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Art for the Bridge of Flowers: Silent Auction & Gala
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 03:00pm - 05:00pm
 Contact 413-625-9833 or salmonfalls@megaplanet.com

Those who love art and the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls have an unusual opportunity this month to combine both interests. “Light Showers,” a 42-by-64-inch chalk pastel work donated to the Bridge by noted artist Peter London, is being sold by silent auction at Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield Street, Shelburne Falls.

The work is now on display at the gallery, and bids are being accepted by email, telephone and in person at the gallery. Starting bid is $500. The artist’s estimate of value is $2,500. Closing date for the auction is September 30.

The winning bid will be announced at a Floral-Themed Gala from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 30 at the gallery. All that same day, Salmon Falls Gallery will donate 10% of each sale of any artwork that includes flowers or bridges in the imagery or title—another fine way to donate to the Bridge. The public is invited to “come dressed in floral finery.” The gala reception will include refreshments and music by Einstein’s Little Homunculus, a band which includes Carol Laliberté Delorenzo, who is also Head Gardener for the Bridge of Flowers. Einstein’s Little Homunculus is described as a mixture of slightly skewed original songs and rockin' arrangements of jigs, reels, and other melodies from the British Isles and beyond. A good time for all!

For more information about the sale, the gala, and ways to donate to the Bridge of Flowers, visit Salmon Falls Gallery or the gallery website, or call 413-625-9833.

Peter London has exhibited his paintings from 1960 to the present nationally and internationally in galleries and museums in New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Sacramento, and Montreal. His work is included in many public and private collections, including Columbia University, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Massachusetts, Musee D’Art Contemporaine, and Concordia University, Montreal. He has had several one-person exhibitions of his paintings at Salmon Falls Gallery.

Peter has authored several books on art and the creative processes: No More Secondhand Art, Drawing Closer to Nature, and a forthcoming publication, The Practice of Art as a Spiritual Practice. He has also published many professional articles on art and its teaching, and edited several journals on the same.

In addition to his university teaching where he was Chair of the Art Education Department, he has taught and lectured in universities and arts centers across North America and Europe. He and his wife, Marion, a volunteer gardener at the Bridge of Flowers, share their year between Shelburne and Davis, California.

Visit Peter London's website.

Location Salmon Falls Gallery