Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mike and Linda Curb Join Gail McDaniel for 'Building Bridges' Event in Franklin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 2013) – Artist/instructor Gail McDaniel (center) welcomes student artist Linda Curb (right) and music industry professional Mike Curb to the "Building Bridges Through Art" exhibition and silent auction at CharacterEYES Boutique in downtown Franklin, Tenn. The Oct. 12 event helped raise more then $4,000 for the non-profit Bridges Domestic Violence center. The exhibition of original artwork will continue through Oct. 31 with an elaborate presentation of original watercolor paintings by McDaniel and student artists Chris Burns of Nashville; Linda Curb of Nashville; Judy Howell of Columbia, Tenn.; GiGi Mallory of Brentwood, Tenn.; Vikki Nordstrom of Nashville; Billie J. Osborne of Whites Creek, Tenn.; Iris Rotker of Franklin, Tenn.; Terri Tyler of Nashville; and Sandy Weddle of Nashville. The paintings feature breathtaking images of landscapes, animals and people using various watercolor painting techniques. Proceeds from art sales will benefit the Bridges Domestic Violence Center, a domestic abuse shelter in Franklin. Each artist is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of at least one painting. "Building Bridges Through Art" is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions established by CharacterEYES Eyecare and Optical. McDaniel, who lives in Franklin, has served as an associate member of the Winsor & Newton Creative Artist Network in London, England. From 2001 to 2012, she helped raise more than $90,000 for the arts in area public schools through the "Students and Friends of Gail McDaniel Awards". Workshops and classes led by McDaniel have drawn students from 36 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), the District of Columbia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines and South Korea.  For more information about the exhibition, call (615) 599-1800.  To view Mcdaniel's artwork, visit (Photo By Chuck Whiting)


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