Sometimes life makes some interesting twists. I got invited to attend the Charity Art Event sponsored by the ARA Project. ARA Project is a non-profit group working with an Armenian Charity to bring relief and aid to the neediest children in the rural areas of Armenia . All the artists are donating 25% of their sales to the charity. Yes, that means 25% of your purchase is tax deductible while benefitting some children and decorating your walls.
The Charity Art Sale is a one day only event, and certainly a nice distraction from the malls. It will take place at the Villa del Sol dʼOro in Sierra Madre. There will be wine, cheese, live music and of course a lot of great art for sale. There will also be a silent auction and I will have a piece in that with all the proceeds then going directly to the charity.
I'm glad to have the chance to participate as this fits in with my goal of donating a piece a month this year to charitable groups for their fund raising purposes. I may not be rich but can support their cause with these donations. I haven't decided yet which piece will be used, I may give them the Arched Walkway for the silent auction.
Now here comes the bizarre twist in a 6 degrees of separation sort of way. I signed on long before I found out that Wine of the Month Club here in Monrovia is the primary sponsor of the event. WotMC is owned by Paul Kalemkiarian. My Uncle Dan VanDorpe did the engineering and design work for Paulʼs Father-in-laws trash recycling plant many years ago. How is that for paths re-crossing on new lines!
Villa del Sol d'Oro is located at 200 N Michillinda Ave, Sierra Madre. They do have a suggested donation of $20 at the door and I can't tell you how hard they'll strong arm you for it on the way in.
All the details you could want are on the attached oversized postcard above that does get bigger with a click.
Hope to see you all, if you can help out on the silent auction that would be great, if not we certainly can tip a few glasses of wine and chat away real time.