Museums Art Auction Fundraiser
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Sep 25 - Sep 27
On September 25 – 27, 2020, we will be hosting an online auction via Facebook featuring fine arts and antiques. The recent gift of a painting titled “Water Taxi” from award winning artist Nicole Stewart was the inspiration behind creating this new effort. Stewart generously gifted the painting with the purpose that it be sold to benefit the museums.
"Water Taxi" was part of a series artist Nicole Stewart painted for her last show at North End Gallery: Portrait of St. Mary's. Stewart wanted to portray people who really love what they do, and this portrait of Jack Russell and Piper epitomized that. "It was my first water taxi ride, and Jack was inviting the kids to steer the boat. When Piper's sister was at the wheel, I remember thinking 'I wish I was that kid.' When Piper took the wheel and I saw that expression of joy on her face, I thought 'I've got to paint that!' And after getting permission from both Jack and Pipers mom, I did. The fascinating thing was that after I had completed the painting, I realized that Jack had the same joy on his face as Piper."