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"The Look of Love"  
An Art Exhibition & Hair Donation Event benefiting Locks of Love

Locks OF LOve

     An Art Exhibition & Hair Donation Event benefitting Locks of Love at Framations Art Gallery in St Charles, MO. "The Look of Love" art exhibition was held March 5 - March 30, 2008  with a "Hair-raising" event on March 8, 2008. Hair Donations were collected at Framations Art Gallery & the donor then received a free style from Metro the Salon. The event included complimentary gift bags with items/certificates that had been donated from local vendors for the event.  Complimentary refreshments were served & guests had the opportunity to view &/or purchase artwork from the juried art show based on the theme "The Look of Love". Profits from the artist entry fees for the competition were donated to Locks of Love along with 20% of all art sales. Raffle Drawings & Silent Auction Items Donated by local shops. One lucky guest won a custom portrait gift certificate from Pastel & Oil Portait Artist Lisa Ober (valued at $700.00).


"The Look of Love"
An Art Exhibition benefitting Locks of Love
 March 5 - March 30 , 2008

About the Juror:
      Juror, Eric Shultis, received an Associate Degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design, a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from the same, and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and locally at Gallery 210 UMSL, The Sheldon Art Galleries, The Foundry Art Centre, and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. His work was included in the 2004 Illinois State Museum exhibition Think Small curated by Robert Sill. Eric Shultis is Vice President of the Alton Area Landmarks Association, and accompanist for the Chapel Choir at Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Currently, Eric Shultis is a Professor and Program Coordinator for the General Fine Arts Program at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley.

This event will benefit Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides recipients with a custom,vacuum-fitted hairpiece made entirely from donated human hair. The vacuum fit is signed for children who have experienced a total loss of scalp hair and does not require the use of tape or glue. Most of the applicants suffer from an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata for which there is no known cause or cure. Others have suffered severe burns or injuries or endured radiation treatment to the brain stem or other dermatological conditions that result in permanent hair loss.

The organization, which began operation in 1998, has helped over 2000 children since its first year of operation. Thousands of bundles of donated hair arrive as a result of the national publicity that Locks of Love receives in newspapers, magazines, and television programs. Children comprise over 80 percent of the donors, making this a charity where children have an opportunity to help children.

Donated hair is evaluated for its usefulness according to the following guidelines:

-It must be at least 10 inches in length
-It must be bundled in a pony-tail or a braid
-Bleached hair cannot be used. Hair that has been dyed or permed can be used.

Monetary donations to Locks of Love are tax deductible.
For more information about Locks of Love,
please call (561)-963-1677, or 1-888-896-1588 for toll-free recorded information
Visit our their web site at http://www.LocksofLove.org 












This event would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors:

Framations Art Gallery Primary Sponsor

Metro The Salon Primary Sponsor

Portraits by Lisa Ober


American Car Foundry (ACF)

Street Scape Magazine

Missouri Botanical Gardens 

St Charles Convention & Visitor's Bureau 

The Dance Closet & Performing Arts Centre

R.T. Weilers Food & Spirits

Main Street Books

Wolf Camera

Papa Johns Pizza

Jake's on Main

Plaza Lanes

Salon Service Group (SSG)

State Beauty Supply

Heil Beauty Products

Parkview Gardens Florist & Greenhouse

First Bank

Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation

Remington's Balloons

St Charles Lanes Bowling Alley

KFAV FM 99.9 Today's Hot Country!

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and cannot be downloaded, copied or used without written permission. 

Framations Custom Framing & Art Gallery ~ 218 North Main Street ~ St Charles, Missouri 63301 ~ (636)724-8313