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Flower Pepper Gallery: The Brave Ones

The Brave Ones


Flower Pepper Gallery Presents:

The Brave Ones

A group exhibition of works inspired by our animal companions.

10% of the proceeds will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue.

Opening reception: Friday, October 10th, 2014, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Exhibition: October 10th – November 5 th, 2014


I Wish I Was Your Moon

Yevgeniya Mikhailik “I Wish I Was Your Moon”

On Friday, October 10th, Flower Pepper Gallery is pleased to present The Brave Ones, a collection of works focusing on the relationship between humans and the companion animals held dear to our hearts. “When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul,” says Anthony Douglas Williams. For this exhibition, a group of over 40 masterful and fantastic artists were invited to create pieces inspired by our loyal animal comrades. The Brave Ones artist, Vanessa Foley, says “My piece is called Alba and I chose this particular bird for the show because of the unusual attachment and devotion that they develop towards their caregiver, and I have attempted to illustrate that his captivity is of his choosing and that the prospect of release would cause him alarm.”

This exhibition is also aimed at increasing awareness for the many courageous and loving animals that have endured neglected, abandonment, or abuse, and to inspire positive change. Nathan Anderson, contributing artist to The Brave Ones, says, “I did a colored pencil/gold leaf portrait of Benji the dog. The character was a favorite of mine and truly has one of the all time rescue dog stories. The whole Benji story is a complete rags to riches that is filled with so much heart.” Benji is the story of a stray dog who rescues a pair of kidnapped children and is adopted by a loving family. The original Benji was adopted from a shelter and resulted in over one million adoptions nationwide.

10% of the proceeds from The Brave Ones will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue.


Jaesun Kim

Jaesun Kim

Please join us on Friday, October 10th, 2014 at Flower Pepper Gallery to pay tribute to a bond between animals and humans that is age-old and constant.

The reception is open to the public and on view until November 5th, 2014. For purchase inquiries, or to request a VIP preview please email contact@flower-pepper.com

Participating artists include:

Acey Thompson, Corrie Gregory, David Chung, David Natale, Denae Wilkowski, Desiree Fessler, Erich J. Moffitt, Graham Curran, Heather Gross, Jaclyn Alderete, Jaesun Kim, Jeff Pierson, Jel Ena, Jeong Woo-jae, Jon Lau, Jonathan Martinez, Julianna Swaney, Junyi Wu, Kareena Zerefos, Keith Dugas, Kisung Koh, Leonardo Villasenor, Mab Graves, Marcus Gannuscio, Mariam Keurjikian, Marissa Kathleen Quinn, Mike Reynolds, Mimi Yoon, Nathan Anderson, Neil M. Perry, Nicole Bruckman, Olga Ponomarenko, Paul Barnes, Raymond Sanchez, Robert Bowen, Robert Yancy, Roland Tamayo, Ruel Pascual, Shanghee Shin, So Youn Lee, Tory Lin, Vanessa Foley, Yejin Oh, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, and more …

Vanessa Foley

Vanessa Foley

About the Gallery:

Flower Pepper Gallery is located in Old Pasadena. As Pasadena’s newest art gallery, Flower Pepper is aggressively looking to stay positioned as the area’s best art source for years to come. Flower Pepper Gallery exhibits contemporary and Pop Surrealist art from local artists as well as artists from overseas.

About Downtown Dog Rescue:

Downtown Dog Rescue is an all volunteer run 501C3 non-profit organization that believes in second chances for both dogs and people.

DDR rescues dogs and provides services such as spay/neuter, vaccines and basic medical care for low income pet owners in under served communities in Los Angeles County. To date Downtown Dog Rescue has prevented over 850 animals from being surrendered.

For more information visit their website at: http://www.downtowndogrescue.org


Mab Graves

Mab Graves


Flower Pepper Gallery

121 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103


Gallery Hours:

Monday: 11 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm


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