|" Trees Removed on Keele St 1969" - This historical piece made available for silent auction|
So you can imagine my horror when I was arranging to pick up the artwork and realized I'd asked the person on the phone if they were Dorothy! It's hard to imagine a world without the local art and issues icon I grew up knowing of and admiring. But maybe we won't ever completely be - through her art!
More than Artist
But Ms. Mclure was much more than just an esteemed York Region Artist - she actually started out painting the Muskoka's - but a celebrated Aurora citizen who cared about her community and its history in addition to telling us so through her beautiful art, having served as head of the Aurora Historical Society, among distinguished positions held and honours bestowed upon, Dorothy in life, as well as Aurora's 2007 citizen of the year. She is and was a cherished Aurora and York Region icon that will live long beyond her years on earth through her beautiful works of art and particularly those capturing our history! And it was through inspiring examples like Dorothy Clark Mclure, that inspired young local girls, become young ladies to follow their passion and art forms.
In a way, that's perhaps at least partially part of the inspirational message Wendy Marais, who grew up in Aurora as well, and who launched Jazzled Hearts, a non-profit to connect kids to education, music and art through safe and accessible means and now releasing the book Harmony in hard copy, would like to portray, They may never have met in person, but they may have met in spirit.
Silent Auction Features..
The evening silent auction serves as a fund raiser and will also feature a meet and greet from 7-9pm, with Self-Esteem Book Author and Jazzled Youth founder, Wendy Marais. The event hopes to raise funds to put the book into hard copies for distribution to schools and libraries.
A couple other sneak peak stand out items include a foursome play at prestigious the Royal Niagara a Kaneff golf club, and an electric Scooter provided by Ben's Bikes!
So come out and enjoy a enjoy a great dinner, or drinks, and the live entertainment, then browse through the auction goods.
Check out Harmony here
See the Press Release below for more detailed information.
Location online Bidding - Facebook @TP Entertainment and Productions
Event Contact @ 289-221-0928