Last night we went to an Art Auction to benefit Sunset Beach Elementary. It was honestly one of the most fun nights I've had in a long time. Good friends, art, dancing, food, and giving back to the community. Professional artists went the school to teach the kids various art forms, then set them to work on things as a group/class. All of these amazing creations were up for auction at the event. There were water color paintings, plaster and shells used to make and underwater scene, stained glass, and one of my favorites was a Japanese art form called: GyoTaku.
Along with the the keiki's adorable artwork, professional artists from the North Shore had their items up for Auction as well. Talk about some inspiration to get me painting and making more jewelry! These people are so talented in photography, painting, jewelry, and glass fusion. I wanted to just run home and paint right then.
Looking around the outdoor pavilion, it was just truly a beautiful sight. The entire community came together to support their children's education. Funding has been cut dramatically, and the North Shore all came together to make sure the future generations have the education they deserve and maintain art in the curriculum. There were kids running all over the grass, elderly people dining at the tables, and young hippie folk like us, dancing in the front to our favorite local artists (John Cruz, Paula Fuga, and a surprise guest appearance from Jack Johnson! He attended Sunset Beach Elementary and does so much to give back to the community through the Kokua Foundation.) A Heather Brown painting was auctioned for around $1,200, and a Jack Johnson signed Ukulele for $1,650....and it was all for the kids :).