This Friday, April 8th, we will be hosting a silent auction for our last month’s artist, Catie. She is fundraising for a missions trip to Guatemala, and will be in the conference room auctioning off her work from 6 – 9 pm. There will be $5 glasses of wine, as well as $1 Italian Sodas at the counter. Come support Catie!
Catie’s Artist Statement
“Hello, my name is Catie Hawkins. I am currently attending Middle School. My life is pretty typical I think. I live with my mom, dad, brother, and two dogs. I use art as a way to calm myself. As you may know if you are going to or have gone to 7th grade there is too much drama. “ Oh my gosh I cant believe you did that.” “ You’re not invited to my birthday party.” So when this happens I come home and paint.
I have many artistic inspirations but they are all important. Some paintings are about current events, and society today. Some are about landscapes or places that I think about when I am angry. Others are about my friends, and some are about my fears; one big one being the horrible car accident I was in last year.
When naming my art I often think about what the painting is about and use an unexpected noun corresponding with the theme.
Example: Decibels, Unity, Community, Emma, and Fears.
I am doing an art show for two main reasons. Number one, I would like to go on a mission trip with my church to Guatemala and build houses, and I need 1,000 dollars to go. Number two, I am saving money for college and a car when I need those two things and anything that doesn’t go to Guatemala will go to my college or car fund.”