Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jazz & Art from the Heart

Ali Becker
 A few weeks ago I was asked to partner with a young 7 y.o. artist by the name of Ali Becker to create a work of art to auction off at this year's Art & Jazz fundraiser for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). My new friend Ali was born with multiple heart defects and has had 2 open heart surgeries as well as other procedures at CHOA in order to keep her healthy. Congenital heart defects are the most common structural birth defect, affecting 1 out of every 125 liveborns in the United States. Ali's parents have been through an extremely emotional and difficult time during her short childhood. Thanks to the physicians at CHOA, Ali and her heart are in tip-top shape!

She was a delight to have in my studio where we created the painting "Art from the Heart", 36"x36", acrylic on gallery wrap canvas. I painted the landscape in the center, while Ali painted the "frame" and sides of the canvas.

Please join us on September 24th at the Bill Lowe Gallery in Atlanta, and place a bid on our painting!! Click here to purchase tickets.

Jazz & Art from the Heart
September 24, 2011, 7-10:30 pm

Bill Lowe Gallery
1555 Peachtree St, #100
Atlanta, GA  30309

Ail & Cat with their finished painting.

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