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Please Meet A Local Potter

7 Sep

The Primax Pink Warriors are proud to present our second annual Silhouette of a Woman, on September 13, 2014. This event is hosted by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, Park Road, from 7 pm until 11 pm. The emcee for our evening will be Kelly McKay from 107.9, The Link. We will have live music, artists, silent auction items and refreshments. This is to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the America Cancer Society. Please view Sue Gagnon Pottery….

 

Sue Gagnon retired in 2007 after teaching for over thirty years in England, Germany, Cyprus, Belgium, and the U.S.

Since retiring Sue has taken various pottery courses to refine her techniques.

Sue is also a painter and has her Master Naturalist certification from Clemson University.

Sue’s intense interest in nature can be seen in many of her pottery pieces.

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I cannot wait to see this pottery in person – it looks just beautiful!

 

Have A Seat – Again!

6 Sep

The Primax Pink Warriors are proud to present our second annual Silhouette of a Woman, on September 13, 2014. This event is hosted by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, Park Road, from 7 pm until 11 pm. The emcee for our evening will be Kelly McKay from 107.9, The Link. We will have live music, artists, silent auction items and refreshments. This is to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the America Cancer Society. Here’s a bit about Barry…..

I am a retired former IBMer and have been cording custom lawn chairs for about 5 years. 

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The little bio above was written by Barry. Now what Barry DIDN’T write about himself is that he has a heart of gold and a smile and personality that lights up a room. I know this because I know him. I wrote a blog a year or two ago called “Have A Seat” and if you search that blog name in the search bar, you will see the side of Barry he forgot to mention. He is an extremely thoughtful and loving friend…and truly has a heart of gold. I am not kidding. His wife Kathy is a triple negative breast cancer survivor so he is another artist of ours touched by triple neg, just like Meret. Want to see more of Barry’s chairs (by the way they are the coolest tailgating, partying, family gathering chairs ever!)….check out his website:

http://www.barryschairs.com

 

 

 

 

 

This Artist Is Eighteen Years Old – Are You Kidding Me?!!

5 Sep

The Primax Pink Warriors are proud to present our second annual Silhouette of a Woman, on September 13, 2014. This event is hosted by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, Park Road, from 7 pm until 11 pm. The emcee for our evening will be Kelly McKay from 107.9, The Link. We will have live music, artists, silent auction items and refreshments. This is to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the America Cancer Society.

 

My name is Luke Thomas, I am 18 years old. My favorite thing about film and photography is that I can show beauty in things that are often overlooked, and that is what I always try to do in my work. I love to travel as well, exploring the world and documenting it with my camera. As far as my career goes, I just want to keep creating things that I am proud of while enjoying every minute of it.

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Check out the photograph of the ribbon my friends! Pretty cool eh?  Luke Thomas Productions

lukethomasproductions.com

 

One Of Our Artists – Touched By Triple Negative Breast Cancer

4 Sep

The Primax Pink Warriors are proud to present our second annual Silhouette of a Woman, on September 13, 2014. This event is hosted by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, Park Road, from 7 pm until 11 pm. The emcee for our evening will be Kelly McKay from 107.9, The Link. We will have live music, artists, silent auction items and refreshments. This is to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the America Cancer Society.

This artist had a piece of her jewelry featured on “The Bachelorette” how cool is that? AND, you can read her bio below…she is just as precious as her Mom is!

My name?  Maret Seitz (pronounced “merit sites”.)

My company?  bisous galore (pronounced “bee-zoo ga-lor” – it means “a million kisses” in French.)

I live in Charlotte, NC, graduated from Davidson College, and currently am earning my Masters in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.  I love style statements.  I started designing and producing hand-crafted, custom necklaces and bracelets – it’s always been important to me that each piece is one-of-a-kind, bold, strong and classy galore.  Women who rock “bisous galore” pieces know how to be bold.

