This wonderful couple has been loyal members of ART from its inception
way back in the early 1990s.
The Silver Rose Society was formed to honor lovers of beauty who
wish to share their values with others and support the work of ART in an
especially generous manner.
The late sculptor Frederick Hart conceived the idea of a Silver Rose stickpin
(suitable for menís or ladiesí apparel), and sculptor/jewelry designer Gerd
Hessness designed and executed an exquisite piece of sterling silver jewelry
exclusively for ART. This subtle and silent declaration of values may result in
discussions decidedly not so subtle or silent, but either way it translates
into publicity for ART. These jewelry-pins have also created camaraderie among beauty
lovers and become unique collectorís mementos for our high-level donors.
For individuals or corporations who donate $5,000 or more we inscribe their
names on the bronze bas-relief plaque that bears the Silver Rose symbol along
with the names of other qualifying donors. This plaque (designed and donated to
ART by sculptor Michael Wilkinson and cast as a gift by Elliot Gantz Foundry)
hangs in ARTís presidentís office for all visitors to see. Silver Rose Society
members also receive the above-mentioned Silver Rose pin, signifying they are a
member of the Society and a staunch supporter of beauty and humanistic values
in all of the fine arts.
Those of usónow including Joe and Laurie--who wear this beautiful
rose pin proclaim our dedication to beauty and to a positive attitude toward
the world and humankind, to live with grace and the conviction that joy and
happiness are possible, and to champion the values of the American Renaissance
for the Twenty-first Century foundation not with a sword but with a rose.
We at ARTís helm are grateful to Joe and Laurie
OíRourke for their generosity in helping to further our mission, and we are
proud to add their names to the beautiful bronze plaque that will live on
forever as a testament to our shared values.
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