A signed print of the Liz Hess painting “The Roaring ’20s at the Fulton” was sold on Saturday, April 17th during the 2015 PA Relief Sale for $500. The limited edition print was framed, signed and numbered. We are grateful to Liz for her continued generosity and support of Voices of Hope and MCC’s Global Family Program.
The 2015 Voices of Hope concert featured an original painting donated by Lancaster artist Liz Hess. The painting, titled “The Roaring ’20s at the Fulton” was a new addition to Liz’s famous “Red Umbrella” series and depicts the Fulton Opera House as it appeared in the 1920s. Liz painted it from historic photographs provided by the Fulton and LancasterHistory.org.
The painting, 24 x 30 inches framed, was sold at silent auction during intermission for $5,000. A total of 14 signed, numbered prints were also sold at the concert.
A full-time artist, Liz Hess is the fourth child of missionaries to Honduras, where she was born in 1965. Returning home with her family in the early 1970s, she grew up in Lancaster, where she became known for her artistic ability. Liz sells her work online at www.lizhess.com and through her gallery in the heart of downtown Lancaster’s art district, Gallery Row.
A one-of-a-kind, Freiman Stoltzfus “Voices of Hope” print was sold on Saturday, April 5th during the 2014 PA Relief Sale for $250. The special edition print, on stretched canvas, measured approximately 15.5” high by 12.5” wide, was framed and embellished with Freiman’s signature. Due to Freiman’s continued generosity, the proceeds from this sale went directly to Global Family.
In a new twist, the 2014 Voices of Hope concert included a silent auction for an original painting donated by Freiman Stoltzfus. A Lancaster native, Stoltzfus has exhibited his paintings and other works in shows around Central Pennsylvania and in New York City, France and Switzerland.
The original painting appropriately titled “Voice of Hope” measures 28” x 22” and sold for $3,000 during a silent auction. The painting depicts patchwork of the earth representing the many cultures of our world and voices bringing hope to our global community.
Like Voices of Hope event founder Madeline Bender, Freiman is a Lancaster County native with ties to the Mennonite and Amish communities – both of these local artists are amazingly generous in giving back to our community and our Global Family!