 This summer my Mom was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.  First-hand, I have witnessed what it takes to truly be bold, strong and feminine at the same time.  Because of my Mom’s battle with cancer, we have been lucky enough to have met many amazing women who have fought/are fighting this same disease.  It is because of my Mom that “bisous galore” will donate a portion of our proceeds back to the American Cancer Society/Making Strides.  My Mom’s battle with breast cancer has taught me what true style really is – bold, strong, feminine, and powerful.

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My website address:  www.bisousgalorejewelry.com

 

 

 

Being Famous

3 Sep

I get teased by my friends, quite often, for “being famous”. It’s only a joke because everyone who knows me knows that I am far from famous. Am I on a “platform” in the breast cancer arena in Charlotte? Absolutely. Have I met many beautiful and strong breast cancer survivors? Thankfully, yes I have. Have I been lucky to do some very cool things because of my breast cancer diagnosis? Yes I have. And let me tell you, I am not done yet.

I was very honored and humbled to be asked to be one of the three 2014 Lee National Denim Day Ambassadors (check out denimday.com and get involved)! A few months ago I was approached by the American Cancer Society in Atlanta and they asked if they could use some video clips from my video that was taken at the Lee Denim Day photo/video shoot that happened in May. Of course I agreed because I believe in the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. They sent me the following video clip back in July and asked me not to show it to anyone until after the Making Strides kickoff breakfasts were over…and now that they are over, I can post the kickoff video that was shown at over 300 kickoff breakfasts nationally.

Now let me explain the makeup first….remember, I was on a photo shoot heavily made up for photos, which is not the same makeup colors or heaviness you would wear for a video shoot…so I am at a total disadvantage here. BUT, I am always honored that ACS uses my story for raising awareness for early detection, inspiring people to get involved, and to promote Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Not only am I a survivor, I am a Reach to Recovery Coordinator, and a team leader for the largest team in the city of Charlotte for Making Strides. Am I famous? NO – I am not. Am I involved and passionate about this organization? Yes I am! Do I believe that they use donor dollars wisely for life saving research and programs to help breast cancer patients? Absolutely!

If you want to watch an inspiring national video for Making Strides – check it out – and watch it all the way through, it’s really great if I do say so myself! (Insert smile here!)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h4sb4256m2e7b6e/MSABC_KO_FINAL_1080p.mp4

 

GlitzandGlam

3 Sep

The Primax Pink Warriors are proud to present our second annual Silhouette of a Woman, on September 13, 2014. This event is hosted by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, Park Road, from 7 pm until 11 pm. The emcee for our evening will be Kelly McKay from 107.9, The Link. We will have live music, artists, silent auction items and refreshments. This is to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the America Cancer Society.

A sneak peek into Jan:

Elegant artisan jewelry to complete her sophisticated look. It is no secret to my family and friends that I love jewelry.  So, several years ago, I started “Designs by Jan” to be able to share my love of jewelry to others.  Each piece of jewelry that I design and create is made with love and the energy for each wearer to embrace her authentic and loving self!  So that I can share and offer my designs to a broader audience I recently opened up two shops on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitzandGlam2 is my line of artisan jewelry made of semi-precious gemstones and fine metals and crystals.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlintzandGlam is my line of quality wire-wrapped bracelets made of base metals and a mixture of materials for the beads.

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Another Artist…

2 Sep

The Primax Pink Warriors are proud to present our second annual Silhouette of a Woman, on September 13, 2014. This event is hosted by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, Park Road, from 7 pm until 11 pm. The emcee for our evening will be Kelly McKay from 107.9, The Link. We will have live music, artists, silent auction items and refreshments. This is to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the America Cancer Society. We look forward to seeing you there!

A look into our artist Maggie…

Not much I can tell about me. Picked up the paint brush about 8 years ago and discovered how patient oil is to paint with. Last year I challenged myself to try acrylic paints and liked it. It is a constant discovery for me to find out where a painting is taking me.

Maggie Maggie2 Maggie3 Maggie4

 

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