On Friday, September 21, residents from The Village of Bedford Walk gathered in the Piano Lounge for their Friday Night Lights social hour sporting their black and gold for Mizzou. On display in the lounge, were several art pieces from Tigers on the Prowl, an organization that partners artists with sponsors to raise money for local charities. One of the artists, Kaye Gray-Manolov, was even in attendance at the event.
After Tigers on the Prowl partners artists with sponsors, they raise money for local charities by auctioning off the decorated tiger statues at an annual dinner. This year, the program accepted tiger-themed artwork in different mediums, and two of these pieces were featured at Friday Night Lights.
One of the featured pieces was a wooden tiger head carved by chainsaw from artist, Cheryl Campbell. The other featured piece was a white tiger face created by Kaye Gray-Manolov using recycled materials like dog fur, paint chips, white feathers, rocks and even a petrified banana peel. The residents seemed most impressed by the banana peel and were excited to find out where it was used in the artwork. Kaye answered all of our questions and the residents thanked her with a round of applause.
The Village of Bedford Walk residents and staff loved having the chance to speak with a local artist and feature her artwork!