Art event to support breast cancer research
LAHAINA – Gallerie 505 is taking the “Friday Night is Art Night” experience to a whole new dimension tomorrow night (July 26).
Joining forces with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, gallery owner Belinda Leigh and resident artists are combining their creative power to help fund the crusade against breast cancer.
“Gallerie 505 is donating 10 percent of what we make on all sales that day to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). There will be silent auctions of art donated by the artists, and 100 percent of those proceeds go to the BCRF. There will also be a raffle for free art,” she said.
“The gallery will not only give a portion of all sales to BCRF but will also give 10 percent off to every person who purchases that day,” Leigh added.
“It feels good to help in some way,” Leigh confided. “I am a breast cancer survivor of 20 years.”
The collection of art donated for the silent auction is impressive.
Neo-Pop Artist Davo donated a pink Audrey Hepburn, an original acrylic, 36 by 24 inches.
Chris Egan added an original metal art piece to the silent auction block, and Kaole contributed a pottery bowl.
World-renowned Impressionist Anna Good is creating a work of art with heart.
“I am fortunate to be a cancer-free woman; I have far too many friends who are not. Fortunately, 90 percent are survivors,” Good said.
“For the last 16 years, I have been painting with a palette knife in an impressionistic style.
“My painting for the event is a special one in that I decided to create a piece that celebrates a light that radiates a hopeful feeling. Instead of a knife, I chose a cosmetic brush from Wal-Mart and blended together a soft composition of light glowing through pink blossoms,” Good described.
She is attaching the brush to the sale.
“In the community sense, it is important for all of us to contribute to one another when we can,” Good explained.
“I appreciate being in the position to do so now,” she added.
Other contributing artists include Alan Wolton, Kim McDonald, Leon Weinstein and Sam Park.
Park, “the grandfather of New Impressionism,” Leigh said, bequeathed an 18-inch by 24-inch limited edition, hand-painted canvas titled “Eze Villa.”
For the silent auction, Leigh is donating a limited edition (30-inch by 45-inch) entitled “Cathedral of Tranquility.”
“Solitude,” an 18-inch by 18-inch limited edition, will be one of the paintings on the raffle list at 9:45 p.m. Friday night.
The winner must be present.
Raffle tickets are available at the 505 Front Street gallery. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. six days a week and Sundays from 2 to 10 p.m.
Leigh encouraged art lovers of all persuasion to join them on Friday night.
“Let’s give to research and find a cure!” she said.
For more information, call 667-7932.