Finding the purr-fect spot

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 22, 2010

By David Vitrano


LAPLACE – The visually talented art students at East St. John High School returned to the St. John Animal Shelter Monday to add to the collection of art already adorning its walls.

Six new pieces joined the works painted for the shelter by last year’s students. Among the new works were four new paintings, one three-dimensional painting and a display of a blue dachshund named Ralph sneaking into the treat jar. That piece stands in the corner of the lobby, but to see the other pieces patrons will have to venture a little further into the shelter, as the other works hang along interior walls. Another painting found a home in the office of Animal Shelter Director Linda Allen.

To see the new paintings as well as the scores of animals up for adoption, visit the St. John Animal Shelter at 124 Water Plant Road Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of noon and 4:30 p.m.

The installation at the animal shelter was part of a busy couple of weeks for the art students. Last week, they hung a number of works at the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve. Today, there will be a community art show at the home featuring the works of the students as well as some of the veterans. The show starts at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public. The Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home is at 4080 W. Airline Highway in Reserve.