Sunday, August 30, 2009

Friendship Garden

Three of my pieces of art will be displayed at the upcoming fundraising art show for the Second Story Women's Centre. Here is my first creation, called Friendship Garden:The window is from a century old home in Mahone Bay. A very nice woman gave me 8 windows from her home renovation and this is the first piece I created using one of her windows. Here are the details from the right side of the window:It's the first time I've displayed any of my art for sale, so I'm a little nervous. The art show runs from September 10th through October 4th. The location is the Old Post Office Centre, 22 King Street, 2nd floor, Lunenburg. Thirty percent from each piece sold is donated to the Second Story Women's Centre.

Here is some info from their website:
Mission Statement
Second Story Women’s Centre works to enhance women’s lives by providing services and education designed to promote personal growth, community awareness, and social change. We work towards equality and respect within a women-centred environment and support women’s rights to make their own decisions.
SSWC is proud to be serving the women of Lunenburg County for over twenty years.
What We Do
You can stop in for advice, information, our library resources or even sit down with a cup of tea.
Accompaniment: If you are a woman who needs emotional and physical support when dealing with issues, Centre staff may accompany you to court or to appointments with other agencies.
Community Development: SSWC is involved within the social and economic support of our community. SSWC staff members work with women in their community to identify problems and mobilize skills and resources to develop a response to an issue.
Community Education Presentations and Workshops: A key goal for SSWC is prevention, education and public awareness. One way we achieve this is by making presentations and conducting workshops for schools, community colleges, service clubs, professional associations, industry and private business and church groups.
Crisis Intervention: SSWC works with women in crisis to help solve immediate problems. SSWC can also provide follow-up support after the crisis to assist women in putting their lives back together again.
Outreach: As much as is feasible, SSWC provides services and programs to women and their families who are isolated by travel distance and travel costs. Programs will come to you.

Title: Friendship Garden
Medium: salvaged window (from Mahone Bay, NS), coloured glass, grout
Price: $275 Size: 28 inches x 28 inches
For Sale at: 117 Pelham St, Lunenburg
(cash or cheque accepted)
Dates: September 10 - October 4
(Thurs,Fri, Sun 12 - 4, Saturdays 10 -4)
Fundraiser: 30% donated to Second Story Women's Centre


Anonymous said...

Sara, don't be nervous.. these are absolutely beautiful and one-of-a-kind! And your price is crazy-reasonable. :-) Good luck, and what a great cause. And as for Brooklyn was truly amazing, and what a character Rudy was.. love talking to the older generation who've been around and done something with their lives on their own steam. The stories!....

Moose said...

What a special cause, fabulous piece and all around "feel good" feeling!
I wish I could participate and snatch up the Friendship Garden. Keep us posted on how everything went.
Tail Wags,

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Fabulous work Sara! You have nothing to worry about. Much success to you!

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

sally said...

Sara...your work is incredible! Thanks for supporting the show and Second Story...we look forward to seeing those beautiful pieces in the window of our gallery space!

aliceinparis said...

Those windows will snatched up faster than you can say "smoked mackerel"! Just beautiful. I would not be surprised if you even got some commissions:)