Fall 2013

It's been a hectic fall this year at the gallery…….

Our 1st event was the beautifully emotional dedication on October 6th at St Odila Catholic Community of the Christina Taylor Green Healing Garden.
This yearlong project by sculptor Mark Rossi, Father Richard Troutman and inspired by the late Teresa Biel's has been very rewarding.

The great bronze piece of Jesus holding a dove with Christina Taylor Green, now sits in front of St Odilia Catholic Church on Paseo del Norte ( next to Tohono Chul Park ) in NW Tucson. Outside amid the mesquites people can sit and reflect on the beautiful but short life of Christina Taylor Green. It has been an honor to participate in commemorating the lives of the fallen victims of the January 8th 2011. The pavers surrounding the bronze in memory of  loved ones, were designed by Chuck Paternini and complete the lovely area.

Mark Rossi sculpture

Next we celebrated the "Jaguar Jamboree" a fun night raising several thousand dollars for the Northern Jaguar Project.
This non- profit group has created an animal preserve in northern Mexico where the beautiful creatures run free.

Diana Hadley as president of the Northern Jaguar Project was aided by music of singer / songwriter Kevin Pakulis, a Bacanora tasting, donations from Whole Foods, sponsorship of Royal Jaguar, The Jaguar Car Club and a cast of volunteers. A beautiful painting by Barry Sapp was raffled off at the "jamboree" the evening of October 25th when the lucky raffle ticket was drawn. Hundreds of people came to learn more about the endangered species, and donate monies toward their future livelihood. We were blessed to be of help, and we had a great time seeing our collectors and meeting new friends !