Past Exhibition

Petland

June 19 – August 28, 1999

Petland was the name of the Spokane pet store run by centenarian Mamie Rand. Before she died in the mid-1990s, Ms. Rand gave mixed media artist Kathryn Glowen permission to mine her personal effects and business archives to create an intimate portrait of an ordinary yet extraordinary woman and a work of art that turns one woman's life into a universal poem about living and remembering.

Featured in the Study Gallery are a series of notebooks of material owned by Mamie Rand, including sheet music, photographs, personal letters, pet store paraphenalia, postcards, US patents owned by her father, magazine articles, advertisements, and so forth. Visitors are encouraged to sit down and leaf through Mamie's notebooks at their own pace.