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The Art Gallery in the Rusteberg Building at UTB Presents A Dog's Tale

"A Dog's Tale" - Jennifer Rose-Segrest

About the artist:

Jennifer Rose-Segrest, a Texas artist, was born and raised in Brownsville. She earned Associates in Visual Communication while living in Austin, Texas. She relocated back to the Rio Grande Valley in late 2003 and earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Brownsville. Currently she is working on obtaining her Masters of Education-Curriculum & Instruction with an Emphasis in Art Education at U.T.B... Jen began working with clay in 2006; she works in its many forms: earthenware, stoneware, and various post fire techniques, glazed and unglazed, under glazes, raku, electric, gas-fired and pit-fired, too. Jen’s catalogue of work also includes a variety of two dimensional mixed media drawings. She draws inspiration from her passion and love for animals. She has shown in variety of group shows and art festivals. She is also a member of the Harlingen Art Forum. Jen currently resides in Brownsville with her husband and their family of rescued abandoned dogs.

WHEN: OPENING RECEPTION: June 08, 2009, 6:30 PM-8 PM.

  • Light Refreshments Provided.
  • The exhibit runs from June 08 through June 19.

WHERE: Art Gallery in the Rusteberg Building:

University of Texas at Brownsville

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For Immediate Release:

WHO: The Art Gallery in the Rusteberg Building

Presents: Jennifer Rose-Segrest

WHAT: "A Dog’s Tale" An intimate conversation with Man’s best friend through the artwork of Jennifer Rose-Segrest.

  • 10% of Artist’s Sales will be donated to the University of Texas at Brownsville’s Campus Cat Coalition.
  • A donation jar will also be present at the Opening reception.

About the Campus Cat Coalition

The Campus Cat Coalition was initiated at UTB in November of 2003 to address the growing cat population on campus in a humane and ethical manner. The coalition’s primary responsibility is to implement and oversee the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program which involves trapping the cats, taking them to a veterinarian for spaying/neutering, having them vaccinated and ear tipped, and returning them to the campus. TNR Programs are found in many colleges and communities, because they have been found to be more effective in reducing cat populations than eradicating the cats. When cats are removed from their colonies, a vacuum effect is created, and other cats move in to take advantage of food sources. Cats tend to be territorial, so when they are returned, they keep other cats away. The cats are closely monitored and fed once a day in designated areas. Eventually the cat population stabilizes and nuisance behaviors such as fighting, noise, odors and killing of wildlife are greatly reduced. TNR Programs are endorsed by Alley Cat Allies, the Humane Society of the United States and other animal welfare groups- Alma Leal.

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