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Charity Auction - Paint the Town
Tuesday at 6:30 PM EDT
The event will be held at Page Waterman Gallery located at 592A Washington St, Wellesley from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Paint the Town - Plein-Air Charity Painting Event
Wellesley Society of Artists (https://wellesleysocietyofartists.org/) and Page Waterman Gallery & Framing (https://pagewaterman.com/) will conduct “Paint the Town” — a Plein-Air Painting Event with a Charity Auction in conjunction with Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend (https://wellesleywonderfulweekend.com/).
The “Paint the Town” Plein-Air artwork will go on auction at the Page Waterman Gallery, 592A Washington St, Wellesley, on Tuesday, May 23th at 6:30 p.m. Food will be donated by Captain Marden's and others. Celebrity auctioneers include Bob and Deborah Brown, the Swellesley Report and Dan Lothian, former CNN White House Reporter and Blake Lothian, 20-year-old NASCAR race car driver and others.
Even with the rain on Saturday, more than a dozen artists have created art during the weekend near the surrounding areas of Wellesley Square and the iconic Wellesley Town Hall.
The “Paint the Town” Plein-Air artwork will go on auction at the Page Waterman Gallery, 592A Washington St, Wellesley, on Tuesday, May 23th at 6:30 p.m.
Highlighting the event, on display now through May 23rd, at Anderson’s Jewelers is artwork by Dana Hall graduate Margi Hopkins (http:www.pepperportraits.com/). Margi’s framed artwork of the Wellesley Town Hall has a retail value of $3,600. Her art has been donated by Page Waterman Gallery & Framing and will be raffled as a fundraising for Friends of Wellesley Veterans, Inc.— the non-profit which supports the Wellesley Veterans and Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend. Tickets can be purchased online at givebutter.com/artraffle or at Anderson’s Jewelers.
Margi grew up in Weston and graduated in 1975 from the Wellesley’s Dana Hall School.
After Dana Hall, Margi received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in Life Drawing and Printmaking from Denison University, Granville Ohio, attending summer classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Art for graphic design, Massachusetts College of art for medical illustration and the De Cordova Museum for life drawing.
Margi started Pepper Portraits in 2001 while working in a veterinary office, a natural place to promote herself as a pet portrait artist. She is happy creating people and animal portraits, landscapes, the occasional farmstead, covered bridge or what ever sparks. Her favorite subjects often include a cat.
Margi has built a reputation for her story telling and unusual color pencil technique which includes solvents with fabric surface. Her award-winning art has been exhibited both locally and nationally, published in various art books and magazines and purchased from collectors all over the world.
Currently, Margi exhibits in Page Waterman Gallery, Wellesley MA. and competes in juried exhibitions all over the country. She teaches workshops in graphite and colored pencil technique, publishes written demonstrations and provides art for various publications and hard covers including North Light Books’ STROKES OF GENIUS, edited by Rachel Ruben Woods. Margi’s art is included in the permanent collection of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Library and is collected internationally.
Margi is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Signature Member of The Society of Animal Artists and a member of Masterworks for Nature.
Margi resides in Batavia OH with her husband Adam, and a menagerie of adopted pets.