Gallery Meltdown

“A Mute of Hounds”
May 27, 2010, 7:01 am
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“A Mute of Hounds”
Opening June 12, 2010 from 6-9 pm.
On view from June 12-June 26, 2010.

"Laika" by Jason Rudolph Pena

"A Mute of Hounds"

Gallery Meltdown is very excited to present “A Mute of Hounds”,  a show of dog inspired art work by 50 amazing artists, to benefit the dogs of Downtown Dog Rescue.  20% of all sales of artwork will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue.

The Downtown Dog Rescue (DDR) is the only program in California, and possibly the United States, specifically founded to assist homeless dog owners spay/neuter, vaccinate, license their dogs, as well as offer a variety of services including crisis care for the life of the dog. Each year Downtown Dog Rescue assists in rescuing over 300 dogs, mostly American Pit bull Terriers and other Power Breeds that often die in the shelters mostly due to unresolved behavioral issues. Each dog we rescue is socialized with other dogs, evaluated for aggression, sterilized, vaccinated and micro-chipped before the dog is adopted out.
We administer innovative programs in various communities in Los Angeles to promote responsible pet ownership, empower individuals to become pet welfare advocates and provide opportunities for compassionate dog lovers (friends, volunteers and donors) to make a difference in the lives of people and “downtown” dogs.

List of Artists:

Doug Alvarez, David Arnn, Dan Barry, Terri Berman, Nicole Bruckman, Jose Carabes, Micah Chambers-Goldberg, Alina Chau, Eunice Choi, Lacey O Clemens, Melissa Contreras, Liza Corbett, Edward Robin Coronel, Jeremy Cross, Bob Dornberger, Guy Ellis, Jeremy Enecio, Stephen Fischwick, Sarah Freeman, Sara Haase, Jim Higgins, Patrick Hammerlin, Kirsten Huntley Gabbe, Stix and Jones, Ben Kehoe, Hilary Key, Matt Key, Leslie Levings, Apricot Mantle, Jason Rudolph Pena, Ron Pete, Alice Pine, Cate Rangel, Stephen Silver, Brian Smith, Chris Stangl, Julianna Swaney, Heidi Taillefer, Kelly Thompson, Paul Torres, Randy Ulrey, Christopher Umana, Timothy Vermeulen, Kelly Vivanco, Ted Von Heiland, Yvonne Wang, Jessica Ward, Casey Weldon, Alex Willan, Mikolai Wyszynski, Chet Zar


Events taking place at Gallery Meltdown during the month of June:


· Lecture and Q&A with acclaimed dog behaviorist Brandon Fouche, Thursday, June 17, 7 pm – 9 pm, suggested item or cash donation for the dogs
Brandon Fouche

In this 1 hour 30 minute seminar followed by a 30 minute Q & A.Brandon Fouche will explain the basics of  “The Fouche Way” and how it applies to aggression, leash-pulling, and becoming alpha. Brandon has saved the lives of hundreds of dogs by taking “hopeless cases” from city shelters and turning them into loving adoptable dogs. Brandon is proud to be the dog behaviorist and rehabilitator for the major rescue organizations in LA and surrounding areas. Brandon believes that his proven and effective method of communicating and connecting with dogs can be practiced by anyone. For further information on Brandon Fouche and The Fouche Way, please visit his website Please DO NOT bring your dog, this time. Please DO bring a donation for the dogs.


· Adoption day with dogs from Downtown Dog Rescue, Saturday, June 19, 11 am – 3 pm, in parking lot behind  Meltdown

Downtown Dog Rescue

Saturday, June 26th 2-4 p.m.

· Tiny dog comic book character costume contest and Donation Drive for DDR
(Bring your dog dressed as your favorite comic book character along with a donation for Downtown Dog Rescue)
* Prizes will be awarded ***small dogs only please
sponsored by
BlueCollar Supplies For Working Dogs,1533 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026  213.977.9042

Blue Collar

The gallery will be accepting the following donations for the rescue during the events:

1. Dog food adult dry kibble lamb + rice
2. Martingale style collars in small and medium
3. Medium size simple style dog beds to go in crates
4. Medium to Large size Nylabones
5. Raw hide chips
6. Monetary donations
*** Donations for Downtown Dog Rescue can also be made online at
or a check can be mailed to Downtown Dog Rescue P O Box 5280 North Hollywood, CA  91616