Update from Kim

As usual, Staart artist Kimberlee Forney is a busy bee! Below are a few of her events she just filled me in on. 

1)I will be participating in the VERMONT WOMEN'S EXPO for the third or fourth time. This is a fun ONE DAY event.
when: SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009 10AM-5PM
where: Sheraton Inn, Burlington

for more info: check out www.vermontwomensexpo.com
Attached to this email is a coupon for $1.00 off admission. There are door prizes (over $4000.00 worth) and other workshops throughout the day. I hope to see you there!

and mark your calendars for.....

2)FRIDAY MARCH 27, FROM 10AM-12PM I will be hanging out at NUNYUNS in Burlington(where Scrumptous used to be). They are a great bakery, breakfast and lunch place located at 139 North Champlain Street. During this "meet and greet" we can chat about art and life...and I will be accepting entries for those who stop by between 10-12 for a chance to win an 8x10 framed print of the winners choice. (Winner need not be present when winning ticket is chosen.)
For more info check out this article from Seven Days. They even mention my artwork! thanks Seven Days!

The show at Nunyuns will be displayed into mid-late April.


Music for a Cause

I just wanted to post some pictures from today's musical event and fundraiser that happened here at the gallery. There was a great turnout and hopefully plenty of money was raised …all of the proceeds going to a national organization that raises awareness about the female sex trafficking trade. Organizer Joy Choquette did a fantastic job of organizing the musicians and putting together a tasty spread of treats including baked goods donated by the Cosmic Bakery in St. Albans. 

Mark Sustic

event organizer Joy Choquette (right)

Carol Jones

Lisa Judge

Rebecca Padulla


Music Matinee, Sunday March 8

This weekend we've got a great event going on at STAART!

EcoMedia LLC, a green copywriting service, will host a Music Matinee on Sunday, March 8th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Local musicians including Carol Jones, Rebecca Padula, Lisa Ackel-Judge and others are going to rock the house while you get to lounge and munch on some light refreshments. (I recently checked out Carol's new CD out and you will LOVE it).

And while you're out enjoying yourself, you'll also be supporting a cause. Music Matinee was created to raise awareness around sex trafficking. It is estimated that 50,000 women are trafficked into North America each year. Statistics vary on worldwide sex trafficking, however it is estimated that between one and two million women and children are trafficked each year around the globe. Informational materials about sex trafficking and sex tourism will be available and you can make a donation that will be sent to a national organization working to end sex trafficking.

Last I checked, it's still winter so come over to snuggle into one of those cozy couches and enjoy the tunes. For more information, contact Joy at joychoquette@gmail.com, and check out her website, www.ecomediallc.com, while you're at it!