(From SMMOA’s website): Come and browse the pop-up exhibition and holiday gift store featuring Robbie Conal’s artwork and new book. Not Your Typical Political Animal includes a combination of paintings and drawings that illustrate Conal’s sharp, satirical takes on past and current events with subtle and often acutely personal portraits of his own pet cats, dogs, exotic frogs, fish, and fowl.

Conal will be on-site and available for signing.

Enjoy a shopping extravaganza with themed refreshments and music by DJ BBRAVE – hosted by GRACIE, SMMoA’s retail shop.
Original limited-edition animal prints will be available, along with luxurious cashmere sweaters, vintage t-shirts, and cotton hoodies – all featuring portraits of Conal’s unusual animals. Back by popular demand, for this special event, GRACIE will also reissue artist Lynn Hanson’s famous ‘crow’ merchandise. Other animal gifts include Fuzzy Nation ™ doggy paraphernalia and Vanishing Creatures chocolates.

The Conal pop-up exhibition and holiday gift store will remain open for last-minute shopping through December 23, 2009. Unique holiday gifts include magic growing Christmas trees, Obama tree ornaments, and peace sign menorahs!