On Monday July 28, The Foxy Bean was a boiling pot of art and inspiration for the launch of Scar Stories' very first book, with an exhibition of portraits from the book, live street art by Barek, music by Adil Memon and Deena, and I'm sure you'll agree, an inspirational speech by Scar Stories cancer survivor and Paralympic gold medallist, Chris Bond.
We have been lucky to have a number of talented and creative people join us in 2014. We didn’t think we could top our benefit gig with Hunters & Collectors earlier this year, however seeing our book in print and taking in the amazing vibe of the book launch has been spectacular. Adil, Deena, Barek and Chris are truly talented and generous individuals and it was a thrill seeing them all in action!
Congratulations and thanks to the generous folks who donated and took part in the live and silent auctions, run by Ray White auctioneer Sam Devlin and MC, Lucas Wilson:
- Terry Murphy snapped up the first ever Scar Stories book hot off the press, signed by models and photographers, along with a gift certificate from Scar Stories photographer Suzanne McCorkell of Soul Photographic Design!
- Craig Hurley scored two VIP passes to the2014 Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest, undoubtedly one of the best festivals on the calendar!
- Two awesome art pieces donated by Barekwent to Dean Phillips and Dena Dennes
- Ben Trowse was the lucky winner of the stunning framed portrait of 'Lucy' by photographer, April Kendall
Kylie Lowe and Suzanne McCorkell are proud new owners of a signed Hunters & Collectors poster and Chris Bond Olympic jersey, also raffled off during the night.
A HUGE THANK YOU to each and every one of our more than 100 special guests who ventured out on a Monday night to support us, adding to the wonderful, warm atmosphere. Together we raised over $2,350 on the night and saw the start of many new possibilities!