One of the models who works for the Alexandria Art League was involved in a serious accident several weeks ago. She is slowly recovering but had no health insurance and has had two surgeries so far. The wonderful folks at the Alexandria Art League have decided to host a fund raiser to help defray her medical expenses.
Artist Robert Liberace will conduct three painting demonstrations on Monday 6 July 2009 at the Duke Street Annex in Alexandria Virginia. If you attend during the day there is a free trolley that shuttles between Union Street at the waterfront and the King Street Metro Station (blue and yellow metro lines) -it runs every 20 minutes. Once at Union and King Street the Duke Street Annex is 2 blocks south.
Rob will be painting all day and should stop around 9:45pm. If you’ve never had a chance to see him in action-whether you paint or not-now is the time. I am pretty excited because usually during classes, I am torn between watching Rob’s demo and/or painting.
Throughout the day there will be a silent auction where you can bid on works by Robert Liberace. Rob has been holding on to his class demos (which are wonderful!) and will have those for sale as well as the demos he creates during the fundraiser. All of the proceeds go directly to help Ada.
So, if you’ve been fortunate enough to paint with Ada as your model, if you attended the paint-off at the Portrait Society of America (she was a model), if you’ve always wanted to see Robert paint and learn about his techniques-and best of all-if you want a chance to help someone in serious need—plan on attending! I will see you there.
PS if you can not attend and would like to donate, contact the art league at 703.683.2323.