I’m off to Denver early tomorrow morning for EOR’s second annual “Art for Ethiopia” silent art auction at the Flash Gallery in the Belmar shopping area, and I couldn’t be more excited. Time with the EOR ladies? Check. Time away from the stress of unpacking after our cross country move (which happened last week)? Check. Awesome art for my new house? Check. Raising money to build a well for orphans in Ethiopia? Check.
I’m looking forward to seeing many of our amazing supporters at the event–early in the day on Saturday, we have family photo shoots with professional photographer, adoptive parent to the beautiful Ethiopian-born Ezra and husband to Board Member Jane, Greg Cradick. As our guests arrive, Greg will also be taking red carpet style photos–because, really, who doesn’t want to be photographed when they’re looking all shiny and fabulous in their cocktail party attire? Guests will sip Barefoot Wine & Bubbly thanks to an incredibly generous in kind donation from the company (secured by rock star Board Member Shawn) & eat fantastic food from Aspen Catering & Specialty Foods & Door to Door Organics thanks to in kind donations from the companies and a cash donation from Acupuncture Denver. Adoptive mama Angie Lee of Grindstone Graphics donated her graphic design skills to incorporate all of the children’s art work submitted for EOR’s art contest this year into awesome posters for the gallery. Our organizing committee even got together for a team building retreat at the Artonomy Studio in Evergreen with the amazing Maggie Smiley to create some art, and get excited about the event (I’m totally buying one of the pieces we created, it’s great!). We have beautiful art donated from artists all over the world–many of it collected by esteemed art museums–and the silent auction bids on all of it will start at $1. Excited yet?
I hope you’re running right now to dust off your highest heels and take your prettiest cocktail dress out of the dry cleaning bag, because Art for Ethiopia is not to be missed! If you haven’t already RSVPed for the event, there is still some space available. Email us at info at ethiopianorphanrelief dot org and we’ll get you the information you need to be added to the guest list (you must be on the guest list to be admitted, so seriously, email us right this minute!). Our family photo shoots are currently full, so we unfortunately are not still accepting reservations for those.
See you Saturday!