Napster was delighted to support the Stewart Memorial United Church in Dwight at their Silent Auction last month. His original piece, "Ascending" sold for $95.00, helping the Church raise the necessary money to replace the historic fence around the churchyard (originally needed to keep out the cows from the neighbouring farm at the top of Buttermilk Hill).
Wednesday was the Rain Date for the Anglican Church 87th Annual Regatta, held at Port Cunnington.
Well, you can hardly support one and not the other, so Napster offered one of his framed prints, "Flight", to their Silent Auction.
It's one of his most popular pieces, and can be hung on the wall in several different ways -- one suggesting dragons and firebirds;
one suggesting a large bird;
and one that often brings to mind skaters, but which also contains a small, cleverly drafted portrait of a howling wolf's head.
It sold for $60, and will now grace a cottage on historic Bigwin Island. We hope they enjoy it, whichever way they hang it on the wall!
Most importantly, it raised money for the Anglican Churches at St. James (Port Cunnington) and St. John in the Woods (Fox Point); and its presence at the Silent Auction caused a lot of folk to wander up to take a look -- and then take a look at all the other wonderful and generous items on offer, and that's the kind of teamwork that makes these event such a success.