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Art Gallery of Potomac Hosts ALS Fundraiser

An opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 3, from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery located at 10107 River Rd in Potomac.

 

"Visions of Earth," a month-long fundraiser benefiting the regional ALS Association, will show at the beginning in March.

Three artists will showcase their work, donating percentages of sale proceeds to the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia chapter of the ALS Association.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal disease that leads to an inability of people living with ALS to speak, move, and eventually breathe on their own. The incidence of ALS is five times higher than Huntington’s disease, and about equal to that of multiple sclerosis, according to the ALS Association.

The three artists featured in "Visions of Earth" are Betsy Kimball Baden, Yolanda Prinsloo, and Mary Hawkins. 

Baden will display jewelry made of semi-precious stones and sterling, Thai and Bali silver. She will be donating all of her proceeds to the regional ALS chapter to support ALS research to honor her friend fighting the disease in Washington state. Prinsloo uses canvas to depict the day-to-day experiences of life. Hawkins uses pencils, pastels and oils to paint landscapes and wildlife. Most of her recent work centers on the waters of the Potomac River and C&O Canal.

An opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 3, from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery located at 10107 River Rd, Potomac Village, Potomac, MD 20854.

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