Join me at the second annual Blossoms and Butterflies
art auction and party this week!
(See below for an invitation to Saturday night's event.) This exhibit/auction benefits the butterfly house coming soon to Fort Collins' Gardens on Spring Creek. Go to the Carnegie Center for Creativity
in Old Town Fort Collins' Library Park this week to see the artwork up close and in person, or simply CLICK HERE
to view the online auction and bid on any of the artwork entries!
Early this year I painted a large (2.5'x4') Pipevine Monarch Butterfly for the exhibit. I love the splashes of orange and white spots contrasted with the butterfly's blue-black wings, so I titled my piece "Bold Beauty." In keeping with my environmental concerns, I used only paint I obtained from the Hazardous Waste Recycling facility at the Larimer County Landfill, and the surface is a plexiglass-covered photo that I salvaged from a dumpster several years ago.
The Blossoms & Butterflies exhibit
is open today and tomorrow (Wednesday & Thursday, June 5 & 6) from 12:00-6:00pm; and Friday and Saturday (June 7 & 8) from 12:00-9:00pm. Tickets are required to enter the show Saturday night 6:00-9:00pm, but otherwise the exhibit is FREE!