Paws for a Cause

Music & Art at McMichael Park Weds June 9 

On Wednesday, June 9, local artist and founder of Benevolent Hound, Jay McClellan, and local musician, Gina Ferragame, of Music with Gina, team up to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Enjoy a musical morning at McMichael Park with lemonade and coloring books for kids – all for a great cause. Portions of all proceeds go towards raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

BONUS! There’ll also be a sneak peek of Jay’s newest creation – the Benevolent Hound Ice Cream Tricycle (pictured here)! Although it won’t be stocked for this event at McMichael, it will soon be filled with treats created in partnership with local social justice powerhouse White Dog Café. Jay’s plan will be to sell frozen treats at local events throughout our area to raise money for pup-related causes. Keep an eye out for updates in The Local.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 9
9:30AM to 12PM — Alex’s Lemonade Stand
10AM to 10:45AM — Music with Gina music class

WHERE: McMichael Park
3299 Midvale Ave.

ABOUT MUSIC WITH GINA: A heart-centered music class for you & your child that focuses on playing, moving, singing, self-expression, connecting to each other and finding comfort in our community. We practice playing together and dancing with the inner child within us all.

Gina is a trained Music Therapist and also a preschool Music Teacher in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. “Music With Gina” is a class designed for babies/toddlers (ages 6mo to 4yrs) and caregivers. The intention for each class is to allow your little one the freedom to express themselves in a positive and compassionate setting through the use of movement, playing, and singing. Become a Music Member and get access to all in person classes, virtual classes, on demand episodes (with a new episode every month), and receive a little gift from Gina.  You can also just do drop ins $15 a family. All are welcome!

ABOUT BENEVOLENT HOUND: Building a community of artists who share a love and passion for creativity and self expression. Read more about this heartwarming (and tail-wagging) local non-profit in our story from March 2021, “For the Love of Dog,” and on their website Pro tip: BH’s Insta is also kickin’.

ABOUT JAY MCCLELLAN: Jay is a professional artist who specializes in large-scale, animal portraiture widely recognized by high-profile collectors including Urban Outfitters, Fetch, Chase Utley and the White Dog Café, where his bold lively artwork first gained attention.  Born and raised in Arkansas, Jay now draws & paints in his home studio in East Falls, and also teaches drawing to Jefferson University students. He’s inspired by his wife Stephanie and his artist-in-training daughter, Sophie. And also, of course, by the extraordinary love of his dogs.
Follow Jay online and also on Facebook.

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