We know what Viola Davis meant when she said, ‘I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” during her Oscar speech.
We witnessed a celebration of life at Instar Lodge this weekend with over 300 guests coming to admire and purchase artworks generously donated by close to 100 artists for a Planned Parenthood Fundraiser organized by the ineffable FOUR-D. Within hours over 5k was raised!
Reflecting on the success of the event, what perhaps is most noteworthy is how this benefit extends far beyond Planned Parenthood and into a future of many. The event highlighted the work of Four-D, beautiful and affordable artwork moved from artists studios into new homes, it brought business into a tiny hamlet, people ate at our delicious local restaurant Gaskins (who generously donated beverages at the event raising money for PP with us!) and shopped atLuddite. In the end money was given to Planned Parenthood, who will use it to give their services and care to women in need--this generates more life to love.
We chose to be artists. We are pro-choice. We will continue to support the rights of women to choose, thank God!
With my heart full of love for you,