PAA is thrilled to be the beneficiary of a Parkinson’s Patients Art Show, hosted by Naked Art Gallery. Below is a great article from Iron City Ink that details the personal connection between Parkinson’s Disease and Vero Vanblaere, owner of the Naked Art Gallery.
This necklace, part of a series called “Timeless Love” by Birmingham artist Emma Knapp, was made from the pieces of a broken antique watch. Knapp was scheduled to show her work at Naked Art Gallery in Forest Park as part of “Microlove,” the gallery’s annual Valentine-themed show set for Feb. 2-24.
Naked Art Gallery will celebrate Valentine’s Day by bringing back a popular exhibit and will also raise money for local causes — Woodlawn nonprofit GraceWorks and the Parkinson Association of Alabama — at two February events.
The gallery will present “Microlove,” an annual Valentine-themed show featuring miniature art and handmade gifts and jewelry by 50 artists, from Feb. 2-24.
“This show features a collection of tiny art in a variety of mediums, no larger than a postcard,” said gallery owner Vero Vanblaere.
Much of the work is made from recycled materials, according to Vanblaere.
At the opening reception, Friday, Feb. 2, 5-8 p.m., 100 percent of bar tips will benefit GraceWorks, which provides field trips, community projects and educational experiences each summer for inner-city youth.
Naked Art will also host a one-night show of art by Parkinson’s patients on Feb. 16, 5-8 p.m., part of Third Friday in Forest Park. Bar tips will go to the Parkinson Association of Alabama.
Vanblaere has a strong personal reason to help people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
Her father-in-law is an early onset Parkinson’s patient…CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE ON IRON COTY INK.
Source: Iron City Ink