Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AFB has an Eye on Fashion

Holly McKnight
The Center on Vision Loss and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) will present Artists with a Vision on September 21, at the Samuel Lynne Galleries to raise awareness and funds to sustain the center’s operations and growth.

Last Thursday, AFB held a Kickoff party at TOOTSIES.  Guests chatted and mingled before AFB Development Director Abi Erickson wrangled guests to take their seats where we were delighted, informed, and inspired by stories of living with vision impairments from Holly McKnight

In true TOOTSIES philanthropic fashion, 15% of the sales this evening were donated to the organization.

"Artists With a Vision" will be a cocktail reception and exhibit held at the Samuel Lynne Galleries on September 21 and will showcase works by three internationally acclaimed blind artists.

One of those artists, John Brambitt, was in attendance (see photo above) at the event but the true rock stars of the night were the guide dogs who stayed close to their owners sides but were very curious about what was going on.

This blog is a proud sponsor of Artists With a Vision and AFB. I hope you will help support this wonderful organization by purchasing a ticket and attending this unique event. 

Thanks to Uptown Consignment for helping me find this amazing dress by Karen Millen to wear and to Jeremiah Garcia at Salon Pompeo in Uptown for doing my make-up.

PS: Have you voted for me today as Dallas' Most Influential Lifestyle Blogger? I hope you will!!  You can vote once a day, every day, until September 9. I would so much appreciate your support! 

Photos by James Edward