Renowned local artist Ken Kirkby is donating nine paintings to support the Flegel family, owners of Bowser Automotive, which burned down in December.
The first nine people to donate $500 in person to the Flegel Family trust at the Bowser First Credit Union between 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 and Saturday Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. will be entered into the draw for one of Kirkby’s paintings, according to a news release.
On Jan. 21 at 3:30 p.m., the first nine donors will meet at the Cathouse Gallery (5320 Island Hwy W) in Qualicum Bay, where Kirkby will draw their names from a ceremonial spittoon, one by one. Donors will be able to choose a painting based on the order their name is drawn, according to the release.
“Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a Kirkby painting for a fraction of its established value,” reads the release. “While knowing that your donation is going to help a community landmark rebuild.”
The paintings will be on display at the gallery from Jan. 10 to Jan. 21, according to the release. Call 250-937-9991 to confirm times.
Donors must be present at the draw or be represented by proxy.
Three days after the fire, operating manager Thomas Flegel and fiancée Grace McMahon welcomed a baby girl, Poppy Jane Phoenix Flegel.
— NEWS Staff