Tangerine House of Design Visits Home for Life!
On the first warm day of spring, we welcomed photographer Lisa Asp of Tangerine House of Design, an award winning photographer with a heart to help through her artistry.
Based in Edina Minnesota, Lisa Asp has been creating photographic art since 1995. Originally from Connecticut, Lisa had a successful studio there for many years. Her work has been included in the Professional Photographers of America Loan Collection book and the Showcase Collection book. Additionally she has been published numerous times in Hartford Magazine, Savvy MN, Super Lawyers and other local publications. She has appeared on television and been heard on the radio discussing her work. Among her current personal projects is a coffee table book to be released in 2013. Lisa earned the title of Certified Professional Photographer in 2010 after passing a lengthy written exam and image review. Only 3% of all professional photographers hold this designation.
Lisa has contributed thousands of dollars to charity fundraisers by donating her photography services though silent auctions. These charities have included schools, museums, galleries, and pet organizations. Additionally, she has hosted fundraisers in her studio for Free Arts Minnesota, Homeward Bound Rescue, CT Humane Society, We Adopt Greyhounds, and Our Companions. Lisa believes in active involvement in her community and giving back when possible.
Tangerine House of Design began an innovative fundraiser called “Pin Up Pets”, with an animal rescue organization in Connecticut while living on the east coast. Lisa's Connecticut studio was able to raise more than $50,000 for charity over the six years the fundraiser took place. When Lisa decided to close her east coast studio and relocate to Minnesota, she knew this fundraiser had to continue. She found another photographer to continue working with the Connecticut organization and teamed up with Homeward Bound Rescue for the first year in Minnesota. The second year of fundraising will include four other organizations as well so even more pets can be helped!
Says Lisa: “I love photography. I love playing with your 4-legged family members. I love when they realize they're not going to the vet and they can relax and have fun while at my studio. I love seeing you smile when your pet does something absolutely adorable. I love the adrenaline rush when everything comes together and I know I just got THE shot - that one that will be displayed on your wall for years and years. I have been photographing professionally since 1995 and can't imagine a more perfect profession for me“. See more of Lisa's beautiful portraits and learn more about the “Pin Up Pets Calendar”.
Below are a few of our favorites of Tangerine House of Design’s portraits of Home for Life animals from Lisa's day at the sanctuary.
See more of Lisa's photos here.
Summer is here at last; we hope to see you soon at a Home for Life event!
Don't forget about the animals of Home for Life as you plan your summer schedule.
TOUR SEASON, OPEN HOUSE, AND HOME FOR LIFE EVENTS COMING YOUR WAY THIS SUMMER!
We have a fun and busy summer planned at Home for Life, and hope to see many of our supporters soon. New friends or those interested in seeing Home for Life are welcome to visit us at our Open House Saturday July 27 beginning at noon.
Home for Life's Tours are reserved for sponsors and donors. Tour season begins the first weekend after Memorial Day and are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1:30 pm. Please call or email for a time to visit us: 800-252-5918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Home for Life's Annual Open House, Memorial Garden Event & Ride for Their Lives: Saturday July 27, 2013
For those who are not yet supporters of Home for Life, we offer an opportunity to visit Home for Life at our OPEN HOUSE, Annual Ride for Their Lives Motorcycle event and Memorial Garden event. Be part of our touching Memorial Garden event, where the cats and dogs who have passed away the previous year are remembered and cherished. This year our Open House, Ride and Memorial Garden event is scheduled for SATURDAY JULY 27 at NOON. A complimentary luncheon will be served.
The Ride departs at 11:00 am from the Hitchin' Post, 7651 Highway 65 NE in Fridley MN: http://www.hponline.com/eventslist.htm. All riders are eligible for a drawing for tropical Caribbean vacations.
This event is FREE but please RSVP so we can get a count for lunch. We look forward to seeing many of you soon! See photos from Home for Life's open house in 2011 here and from 2012 here and read about tour season on our blog here.
Thank you to our Ride Event sponsors!!
Attention Cat Lovers! Home for Life will be part of the Walker Art Center's 2nd Annual Internet Cat Video Film Festival!
Home for Life has been invited to be part of the 2nd Annual Internet Cat Video Film Festival, August 28, 2013 at the Grandstand on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Last year's event, coordinated and hosted by the Walker Art Center, was an unexpected sensation attracting thousands of enthusiasts, and this year is expected to be even bigger! Home for Life volunteers, along with a few of our cats from the sanctuary, will be on hand to provide information about our programs. What a great way to cap off the summer of 2013! Hope to see all you cat lovers there!
HOME FOR LIFE'S 2013 FALL GALA, THE FANCY FEAST
with special guest Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, voted one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, in the “Heroes” Category, will be the featured guest at HOME FOR LIFE ANIMAL SANCTUARY'S FALL GALA
The Fancy Feast
Friday, October 18, 2013, 6:30 pm
International Market Square, Minneapolis
275 Market Street Minneapolis, MN 55405 (612) 338-6250
"Autism made school and social life hard, but it made animals easy"
During her keynote address, featured guest Temple Grandin will talk about her insights that have changed forever the way we look at and treat animals. Enjoy a spectacular evening of fine wines, gourmet food, silent and live auctions and an opportunity to meet Temple and hear her revolutionary ideas about what animals want and need to be happy and have a truly good life.
Reservations available July 15, 2013: $100 per person ($50 tax deductible)
For more information:
www.homeforlife.org or 800-252-5918
Temple Grandin's books "Animals in Translation" and "Animals Make Us Human" were both on the New York Times best seller list. "Animals Make Us Human" was also on the Canadian best seller list. Her life story has also been made into an HBO movie titled "Temple Grandin, staring Claire Danes." The movie shows her life as a teenager and how she started her career. More about Temple at her website.