Art from the Heart
KHON2 TV News website
Posted on September 8th, in conjunction with the interview with Alex that appeared on the Channel 2 News on September 8th and 9th
by Tannya Joaquin,
Morning News anchor
A local artist is using his paintbrush to raise money and hope ...
Most Hawaii homes probably have an Alex Steelsmith original. He's the artist commissioned to do the cover artwork for the Paradise Pages. Now he hopes to raise money from sales of other prints to go to hurricane victims.
"I've seen the images we've all been seeing the past several days, and it moved me," says Steelsmith. "I've been really disturbed by what's going on and I thought this was a good way to make a difference."
This month,* Steelsmith is offering free artist's proofs to anyone who sends him a minimum donation of $75. The checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross. "I wanted it to be obvious that 100 percent of what you donate is going to the Red Cross. There's no possibility of anything else happening with the money," says Steelsmith. For $150, you'll receive two prints.
Last time Steelsmith raised money by selling his artworks for charity, he pulled in $10,000. He's optimistic that Hawaii will come together once again to share aloha with those who've been through so much the past two weeks.
Make your donation for the artwork in the form of a check payable to the American Red Cross. Please write "Hurricane Relief" on the check's memo line, and mail your check to: Attn: Relief Fund, Steelsmith Publishing, 150 Hamakua Drive #800, Kailua, HI 96734.
*Please note: Steelsmith's fundraiser has been extended, so you can now obtain the free artist's proofs through the month of October.