Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wine Bottle Art Fundraiser.

Quantum Leap Winery (1312 Wilfred Dr, Orlando, Florida 32803) hosted thirty seven local artists who each painted a bottle of Quantum Leap Monterey Red or Pinot Grigio, in their own unique style. These "Mills 50 Artist Series" one of a kind bottles of wine were available during the silent auction at the event.

Appetizers were provided by Restaurant ASH, live music by Beemo as well as a raffle. Beer and wine was available for sale. Silent auction closed at 8pm. Proceeds supported Mills 50 and the amazingly talented artists! Money raised will help fund future art projects in Mills 50 District!

 A former Full Sail student of mine, Vicki Rushing, had painted a bottle with a Pulse theme. I remembered this student because she was always asking about my daily sketches. After Full Sail she landed a job doing multimedia design work for Lockheed Martin. Her bottle was bought by Michelle and she chatted with her new patron before she left. I believe most if not all the artists had painted dumpsters or water drainage sewers in the Mills 50 neighborhood.

Beemo's performance kept the evening lively. Most of the night, two performers were on stage, but towards the end of the night a third performer joined them.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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