Visions of Hope 2016: last chance to visit the exhibition and party with us

Visions of Hope 2016: Tomais Ashdene's (top) and Em Larsson's (bottom) works

Visions of Hope 2016: Tomais Ashdene’s (top) and Em Larsson’s (bottom) works

The second edition of Visions of Hope at Visions of Hope Gallery, in benefit of Relay For Life Of Second Life, is coming to an end: today, May 30, is the last day for the public to place bids and help us rasing funds to fight cancer; tomorrow, May 31, we’ll celebrate the success of this year’s exhibition with a party led by DJ Hottie B. and announce the results of the silent auction held in SL. So, if you haven’t visited the exhibition yet, or would like to see the photographs and sculptures again, hurry up, you only have two days left, and if you want to place your bids, today is the deadline! In any case, do come party with us tomorrow, from 5PM to 7PM (SL Time), at the gallery: Hottie B. has been preparing an amazing set with his specialties, 80s and 90s tunes.

Dru Eiren's work at Visions of Hope Gallery

Dru Eiren’s work at Visions of Hope Gallery

Two sculptures by Ciottolina Xue (left) and one by d-oo-b (right)

Two sculptures by Ciottolina Xue (left) and one by d-oo-b (right)

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited the exhibition, the ones who have contributed with bids and donations and those who helped spread the word about the auction. Many thanks, as well, to the artists who kindly donated their works to the initiative: Bijou, Boudicca Amat, Ciottolina Xue, d-oo-b, Dru G. Eiren-Milneaux, Em Larsson (or Moira Law), Hills, Inara Pey, Mareea Farrasco, Nikolai Warden, Proph, Pusher, Randy FirebrandTomais Ashdene, Trinity Yazimoto and Ziki Questi. Finally, I’d like to express my gratitude towards Cupric Router, who was our DJ for the opening party, Hottie B., in charge of the tunes for the closing celebration, and Fly, whose support was really important to us.

Pictures by Trinity Yazimoto (left, top), Hills (left, bottom) and Ricco Saenz (right)

Pictures by Trinity Yazimoto (left, top), Hills (left, bottom) and Ricco Saenz (right)

Works by Bijou (left) and Pusher (right)

Works by Bijou (left) and Pusher (right)

Artwork by Ziki Questi

Artwork by Ziki Questi

In this edition, it appears that Visions of Hope will gather more than L$ 40,000 in bids (not counting the direct donations processed at the terminals at the gallery). We wouldn’t be able to do it without all the help we received. The funds raised will be fully reverted to RFL of SL, which is part of a larger initiative by the American Cancer Society to finance research and support cancer patients and caretakers – and since a few years now, Relay has been developing further and further into a global movement that benefits different communities and cancer organizations around the world.

Works by Proph (right, foreground), Randy Firebrand (center, background) and Boudicca (left, background)

Works by Proph (right, foreground), Randy Firebrand (center, background) and Boudicca (left, background)

Pictures by Mareea Farrasco

Pictures by Mareea Farrasco

Pictures by Inara Pey

Inara Pey’s pictures at the gallery

So, again, come join us and let’s party tomorrow, May 31, from 5PM to 7PM (SL Time) at Visions of Hope Gallery, to celebrate the success of this year’s exhibition. See you there!

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3 thoughts on “Visions of Hope 2016: last chance to visit the exhibition and party with us

  1. A wonderful chance to help fundraise for a cause – and a cure – that effects so many people. I’d like to thank you Ricco and Randy, for organising this Event and allowing me to take part again this year.
    Well done, and best wishes to all involved.

    • Thank you, Boudicca, no matter what efforts we could have made, they’d be nothing without your collaboration and the collaboration of the other artists. You people are the best!

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