This Thursday there will be an art auction to benefit CAAF. Mattel has been doing amazing work for many years raising money for this important cause. This year Mattel invited creative artists and designers within Mattel, Disney, Pixar and other toy and entertainment companies to come together to create and donate art to raise funds for children affected by AIDS. The theme of the show is “Inspired by Kids”! I chose to create a piece that represented my memory of discovering fireflies in the field across the street from our house in Montgomery, Alabama when I was in the third grade. It was absolutely amazing that there were bugs that could light themselves up like a flashlight. We would go over to the field at night and catch the fireflies in a jar just briefly so we could marvel at one of natures most amazing creatures. Once we took a quick second to ooh and ahh over them we released back out into the scattering of flickering lights across the sky. It was one of my favorite childhood memories and one that I enjoyed recreating for this piece. This piece was created with a variety of papers and glue.

Below is the information on the show. The Opening reception will feature a live auction for a select group of art. You can also find out more information by going to www.caaf.org

Opening reception: December 1, 2011. WORLD AIDS DAY (by invite only)
ARTISTS’ Reception: December 2, 2011
Open to the public: following the artists’ reception on December 2 through Sunday,
December 4, 2011

Here is the address for the gallery show. If you are in the area this coming weekend you should stop by and take a look at all the amazing artwork.
R*W Creative Group/1118 Abbot Kinney Blvd/ Venice, CA 90291



At 9:18 AM, Blogger Daniel Woodling said...

Absolutely wonderful and inspiring! I wish I could go to the show!

At 4:46 AM, Blogger Joyce Alice said...

love this! i have the same memories of fireflies


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