Shelter dog relaxing on a new Mother's Comfort bed made by volunteers.
Felted Catnip Balls made by our volunteers
Shelter cat enjoying the comfort of a Mother's Comfort Bed sewed by volunteers.
Cat picking out a felted catnip ball.
Volunteers making felted catnip balls
Thanks to our wonderful sewing volunteers who made a huge difference in the lives of shelter animals this holiday season.
Two heartthrobs. Chris Isaak and Rodney
The Kills with their photo which sold the night of the opening featuring Alison Mosshart & Jamie Hince's dog Archie. This image is also in the new Artists with Animals Mini Print Notecards also for sale at Ron Robsinon.
A Big Thanks to the many people who helped with this event, pictured L-R Karen Meena, Peter Blachley, Neal Preston, Ron Robinson, Susan Brandt, Jamie Hince, Alison Mosshart, Timothy White, and Jamie Bucherer
Susan Brandt and Neal Preston in front of the iconic photo he took of Robert Plant and Dove and donated to this fundraiser.
Alison Mosshart & Jamie Hince of The Kills sign Artists with Animals Notecards for guests.
As a part of this amazing Artists with Animals photography fundraiser, The Who's Pete Townshend stopped by Morrison Hotel Gallery to sign this print of him with his dog Towser and his daughter's toys, a photo generously donated by Barrie Wentzell for inclusion in our fundraiser!
Buy this rare print and help the animals!
So excited to have our new Artists with Animals Mini Print Notecards Series I and 2 launch at this fundraiser!
Stop by Ron Robinson anytime between November 30 – January 14, 2017 — you can do all your holiday shopping of prints and notecards and still help Rational Animal!
Rational Animal has long had the support of the Morrison Hotel Gallery, famous for bringing music photography to fans through its Soho and LA galleries. In this interview, Four&Sons talks to Susan Brandt, founder of Rational Animal and Peter Blachley, co-owner of the Morrison Hotel Gallery, about how these two entities are birds of a feather. Read More >>>
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On Saturday, November 1st, Morrison Hotel Gallery and Bookmarc present ECHO HOME, bringing the photography of indie icon JAMIE HINCE of THE KILLS to their galleries in Los Angeles. Opening events will be held on November 1 at Bookmarc, 8407 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, from 4–6pm. Proceeds from this event benefit Rational Animal—a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness to help at-risk animals. One of their signature community service projects, Mother’s Comfort Project, sews and delivers thousands of beds to animals in shelters.
Morrison Hotel Gallery and Bookmarc share a spirit of sophistication, swagger, and authenticity. Both brands have a flair for making trendsetting decisions. Jamie Hince is a like-minded soul with his distinct mix of iconography and intellect. The English guitarist, singer, and songwriter is a genre-defining musician with a signature sensibility that encompasses grit, humor, and sultry expressiveness. As a musician, he’s worked with cult acts such as Fiji, Scarfo, and Blyth Power, but he’s best known for his mesmerizing and sensual indie rock with The Kills, which he co-founded with singer, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and fashion icon Alison Mosshart in 2000. To date, The Kills have released three critically acclaimed albums. Hince is one of the rare breeds of artistically fluid musicians that can authoritatively work in other mediums. Prior to the ECHO HOME exhibit, Jamie Hince will be in Los Angeles to play with The Kills Halloween night at the Forum with tour-mates Queens Of The Stone Age.
The idea of making this a charity focused exhibition began when Rational Animal charity reached out to The Kills with an opportunity to embrace their inner animal by creating a photo for their latest campaign in support of their signature Mother’s Comfort Project, which sews and delivers beds to homeless animals in shelters in the greater New York City area. Alison and Jamie jumped on board without hesitation creating a beautiful black and white portrait of Alison with his dog Archie curling up in bed, with an homage to Terry O’Neill’s photograph of Bridget Bardot sharing her bed with her dog. This image was used this year to promote fundraising for Mother’s Comfort Project. With the ECHO HOME event, Rational Animal will also debut its original series of notecards Artists with Animals at Bookmarc. This set of 10 cards includes the O’Neill’s Bridget Bardot photo and features legendary artists with animals taken by the A-list of music photographers represented by the Morrison Hotel Gallery.
Other celebrities have come together working with Rational Animal to support at-risk animals through our Gimme Shelter events.