Spring Lake Park artist adds flair to chair

Autumn leaves float to the ground. Sun glistens off the rippling river. An eagle soars overhead …

Kelly Rambow, Spring Lake Park, upcycled an Adirondak chair to a work of art to be auctioned off during the Chairs with Flair event to benefit Bridging.
Kelly Rambow, Spring Lake Park, upcycled an Adirondak chair to a work of art to be auctioned off during the Chairs with Flair event to benefit Bridging.Photo submitted

Emotion is stirred and Kelly Rambow puts paint to canvas, evoking that emotion and reinterpreting the feeling stirring in her heart.

The artist, a Spring Lake Park resident, most recently reinterpreted that feeling, not on canvas but on an Adirondak chair.

“I love to take the lines, the colors, the shapes that Mother Nature created and reinterpret that feeling. This gives me an opportunity to do that to help others,” Rambow said.

Rambow’s artwork will help others because that chair – along with dozens of other pieces of furniture-turned-artwork – will be bid on during an event called Chairs with Flair.

The 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 auction event will raise money for Bridging, a non-profit organization which provides quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

Chairs with Flair takes place at the Ford Center in the North Loop of Minneapolis (420 Fifth St. N., Suite 100).

Rambow and other artists from around the Twin Cities will have their original, upcycled works of art displayed and auctioned during the event.

For more information about Chairs with Flair and to learn more about Bridging visit Bridging.org.

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