Paint Palette Challenge
Enjoy Art & Do Good for Charlotte’s Young Patients & Families!
Charlotte artists will be making their mark at the upcoming “First Friday” Gallery Crawl in the South End. They are supporting a local charity, Arts For Life, by contributing paintings to a community art event hosted by Holt School of Fine Art, in the Dilworth Artisan Station (118 E. Kingston Avenue). On Friday, May 5, from 6 to 9 PM, guests can purchase work of contributing artists and see artwork by pediatric patients in the Arts For Life program at Levine Children’s Hospital. Contributing artists include Lesley Powell, Lindsay Jones, Pamela Freeman, Lucy Caldwell, Kate Stewart, LaDara McKinnan, Emma Hoffman, Patty Russell, Holt Cleaver, Sharon Hockfield, Alla Ostrovsky, Kim Gibbs, Dottie Leatherwood, Paul Hastings, Adrian Chu Redmond, Lita Gatlin, Terri Otten, Ron Boozer and Jim Shannonhouse. Proceeds from all art sales benefit Arts For Life’s art programs for young patients and their families.
Gallery crawl guests can also take the Paint Palette Challenge! By visiting participating studios in Dilworth Artisan Station and filling their “palette” with colorful stamps, guests will be entered to win a fabulous prize package. The event is free to attend and open to all ages, guests are encouraged to take the Light Rail.
Arts For Life board member and Paint Palette Challenge organizer Lesley Powell is an accomplished painter who came to her creative profession after a fast-paced career in law. Today, she prefers to paint in plein-air, and travels the world to capture different and inspiring landscapes with her paintbrush. When painting indoors, her studio is in Dilworth Artisan Station.
Lesley says, “The Paint Palette Challenge is an opportunity for Arts For Life to connect with the community outside the hospital and share our mission. As painters, my colleagues and I know firsthand the power of the arts to inspire and transform. The enthusiastic support of so many local artists is a wonderful affirmation of the Arts For Life mission.”
Local painter and Paint Palette Challenge participant Pamela Freeman says, “As an artist, I get so much pleasure and lose myself when I am painting and see the benefit it provides me mentally. Introducing creativity to help relieve the stress of being in the hospital is a “no brainer,” benefiting both patient and family. Arts For Life does that!” Pamela’s studio is also located in Dilworth Artisan Station and she has donated two paintings to the charity art sale.