Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Culver Boys and Girls Club Auction!

Culver's upcoming Boys and Girls Club fund raiser is almost two weeks away. And last week has found Ward and me preparing our contribution to this auction. We are donating this special signed and numbered print of Chief Menominee, a kind and wise man who in the early 1800's was driven from his tribal lands near Plymouth.

Ward wrote the eloquent and sensitive poem included with this print, and he hand cut the mat with its three openings, and is finishing the framing.

I painted the small original
watercolor, an Indian family in a birch bark canoe - note the squaw doing the work- paddling, while the grizzly old father rests and supervises from the stern of the boat. The three Indian children are clustered close to Mom - with the papoose secure on her board, the little brave dangling his arm in the lake, and the little princess timidly observing. This composite - print, poem and original painting of Chief Menominee is our donation to this upcoming Boys and Girls Club Silent Auction to be held at 6:30 P M on Friday, June 18 at Lay Dining Center located on Culver Academies Campus. This auction is the major fund raiser for a terrific local group that provides support for our most important emerging asset - the youth of our community! Try to attend - not only will you help our local school kids, you will have a wonderful evening of conviviality and the opportunity to bid on many interesting items - from large to small. Tickets may be purchased at the door - $40 each or two for $75.00. Complimentary food buffet and drinks.

And on our web site, we offer standard versions of this print with Ward's poem, and my image of Chief Menominee. Click here: www.painterandpoet.com and go to prints, then to the Plymouth series to get details and order the standard Chief Menominee print.

We are also giving a framed copy of our latest print, Broad Stripes and Bright Stars, to this auction. Copies of this print are also available on our web site (listed in the paragraph above) - and in the Culver Area Series of prints.

Earlier this week, Ward and I have enjoyed a few brief country rides and have returned with some interesting photos, including an old tractor and several barns, one with a Notre Dame design in the roof shingles. I'm imagining myself painting a specific old barn with that old tractor in the foreground. The idea is there, and when it emerges as a watercolor, I'll post it here for you to enjoy and/or buy!

Culver Academies' graduation is this weekend, and we've been busy filling orders and waiting on customers. We hope the weather stays nice for graduation.

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