Friday, April 24, 2015

Art by Eric Atkisson and Thomas R Voorhis, donated for our event tomorrow

this is the one that Angela's friend Eric did for us. He brought it to us today. It is beautiful. This artist is Eric Atkisson. he has a website at and has a studio in Sioux Falls at Exposure Gallery & Studios. His email is and he's having an art show May 1, 5-10 p.m. at Monks, downtown Sioux Falls, during the Art and Wine Walk. This will be a silent aucition item tomorrow too. Eric used a photo he found on our fb page for this. It's called "Serenity and Spirit."

so, we're setting up for the rummage sale today and a neighbor comes over and donates some awesome stuff! including these 2 pieces of art. I looked up the artist, Thomas R Voorhis, he died in January of this year out in the Black Hills. these look to be originals but I am not an expert. there is a website in his memory, he has a lot of quotes about humility. "humility" was one of his favorite words and things. Here are the words that are on the one drawing: "O Great Spirit, ...Whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me. I come before you, one of your many children. I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom. let me walk in beauty and my eyes behold the red and purple sunset. make my hands respect the things you have made, my ears sharp to hear your voice. Make me wise so that I may know the things you have taught my people, the lesson you have hidden in every leaf and rock. I seek strength not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able to fight my greatest enemy -- myself. Make me ever ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. So when life fades as a fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame." Do you think the artist wrote that too? anyone recognize it? sure is beautiful. On the drawing with the 4 faces the names Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, and Many Horns and the date 79. Anyway, we're going to have these at silent auction tomorrow at our Rummage sale event. bidding ends at 3 p.m. Call if you have any questions or knowledge of these items. thanks. Darci. 605 359-0961
This is where you can find these beautiful art pieces for sale tomorrow. Silent auction. bidding ends at 3 p.m.