She Creates Art Dedicated to Dogs – See It to Believe It at Underdog by Patricia Compton
If you love dogs, make sure to visit the latest exhibit at The Nave Museum before it closes to the public! This Friday, check out Underdog by Patricia Compton, an exhibit dedicated to dog welfare and animal rescue.
Born in Refugio, Texas, and raised in Goliad, Texas, Patricia Compton has been painting since receiving her first art award from the Texas Department of Culture, Austin, at the age of 12. Compton graduated from the University of North Texas with a BFA in Design. Upon graduation, she won an international design competition which awarded her the funding to move to NYC.
On a sightseeing trip in 1999, a friend visiting from out of state pointed to a dirty, mangy dog on the grounds of the historic Presidio La Bahia and, in disgust, insisted that Compton take her home. While stray dogs were a common sight for Compton growing up in Texas, they were uncommon for her friend, who grew up in a different part of the country.
This encounter led Compton, a self-described underdog who had always empathized with them, also to recognize unwanted and abandoned dogs as underdogs, just like those who had always inspired her work as an artist.
Compton’s art career has “gone to the dogs” since she started her rescue work. Compton does her best to cover the expenses of rescuing dogs through her painting and donations, and she works closely with God’s Dogs Rescue in San Antonio.
Check out Underdog by Patricia Compton this Saturday, August 31st, at The Nave Museum! Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.
At Autumn Park Apartments in Victoria, Texas, it is important to us that our residents have a well-balanced social life while residing in our community. You can take a break from your normal day-to-day when you attend this event!
Saturday, August 31, 2019—12:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
The Nave Museum
306 West Commercial Street
Victoria, Texas 77901