Giving – the gallery @ the Community Foundation
Creativeexpression...it is a part of who we are, a part of what we do whether in our
chosen work or in what we pursue in our personal lives. The Community Foundation is honored to
showcase that creative spirit in introducing our new gallery space “Artful Giving”. Through the generosity of our Founding Chairman Frank Hennessey and his lovely wife, artist Carol Hennessey,
the Community Foundation is the recipient of part of their eclectic collection of works that now hangs in our new office space at 116 S. Magnolia. Several pieces are part of the Community Foundation’s permanent collection but some two dozen works are offered for sale to benefit our Sustaining Fund for Operations.
The show piece of the collection is “The Night Electric” an original watercolor by the “Night Painters” – a group of five artists including Mrs. Hennessey, who are members of the Grosse Pointe Artist’s Association in southeastern Michigan. Progressive painting or a painting created by multiple artists is a unique concept that marries the talents of several artists on a single canvas. The only thing decided on in advance is the color palette with one artist beginning followed by the other four until the completed work emerges.
The Community Foundation in partnership with the Magnolia Art Xchange will host Ocala/Marion County’s first annual Progressive Painting event highlighting the incredible talent of five local artists to create what will become the centerpiece of the “Artful Giving” collection for the upcoming year with all
proceeds to benefit and sustain the Community Foundation’s Sustaining Fund for Operations.
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