January 18, 2009 (CHAPEL HILL, NC) – For the second consecutive year, Chapel Hill-based artist Kimberly Alvis has donated her original art to a fundraising auction for the Triangle Day School in Durham.
Entitled “The Pumpkin Patch,” the framed painting is a 38-inch by 49-ich oil on linen work. It captures a bright autumn day in a field riddled with ripe pumpkins. Paths through the field lead to a whitewashed barn at the edge of a grove of trees.
Alvis’ painting “Horses in a Pasture” (35-inch by 40-inch oil on linen) sold at auction during the school’s 2008 fundraiser.
“My kids are so happy at Triangle Day School,” Alvis said. “It’s a pleasure to help support any school that provides such a terrific learning environment.”
Alvis also donated an oil painting to the Carolina AIDS Alliance’s Works of Heart Auction held in Raleigh in October.
Triangle Day School is an independent K-8 school founded in 1991. Currently 200 students are enrolled including the artist’s own children.
Originally from Staten Island, New York, Kimberly Alvis graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1987 with a B. A. in Art. Since then she has studied at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, the Fechin Institute in New Mexico, The Ecole Albert Defois School in France, and The Art Students League and Parson’s School of Design in New York City.
Her work has been exhibited internationally at such venues as at The Art Students League, The Salmagundi Club and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City, and the Huntsman Fine Arts Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.
Alvis is represented locally by Somerhill Gallery in Durham and The Little Art Gallery and Craft Collection in Raleigh. For more information and to see more of the artist’s work, visit http://www.alvisart.com.