Monday, September 21, 2009

Man's Best Friend

“I’ve been bitten three times, but I still love dogs,” says painter, Katherine Petitti Kornel. “Dogs are a lot of work, as are people, but you get so much back.”

Devoted to both dogs and charities, Kornel is donating 25 percent of the proceeds from her current painting exhibit, “Organic Impressions: Oil, Watercolor and Multimedia,” to Green Chimneys (GC), a non-profit organization that provides assistance to animals, and inner-city kids. GC’s learning challenged children take classes to team up with and train service dogs.

Kornel’s philanthropy can be easily traced to high school, when a classmate confided they were gay and disowned by their family. GC also provides a safe haven for gay children thrown out of their homes.

Her exhibit “Organic Impressions,” reflects her time living in Spain, France, Asia and South America. Dog and Pony Show, contains 12 hidden dancing dogs, ponies and unicorns.

“Organic Impressions,” is a free exhibit and can be viewed 24/7 until October 18 at the two-story glass lobby-turned-gallery of The Atelier, 635 West 42nd Street at 11th Avenue, near Lucky Strike Bowl and the Intrepid Museum.

-Dorri Olds

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