6/13/2013 7:56:00 PM Art Show Benefits Patients at SMC
Stillwater Medical Center Foundationís Framed Art Show and Sale will be held on June 28-29 in the Family Center at the First United Methodist Church, Stillwater. Over sixty photographic images and a collection of original oil paintings by Jacques Hans Gallrein will be for sale during the event. There is no charge to view the artwork. Theresa and Gene Brennan are shown here at the 2012 show. For additional information, visit www.smc-foundation.org or call (405) 742-5728.
From the brilliant colors of an Oklahoma sunset, to the quiet waters of Glacier National Park, amazing images of life will be part of the 2013 Stillwater Medical Center Foundation Art Show and Sale on June 28-29th at the First Methodist Church Life Center, Stillwater.
Attendees will be able to purchase the framed and matted images, with proceeds benefiting patient needs at the hospital. There is no charge to attend the show, which will be open to the public 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 9: 00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The idea for the sale grew from a project last year that placed artwork in patient rooms and public spaces at the hospital.
"We held a public show last year and received so many comments from guests wanting to buy one of the pieces, it seemed only natural to make that part of this event," Dr. Lee Bird, Chair of the SMC Foundation, stated. In addition to the photographic images, the Foundation will also have original oil paintings by Jacques Hans Gallrein on display and available for purchase.
The paintings are from a collection donated to the foundation by the late Lucille Ritthaler Graham. Mr. Gallrein was born in Germany and attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He arrived in Oklahoma in 1908 and remained here until he passed away in 1989. Gallrein's work is predominantly landscape images, and he was named the Environmental Painter of the Year in 1972 by the School of Environmental and Health Services at East Central State University.
"We are excited to not only showcase a great selection of photographic art, but to also share the masterful work of Mr. Gallrein," Teresa Hopkins, Executive Director of the SMC Foundation shared.
"When he spoke about fi rst arriving in Oklahoma he said '...it was warm, and there was a beautiful peach tree blooming outside. I knew this was the place...' and you can see his love of the western landscape in his work." A preview of images, both the photograph entries and the Gallrein paintings, can be found online at www.smcfoundation. org.
The SMC Foundation's ongoing work is to secure private gifts for the benefi t of Stillwater Medical Center. You can contact the foundation at (405) 742-5728 or visit the offi ces at 1606 W 7th Ave, Stillwater, in the SMC Annex building