Morean Arts Center Hosts One-Day Dog-Related Arts Event St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Morean Arts Center is hosting aone-day exhibition of dog-related artwork on Saturday, June 14th from noon to 8pm. Called “Art of Dog,” this pop-up exhibition features paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from artists across the state of Florida. “Dog art is a very hot right now,” states Amanda Cooper, curator of exhibitions for the Morean. “Our director, Wayne Atherholt collects dog art, and many of our staff and members are dog lovers and owners. When Anna Cooke (editor-in-chief of The New Barker magazine) approached us about doing at dog art festival, it just felt right.” Participating artists include Sam Taylor of Tampa, Marianne Wysocki of St. Pete, Courtney Wygle Landry of Seminole, Colleen Thompson of Boca Raton, Evelyn McCorristin Peters of Myakka City, Beth Wolf of Palm Harbor, and several others. Artists will display works on tables in the Morean gallery, and most of the art will be for sale, ranging from greeting cards to cups to large paintings, all featuring dogs in a range of sizes and breeds. “We plan for this to be an annual event,” stated Cooper. “Next year we will add more artists and activities. I prefer cats, so maybe we can throw them in, too.” Non-profit animal shelters will also have booth space at the event, including the SPCA and Pet Pal. The Art of Dog runs from noon to 8pm on Saturday, June 14th at the Morean Arts Center. It coincides with the Second Saturday Art Walk. The Morean Arts Center is open daily from 9a-5p and 12-5p on Sunday. Admission to Art of Dog is FREE.