Artists transform chairs for charity

“Garden Chairs,” by Conny Hatch.

Local artists will be turning chairs into art for a silent auction to support the Belfast Public Health Nursing Association. The Association provides health care and other critical support services to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community. They contribute to helping Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast prepare for emergencies including natural or man-made disasters, through education, providing treatment, holding community immunization clinics and monitoring outbreaks. The Association also works with schools to assist with resource management, food insecurity or oral health care, and they link people to needed health services. One example of their work was last week when they gave out 140 meals for three days to Waldo county children.

All profits will go to the nursing association. The artist’s chair creations will be on display at Local Color Gallery through Aug. 15. The final bidding day August 15 will include an outdoor display of the chairs as well as safely spaced clipboards for making bids. Stop by the gallery to view the chairs and consider your bids.

Local Color Gallery is located at 135 High Street in Belfast. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

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