As our blog readers know, we've been fundraising a bit at the gallery, with the help of a puppet made by Darren Moreash of "Weird Al" Yankovic and signed by Al Yankovic on a recent visit to the gallery. With the help of friends and strangers, the word got out that we were hoping to raise enough money to assist an invaluable non-profit in our community: Youth Art Connection. We are pleased to announce that we raised $2725! HOLY MOLY!
From Youth Art Connection: Because of this amazing effort, 6 ArtPreneurs will travel to Ontario in the fall to check out The Remix Project, meet top shelf artist/business mentors, and then present at the Power of the Arts National Forum in Ottawa!
Of course, the real thanks goes to the highest bidder and other contributors to our cause! Pictured below is Shane MacDonald, who is the proud owner of the marionette for now. He'll be gifting it to a very special daughter later in the year. (sshhhhhhhhh....don't tell her, it's a secret)
|Left to Right: Adriana Afford (Owner of Argyle Fine Art) , Caitlin McGuire (local artist & teacher of the arts), Darren Moreash (artist of the marionette) , Shane MacDonald (generous bidder!), Cavell Holland (one of the best success stories of Youth Art Connection) and Ryan Veltmeyer (Co-Director of Youth Art Connection)|