Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday October 22 the Marriot Hotel in Quincy hosted it's annual fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Jen Kelly brought a few artists together to donate their work. Bonnie Hobbs, Diane Scott, Pam Copeman, Kelly and myself had work there. My paintings brought in $1000! This is a really fancy affair with many celebraties showing up. It is always so much fun! The Sultans of Swing were on hand to keep everyone on the dance floor.
During the weekend of September 26, 2010 Dianne joined 12 noted artists to begin a 3 day art filled weekend at the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, Ma.
The artists John Caggiano, T.A. Charron, Robert Duffy, Paul Goodnow, Mike Graves, Barbara Lussier, Christopher Magadini, Margaret McWethy, Tony Nyzio, Catherine Raynes, and Eric Tobin and myself began with a beautiful exhibition of our work. During the 3 days we all were found on the grounds painting in this beautiful and spiritual place.
Each day, a few of the artist took turns presenting a 2 hour demo. I painted Father Pat, a well known singing priest who has a few albums out. If you go to www.http://aacs15.com/?q=node%2F2114%2Fplay, you can see my demo as well as the others.
After painting in the demo, I was asked by some of the people there to paint their portraits. I gladly agreed and did 5 more paintings that day!!!
It is our hope that we will continue this new tradition each year and will attract more and more art lovers each year. T. A. Charron worked really hard to make this a success!!!