Good People Doing Good Things

I love it when good things happen and this event is perfect to share with you.  Bridging is a Minnesota based non-profit that takes new and gently used donations to improve lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. How Bridging got started 2 minute video.

This September their annual silent auction, Chairs with Flair, was held to benefit the Bridging cause.  Local Minnesota artists selected furniture from the Bridging warehouse then up-cycled their choice into one of a kind art just for this event.

Sculpted table set by artists Sam Gaten and Liz Williams
Sculpted table set by artists Sam Gaten and Liz Williams

It was amazing to see the photo of each piece “before”, then view the transformed furniture to artwork.  Guests browsed and silently bid on pieces they hoped to take home.

Mosaic table top by artist Laura Lee
Mosaic table top by artist Laura Lee

Thank you to the artists and guests for donating to Bridging.  I can’t think of a better reason to re-purpose than to create artwork to benefit others.

Mosaic table top by artists Trudy Vrchota and Janine Irisarri
Mosaic table top by artists Trudy Vrchota and Janine Irisarri

“When good people get together and do good things, then good things happen.” ~Fran Heitzman, Founder of Bridging

Thank you to Bridging and all the volunteers for making this world a better place for others.  Find out how to help this wonderful cause at www.bridging.org .

Contact the Minnesota Mosaic Guild at http://mnmosaicguild.blogspot.com for more information on mosaic and artists.

HGA Architects and Engineers provided the event space at their location in the Ford Center building which has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.  This rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council for buildings that are designed for “improved environmental and human health performance.”

Tip: Reuse …”to reduce waste, thereby reducing impacts associated with the extraction and processing of virgin resources.” ~USGBC LEED

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