This Saturday morning I will be riding over to Port Jeff to drop off two pieces from a currently five piece series I started this summer called Finding My Peace of Space.
Able to submit up to two pieces for this show, I selected #1 and #3 from my series (number two is kind of tiny, and I wanted to present with larger works). When given the option, I always submit the max allowed to increase my odds of getting something, anything in, and as luck would have it, both were chosen.
It is labeled as “Victors of Survival: Artists United Against Breast Cancer,” an Art exhibition and Breast Cancer Victory celebration benefiting Fortunato Breast Health Care Center at Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. The location for it is the Port Jefferson Village Center and it has been put together by the North Shore Art Guild.
The prospectus for this show describes the theme to be, “not just about breast cancer. [But] about personal transformation, the person you become having faced the experience. It’s about the emergence of the warrior within you, and the struggle that brings it forth. It’s about you, the artist, and how you choose to transform that passion into expression.”
With that said, I am looking very forward to the many ways people have been able to visually translate this concept.
In addition to this show bringing people out to support a worthy cause with their presence, all of us artists are not only putting our paintbrushes, but our money where our mouth is — a portion of every sale goes to the Benefit.
The show will be opening to the public this Sunday, August 30th and remain viewable until October 31st. Allowing plenty of time for everyone to make a stop. According to the Village Center Gallery webpage, gallery hours are 9 am to 9 pm daily.
The formal opening reception will not be held until October 3rd, from 4 – 7 pm (where you will find me walking around admiring all of the art).