by Carl Brainard
We told you in this space last
month about the plight of young baby Vianca, who was born blind due to Optic
Nerve Hypoplasia, and is in China undergoing treatment not currently available
in the United States.
Vianca is the granddaughter of Stan and Bernice Geels,
owners of Stella’s Coffee House, 1476 S. Pearl St.
order to help defray the considerable expense involved, a group of local
artists is creating a mural depicting a typical summer day at Stella’s. The
initial painting was “washed in” by Susan Bell, owner of Bell Studio/Gallery,
1573 S. Pearl St. Each of the 15 individual panels will be over-painted by a
talented group of artists in their own style, keeping true to the colors,
shapes and values of the original mural, and inspired by the themes of coffee
completed, the panels will be auctioned for bids beginning at $100. A print of
the entire mural will also be available by the end of this month. All proceeds
will go towards the costs of Vianca’s treatments.
the artists participating are: Judy Babcock, Susan Bell, Joan Crow, Victoria
Eubanks, Susan Haskins, Kate Kennedy, Lynn Simonson, Clyde Steadman, Roseanne
Sterne, Michelle Torrez, Anita Winter, Ken Valastro and Ed Zorensky.
more information, see page 22 or call Susan Bell, 303-282-7343.