Westminster's Aar River Gallery Hosts Cat Care Society "Tails of the Painted Cats" Wine & Cheese Reception June 29th, Featuring Cat Care Vineyards Wine Tasting

Cat Care Society's larger-than-life Painted Cats will be on display at Aar River Gallery, 3707 W 73rd Ave in Westminster, for a Wine & Cheese Reception June 29th – 6 to 8 p.m. Cat Care Vineyards six wine selections will be available for tasting. Admission is $10 per person at the door.

Denver, CO, June 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The 2012 "Tails of the Painted Cats," the Cat Care Society's (CCS) lineup of one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats, will be available for viewing during a Wine & Cheese Reception at Westminster's Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd, Friday, June 29, 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person at the door. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "Our 2012 Painted Cats are joining forces with our new selection of Cat Care Vineyards wines to create a wonderful summer evening at the Aar River Gallery, which includes a spacious outdoor Sculpture Garden for mingling."

Cat Care Society partners with Benefit Wines on the "Cat Care Vineyards" brand. The selection of six wines, from the Lontué Valley in Chile, include:

* Love Me Malbec
* Prowlin' Pinot
* Kitten Kabernet
* Cotton Chardonnay
* Benny's Select Merlot
* SHHH-auvignon Blanc

Cat Care Vineyards wines are available for purchase online (taking about a week for delivery) and certified organic and vegan friendly. A portion of each purchase benefits Cat Care Society. For more information, visit: http://www.benefitwines.com/catcare.

Cheeses for the Aar River Gallery event are being donated by CCS Supporter Jeannie Menor, Grande Cheese. Wines, plus other non-alcoholic beverages, are being donated by the Tails of the Painted Cats committee.

The 2012 "Tails of the Painted Cats" collection and artists include:

Bridal Henna Cat by Kathy Burton
Colorado Calico by Ashley Conroy
C is for Cat by Liz Cooper
Little Roar by Jane McFadden Dorsey
Soleil by Gail Firmin
Cat Masquerade by Melanie Gwendahlin Keyes
Crazy Quilt Cat by Joan A. Lee
Helios by Karen R. Mahnken
Sushi Chef by Shirlee Akemi Miyake
Unity by Sara Nevadomski
Hibiscat by Carla Pawlewicz
Casino Kate: The Cat by K. Ross
Meowscarade by Pam Schmidt
Misty by Pam Schmidt
Pearls & Lilies by BW Sharp
Rudi by Bonnie Wilber
Toulouse Le Chat by Cam Williams
The RubaiyCat of Omar Siam by Kathryn Jackson

Drawing Kitty: Claudia Monette by Jane McFadden Dorsey

In addition to the Painted Cats being auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the project's official 'drawing kitty.' This year it's Claudia Monette. For a $10.00 donation per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take her home. The winner of Claudia Monette will be announced at the July 28th Gala.

About Tails of the Painted Cats

Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original decorator pieces. You can visit the Online Gallery at http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcatsgallery.html -- the larger (about 28" tall) Painted Cats each started with an opening bid of $300 and the smaller Painted Cats opened at $150. Advanced online bidding is available at http://BidOnACat.blogspot.com through Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at noon (MDT). Advanced bids can also be placed by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

From the Aar River Gallery event, the Painted Cats head to the Tennyson Street Cultural District and will be placed in various businesses and galleries there during July.

On July 28th, the Painted Cats will be auctioned at Cat Care Society's Gala Dinner Auction at Lakewood Country Club. The emcee is Ed Greene, CBS4 weather and news anchor. The auctioneers are Warren and Terri Smith of Two for the Show Auctions. Individual tickets for the Gala are $75.00 each. New this year is an individual patron ticket to a private VIP Meet & Greet prior to the dinner on July 28 where Ed Greene will sign the 2013 "Weather Cat" painted cat -- $100.00. Details regarding sponsorships, table upgrades and proxy bidding are also available by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

Guiry's Color Source is the 2012 art supply sponsor for "Tails of the Painted Cats." For more information, visit: http://www.guirys.com.

About Aar River Gallery

The Aar River Gallery is the premier art gallery located in the heart of old Westminster – a family gallery with original fine art, fine art photography, and fine art reproductions at reasonable prices. Visit: http://www.aarrivergallery.com

About the Cat Care Society

The CCS, founded in 1981 by Linda East, DVM and Lynn Rowe, is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. Visit http://www.catcaresociety.org.


Suellen Scott, Cat Care Society - 303-239-9680 x19 - sscott@catcaresociety.org

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