• NO BIGGER THAN A PIE BOXPosted on July 9, 2017


    On Wednesday July 13, ArtReach will host their fundraiser “no bigger than a pie box” – small works (less than 9” square) small enough to fit into a pie box. ArtReach is a group of Buffalo ‘like-minded’ women, Karen Eckert, Maria Pabico LaRotonda, Beth Smith and Emily Tucker, who have banded together in support of our common humanity and our democracy. This silent auction will benefit Pride Center of WNY, Planned Parenthood and the YWCA, groups at risk of losing funding in this political climate.

    I have submitted 3 pieces to the event – all from my “endangered creatures” series. Each is a 6”x 6” portrait in spray paint and acrylic on canvas. On the side panel is a different butterfly at risk of extinction. I wonder how many species these children will see go extinct as the EPA is destroyed.

    From left to right are:
    Karner Blue (Plebejus melissa samuelis)
    Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
    Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus)

    The silent auction runs from 5:30 – 7:30 at 500 Seneca Street in Buffalo, NY. Pre-sale tickets to the event are $20 for individual tickets and $30 per pair through July 10. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 a piece or online. On behalf of ArtReach, thank you for your support!