Painting It Forward
July 2, 2013
Norma Bruhn, a 79-year-old artist from Carmel, CA, has teamed up with Mountainsong Galleries to offer the city’s best artwork to the public with the 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation.
Norma Bruhn was touched when she learned of the foundation’s Studio E epilepsy art therapy program so she decided to do what she does best to help: paint for a cause!
“I wanted to help raise money to expand the Studio E program into more communities. About a year ago,
I recovered from a stroke and found my art was therapeutic: spiritually, emotionally and dexterously: art is healing on so many levels. I was inspired by this wonderful program to get out there and paint something!” Bruhn said.
When they heard about Bruhn’s plans, Lucinda and Jonathan Mountainsong of the Mountainsong Galleries decided to join in and expand the program to include their entire gallery.
“We have supported the local community in so many ways and thought that Studio E was a wonderful concept. We wanted to help out, too,” Lucinda Mountainsong said.
The gallery will auction off “Blue Hydrangeas” to the highest bidder on July 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. PDT. Bids are being accepted in person, via e-mail, or by phone (831-626-0600) until July 11.
In addition, 10 percent of the proceeds from any other artwork (paintings, sculptures, etc.) sold in their collection from now through July 14 will be donated when the buyer mentions the Epilepsy Foundation.