‘Heartist by Artists’ benefit set for Feb. 12

Heart by Darrell Troppy

Heart by Darrell Troppy

Darrell Troppy’s annual heart show, “Heartist by Artists,” a charity fundraiser for The American Heart Association for the Golden Triangle, will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 12, in his studio located at 1393 Broadway in Beaumont.

Contributing artists include Inez Alvidrez, Adam Cook, Annie Green, Abigail McLaurin, Barbara Allamon, Summer Lydick, Nathan McCrary, Evelyn Sibley, Andy Coughlan and Troppy.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day every year, I invite local artists to join me in depicting their own unique variations of — you guessed it — the heart,” Troppy said. “The works are showcased and auctioned in the annual heart show, with part of the proceeds benefiting a local non-profit organization chosen by me as the recipient of our donation. Each year, I put the names of all local charities into a hat and draw a name.

“For this year’s recipient, I drew The American Heart Association for the Golden Triangle.”

Nearly 100 works of art submitted by nine local artists will be displayed for a silent auction, with opening bids starting at $100. Raffle tickets will also be sold for $20.

One lucky winner will walk away with a 2×6 heartwork by Darrell Troppy.

Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Attire is business casual.

“Dress to kill, and feel free to wear your heart on your sleeve,” Troppy said.

For more information, visit the “Heartist by Artist” Facebook page.