Art in the Library Exhibit Features Local Shelter Animals that Found Homes


Kyla Lakin’s dogs and cats stare out of her paintings with trust, alertness and hope, much as they did in life. The Washington State University student knew them all as temporary residents of the Humane Society of the Palouse (HSOP) in Moscow, Idaho, before they became the stars of WSU Animal Health Library’s next “Art in the Library” exhibit.

“I love working with rescues, especially at the HSOP,” said Lakin, a fine arts senior who graduates this spring. “The pieces for the Animal Health Library exhibit are all of dogs and cats that have found new homes through local shelters and humane societies.”

Starting the week of Feb. 9, Lakin’s work will be on display through mid-May in the twice-yearly exhibit. A free, public reception is planned 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the library in Wegner Hall 170.

Art in the Library features animal-themed works, typically from artists with a connection to the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

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