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November 27, 2012

Artist creates cats to raise funds for Humane Society

Athens — When an idea was presented to the Board to decorate the cat room in the new adoption building at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake, it was not known that it would turn out as well as it did.

As the walls are made of material designed specifically to facilitate cleaning, the HSCCL could not paint directly on the walls.

Artist Christopher Terwilliger, from New York, relative of a local resident, proposed cutouts that could be staged and hung in groupings on the walls. He hand-painted realistic, but larger-than-life cats and kittens on primed, sanded board. Some of the ideas for the cat’s poses and colors were taken from pictures of cats in residence at the shelter.

Then the painted cats were cut out, edges sanded and paint touched up.  When finish coats are completed in the coming weeks, the painted cats will take their place amongst the furry felines in the cat-adoption room. The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake wishes to thank Terwilliger for donating his time and talents, as well as Larry Reneau, Custom Home Painting and Remodeling  of  Mabank for his generous donation of paints for the project. The paint colors were mixed at the Sherwin Williams Paint Store in Gun Barrel City.

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