Last week I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the Gallery at UNOS' 2-person show, "Home". It featured my work and the beautiful ceramic work of Lee Hazelgrove (you guys NEED to see his work in person! It's incredible!). It was such a fun night put together by Lisa Schaffner, and I'm just happy that my work will be displayed there until August 26th!
For those of you who haven't heard of UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) - their gallery is dedicated to increasing awareness of lifesaving organ transplants and organ donation. They regularly feature work by local artists and those directly touched by donation and transplantation. 92 lives are saved each day thanks to UNOS. It also happens to be where my main squeeze has been working for almost four years!
The evening started with introductions by Lisa, followed by an inspiring speech from a liver recipient:
He talked about how blessed he feels that he received a match, and how he doesn't take a single day for granted. He traveled all the way from Florida to thank UNOS for making his life possible. It was a proud moment for me, knowing that my husband is such a big part of that process.
And now - for some close ups of my work and Lee's! The majority of these photos were taken by the talented Rebekah Brunson Studios, whose site you can check out here.
Here's just a quick video to show how one of my illustrations was created!
Each and every piece of artwork that you see here is for sale! 20% of ALL proceeds from now until August 26th go straight towards supporting the cause at UNOS. You can view/purchase the work by clicking here.
Lee talking about his work:
You guys SERIOUSLY need to see it in person!! The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Located at 700 N. 4th Street in Richmond, VA.
I am so thankful for everyone who came out to support Lee and me! It was one of the best art openings I've ever been a part of. And of course, thank you to UNOS for making this - and so much good in the world - possible.
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