Metamorphose challenged artists of all ages to be inspired by works that didn't sell at St. Vinnie's, or were rejected from the get-go. Amazing things came of it! Adult artists Alina Padilla-Miller and Mike Yager took home $100 prizes in Viewers' Choice and Judges' Choice, respectively. Viewers' Choice $50 prizes in the youth category went to, starting with 1st: Willow Chester, Julia Scher and Hannah Alvis. Winners in Judges' Choice, in order: Willow Chester, Marston Scher, Haylin Alvis. Another $50 each! Congratulations to these and all the artists who made Metamorphose a true Earth Day celebration.
Earlier this spring our Metamorphose designers descended upon a pile of textile remnants that had been recycled by the San Francisco garment district, and other art accessories that didn't -- or wouldn't -- necessarily sell in St. Vinnie's stores. Here is a sampling of the images by Rob and Tracy Sydor of Digital Latte.
Economic recovery aside, many families with children continue to struggle financially and lose their housing. In Eugene-Springfield, they are not on their own because First Place Family Center is there to help turn things around. Please be there for First Place. Picnic Supper is May 14. Invite family, friends and coworkers. Prepare a meal and enjoy Divisi. Everybody benefits.
A starts Art, Adoration and Amazing, which makes Metamorphose a triple A event for 2015. A standing-room-only crowd packed the back room of Oregon Wine Lab, surrounded by works of art chosen and re-created by artists of all ages. Persian-style rugs split the venue, forming a colorful runway for the display of fashions created by local designers using textile scraps from the San Francisco fashion district.
St. Helen’s Conference: Helping For Half A Century
People closest to St. Vincent de Paul know its St. Helen Conference volunteers have been at work in Junction City for nearly 60 years, visiting people in their homes as was done by SVdP founder Frederic Ozanam (pictured), and providing quiet assistance. In the early sixties a family facing hard times could make a request from a volunteer at the lawnmower shop then pick up emergency groceries down the street at McKay’s Market.