Local Artist Creates Unique Art Piece For The Great Khalid Foundation
Inspired by the year-round altruistic efforts of The Great Khalid Foundation, one local artist creates a unique piece of artwork in faux stone.
Andy Gomez is a local artist who goes by the handle AG Stone Art, who creates incredible works of art that resemble stone. Gomez’s art is cast in faux stone material, giving the impression that the art piece is carved out of heavy-weight stone but weighs as light as a piece of cardboard.
I met Andy Gomez at an El Paso Sun City Pride fundraiser about a year ago, where he was auctioning off another of his artworks, an Aztec calendar. After talking about our involvement in various non-profits, we decided to gift The Great Khalid Foundation with an art piece; in recognition of doing so much for our community over the last few years.
The plan was to gift the art piece to the foundation at their newly planned Gala Fundraising this year. However, as with all plans in 2020, due to the novel coronavirus, the event was canceled.
Soon after, the announcement of The Great Thanksgiving Giveaway was made, a new initiative by the foundation to help feed El Paso families in need by distributing 1000 Thanksgiving meal boxes.
With the new endeavor came a new opportunity to present The Great Khalid Foundation with a well-deserved token of our appreciation.
After the event on Saturday, November 21, we surprised Linda Wolfe, Executive Director of the foundation, and her team with the faux stone art piece, and her reaction was priceless.
Thank you once again to AG Stone for this amazing art piece and to The Great Khalid Foundation for continuing to make an impact in our community during a time of great need.
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