Pictured, left to right:  Denise Shea, Priscilla Cotter, Gail Erwin, Margaret Koch, Donna Dodson, and Joyce McJilton Dwyer

On December 20th 6 Bridges Gallery formally presented a donation representing proceeds from the sale of Seagull Cinderella inspired artworks to the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden. The ceremony took place at 10:00 am at 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main Street, Maynard.

Donna Dodson, artist and creator of Seagull Cinderella; Gail Erwin, Director of 6 Bridges Gallery; Joyce McJilton Dwyer, 6 Bridges Gallery member; and parade organizers Priscilla Cotter and Denise Shea, were on hand to make the presentation to Margaret Koch, director of the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden.

Many of you remember Seagull Cinderella, the sculpture created by Donna Dodson, standing tall in her front yard on Summer Street in Maynard.

Over the summer, Seagull Cinderella spent a few weeks in New Bedford, Mass., where she found herself embroiled in a bit of an uproar. There was talk of her far and wide, but Cinderella stood fast as her supporters rallied around and created art in her honor.

After her triumphant tour of New Bedford, Cinderella was welcomed home to Maynard on October 15. Her return was celebrated with a parade through downtown Maynard and a pop-up art show at 6 Bridges Gallery, where artworks inspired by this courageous gull delighted her fans and supporters.

We are grateful to our guest and member artists for their creative endeavors, and for generously agreeing to donate a portion of the proceeds to The Healing Garden.

The Healing Garden, located in Harvard, Mass., is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrative cancer care through therapeutic services, educational programs, and a healing environment for all people with a cancer diagnosis, as well as providing wellness education and support to promote cancer prevention for the community at large. More info at www.healinggarden.net