Upcoming Pendleton art show to benefit pediatric cancer organization

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The work of Tri-State artists will be featured at the Pendleton Art Center’s upcoming show in aid of the Dragonfly Foundation.

Artist Carol MacConnell says this is the fourth year the art exhibition benefits the organization that helps patients and families affected by childhood cancer.

She asks the artists in her building to donate artworks in four different sizes.

Each artwork is sold for a fraction of the regular price, with half of the money going directly to the Dragonfly Foundation.

“When they [the artists] if you want to know what Dragonfly is doing in this community, they are happy to support it,” says MacConnell. “They’re coming out in droves to donate because artists are being asked a lot to donate art for free, and when it comes to Dragonfly, everyone just opens their hearts and creates paintings for us.”

The Dragonfly Foundation helps children with cancer and their families through events, nursing bags and other resources while undergoing treatment.

“Fundraisers like this help us help more children,” explains Mary Tignor, Dragonfly Foundation Community Relations Manager. “Every year we get more requests to help more families, so the money raised here will allow us to expand our programs and help more families.”

Tignor says right now that Dragonfly could use more gift cards so that families can get the supplies they need without leaving the house or their sick child.

“As we go into winter, the needs change a bit,” explains Tignor. “We’re meeting a lot of urgent needs as people go into the winter. They might need coats or clothes and maybe they need Christmas presents, so we’re turning our programs around a bit and starting to ‘adopt a family now’.

The art show is on October 29 from 5-9pm at the Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

There will be approximately 150 pieces of art for sale ranging from $20 for a 4″x4″ to $160 for a 10″x20″ canvas.

There will be valet parking and a food truck.

“If you don’t come, you’re going to miss out,” MacConnell says. “This is going to be a great night, a great sale for a great cause, so come down.”

The event is a win-win because you can support local artists and a local charity.

There are no presale opportunities, so you’ll have to come to the show if you want to buy any of the pieces.

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