Monday, February 15, 2016

Two Things
A two-part post this week; 
containing this goofy (and rather stiff) anthropomorphic pencil swatting at a dip-pen dragonfly...
...and this detail of a fun, original painting that is being offered at auction to benefit one of my favorite organizations; the Denver Young Artists Orchestra
I can't say or write enough about how mesmerizing and professional the young musicians of the DYAO are. We enjoy their concerts year after year and continue to be blown away by the full and gorgeous classical music they produce. 
I'm excited to support them in any way I can!
My music-themed piece is an original; permanently mounted on 1" deep cradled birch, and carefully varnished with a rich and glossy UV protective coating. This artwork needs no frame--it's ready to hang or stand on a shelf or table in your home! Click on this link to see the whole piece:

If you've been watching the fantastic Mozart in the Jungle, you know that the production is doing an excellent job portraying the excitement and joy, and also the despair and difficulties inherent in being a musician (or truly, any artist or creative). Despite the challenges, the arts continue to flourish; in a big way thanks to benefactors, patrons, donations, and fund-raisers. 
So please, nurture all the arts, and the dedicated young musicians of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Check out their auction and if you can, support them by participating. In addition to my artwork, there are many fine items to consider.
Thanks very much for your support of the arts--especially Young Artists!

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