Art + Adoption Fundraiser Benefiting the CHA Animal Shelter
WHAT: Art + Adoption Fundraiser to benefit the CHA Animal Shelter
SPONSORED BY: Modo Yoga Columbus, Christy Gerlach, Sideswipe Brewing
WHERE: Modo Yoga Columbus, 1042 Dublin Road, Grandview Heights, OH, 43212
WHEN: Friday, November 10th, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
SUGGESTED DONATION: $10, 100% of which goes to the CHA Animal Shelter
*** Light appetizers and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided ***
WHY: As many of you know, at Modo Yoga Columbus we care about our pets. For anyone who’s been to the studio you know Midge is patiently awaiting your arrival to greet you at the door, and even if she’s not there her painting is always there to greet our students.
But did you know that Midge was rescued at just 8 weeks old? For the love that she brings all of our students, we want to return the favor, and are working with the CHA Animal Shelter as our winter Karma Charity.
HOW: Christy Gerlach is generously donating 20% off all art sales and private commissioned work from the exhibition back to the CHA Animal Shelter, and her work will be presented in the studio through the month of January. Modo Yoga Columbus will donate 100% of funds raised both at the event and from our $5 Karma Classes in Nov – Feb back to theCHA Animal Shelter.
ABOUT THE CHA Animal Shelter: The shelter was formed in 1975 when three friends noted the growing number of stray animals wandering the streets of Franklin County and decided that they could make a difference. They formed a non-profit named Citizens for Humane Action or CHA and set out to feed, shelter and find homes for the homeless animals. Their mission is to serve the people of Central Ohio by providing temporary shelter, care and pet adoption services for abandoned and otherwise homeless dogs and cats since 1975.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Christy Gerlach, a Columbus native, studied art history and art education at Ohio University. While raising a family she lost touch with her artistic hobby. But in 2010, Christy began taking art classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.
Christy now paints almost daily with a focus on cold wax and oil mediums. With a deep love for animals, they naturally became a focal point of her paintings, as she loves the effects she’s can achieve while working with animals in tandem with landscapes.
Christy currently resides in Columbus and recently celebrated her 31st anniversary with her husband, Andy. She has three kids that also live in Columbus– Corey, Rex, and Gracie. She also has two adopted furry grand-pups, Louie and Darla.