Featuring Jessie Fritsch Encaustics and Gallery Q artists.
A Tribute to Keisha the Huskador.
You were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.
I grew up with animals and they have always been part of my life. Animals project what all people crave and need, unconditional love and acceptance. I am a sensitive individual and animals became my anxiety medication. I am a woman and animals helped nurture the caretaker in me. This exhibit is to honor the companionship between people and animals and the love they give.
Keisha was half husky and half black lab. We called her a huskador. We adopted her at eight weeks from the Humane Society of Wood County. Keisha loved morning hikes in the woods, her morning egg I cooked for her, swimming in the rivers and lakes of Central Wisconsin, food, car rides, sticks, rolling in random grossness, eating deer and mule poop, the futon, and me.
Keisha was at my side most of our 9 years together. She was a chill dog and went everywhere I went. Keisha enjoyed cabins, art fairs, family gatherings, packer parties, my art studio, and was my true companion.
10% of Jessie Fritsch’s sales during the Companionship Exhibit will be donated to the Humane Society of Portage County.
A special thanks to The Companion Shop located Downtown for providing our community with a great locally owned pet supply store. Keisha enjoyed her special order raw duck diet (due to her food allergies) and their staff was so helpful and caring during her brief battle with cancer.
Artist Reception Friday September 6
Wine, appetizers, and Central Waters Beer!
Bring in your favorite pet photo to hang on our Community Pet Board and receive one free Jessie Fritsch Encaustics greeting card for being part of the exhibit.
Second Saturday: Oct 12: Encaustic Pet Photo Transfer Workshop held at Gallery Q.
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