Hospice of Marion County News
Hospice of Marion County received donation of artwork from local Artist Milly Sheffer
(Ocala, FL – April 9, 2019)
Hospice of Marion County is pleased to announce it has been gifted a large body of artwork from local artist Milly Sheffer which will be shared among its three hospice houses for patients and families to enjoy.
In honor of this donation, a reception will be held for Milly with some of her art on display on April 23, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at The Monarch Center at Sylvia’s, located at 2895 SE 62nd St., on the Helen “Mimi” Walker campus in Ocala. Please RSVP to 352-873-7456 to attend.
“Milly’s original artwork will offer peace, comfort and perhaps contented memories while families are gathered together,” said Jessica McCune, director, The Monarch Center at Sylvia’s. “Hospice of Marion County is very happy to have such a generous and intentional gift for our clients and their families, added Hospice of Marion County CEO Rick Bourne.”
About Milly Sheffer: If you should happen to be wandering the Ocala, Florida area, on a quiet road meandering through horse country, or on a narrow lane bordered by “old Florida” wood-frame cottages, you might come upon Milly Sheffer painting at the roadside. Easel on the tailgate of her pickup truck, she will be intent on capturing the fleeting light of early morning or late afternoon as it illuminates the side of a weathered building or throws deep shadows across the golden planes of a field.
Sheffer earned a degree in Art at Wheaton College, and took classes at the Chicago Art Institute and Syracuse University. She studied watercolor with Charles Reid, Skip Lawrence, Christopher Schink, and numerous other teachers. She has had several solo exhibitions of her watercolor portraits, one featuring residents of an assisted-living facility, another depicting a community of refugees. Other exhibitions have featured cityscapes of Buffalo, NY, paintings of a trip to Italy, and a series of oils done in her Florida hometown. After an extended period of time spent in the Middle East, she compiled a book of her watercolors of Jordan, Syria and Turkey. Her most recent series of oil paintings includes palette knife still lifes and interiors.
To learn more about Milly Sheffer and her art, visit: http://millysheffer.com/