July 5th, 2014

This month, Gallery MAR held two separate opportunity drawings for a chance to win fine artwork. June has turned out to be very lucky for all of us here at the gallery, connecting more than 50 works of art with grateful owners. Thank you to everyone who visited the gallery to participate in our drawings!

In cooperation with Carol Alleman, we were able to raise funds for both the Swaner Eco Center as we as the National The Pollinator Partnership. Each donation gave the donor a chance to own a beautiful sculpture, called “Natures’ Bounty.” The lucky winner is Anna Marie Rice of Colorado!

While all of Carol Alleman’s work celebrates nature and its inspiring voice of wisdom, Nature’s Bounty was created by Ms. Alleman solely to celebrate the honeybee (and other pollinators) while hoping to bring awareness, education, and action to save our gravely diminishing populations of them. One tiny honeybee is sculpted into a field of white clover on the four inch tall bronze sculpture. The textured base of the vessel was sculpted using honeybee comb from a hive of bees still being tended today by the artist’s brother on the small farm in PA where she was born and raised. Her brother has continued the long history, begun by her paternal grandfather, of tending several hives of bees and extracting the rich, sweet honey.

Our second drawing was for a gallery gift certificate, in partnership with Lange Group Real Estate. At a recent open house, Realtor Matt Mullin took entries to win a certificate to select something from the gallery. We are pleased to announce that Trish Clark is the winner!