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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Runningbears Art Gallery Benefit Concert/ Art Exhibition Opening February 22, 1:30-3 PM SLT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



ARTIST: Cherkins Resident (Cheryll Kinsley Potter)

In a benefit event for 'War Child;, Runningbears Art Gallery presents for the first time in sl, since 2008, the art works of Cheryll Kinsley Potter. 50% from all art sales and 100% of all donations go to the charity, 'War Child'.

􀀀And presenting the musical talents of Veronica Weksler and Bono Fouroux.

War Child

War Child North America was founded in 1999 and in the last decade has grown into one of the most respected and influential humanitarian organizations in Canada.

War Child actively operates in nine countries with programs that benefit over 200,000 children and their families annually.  War Child Canada currently works with communities in Haiti, Afghanistan, Darfur (Sudan), Uganda, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and Georgia.

Cheryll Kinsley Potter

1950…Cheryll Kinsley Potter was born into a military family in England.

1966… Attended Northwich School of Art, Cheshire. Foundation and Pre- Diploma Course.

1968…Gained a place at St. Martins School of Art in London, studying Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles.

1971…Graduated from St. Martins with B.A. Diploma in Art and Design

Over the following years, between bringing up two children, she worked as an assistant in an Art Gallery and painted Landscapes and Portrait commissions.

She exhibited her work in many group shows including;  “Five Women Artists” at the Camden Arts Centre, London; “Mediterranean Landscapes”, C.C.A. Galleries, Dover Street, London; and “Coincidence” Six European Artists at the Europaisches Kulturzentrum, Cologne, Germany.

1996… she was the script consultant & art director for Michael Flatley, Lord Of The Dance. She created the image of the Unicorn that became the logo for the show..

1998… Cheryll moved to Connemara, where she created large scale landscapes of the surrounding countryside and also made and sold small limited edition prints, working on a continuing series of oil paintings depicting the myth & spirit in Celtic literature.

And was specially commissioned to write an icon of The Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, Dublin.

2001… Exhibited “Myth and Landscape” at the Kenny Gallery, Galway.

2001… For 3 years gave evening classes to students at the PaintBox Art Centre, Galway.

2005... she set up her own school from her studio and started teaching full time. “The Studio” was
a great success with over 50 adult pupils and 20 children of varied abilities, attending day and night classes.

2008... Exibited in the virtual world, Second Life, at the West of Ireland Art Gallery.

2010... Cheryll retired from teaching full time and moved to the South of France to join her long lost friend, Dominic Michaelis, the Architect, Engineer and Inventor as his constant companion and soul mate.

2014... Exhibited in “What's Left, South Yorkshire after the Miner's Strike” at the Doncaster Museum of Art where “The Enemy Within” had it's second public showing.

She gives occasional iconography painting holidays but is mostly working on her Mediterranian Landscapes which she is hoping to exhibit locally.

Veronica Weksler

Veronica Weksler aka MsJAMZ(Paltalk) or  V, as she is known to her friends here in SL, sings Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B, some Rock & Ballads. She  has been playing piano & singing since she was three years old.  Having been born into a musical and very talented family, it is only natural that she has talent, plus an excellent ear for music. Her Mom & Dad both sang  for Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman and  a few other Big Bands.
Veronica has a very unique voice, one that you will hear and never forget..

Bono Fouroux

Bono Fouroux the fantastic guitar player/composer from Amsterdam, Holland, has been playing guitar in different original bands since his youth. He's also done a few cover bands next to a theater band.

His favorite guitars are Gibson and Fender. But he also builds his own or customizes existing guitars.

Bono likes to play the blues in SL, playing originals and Pink Floyd related music as well...

MEDIA CONTACT
Hiawatha Runningbear, Director, Runningbears Art Gallery
hiawatha.runningbear@gmail.com 
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