Friday, August 6, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Art Festival

"Emma's Hope"

I'm showing some art at the Susan G. Komen Foundation Breast Cancer Awareness Art Festival (jeez, that's a mouthful) this Saturday. I'm donating 2/3 of my proceeds to Susan G. Komen so if you've been waiting for a chance to get your hands on some May originals, now would be a good time!

Here's the info from the recent Examiner article about it:
“Get Your Pink On” art festival will be held 6 to 10 p.m., August 7 at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan. With a $5 donation at the door (children 12 and under are free), visitors will have access to artwork, live music, a caricature artist, and door prizes. There will also be a raffle held for artwork, CD’s, Royals Tickets, T-Bones tickets, a photography package, and more.
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"Parrot Love"

In addition to the artists and entertainment, “Out of this World Breast Cancer Awareness” with attendance by the 501st Legion [of] Storm Troopers are scheduled to make an appearance, according to Waers.

“I have been working with Ken Beckwith, a member of the 70th Explorers Garrison, who is excited to be attending,” Waers said. “Everyone needs to come check out Boba Fett or a Storm Trooper that (has) ‘Gone Pink!’ “

At least a dozen exhibits are expected including works by Kris Buquet. Eu4ik, a rock band, is volunteering time to perform at the event.

My Artist’s Statement:

This series of three pieces is dedicated to the memory of Sarah Becker. I’ve always been a bit of a stray in life and Sarah was as warm and mothering to me as she was to her exotic rescue birds, Zoe, Sebastian and Ferguson, and her beautiful daughter, Emma, whom she’d adopted from Europe. In 2007 she’d already lost one breast to cancer and she soon came out of remission. She passed on in 2008. These images are a memory to the love that is her life’s legacy.

"Zoe's Dance"

The Alcott Arts Center is in an adorable old elementary school building named after Louisa May Alcott. I swear, it's worth paying $5 just to look around it!

This event is going to be lots of fun, in addition to being for a very good cause, so I hope you'll come out and see us!

Related posts:
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Beaks, Wings and Shrieks

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