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Exhibit of Original Art Work in the Animal Health Library

Please plan to stop by the Animal Health Library (AHL) to view some of the original paintings by Gudrun Gunther, WSU DVM Class of 2009.  One of her works was previously featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Sept 15, 2006).

The “Meet the Artist” open house has been scheduled for Friday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6:00pm in the Animal Health Library in Wegner Hall.

Celebrate yet another of our amazingly multi-talented students!

About the artist:   Gudrun Gunther

Gudrun is currently a 4th year Washington State University veterinary student  who will graduate in May, 2009.  She was raised in Libby, Montana. 

Gudrun studied art and neuroscience at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.  This  is where she began painting animal portraits.  She loves portraying the inner soul of beloved pets in her favorite medium, oil paint. 
Prior to veterinary school, Gudrun was a Peace Corps volunteer and served in Tanzania.  In addition to her time in East Africa, Gudrun has traveled extensively around the world, including Pakistan, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malawi.
Following graduation, Gudrun hopes to work in a mixed practice in the Pacific Northwest and to focus on dogs, cats, and horses.  She also plans to continue painting.

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Bella is the best German Shepherd ever. She is intensely loyal and believes in taking at least one long walk a day.”  Uncle Bear was a barn cat we had for a long time. He had a very intense stare. When I paint, I always begin with the eyes because they are so expressive and really make the animal who it is.”  Electra: “This was my mom’s first dressage horse.  She is gentle and still lives with us.” Donar:  “Silly Newfoundland puppy with his devoted bear.  He carried that bear around for a year.”  
Archimedes: “My mom’s dressage horse, Archimedes, is 10 yrs old and a very sweet horse.”  Kelsey: ”I love working on paintings that will be special to my friends and family. It was a joy working on Kelsey because I know he is very loved.”   “Schoenchen means ‘pretty girl’. She is an ex-barn cat who now lives inside our home.” This painting was featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (JAVMA) on September 15, 2006.  

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