Neighborliness is all about helpfulness, and often it’s the young people moving in who give the old folks a hand. Here’s a great example: Union Salon recently opened next to the Old Pasadena administration office of Hathaway-Sycamores, the 100-plus-year-old institution that provides social services for children and families in the San Gabriel Valley. So Union Salon decided to celebrate its grand opening this Saturday night with Art From the Heart, a bash that will include an auction of original watercolor paintings created by the children at the Highland Park Family Resource Center. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the children and families of Hathaway-Sycamores.
The colorful “Under the Sea” themed paintings, already on display at Union Salon, were featured in the Hathaway-Sycamores 2009 Children’s Art Calendar. The artwork was produced under the guidance of award-winning Master-in-Residence artist Mary Kay Wilson, who shared her passion for watercolor to encourage the kids to value their individual strengths and build self-esteem. It’s a great idea with so many rewards for everybody; just imagine being one of the kids whose first-ever painting sells at a swanky reception in Old Town.
Art From the Heart
Sat., March 27, 6 p.m.
Union Salon, 174 S. De Lacey Ave., Old Pasadena
Free; for reservations call 626.793.7745 or e-mail events@UnionSalon.com; space is limited