Menagerie of Hope Art Opening at The Next Door Bar/Gallery

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Artist BenCatfish Perez

Last night marked the opening of Ben "Catfish" Perez' show "Menagerie of Hope," a playful series of ink-and-paint sketches of animals in pink. The inspiration for the show, however, had a slightly darker tone: Perez was motivated to do the series as a tribute to his mother-in-law, who died of breast cancer. The "pink ribbon" can be seen hidden within the works, and 100 percent of the proceeds went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. PHOTOS BY BATLI JOSELEVITZ

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Defining art can be tricky! It can be different for every person – what it means to you may mean different to others. For anyone who is involved in this field would know its various areas and how it helps to convey a message, emotion and meaning.One can call it a form of indirect communication in which messages are conveyed in a representational manner. To define art is one of the most difficult philosophical challenges because everyone has their own opinion on beauty and these opinions are likely to contradict.



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