Celebrate the art of Rachel Rome at the book launch party & show on August 3. This is the follow-on to last year's book & show, A Celebration of Art (you can still order books & prints). That was a huge success, raising $3000 for art programs offered through North Shore ARC. Moving from the east coast to the west coast, Jake is hosting this year's event at his home. You can find more details & RSVP on either Facebook or Evite.
The title of this year's entry, Color & Charcoal, refers to both the vibrant colors Rachel used in her painting and the charcoal employed so skillfully in her sketches. The show will feature 60 original works of art, plus prints of dozens more. You can preview the book at Blurb and place an order directly with Jake; later on it will be available for purchase direct from Blurb. While a limited number of prints will be available for purchase at the launch party, prints are available for purchase right now on the website. That includes bonus pieces as well. If you just want to browse, they look great on Flickr.
Just like last year, all the proceeds will be donated to charity. This year, the beneficiary is Mychal's Learning Place of Hawthorne. The funds will be used to support their arts programs. Mychal's mission statement is, "to assist children and adults with developmental disabilities to build self esteem and independence by providing social and recreational activities with an emphasis on life skills training in a safe and loving environment."
While last year's book focused on the amazing work created in San Miguel, Allende in Mexico, this year's outlook is broader. Of course San Miguel is well represented, but so is Viterbo, Italy. Truro on Cape Cod, and Ipswich, Beverly, Gloucester & Rockport along Boston's North Shore. Take a look at the photos below to get more of a flavor of the book. Between now & then, make sure you like the Facebook page to see a new painting each day.