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Cerulean Gallery Features Co-Author of Bestselling Book
“Same Kind of Different As Me” in 6Degrees Exhibition
Opening Night of Exhibition Raises over $20K for Charity
Dallas, December 4, 2007 — On Friday, November 30, Cerulean Gallery kicked off “6Degrees” – the first gallery exhibition of the works by Denver Moore, featuring 21 of his pieces.
Moore donated five of his pieces to silent auction during the reception. Combined with ticket sales, over $20K was raised for Dallas-Haiti Project's (DHP) annual "The Giving Project" – a partnership between various schools and businesses in Dallas with schools and orphanages throughout Haiti. “The funds raised enable DHP to secure the entrepreneurial program that provides salaries and work for Haitian women. With over three thousand children and seven Haitian schools, these women are the heartbeat of our project’s success. To aid in the fight against poverty is to enable fellow beings with purpose and dignity,” says Libby Beall Goff, President & Creator of the Dallas Haiti Project.
Guests met co-authors Ron Hall and Denver Moore of the emotionally charged book, Same Kind of Different As Me. More on the captivating story can be found at http://www.samekindofdifferentasme.com/default.aspx.
6Degrees exhibiting artists include:
o Denver Moore, Dallas – Folk art, mixed media on canvas. Many of his paintings are of his memories written about in the book Same Kind of Different As Me
o Libby Beall Goff, Dallas (University Park) – Traditional black and white, and hand-tinted photography
o Betsy Keith, Dallas (University Park) – jewel-toned pastel on paper, landscapes and still lifes
o Peter Robbins, Allen, TX – Digital photography on canvas hand-embellished with jewel-toned oil pastel and personal documentary photography of life as a cowboy
“The concept of Six Degrees arose when Denver agreed to display his works, with the contingency that the event would benefit those in need. As we put together the exhibition, we realized every artist involved was inextricably linked to one another by no more than ‘six steps’. In life – regardless of status or education – we are all linked together, and through this exhibition we hope to reach out to those less fortunate, thus continuing the motion of six degrees by helping people in need,” said Caroline Crockett, owner of Cerulean Gallery.
The exhibition will run through January 7, 2008.
Sponsored in part by:
Beth Maultsby with Goranson, Bain, Larsen, & Greenwald, L.C., Attorneys and Counselors at Law
Vance K. Maultsby Jr., CPA with Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants.
Sterling Bank, ExponentHR, Allan Kogan, and Roslyn Miller.
Donations: Desperados Mexican Restaurant, Doug Boster Gourmet Catering, Trumer Pils, Dry Soda Co., Silver Tray Staffing, and Lone Star Shipping Company.
Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest in Snider Plaza. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday –Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please call 214.739.BLUE (2583) for additional details, or visit www.theceruleangallery.com.
About Cerulean Gallery
Cerulean Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the heart of the Park Cities where shoppers, students, and diners are provided an inviting place to enjoy art and social activities amongst a relaxing environment. Cerulean Gallery was founded in 2006 by Caroline Crockett, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University in 2002. The gallery features the work of established and emerging artists, local and SMU-affiliated artists, along with Crockett’s own artwork and commissions. In addition to featuring 12 annual exhibitions, Cerulean Gallery focuses on benefiting the community through ongoing support of SMU and area high school art students in addition to work with local philanthropies. Additional information can be found at www.theceruleangallery.com.