Show in Memory of Allen
This is such an exciting show to share with all of you! Not only is it another tangible proof of how the deaths of our children have long term effects/affects on families, friends, and whole communities -- but it is also a fund and awareness raiser for the MISS Foundation. *And* one of the paintings happens to incorporate a poem that my own mom, Dakota's Nanna-Memoo, wrote during the MISS Conference this past May.
I wrote about the Conference here at KotaPress in June, and that same article ran in the MISS Foundation Newsletter, too. At the end of the article I featured my mom's poem which was dedicated to the memory of my son Dakota who died at birth. Nanna-Memoo's real name is Beryle L. Greenwald, and she's a FAB mom and Nanna! And she writes great poetry :) *SO* when Laura Curtis, Allen's mom, saw the poem, she shared it with her friend Devon. Allen's death had profoundly changed Laura's life and consequently the lives of her friends and family -- Devon being one of those people.
Devon had been painting with hope of having a show in memory of Allen, to honor his life and death, to honor his mother's grief and healing. And in the middle of that Laura shared Nanna-Memoo's poem with Devon who then painted the most beautiful piece, making manifest the vision of the poem. And then Devon and Laura contacted us here at KotaPress, and I just went ga-ga!
Not only is Devon a FAB artist, but she had brought a visual dimension to a poem that has meant so much to me since my mom wrote it and shared it with me!!! I just couldn't thank Devon enough. My mom was so excited that she bought the painting right away :) -- it will be hung at the show as "sold" but I promise there are many other fabulous pieces available there. If you have the chance to get there in person, please check it out!!!! If you can't get there in person, surf thru the website about the show at: www.angelfire.com/art2/devonmeyer
Good luck, Devon! Thank you for honoring our children in this way! Many miracles to you!!
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