Minden art exhibit benefits Kids & Horses

An art exhibit at Minden FastFrame Art Gallery will benefit Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center.

Horse of a Different Color will be the theme of this months exhibit at Minden FastFrame Art Gallery July 10 through Aug. 29. There will be an artist reception Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from artwork sold through the Minden FastFrame Art Gallery through the end of the Horse of a Different Color exhibit are being donated to Kids & Horses, a therapeutic riding program for children located in the Johnson Lane area. The group art exhibit focuses on the theme of horses. The exhibit features the watercolors of Elizabeth Cataldo, Pamela Findleton and Helen Coxhead McFarland, mixed media collages and pastels by Louise Darden, acrylics by J. Renee Ekleberry and fine art photography by Chris Johnson and Jason Woodcock. The gallery also features Florida artist Kathleen Schmick's brilliant crystal Feng Shui sun catchers and high relief raku fine art tiles by Helen Coxhead McFarland.

Prints of Jonni Hill's "The Spirit of Charlie" and "The Spirit of Ghost Star" are available through the gallery. The 17 by 20 inch signed prints are available for $30 each or both for $50. Proceeds in total from the sale of Hill's prints will be donated by Hill to Kids & Horses.

Kids & Horses was founded in 1999 by Sam Waldman. It is an educational program offering horsemanship as a means of therapy used to improve strength, coordination and self-esteem. The program has benefited those who are faced with blindness, paralysis, celebral palsy, down syndrome, amputation, autism and many other impairments. It serves those 2-years-old and older.

Minden FastFrame sponsors a free art raffle each month. Today, a winner will be selected and receive a framed print of "Reflection - Job's Peak," a photograph by J. Renee Ekleberry. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 or six for $5, with all proceeds donated to Kids & Horses. Visit the new gallery and receive a free raffle ticket to enter the drawing.

Horse of A Different Color is on exhibit until Aug. 29. The next exhibit at the gallery will be computer generated art and gicleƩ prints. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment, Saturday. The gallery is located at 1614 Highway 395 North in Minden. For information on this exhibit or future exhibits at the gallery, or to arrange an appointment, contact the gallery director at 782-1124 or 783-9490.


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