Some people enjoy erotic art; some prefer animal art. Depending on which you choose, it can say a lot about your personality. But artist LewisOne thinks these two aren't mutually exclusive, and he plans to prove it when he unveilsPuss N Pups: Little Naughty and Nice Art Show
during the December 7 First Friday.
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LewisOne, also known as Peter Lewis, does figure drawings of both explicit sexual activities and animals -- but he emphasizes that the work he'll display at Puss N Pups will be "naked people and portraits of pets -- separately. They're not having any sex with each other."
In addition to host LewisOne, other artists featured in this exhibit include BullyOne, who specializes in animal portraits, and Liana Van de Water, who has an affinity for cosmos-inspired art. Items from LewisOne's animal accessories line, WearLewisOne, will also be on hand, as will glass art, live nude painting, "steampunk" fashion, and free testicular examinations by a mysterious "Doctor Mondo," a man Lewis claims is a "local doctor who gives free testicular exams twice a year."
Sales from Puss N Pups will benefit local pit bull shelters and the Wounded Warrior Project in Colorado, as well as breast and testicular cancer research.
Above all else, Lewis says, the goal of the show is to "try and give people some pit bull education and help other organizations that we feel are doing good for the communities we live in."
This is LewisOne's second erotic animal art show at the Art District on Santa Fe's First Friday recently; he and BullyOne also continue to contribute to their ongoing PitBull Art Show series, which began in 2011.
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An opening reception for Puss N Pups will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, December 7, on the second floor of the Dead Academy, 841 Santa Fe Drive. According to the event's Facebook page, the reception is open to patrons eighteen and over only, please -- and viewer discretion is definitely advised.