At one end of the spectrum you have woodworking sculptor Hon. Jerry Alonzo and photographer Louis Ryen. There is also painter Sharon Stiller and trombonist Anthony Piazza.
Not only are these attorneys multi-talented, they have used their craft to help raise money for
Volunteer Legal Services Project’s “Art of Lawyering” silent auction.
Wednesday, October 7 is your opportunity to participate in the 2015 Art of Lawyering reception to be held at Village Gate. Alonzo, Ryen and Stiller have all commited new items for this year’s fundraiser, and Piazza along with musician colleagues will be part of the musical entertainment that evening from 5:30-8:30.
Mark your calendar to attend, and meanwhile, see if one of your creative hobbies might generate a little cash for VLSP to continue to assist the growing number of impoverished families in Rochester who need civil legal services to protect their home and family.
You’re not an artist?
The Art of Lawyering committee is open to all kinds of creative submissions – from hand embroidery to button art bracelets. You might not call yourself an artist, but you’ve likely created something that others would admire.
Jewelry workshops in 2011 and 2013 inspired a number of auction pieces by first-time jewelry-makers. Those who knit, crochet, sew and quilt have also contributed beautiful hand-crafted goods that generate money for VLSP and joy for the buyer.
Join in the fun. Go to www.vlsprochester.org and under the donate prompt, click Art of Lawyering to get the details about donating art and attending the October event.
Help us out…. The auction typically nets $11,000. We need a wide variety of art and attendees to make our goal.
-Written by Nora Jones