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Art & Wine Festival

Celebrating Art, Wine and the Gift of Giving on May 24 & 25

When: May 24 - 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us May 24 and 25 for a special Art & Wine Festival at The Blind Horse Restaurant and Winery as we combine our love of art, food, and wine while supporting the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice Center.   

We are honored to partner with the Water Edge Artists represented by Wisconsin's award winning, artist and teacher, Kitty Lynne Klich.  The Water’s Edge Artists – Painters for Preservation –is an alliance of plein air artists dedicated to artistically recording historic, endangered or threatened places. 

The artists will be painting en plein air (outside) from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday.  Noted artist and art instructor, Paula Swayden-Grebel will judge the completed paintings with an Awards Ceremony to be held at 5:00 pm.  First, Second and Third Place cash prizes will be given in addition to the People’s Choice Award.  

A grand opening of the completed and hung works in the newly appointed Gallery Section of the Wine Tasting Room will be on Sunday May 25th from 10 am to 6 pm.  The exhibit will hang until the end of June.   The title and theme of the show is: “Artists Painting for Preservation of Dignity in End of Life Care and Support.”   35% of all proceeds will be donated to the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice Center.

About The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery

The Blind Horse Restaurant and Winery is launching Wisconsin’s first food and wine destination by pairing gourmet food with elegant wines in this Napa Valley style setting.  Combing the renowned elegance of The Blind Horse Restaurant with the newly launched state-of-the-art winery, there is another reason to stop in Kohler. The winemaking style will implore a minimalist approach combined with the latest technology to produce world class wines. 

About Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice

The Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice (SSRCH), a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit, provides medical, emotional and spiritual care and education for terminally ill patients and their families. Home hospice care is provided anywhere a patient lives throughout Sheboygan County and surrounding communities.  The Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center, located in Sheboygan Falls, WI, is the Central Lakeshore’s only hospice facility, providing 24-hour end-of-life care in a warm, homelike environment.  

About Kitty Klich

Kitty Lynne Klich, a well known area artist, has been involved, through donation of her paintings, in many fund raising events benefitting the City of Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County Health Care Center (Rocky Knoll), the Plymouth Arts Center, and John Michael Kohler Arts Center, as well as individual benefits held in the area to help ill community members raise funds to pay for care and hospital costs. Klich, is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and Oil Painters of America. Her work is commissioned by corporations and individuals throughout the State of Wisconsin, nationally, and can be seen locally at "The Studio" in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Klich is the PlymouthArtsCenter’s (PAC) resident oil painting instructor holding that position since 1996 to present.  She is the producer and featured artist of "Painting Journeys", a community cable television program that can be viewed internationally at http://www.wscssheboygan.com/programming/live-tv/.

Klich is also a member of the Waters Edge Artists, Artists That Paint for Preservation.  This is a group of over 40 artists who reside from Milwaukee as far north as the Michigan border.  They currently have a group exhibit at Gallery 110 North in the PlymouthArtsCenter in Plymouth through the end of May.  Klich felt that this group of artists, because of their mission, would be perfect to bring on board to participate in this endeavor.