Lasne
John Lee
Ricardo Bessa
Delia Evan
Narciso Espiritu
Ashley McKenzie
Angi Pauly
Greg Wright
Anine Bösenberg
Alyssa Winans
Alison George
David Aguado
André Caetano
Ellen Su
Leanna Crossan
Christina Ellis
Lillian Joan Duermier
Izabela Stanic
Laura Bigger
Kelsey King
Marty Harris
Steven Wood


  1. I am so sad I missed the deadline! We just moved, and were w/o internet for a week or so. Regardless, yay for all the participants and for such a great cause! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. :)

    1. Thanks Diandra! We're very excited, too! :) Loved that everyone has such big hearts and lots of love for the animals!

  2. ah poo didn't make it on the list. Congrats to all the artists! Can't wait to see what you guys have in store.

    1. Hi Rio! We are putting up some new calls soon :) Stacks is still up for grabs if you're into that one, too! Thanks so much for entering the call for art :) It's always so hard to narrow down from such a huge number. There are so many talented people!

  3. I'm looking forward to being a part of this show! It's going to be great. What a way to enter the gallery scene. I'm glad to be among so many talented folks!

    1. Hi Cheryl!! So happy to have you join us! :D It'll be a blast!