July 5, 2019 @ 1:49AM — July 11, 2019 @ 9:00PM
Buy a chance to win this 4 ft x 2 ft custom framed "Tree of Life - Alternate Roots" print by T.M.Gand and support needed local mental health services.
48 inch by 24 inch print by T.M.Gand (Valued at $160.00)
Custom Framing and Matting Donated by Burkhart Custom Frame & Art
(Valued at $220.74)
TOTAL VALUE is $380.74!
All for just $10 a chance!
T.M.Gand first shared her powerful, educational, and moving testimony about her experience with mental illness and trauma at Mental Health America of Abilene’s 2018 Mental Health Symposium “Legislative Initiatives, Ethical Considerations, and Women’s Mental Health." She also shared how “Art Saved My Life” as keynote speaker at MHAA’s 2nd Annual Art Gala and Fundraiser in June 2019.
As a mental health advocate, T.M.Gand has trained over 600 people in the Abilene area in Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid since 2014. She is passionate about advocating for increased awareness about emotional wellness as well as investing in the de-stigmatization of seeking help. She has been transparent about her own struggles with emotional wellness issues, where they began, how those issues manifested, and what she has been able to accomplish in spite of those challenges.
“The piece I was going to hide from the world… is now my most sought after.
Tree of Life – Alternate Roots is deeply personal yet conveys a universal message of the struggle to overcome difficult life circumstances.”
A contemporary artist, living in Abilene, Texas, T.M.Gand specializes in the use of texture, color, collage, and layering affects. She loves treasure hunting between collage layers to find bits that need saving and enhancing.
Originally from Wisconsin and a student of structural engineering, Tracy moved to Texas when she married her Air Force sweetheart, Marcus. They have three beloved cats and share a cute little house together.
T.M.Gand enjoys a 660 square foot studio in the downtown historic district of Abilene, Texas, in the Cockerell Building, 1133 N.2nd Street, Studios, Studios 207-208.Her studio is open to the public the second Thursday of each month for Artwalk in downtown Abilene. She offers private lessons and does commission work. You can see more of her paintings and gift items online.
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Thank You and Good Luck!