Hearts of Gold Gala / by Kristin Gibson


MARCH 10, 2017

Kristin Gibson is honored to be a part of Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake’s annual Hearts of Gold Gala. Kristin will be painting a canvas during the evening,   capturing a glimpse and spirit of the gala in her unique style. This painting will be part of the live auction. A special body of work will be on exhibit and available for sale, with 50% of all purchases directly benefiting the families of Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake. 

“Through my work as an artist I am most proud of the chances to give back, and supporting Ronald McDonald House of Durham is part of my heart. As a mother that stayed many nights at the House, my family experienced first hand the comfort, hope and solace that emanates from every warm welcome, baked cookie, soft pillow. The House is each amazing person within it, who greets you where you are, in darkest hours, and becomes a light. My family’s journey led to moving here for ongoing care with our team at Duke. With a piece of my heart left in both our former home and Ronald McDonald House, weekly volunteering for Pancake Day and Housewarming, still finds me receiving more light than I can possibly return.

The genre of still life is where I have found my voice, even more meaningful now, as truly still life is a reminder that life is ever changing, take joy in simple pleasures. The galleries who represent my work are equally dedicated to support community efforts and a spirit of giving. Thank you for your presence and your giving at the Hearts of Gold Gala for Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake.”