Dear Friends, Family, and Patrons,
I'm working hard to get the word out
about a special event that I have been working on this summer with a small
group of volunteers called The Solitary Dancer Fund which will take
place at Salt of the Earth Restaurant in Fennville MI on September
24th 11am-2pm. Below is the poster I recently designed.
about helping my very dear friend Jill Lareaux whose figurative sculpture you
may have seen exhibited in my schoolhouse, the Peachbelt Studio &
Gallery www.peachbeltstudiogallery.com and who is loved
by all who know her for her gentle and loving personality. She has
recently been hit with a diagnosis of leukemia and is undergoing extensive
treatments, and due to a string of circumstances Jill and her husband have no
medical insurance to cover her treatment. You may have read the story about
Jill's plight recently in our local Commercial Record newspaper. But if
you missed it, you can read about Jill at www.solitarydancer.org
There will be many pieces of art
auctioned during the event by many local artists such as; myself, Judy
Geerts, Mike Taylor, Teresa O'Brian, John Nelson, Jessica Bohus, Mark
Chatterly, Margaret McDermott, Don Zenas, George Liebert, Stephan Hansen, Jeff
Blandford, Bart Woloson, Sydnee Goldstein Peters, and by Jill Lareaux
herself, and many more. There will be more than art on the auction block as
well - lots of great things have been donated like a week's stay at an
absolutely gorgeous ocean-view home in Sayulita, Mexico. (Check it out
here!)www.casadoschicos.com that sleeps 10, gift
certificates, and lots more. We even have the Ox-bow School of the Arts
auctioneers coming to jazz up the party! All the proceeds from this
event will go toward helping Jill pay for her treatment.
If you would like to attend the fundraiser, I'd love to
see you there. You can make a reservation at www.solitarydancer.org or by calling my cell:
or studio 269-561-5561
or Kim Kubiak at 269-857-3200. If you can't attend,
but can make a cash contribution, that would be helpful as well. You can
make out your check to The Solitary Dancer Fund and send it directly to me
at PO Box 882 Saugatuck, MI 49453. I'll see that it gets right into
the bank account we have set up for her. Or visit the website and click
the DONATE button.
We are still accepting donations of art and
services for the silent and live auctions!
Your participation would really
be appreciated, even beyond words! Thanks so much.