San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2012
The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) http://www.essentialtremor.org hosts the Art in the Garden fundraiser featuring original watercolors donated by Sacramento artist Fred Ekman on Saturday, March 31, 2012, 1-5 PM, at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA.
Accomplished watercolor artist Fred Ekman, who has essential tremor, has donated works from his collection for a silent auction and fundraiser to support essential tremor research. Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the head, hands, and voice. The condition affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S., but it is often misdiagnosed.
Guests at the event can peruse Ekman’s landscape paintings and speak with him about his struggles and triumphs of living with essential tremor.
Ekman says of his life’s work, “Many years ago I felt it necessary to paint exactly on paper or canvas what I saw. Reporting accurately, that which existed in my line of sight, was critical to my success as a painter. Now, after years of studying under master teachers, I look for shapes in the landscape. I look for value differences and color temperatures in every scene.”
Works from Ekman’s collection will be available for bidding in the silent auction. Other auction items include a Debbie Brooks designer handbag and lovely hand-crafted jewelry. Wine donated by Cakebread Cellars and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Tickets for the event are $100/guest. $80 is tax-deductible. To order tickets, register at http://www.essentialtremor.org/ArtInTheGarden or call the IETF toll free at 888.387.3667. Event proceeds will benefit essential tremor research and education initiatives.
About The International Essential Tremor Foundation:
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kan., and founded in 1988, the International Essential Tremor Foundation is the leading organization in the world dedicated to helping those affected by essential tremor through awareness, education, support and funding research to identify effective treatments and hopefully, a cure for the condition.
The IETF hosts ongoing community awareness events across the country to build a better understanding of ET and provides those affected with the basic knowledge necessary to become their own advocate when seeking treatment. The Foundation provides support and resources to seven community ambassadors and a nationwide network of 80 local support groups.
Since its inception, the IETF has distributed more than half a million dollars in research grants to fund 12 promising research studies to search for the cause of ET. To learn more about essential tremor, visit the IETF website at http://www.essentialtremor.org.