"THE GALLERY"- FEATURED ARTIST - MOJO'S ART
My name is Dawn Moneika Hull Jones, and I am 48 years old, and was born in Ohio. I am a resident of Catawba County and am married to Brian Jones.
I started painting and drawing in high school, but for the most part, I am self- taught. Over the last 10 years or so I have tried several different forms – i.e. stained glass, polymer clay, needlepoint and metal work, just to name a few. The past three or so years have been spent making knives with my husband. One evening while on break at work, I was looking for a way to make our knives stand out from others and came across a technique called hydro dipping. I decided to try it, and my first attempts were not all that great. There was definitely a learning curve! As I looked for and watched more videos on the technique to see what I may have been doing wrong, I came across the technique of acrylic pouring. This caught my attention and I proceeded to try it. The first few attempts left a lot to be desired, so I went back and watched more videos and tried again. Finally, after quite a bit of wasted paint and canvas board, I started to get the hang of it. I fell in love with the technique.
My first showing was at the Fall Art Crawl here in Statesville this past September. I am very grateful for the opportunity that the Animal Hospital of Statesville has afforded me by letting me display my work in The Gallery. I hope everyone enjoys my work!
Thank you all!
DONATION TO FOREVER HOMES CANINE RESCUE
On behalf of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, (NCVMA), the Friends of the NCVMA Foundation presented an outreach grant to Forever Homes Canine Rescue to assist in their efforts to help animals in need. The NCVMA continually promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine. The Friends of the NCVMA Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity, whose purpose is to educate the public and students at all levels as to the science and art of veterinary medicine. Each year the district within the NCVMA picks a deserving non-profit animal rescue organization to receive the grant. Forever Homes Canine Rescue is a 501 (c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer group that is dedicated to finding loving and responsible “forever” homes for pets. They also provide education regarding responsible pet ownership. For more information, visit their website at www.foreverhomek9rescue.org.
Pictured from right to left: Dr. Nichola Gaither, Animal Hospital of Statesville; Sandy Mills, Forever Homes Canine Rescue; Dr. Bradley Mills, NCVMA District 10 Representative.
READERS' CHOICE AWARDS
Thank you Statesville! The Record & Landmark's Readers' Choice Awards have honored us with the Best Hospital and the Best Kennel for many years! We really work hard to earn your trust, your business and your loyalty, and know that none of this would be possible without great clients like you! Thank you so much for this honor. We are truly thankful, and feel very blessed!