An Upper Milford artist will be painting portraits for a donation Thursday evening to raise money to help pay the expenses of a neighbor, Kathleen Miller, who is a delegate to the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September.
Kathleen D. Miller said artist and friend Barnaby Ruhe will be painting portraits from 6-11 p.m. Thursday at her restored barn at 3501 Main Road East in Vera Cruz, with a mailing address of Emmaus 18049. Miller said the convention delegates are responsible for all their own expenses getting to and staying at the convention but they are allowed to hold fundraisers to help pay their way.
There is no set fee for the portraits at the "Paint In" but participants can choose how much to give, Miller said.
Ruhe is an American artist, academic and six-time world champion boomeranger. As an artist, Ruhe, a professor at New York University's Gallatin school of individualized study, is known for his marathons of painting.
"Barnaby will paint you or a family member's portrait, fast and wonderfully!" Miller said in a prepared release. "His events are always enthusiastically attended!"
Miller said the event is potluck but she'll provide snacks, adult and non-adult beverages, and some pizza, and music.