Friday, November 9, 2012

Sale of Edith Franklin's final works, tools, memorabilia, and donations of other artists' works

Around three years ago, 2009, perhaps, Edith came out to my studio.  I had just been filming a video of my throwing on the wheel, and the camera was already set up. We decided, quite on the spur of the moment, to do a video, ourselves---and to talk about the beginnings of pottery:  How we would start a new student, what the importance of a pinch pot was, ------and so, without any further preparation, I set the camera, and started the process.  Here is Edith, so clearly herself, and so quintessentially Edith  (you really shouldn't eat that much!), while holding out a pinched pot the size of a hummingbird's nest.  I will always remember her.  Come to the sale of the last of her works, this Sunday,

  • The Secor Gallery, 425 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH 43604

  • Celebrate the life of Edith Franklin and help support Edith's  life and work, and the Youth Arts Fund she created to ensure the promise of Toledo's young artists of the future. Join us as we celebrate at the Secor Gallery, 425 Jefferson Ave., Toledo on Sunday, November 11 from 1-4 p.m. Selected archival works by Edith and personal mementos will be sold at her request, along with other local artists' works donated in her honor. All event proceeds go to the Edith Franklin Youth Arts Fund at the Toledo Community Foundation. Donations to the fund may be made at the event or mailed to The Arts Commission (1838 Parkwood Ave., #120, Toledo, OH 43604). RSVP requested, 419-254-2787.