How much fun is this?! I wish I lived closer… I would go for sure!
Metro, the painting horse, will be actually signing his book, Painting With Metro: How a Crippled Racehorse Rescued Himself (and Me) With a Paintbrush, on site at Gallery 30 in Gettysburg on Saturday, April 16th.
Ha! I love this idea!
if you cannot attend, you can purchase his book here.
WATCH A VIDEO OF METRO SIGNING HIS BOOKS…!
Can you go to Metro’s book signing?
If not, here is a video of Metro signing books… I notice paint on his owner’s back, arm, shoulders…. That’s funny.
We wrote about Metro a while back. You can read that story here.
This is the newest press release from Metro’s people…
CRIPPLED RACEHORSE RESCUES OTHER RACEHORSES
Metro Meteor paints himself into a second chance career
GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA—Thoroughbred horse Metro Meteor tore up the track to a total of $300,000. But his life was in grave danger until Ron Krajewski, a watercolor artist who knew nothing about horses, rescued Metro and taught him how to create stunning contemporary paintings. Painting With Metro: How a Crippled Racehorse Rescued Himself (and Me) With a Paintbrush, launching April 5, 2016 from New Horizon Press, and available now on Amazon.com, is the unlikely love story between a man and his horse, both artists.
While Metro Meteor was still young, the horse’s knees were a mess, ground to a pulp by the rigors of the track and Metro’s future was very uncertain. When Metro arrived, Ron faced vicious bites, kicks, and all around bad-itude. More jackass than pocket pony, Metro needed someone to understand what he’d been through and to take a chance on his future. Ron was that man.
A withdrawn man who avoided interaction with other people, Ron stubbornly believed in his horse’s will and intelligence and he taught Metro how to paint stunning contemporary abstracts. Metro took to his new avocation with glee. As the stack of painted canvases grew, so did the bond between Ron and Metro, one brush stroke at a time.
Today, Metro is one of the world’s most famous horses and his paintings are helping other racehorses get a fresh chance at a new life. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of Metro’s paintings are donated to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption program to help other retired racehorses find second careers and loving homes. To date, Metro has raised over $80,000 for the cause.
Besides his flair for abstracts, Metro also signs his own books, and will be attending a book launch party at Gallery 30 in Gettysburg on April 16th. See video of Metro signing books at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAIqZdWgT1U.
Painting with Metro is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0882825127/
Ron Krajewski was living an ordinary life… until his horse got famous. A professional artist, Ron took up drawing to pass the time while stationed with the Air Force in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War. With the advent of EBay, he began selling his watercolor paintings to earn extra money and later was able to make a living painting pet portraits. Ron loves his curmudgeonly horse and learned how to care for him using a copy of Horses For Dummies. “Sometimes Metro can be a jackass. He is temperamental, stubborn, dominant, and just plain cranky. But I have to remember that he is just a horse. I have grown to love him and gave up trying to change him a long time ago. He is Metro. And he paints.”
Painting with Metro is co-authored by Susy Flory, the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of ten books, including Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero.
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