Friday, October 17, 2008

Get to know the artists, #1.

The Kyrie Foundation is delighted and insurmountably grateful to have so many esteemed & talented artists from all over the country donating to our November 6 event, Metamorphosis 2008: Where Tears Turn into Triumph. While she was ill, one of the things that Kyrie enjoyed was coloring. So we thought coloring & art & creative expression could be a significant concept for a Kyrie Foundation fundraiser, thus, the art auction! And what a great way for the rest of us to learn about emerging and established creatives as well as purchase pieces that contribute to the cause.

We'd like to take the next couple of weeks to introduce you to these generous artists and the work they create. First up:

Jack E. Davis, a wonderfully imaginative children's book illustrator.

From the HarperCollins site: Jack E. Davis has illustrated many picture books, including the best-sellers Marsupial Sue by John Lithgow and Music Over Manhattan by Mark Karlins. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington.

Jack has donated a full-color illustration from one of his books as well as offering a signed copy of that publication. Perfect for a meaningful and original Christmas gift, don't you think?

Next? Tremendously talented photographer Mark Laita.

From his site: Based in Los Angeles since 1986, Mark also maintains a studio in New York City ... Mark's still life photography has been featured in campaigns for clients as diverse as Sony, Budweiser, Mini Cooper and Apple Computer's iMacs and iPods. His work as been recognized year after year by Communications Arts, Archive, Graphis, the One Show and the Kelly Awards.

Easy to see why he's such an award winner, huh? Mark has generously donated two incredible animal prints to the art auction. Can't wait for you to come and check out his work for yourself in just a couple of weeks.

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