The stunning “heart art” of Fabio Napoleoni will be on display two and a half weeks from today, August 23-25, at the Vinings Gallery on Canton, 938 Canton St. in Roswell. This will mark the second year his pieces will be featured at the gallery.
Napoleoni and his wife Nicole will be on hand as guests at the gallery for a private event Friday, August 23rd, from 6-9 p.m. benefitting Enduring Hearts, a nonprofit that funds research to increase the longevity of organ transplants, improve the quality of life for transplant recipients, and eliminate pediatric heart diseases that lead to transplantation. At the event, Napoleoni will be unveiling a new original sketch inspired by Enduring Hearts. The original sketch will be available via silent auction during the private event. 100% of the proceeds from the sketch and a portion of proceeds from the evenings sales will be donated to the charity. When completed, the full color oil on canvas will be auctioned at Enduring Hearts’ signature fundraiser, the 5th Annual Bourbon Gala & Auction on February 21, 2020. The August show will also feature signed and numbered limited editions and artist proofs of Napoleoni’s original piece Resilient.” Resilient was inspired by the story of Maya Gahan, the daughter of Enduring Hearts founder, Patrick Gahan.
The exhibit will also be open Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. as well as Saturday night from 6-9 p.m.
The weekend will also mark the official kickoff of a special raffle benefiting Enduring Hearts. There will be a chance for one person to win the opportunity to drive a different Audi every month for one year, courtesy of Enduring Hearts’ partner Audi Atlanta. Tickets for the raffle featuring the grand prize of the “One Year Mobility Driving Experience” will cost $100 per ticket with only 600 tickets available for purchase. The final drawing will be held the night of the Bourbon Gala on February 21, 2020. The second prize winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and the third prize will receive $1,000. You can learn more about the raffle’s specifics at enduringhearts.org
About Enduring Hearts
Since inception in 2014, Enduring Hearts has funded approximately $4 million in research grants aimed at helping children with end-stage heart failure not only live longer lives, but also improve the quality of life for transplant recipients. Enduring Hearts partners with top research institutions across North America seeking out the most innovative and promising research to unlock the key to transplant longevity and improved quality of life for children with heart transplants.
Additionally, Enduring Hearts’ Road to Recovery Gas Card Program, offered at transplant centers across the US, helps to mitigate the high cost of travel for pediatric heart transplant families while their child is being cared for at a hospital. Families enrolled in this program are eligible for up to one year of free gas cards. In addition to providing the gas cards, Enduring Hearts supplies these families with research updates in layman’s terms to help them understand current and emerging transplant trends.
About Vinings Gallery on Canton
Opened in 2016, Vinings Gallery on Canton is the sassy little sister of Vinings Gallery in Historic Roswell with a sublime palette, entertaining soundtrack and gracious staff. The trademark Vinings Gallery atmosphere prevails on Canton Street with a fresh, colorful mix of emerging and world-renowned artists including an amazing array of stunning fine art glass and contemporary sculpture. With a regular monthly schedule of visiting artists and featured work, both galleries present the opportunity for guests to engage on a personal level with the artists and to truly become inspired by the artwork they collect. Additional information and a full schedule of upcoming events is available online at vininigsgallery.com.
About Fabio Napoleoni
Nostalgia, whimsy and moments that lift the soul reside in Fabio Napoleoni’s contemporary artwork. Vivid colors and captivating characters invite the viewer into an emotional ride that was originally inspired by the artist’s childhood imagination and an immense familial love. Each of his works could have a thousand titles, and in each, the common thread is a beautiful heart – a reflection of his love for his daughter Lauren. More about the Orlando-based artist and his inspiration can be found at fabionapoleoni.com