Evening of Wine, Cheese & Painting was a Terrific Success!
Thank you to all that made this event possible.


On Friday May 1st the first evening of Wine, Cheese, and Painting took place. Hosted by Harrison Ranch Arts Guild and co-sponsored by Harrison Ranch, the evening was a tremendous success. Five local artists painted group paintings and then sold the paintings by silent auction to benefit five local organizations. The painting started with each artist getting fifteen minutes to paint the subject they chose, such as a still life scene, historical Parrish landmark, or an orangutan. After only fifteen minutes the paintings switched and the artists then continued to paint another artist’s painting for twenty minutes. Each artist was able to paint on each painting.

Each artist donated their materials for the paintings and chose an organization of their choice. Liz Estes painted for the Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Mavis Jan-Lai painted for the Rocky Bluff Library, Jerri Phillips painted for the Parrish Arts Council, Sally Wooldridge painted for the Harrison Ranch Arts Guild, and Joanna Coke painted for the Save Place & Rape Crisis Center of Sarasota. Many of these organizations had representatives that attend the event.

The event was appropriate for all ages. Inside the amenity center there was painting where even attendees had a chance to paint on one group painting of a still life of wine and cheese. Outside the event children played on an obstacle course hosted by Crystal Gibson of Mommy and Me of Parrish. Brenda Tilton volunteered to host a crafts, cookies, and punch area for the Free Kids Zone.

Article and Photos in the May 2015 Parrish Village News. Thank you!!!!!!
This Article& Photos were in the May 2015 Parrish Village News. THANK YOU


I would like to thank everyone that came out for our event,” said Chi Kulig, founder or Harrison Ranch Arts Guild. “Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this event such a great success. Everyone had a fabulous time! The artists worked so well together to make lovely works of art. I would also like to thank the generous people that purchased the paintings and donated to some very worthy local organizations.”

The event also held a donation raffle where Keeton’s Office & Art Supply of Bradenton, donated an art gift basket, and tickets to a local museum were raffled off by a private donor as well.