On Thursday, March 24, Project Happy Water kicked off their first fundraiser, High Water, which featured an art auction to support the renovation and painting of the J.B. White's water tower on top of the White's building on Broad Street in downtown Augusta. 19 artists donated their work and all proceeds went toward the effort. I was thrilled to discover that my painting was in a bit of a bidding war. The event raised over $11,000! Needless to say, the party was a smash hit. Over 300 people attended and two DJs kept the platters spinning with great music. So excited to see the community come together to support artist Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman's long-time dream of painting that tower with his HAPPY robot. Never heard of Porkchop? Lemme introduce you to him here!
That split second when life changes forever and the only question hanging in the air is “…why?” Gone: Our Stories will celebrate its opening reception on Friday, April 1 at 600 Broad in beautiful downtown Augusta, Georgia. Come explore that liminal space where life changes forever. Enjoy live music, wine, nibbles, and some powerful images depicting that sliver of time where everything changes and nothing will never be the same again.
I am excited and humbled to have been chosen by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman to participate in the first fundraiser for Project HAPPY Water! Nearly 20 local Augusta artists have created water tower themed art for the party and auction that will be held on Thursday, March 24 from 6pm-9pm at 600 Broad in downtown Augusta!
Tickets can be purchased here: projecthappywater.com
Hope to see you there!