Big Pink Blanket of Love
Jan Heaton & Friends
Davis Gallery, in partnership with the Peabody Fund and the Dell Children's Medical Center, is honored to announce "Big Pink Blanket of Love": Jan Heaton & Friends, a unique group show in support of Davis' own Jan Heaton, one of Austin's premier watercolorists.
In February of 2019 Jan's daughter, Kristin Peabody, was taken by an aggressive cancer she battled for ten years. In place of the solo exhibition that was scheduled for Jan, Davis Gallery and Austin's artistic community are banding together in solidarity to fight cancer and find strength. Over sixty artists have contributed 4x4 inch squares of their own original artwork in an overall pink palette that will be hand-stitched together to create a "big pink blanket of love", symbolizing the community's compassion, strength, and friendship. In addition to this collaborative quilt, an extended group show focused on love, gratitude, and family will feature original artwork by Jan Heaton and over twenty other artists.
Ten percent of the proceeds raised during this four week long exhibit will be donated to the Peabody Fund, a project set up in direct response to Kristin Peabody's ambition to help develop innovative work in cancer research through the San Diego Center for Personalized Immunotherapy. The "big pink blanket of love" collaborative quilt will be donated to the Dell Children's Medical Center's fundraiser "The Art of Giving" an annual fundraiser dedicated to raising funds for art and music therapy for thousands of young cancer patients.