Saturday, November 26, 2011

Auction Prep...

Getting my artwork ready for the Art of Yoga Auction on December 10th at Alluem Yoga!!
"Find delight in the little things" & "Fill your life with love." 2011 - mixed media
Artwork by: Karen Gilmour

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Calling All Artists!!!

I'm proud to announce two great events coming up at Alluem Yoga in support of Off the Mat Into the World! Every year Off the Mat holds what is called a Global Seva Challenge to support a country in need. The focus for 2011 is Haiti. Gina, my dear friend and owner of Alluem Yoga, is participating in the Seva Challenge to raise $20,000 through collaborating with the local community. Upon reaching the fund raising goal, she will embark on the Bare Witness Tour, a journey to Haiti where she will spend two weeks working directly with the organizations the funds support. We are currently at $16,000 and have until December to raise the rest! We have hopes that the upcoming art events will bring us to our goal!
The first is The Art of Yoga with Gina and Nadine LaFond:
Let art and yoga collide!!! Join us at Alluem Yoga for an afternoon of art and yoga. Begin moving and stretching on your mat through gentle yoga poses with Gina to release, relax and open up your creative channels. Relax the mind and body so you can easily tap into your artistic self, free from judgement, accepting all that is. Be inspired by Nadine, the talented Haitian American visual artist, and allow her to guide you through the process of telling your own visual story. Bring a picture of an object, person or place that holds strong meaning to you. Transfer that image through your own expression onto canvas. (Bring your favorite medium, or borrow ours. We’ll provide the canvas.) No yoga experience needed. No art experience needed. All are welcome. $15 (register online!)

Create your art with us on December 3rd at 3pm - then let your work of art go (you will not keep your art) and join us on December 10th at 7pm for an Art Auction Gala Celebration of YOU alongside other accomplished artists at Alluem Yoga! Invite your friends and family to view your work and take part in this silent auction to help raise funds for OTM’s Global Seva Challenge. Enjoy each other’s company on Dec. 10th - selection of brews, fruit of the vine and hor’ dourves will be served for donation. Nadine will be performing LIVE in our studio!!! Learn more about Nadine's music: Click Here.

If you are interested in donating a piece of art to this event, please request a donor form. Email: You will be recognized at our event in our catalog with your name, bio, and website...and we'll love you forever!!!