Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Summer Solstice Tour of unique property up for auction!

Welcome the Summer Solstice with a special tour for 4 art and nature lovers. Experience a 300 year old farmhouse renovation with art gallery, architectural office, multiple on location art studios, and wild-landscaped sculpture park.

This transcendent property is a local secret, hidden in the Green Hill Neighborhood. Enjoy a guided tour of a magnificent treasure that blends art and nature together into a living gallery.

Both Troy West and Claudia Flynn are artists, and have a long history with Hera Gallery.

Private 2 hour yoga class with Victoria Lockard!

Treat yourself to a two hour private vinyasa yoga class with instructor, Victoria Lockard. This session will occur at the instructors residence in Providence, RI.

Whether you already practice yoga, or are an absolute beginner, this is a one-on-one opportunity to address your specific needs and interests. Victoria Lockard, a printmaker, former Hera Gallery intern, and URI alumna, teaches vinyasa yoga at several locations in Providence. She received her teacher training from Baron Baptiste and YogaFit. Her teaching gives a workout while soothing the busy mind.

Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic, flowing practice that connects movement with breath while leading you through a series of postures to strengthen and build flexibility and endurance, bringing you to a place of deep inner calm.

All That Matters Gift Card up for Auction

You are bidding on a $20 Gift Card to All That Matters, located at 315 Main Street in Wakefield, RI. This gift card can be used for any classes, services, or in the All That Matters store.

All That Matters (ATM) began in 1995 with a little yoga studio and a big vision, and has grown - under Joan Dwyer's guidance - into the largest non-residential holistic center in New England. Today more than 50 weekly yoga classes, an array of workshops, a retail store, and health care services ranging from acupuncture and chiropractic to massage therapy draw some 1000 visitors a week to Wakefield, Rhode Island.


You are bidding on a $50 Gift Certificate to the Midtown Cafe, located at 333 Main Street in Wakefield, RI.

In the heart of Wakefield village, Midtown Café has a stylish, yet relaxed environment where you can enjoy a classic breakfast or delicious lunch. Sit by the wide windows overlooking Main Street and enjoy a glass of wine or a cappuccino.

Midtown is a great location for dining with friends, meeting a business client (we have free WiFi ), or just taking a break in your work day. Always welcoming, Midtown is a cosmopolitan café offering fresh, simple fare with friendly professional service.

Item up for auction: Gardening consultation!

You are bidding on a two hour gardening consultation with local designer Maryann Killilea.

Although it’s cold out now, it’s still an ideal time to plan your gardening goals with a professional landscape designer!

You will have the opportunity to ask questions about your garden, and get professional insight regarding what is best for your particular garden. Maryann will offer you unbiased guidance and advice to help you chose plants or trouble shoot problem areas in your garden.

Silent Auction item: Massage!

Bid on a FULL HOUR MASSAGE with Linda Leonard Sternberg, RN!

Treat yourself to a professional massage with licensed massage therapist, Linda Leonard Sternberg. As the weather gets cooler, pamper your body, and escape for an hour of bliss! Massage is an important relaxation tool, and can also provide deeper therapy for specific physical problems.

Linda Leonard Sternberg has been practicing massage therapy since1987, and can accommodate any needs that you might have.

BARBECUE FEAST FOR 6 up for auction!

Bid on a BARBECUE FEAST FOR 6, to be held on Saturday, January 23rd, at 6:00pm. The dinner will be hosted by Jeff Bertwell and Barbara Pagh, at their house.

Enjoy a taste of Louisiana spice that will warm you up in the cold of winter!

Relax, and let Jeff and Barbara prepare a hearty meal of gumbo, barbecued ribs, cornbread, and salad for you. The meal will be hosted at Jeff and Barbara’s house, so there won’t even be dishes to do afterwards!

Be sure to bring your own bottle of Riesling to cool your tastebuds off and balance out the heat with a touch of sweetness.

Silent Auction Item: Papermaking Workshop for 2

Participate in an intimate studio session with Hera Gallery member and artist, Barbara Pagh. You will be taught how to prepare sheets of handmade paper using Abaca, as well as how to add color and other materials to the pulp. All materials will be provided, you just need to bring your creativity and enthusiasm.

Barbara Pagh is a printmaker/papermaker, and a Professor of Art at the University of Rhode Island. She received her MA degree from New York University and her BA from Mount Holyoke College. She works in stone lithography and photolithography on her own paper in both 2 and 3 dimensions. The images are often derived from landscape or ancient symbols left in the environment.

Barbara Pagh is co-owner of the Queen's River Press with her husband, Jeff Bertwell. She is a member of Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI and The Printmaker's Network of Southern New England.

Image above: installation view from Passages at URI

AIA Guidbook Signed by author, Ron Onorato

Available at the upcoming Artful Auction are three signed copies of Ron Onorato's AIA Guide to Newport! An essential reference guide for any history buff, or out of town guest!

Discover Newport! The AIA Guide to Newport is the first and only guidebook to reveal the complete range of its architectural heritage from colonial houses and gilded age mansions to the most recent works by modern and post modern architects. The 9 Tours outlined by Ron Onorato cover every neighborhood in the city by the sea and make a strong case for Newport as the most engaging place to view architecture in the country.

Written by architectural historian Ronald Onorato and photographed by architectural photographer Warren Jagger, the 350 plus entries in the guide are arranged in nine self guided tours with accompanying maps, feature photographs and historical commentary to create the most up to date and comprehensive guide every published on Newport architecture.

Book Jacket up for bid in Silent Auction

Available to bid on at the upcoming Silent Auction Fundraiser is a custom made book jacket by Rick Croteau. Here is an example of a previously made book jacket by Rick. He has donated his services to Hera Galleries upcoming silent auction. Bidders can compete to have him make a unique book jacket for their favorite book!

Silent Auction Item...

Available to bid on at the upcoming Silent Auction fundraiser is Claudia Flynn's sculpture, Phantom Limbs, will be up for auction at our upcoming Silent Auction.