In keeping with the long tradition of local artists supporting the Pope Memorial Humane Society, the shelter has established an Art Wall for artists to exhibit and sell their work. A percentage of the selling price of any work sold will be donated to the shelter.

The inaugural exhibition features the beautiful work of Anna B. McCoy, whose art is shown courtesy of Dowling Walsh Gallery of Rockland. McCoy studied art at Bennett College in New York and the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Her work, which focuses on subjects that are personal and introspective, will be on display for the month of June.

Artists are interested in exhibiting their work and supporting the Pope Memorial Humane Society who would like more information are encouraged to leave their name and contact information with a staff member at the lobby desk, and a representative of the shelter will be in touch.

The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast area. The society supports activities advocating responsible pet ownership and the prevention of abuse and cruelty; and it sponsors events and activities that promote the health and welfare of animals and demonstrate the benefits of the human-animal bond.

Since 1991, the society has operated a shelter on Buttermilk Lane. It is open between Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the communities of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, Union, Appleton, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, Thorndike and Morrill.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or