Senior dogs become artists for ‘SHAKE! Shades of Gray’ by Pawsitive Ohio: Photos

There are new artists in town -- and they don't even need paintbrushes.

MASSILLON, Ohio -- Move over, Picasso.

A group of adopted senior dogs have created their own pieces of art that will be put on display at the Massillon Museum starting Friday.

“To create the paintings in the exhibit, shelter dogs were doused in safe, non-toxic paint,” museum officials say. “The colorful canvases are the result of the dogs shaking. After painting their Jackson Pollock-style works of art, the canine artists were lovingly bathed and dried.”

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The paint consists of corn starch, water and food coloring, making it safe for the animals.

The masterpieces come courtesy of Paswitive Ohio, a nonprofit organization “with the goal to end the needless deaths of homeless dogs.”

Supported by ArtsinStark, the project is intended to raise awareness of the homeless pet population in our area and emphasize that adoption is a lifelong commitment, officials say.

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“Through the art of education, Pawsitive Ohio hopes to spread its mission to create a community where no dog needs to die in a shelter simply for being unwanted.”

The exhibit, which runs through March 25, is free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibit or the Museum, call 330-833-4061 or visit The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon.