Local artists and businesses let their creative juices flow for this year's Bra-Vo event, an annual art bra fundraiser for free or low cost mammograms in Lake County.
The exhibit will run October 1-25 and highlight the many artists, students and sponsors that have taken the challenge to submit a creative and inspiring art bra entry.
Bra-Vo, installed at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery, features entries from four area high schools business and artists.
One of this year's entries is titled, "She Wore Diamonds on the Inside" by Sonya Watson for Sonya Watson Jewelry. This inspired piece includes a mended heart jewelry piece that is sterling silver with gold filled wire stitching and is included in its own jewelry box in the back of the piece.
Another entry by Tavares store Hoity-Toity Mercantile is called " Shine On! " and represents the inner hope everyone posseses. The table-top sculpture, by artist George Buigas, glows from the inside and was constructed from scraps of metal from industrial machinery.
The public is invited to visit the gallery and support the event by buying one or more votes for their favorite bra entry either by voting at the Gallery or by voting online at www.Bra-Vo.org. Each vote is $1, and all funds go to support the cause. People's Choice Award will be announced through Bra-Vo's website.
Some bra entries will also be available as part of a silent auction while others will be part of a live auction at the Artist Reception & Gala , "Hope for a Lifetime" on October 9, 5-9pm.
Bra-Vo will also have flamingos available for purchase in honor of a friend or family member fighting cancer at Artisans on Fifth throughout the month of October .The cost for a flamingos is $10--one flamingo goes home with purchaser and a tag is filled out for member of our flamingo "flock". All flamingos will have a descriptive tag with the honoree listed. Flocking (placing of the flamingos in a flock) will take place throughout Mount Dora, Tavares and Eustis during the month of October and be announced on Bra-Vo website and Facebook page
Gallery Hours and information:
Monday - Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery
Artisans on Fifth,
138 and 134 E. Fifth Avenue, Mount Dora, FL
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Above: Entry by local jewelry artist Sonya Watson uses materials including copper and crystals.
Below: Entry by Hoity Toity Mercantile, "Shine On!". Artist is George Buigas. Photo by Bonnie Whicher Photography.
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