O On April 13th, Bella Unica Art Gallery and Events started its first collaboration with the historic Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida. Every week the gallery showcases a local artist to introduce their creative process and art. This day was very special, because another wonderful, life-changing work of art was born.
Artist, Dee Perconti, invited the guest of the hotel to collaborate and create a unique piece, Mixed-Media Collage. Kids and adults were working together; guests and hotel visitors participated in the project. It took two art shows to finish. The process of creating the final piece was flawless, fun and conversational. Every participant brought something new and unexpected: magical creatures, human faces, splashes of colors and exotic flowers.
One of the participants was the editor of the prestigious local lifestyle magazine, Marsha Biggs. She picked a little Blue Bird from the stock of scaps and placed it on the canvas. When the piece was done, it was for sale and Marcia bought it.
What makes this piece even more special, the artist and the gallery donated 100% of the art sale to the Rapha House, organization, which saves kids from human trafficking. Our little Blue Bird was true to its meaning:
Whenever they approach you, they always have something good in store for you. They act as a reminder of the happiness and joy that is to come. The spiritual importance of the bird attached is spreading of joy, hope and happiness.
This is a beautiful example of how Art can create a conversation, unite people and make changes in the lives of the people around us!