A Rancho Bernardo resident is between the 17 Escondido Artwork Association users who have designed paintings of sunflowers to raise income to enable Ukrainians.
The sunflower is the nationwide flower of Ukraine. Is is also a symbol of contentment, optimism, longevity and peace, in accordance to the artwork affiliation.
Jinx Lennon, who is EAA’s gallery director and has lived in Rancho Bernardo for 22 yrs, claimed her 1st submission, an oil titled “My Prayer,” was acquired by a female in Idaho. So she painted two extra for the display in the Escondido Library that can be seen by April 30.
Her new oil paintings are “Field of Dreams” and “Going It Alone.”
Lennon mentioned although all her paintings — like the many others on show — are of sunflowers, the way the flowers are presented displays what is likely on in the Ukraine.
“Mine are genuinely diverse,” she claimed. “In the 1st the (flower) head was bowed in prayer. ‘Field of Dreams’ is due to the fact they have to have desires and ‘Going It Alone’ is of a lonesome sunflower. It is because I experience the Ukrainians are going it by itself, even even though (the United States) is delivering some items.”
Lennon stated she takes advantage of oil because “I like the way it moves on the canvas, I like the experience of it.”
Other artists have used acrylics, watercolors, pastels, combined media and fabric.
The “Sunflowers for the Ukraine” show opened April 9, and as of Monday, $2,100 truly worth of artwork has been marketed, Lennon claimed. With paintings currently being offered and taken off from the show, the EAA members made a decision to donate extra performs to supply more fundraising possibilities. The whole buy price, minus tax, is going to the fundraiser.
The taking part artists are Kathy Aldrich, Delores Christensen, Katie Cowan, Carol Criscsi, Alison Driessen, Elaine Griveas, Cathy Haven, Pat Hunter, Dan Kilgore, Jinx Lennon, Byron Marler, Suzanne Nicolaisen, Janice Niles, Diana Prout, Brenda Townsend, Muriel Varshay and Chickey Woldin.
“This wall of sunflower paintings represents a collective work by members of the Escondido Artwork Affiliation to categorical our profound sadness at what is at present occurring in Ukraine,” explained EAA member Cathy Haven. “We hope the magnificence discovered here will inspire and inspire the viewer to arrive at out and support the men and women of Ukraine. You will uncover a partial listing of Ukraine relief organizations next to this exhibit.”
The fundraiser will support World Central Kitchen area, which is feeding Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Romania, Moldova and Hungary, claimed Byron Marler, the event’s coordinator.
“Our EAA staff picked WCK immediately after meticulously examining the selections,” Marler explained.
World Central Kitchen area is a not-for-income non-governmental corporation devoted to supplying foods in the wake of purely natural disasters. Launched in 2010 by celeb chef José Andrés, the business prepared food items in Haiti following its devastating earthquake. At this time cooking out of their own Relief Kitchen in Przemysl, Poland, and mobilizing a huge network of cooks and volunteers across all 6 countries, WCK is offering just about 200,000 hot, nourishing meals just about every working day, in accordance to the art affiliation.
Lennon stated one particular of the organization’s kitchens was not too long ago bombed,.
“The chef is cooking for displaced persons, it is horrible,” Lennon explained.
The paintings can be considered in the Escondido Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The library is shut on Sundays.
People who would like to obtain a portray must go to the Escondido Art Association’s Artists Gallery a pair blocks from the library at 121 W. Grand Ave. It is staffed by volunteers, so connect with 442-317-0980 for several hours.
All readily available paintings are also viewable on the association’s web-site at escondidoartassociation.com. Click on the “FDRSR Ukraine” backlink.
Lennon reported when the library show closes, any unsold sunflower paintings will be moved to the gallery and obtainable for buy via Might.
The EAA is an all-volunteer non-financial gain firm that promotes the arts in North County San Diego. New users are welcome. For particulars, go to escondidoartassociation.com, e mail [email protected] or phone 442-317-0980.