Art With a Purpose – The Art Station Benefit Tonight

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Since its founding more than 10 years ago, The Art Station has served more than 7,000 people—regardless of their ability to pay—and has an ongoing wait list of people looking to join the program.

The Art Station will host “Public Figures, Private Artists,” a unique exhibit, auction and fundraiser from tonight in Fort Worth. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a sponsor of the event. For tickets:

The Art Station provides art therapy for growth and healing to people facing difficult life challenges – from children, teens and adults to special groups of veterans.

Forty-five local business and community leaders have provided artwork for the exhibit and auction tonight. Congresswoman Kay Granger and Mayor Betsy Price are two of the artists. Here’s a peek at some of the others:

Marvin Blum

Marvin Blum – “Reflection” – The hallways and conference rooms at some of his law offices feature some of his creative endeavors with vibrant colors, forms, light and shadows.

Aden Bubeck

Fort Worth musician Aden Bubeck – “The Journey,” a guitar neck with reclaimed license plates in the shape of a star, depicting a musical journey of performance stages and recording studios.

Jinx Burke

Artist Jinx Burk – “As Time Goes By.” She says: “Art is found in the soul of an individual.”

Gail Cooksey

Public relations executive Gail Cooksey – “Happy Hour.” For her, painting is a great way to escape the stress of work and meet new friends who are different than her work friends.

Kitty Lancaster

The mission of The Art Station has touched Kitty Lancaster’s heart. This is one of two works up for auction Thursday to benefit the organization – “Red and Blue Conversation.”

Cleve Lancaster

Director of Development for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Cleve Lancaster, has created “Prothonotary Warbler,”


After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Dallas executive and business owner David Lyons needed a way to define himself, reduce stress, use his mind and maintain dexterity in his hands. Art has been a great outlet and therapy. See “The Last Thing I Needed” at tonight’s benefit.

Walter Naff

Retired clergyman Walter Naff explains his love of art this way: “I like to paint what speaks to me, whether it be joy and openness of a flower or the untold stories behind an old house or barn.” – “Old Man From the Sea”

Amanda Plotnicki

What is it that Amanda Plotnicki enjoys most about art? “Painting opens your eyes. You look at things differently, take it all in and enjoy life as it is.” – “Geisha”

TK Riddle

T.K. Riddle can’t imagine her life without art. – “Wisteria in the Botanical Gardens”

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

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