Celebrate the wonderful services provided by Hospice of Santa Barbara on Wednesday, May 8 in their exhibit displaying local artist Teresa McNeil MacLean‘s work, “Along the Way: Nature’s Peace,” in the Leigh Block Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. The new exhibit will also feature a wine and cheese open house reception courtesy of Hospice, as well as a celtic harp performance by Ellen Beckerman.
MacLean is a talented Santa Ynez artist who is known for her work with colored pencils and her unique talent of painting landscapes from memory. She has a passion for wilderness, creative composition, form and color, and this permeates through each of her works. Appearing in over 20 solo exhibits, numerous invitational shows and several books on colored-pencil art, MacLean’s artwork is displayed in collections within North and South America and Europe. She belongs to Santa Barbara Art Association and Artists’ Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley, and is a signature and lifetime member of Colored Pencil Society of America.
Maclean’s exhibition will be on display through July 2013 and a portion of the proceeds from her art sales will be donated to the Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc.
Every month, Hospice of Santa Barbara offers free professional counseling and care management services to over 600 children and adults who are suffering a life-threatening illness or are grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice also works with eight local middle and high school campuses to work with children and teens who are mourning the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara and how to volunteer, call 805/563-8820 or click here.