Happy New Year to all of our supporters. We are jumping into 2012 at full speed with just 8 days to go til this IGNITE the NITE - and the energy keeps growing!
One of our favorite parts about the countdown to IGNITE the NITE is the now-steady flow of incredible silent auction items coming in every day. We are particularly excited about the support we’ve received from some of New England’s most acclaimed artists. These dynamic women bring unique talent and style to the canvas but share the determination, creativity, passion and independent spirit that represent the mission of GLOW. We are incredibly grateful to add these beautiful works of art to our silent auction:
The “Shoe Fairy”, a limited edition (2/50) Giclee signed and framed by acclaimed painter Sandy Welch especially for Boston GLOW. The piece, valued at $900, conveys the Connecticut painter’s provocative, colorful and flirtatious style. Welch attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and has studied with professional artists, Bob Noreika, Beth Ellis, Charles Slovek, Stuart Shils and Ilona Levitz, among others. She has exhibited throughout New England and been featured in the Hartford Courant numerous times, West Hartford Public Television, Farmington Valley Arts Center Connections, and Artist Magazine's featured artist. Visit Sandy Welch Art here to learn more.
“930,” a 6x6 acrylic, has been donated by Boston area painter Lisa Daria Kennedy, who has been creating a painting a day for over 900 days. Kennedy’s ambitious undertaking is widely followed across the art community and we are incredibly honored to include one of these pieces in our auction. Kennedy explains “after two years of painting every day (including Christmas) I've no intention of stopping. For me, daily painting is a daily appreciation for living via the canvas. I'm a young adult cancer survivor so I have a persistence to make sure every day matters. Daily painting has become a reminder every day can bring with it reason. My optimism and perception have become part of the process of creating each day without reservation or excuse.”
“Sandy Cove” an 8x8 oil painting by Page Railsback, North Street Studio.
Railsback divides her time between her studios in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and Hingham, MA, where she gives painting and yoga workshops and sells her original artwork. Railsback brings to her artwork and students a rich background in natural healing and polarity therapy. “I have been painting for 30 years. I start each day freshly with 'beginners mind' and let the journey begin with some aspect of Art. I enjoy being a studio rat, holed up by myself with my paints, tunes and books on tape; experimenting, letting the intuitive process take me away.” It is evident in her work that Railsback finds painting a form of meditation and source of peace. Learn more here.
Three works by artist Pamela Copeman, Empty Nest Studio. Copeman (who is the proud mother of this post’s author), an interior designer, explored the creative arts throughout her life but began a disciplined study of painting later in life. “When my children Emily and Fred left for college, I knew I would have a large space in my day to fill. I realized I could pursue painting with spirit, focus and energy. Since that day I have always carved out a simple studio space to paint and I have loved every minute.” She adds gently, “That said, I would trade my empty nest for a full one to have my little ones home again.” Here is a sneak peek at two of the works Copeman has donated:
“Giddy Up” is an oil painting of a Tory Burch leather boot, was created at the Arts Walk in Hingham Square in Fall, 2011.
“Shall We Dance” is an oil painting with mixed media and silver leaf embellishments.
We've also added an exclusive copy of Boston Inspirational Women, a compilation of black-and-white portraits taken by celebrated father and daughter photographers Bill and Kerry Brett. The book features more than 125 women who hail from Boston and have made a name for themselves in some right - from Maria Menounos to Ayanna Pressley - and a foreword written by the amazing Karen Kaplan. We just wish our copy wasn't sealed - we want to open it now!
Our auction has become a display of talented, fierce women in our community who have pursued their dreams and passions - and we couldn't be more excited to share their work with all of you at IGNITE the NITE! If you haven't done so already, buy your tickets today!Peace,