A holiday project by the Lindstrom/McGehee family, with an assist by MayFly Coffee House on Signal Mountain, is set to better the lives of Chattanooga Community Kitchen clients.
Local artist Liz Lindstrom has created 20 original works of animals and insects — subjects selected by her three daughters, ages 8, 6 and 4 years old. The works were rendered in metallic gold paint and charcoal on 12- by 12-inch canvases, and each has been fitted for display in frames created by Lindstrom's husband, Tyler McGehee.
Each painting sells for $300. Lindstrom says 100 percent of proceeds from sales will go to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, with the potential to raise $6,000 for the agency, which provides food and other services to the homeless.
The works, collectively called "Creatures for Community," are on view this month at MayFly Coffee House. The coffee shop and roasting company was founded a year ago by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Atley and Katie Davidson with a commitment to source great coffee while paying substantially more than fair-trade-certified prices.
"Generosity is at the core of MayFly Coffee, so sharing their space at the Signal Mountain coffeehouse with the 'Creatures for Community' show is a perfect fit," Lindstrom says.
Paintings may be viewed at Mayfly Coffee House, 708 Mississippi Ave., or online at lizlindstrom.com.