Preparing for our Centennial Village community project

The studio's community service project begins at Centennial Village next week.  Nearly 20 senior residents of CIRI's residential housing program have signed up to participate.  Each has agreed to let me photograph them with their cats and dogs.

The goal of this pro bono project is to inspire policy makers, architects, administrators and others to incorporate animal companionship into their housing programs.

When all of the photographs are completed, Centennial Village will host an art exhibit opening to celebrate the installation of a permanent exhibit featuring the best portraits from our work.  That will happen in May, 2015.

This photograph shows Layla and me at a Partner's Fair.  We signed up a few more cats. dogs and their people.

Each year, the studio selects a centerpiece project that inspires animal companionship.  We donate all services 100%.  This is made possible through the sales of our It's Important to Paws series of books.