Monday, July 2, 2018

"Beautiful Lives Lost" (Reception, Thursday, July 5, Art Institute of Portland)

(16x12 Painting: Sandy Casey by Celeste Bergin)

Sandy Casey (age 35) was originally from Dorset, Vermont. She was a special education teacher for the Manhattan Unified School District in Redondo Beach California. She was extremely kind-hearted and had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved the simple things; country music, running, soccer, bowling and yoga. Sandy is survived by her fiancé, her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as a legion of friends and students who will remain forever inspired by her unbridled optimism (and famous puns).
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(I loved learning about Sandy and I hope that my admiration for her comes across).
This project, “Beautiful Lives Lost" was started by my dear friend @quinsweetman to commemorate all of the beautiful lives lost in the meaningless Las Vegas shooting. All the artists have volunteered their time and effort to create a portrait for each of the 58 people lost at the concert.

Reception and Exhibit: Thursday, July 5 (5-8pm) at the Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis, Portland. Overall dates July 5-July 27. The paintings will then be gifted to the families. #sandycasey #sandycaseystrong #lasvegasstrong#beautifulliveslostportraitproject #beautifulliveslost #artforhumanity

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