Let me count the ways … music has enriched my life.
Have you played a CD, turned on the radio, hummed a tune, watched a movie with soundtrack, or benefited from any kind of music today? Most likely everyone is a regular recipient of the benefit of music whether it’s a background element in something of greater interest, a way to celebrate love with your sweet heart, an inspiration and essential element for dance, or pure passion and bliss for the genre closest to your heart.
Music enriches our lives; art enriches our lives; what better combination could there be than an art-based benefit for musicians? Vox Sacramento will open their February show with a benefit for Sweet Relief. The art exhibit will feature themes of love in “Let Me Count the Ways” with a 2nd Saturday raffle benefiting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which “provides assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Grant recipients include recording artists, club and session musicians, composers, and songwriters from across the country.”
Photo courtesy of Sweet Relief
The benefit takes place February 13th, 2010 from 6-10 pm with live music entertainment beginning at 7 pm featuring The Kimberly Trip and Kevin Seconds & Friends. Raffle tickets are a mere $5.00 each and are placed in the desired draw bag designated for each donated item. Original paintings, prints, photographs and an iPod are among the raffle options. Donated items are welcome and you can contact Vox Sacramento at their website here or by emailing dedicated Vox volunteer, Jill Allyn Stafford here. Art with musical themes is much appreciated but not required.
Vox Gallery member exhibit will also include submissions from over 35 artists with “Let Me Count the Ways” themes including a wide variety of images that pertain to love.
“Sweet Relief provides assistance to career musicians from all walks of life and all styles of music from Classical to punk, jazz to country, reggae to blues and everything in between.” Why do they do this and why participate in the raffle or donations? Because “music has made all of our lives, and the events in our lives special and memorable. While fame and fortune are found by few, most musicians remain in the field for love and passion of music. What they give up is financial security and a safety net when health and age take a negative toll. Sweet Relief acts as a conduit for society to help the artist who has brightened our lives and souls by helping them in their greatest time of need.” You can find out more about Sweet Relief at their website here.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Urban Hive Building
1931 H Street
- Vox Sacramento – website
- Vox Sacramento – facebook
- Vox S.R. benefit facebook page – where you can see a small sampling of the donated art.
- Sweet Relief Musicians Fund – website
- The Kimberly Trip – facebook
- Kevin Seconds – website
Additional articles by Susan Raines featuring Sacramento artists can be found at these links:
- Exploring fine art and tattoo with Jeff Musser – An artist for our era
- Victor Louis couture – Fashion
- Kristen Hoard – Metal Sculptor
- Michelle MacKenzie – Contemporary Abstract Painter
- Marirose Jelicich – Silver Jewelry and Liturgical
- Brenda Boles – Expressionist, Representational Painter
- Judith Monroe – Mixed Media Photography
- Kanika Marshall – Black Arts, Sculpture, Ceramics
***You can find a Second Saturday Resource Guide highlighting February 2010 here***