Artists donate work to HoCF ‘Boots & Bling’ auction

Published 2:30 pm Friday, October 28, 2011

Dale McEntire donates “Winter Pines,” a 36” x 24” oil on canvas. (photo submitted by Marsha Van Hecke)

Soon the bidding will begin for donated artwork and other coveted items at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills’ 30th anniversary gala.
“Boots & Bling,” an elegant hoedown with music, dancing, food, and an entertaining auctioneer takes place on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Hospice Thrift Barn in Landrum. Proceeds from the celebration, including the auction, will benefit the Hospice House.
Among the artists donating to the auction is Logan Wolfrum, a self-taught, 27-year-old sculptor from the mountains of Colorado. He became an interested donor when his future mother-in-law, Melinda Aud, spoke with him about it.
“Melinda informed me about the Hospice fundraiser and told me about all the good that comes from the event. It seems like a wonderful thing to be a part of. I hope that I can help make a difference,” Wolfrum says.
Also donating a piece from her collection is Llyn Strong, a jewelry maker based in Greenville, S.C. Strong offers one of her Signature Arch Rings.
“I used Hospice with my mom and it was a great experience,” says Strong.
While much of her work is inspired by her husband Brad, daughter Sydney, nature and painter Gustav Klimt, Strong’s latest creations come from a different muse.
“My new angel collection was inspired by my mother,” Strong said.
A third generous donor is local artist Dale McEntire from Saluda. A native of Western North Carolina, McEntire’s paintings and sculptures are widely exhibited throughout the south and beyond. When asked to contribute to the HoCF “Boots & Bling” event, he didn’t hesitate.
“Hospice was very helpful to my family over 25 years ago when my father was terminally ill with cancer. At that time they had a very small staff and group of volunteers but did an amazing job of supporting my father, mother and our family with the love and care they share. Jean Eckert was the nurse who cared for my father and Nan Holden and Burt Marsh were volunteers who helped us greatly. It is good to see how this organization has continued to grow and improve to help so many families in our area.”
– article submitted by Marsha Van Hecke

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