On April 21, world-renowned artist Thomas Arvid visited Kansas City to attend the 13th Annual Private Cellar Wine Tasting and Auction benefiting First Downs for Down Syndrome. Arvid, who met with collectors and discussed his art at the private event, has achieved widespread success with his iconic portrayals of the delicate beauty of wine and the evocative pleasure of its consumption.
Prairiebrooke provided three of Arvid’s still life compositions for silent auction, and two pieces for the live auction at the event. The auction raised funds to provide medical, educational and emotional support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
This year marks Prairiebrooke’s fifth year of support for the event, which is hosted annually by Shook, Hardy & Bacon law firm. First Downs for Down Syndrome partners with the Kansas City Chiefs to provide support for the local Down syndrome community.
While in Kansas City, Arvid filmed a news segment live at Prairiebrooke Arts with KCTV5 news anchor Carolyn Long. Arvid fans who missed the live segment can view the video on KCTV5’s website.
Prairiebrooke is the exclusive fine art dealer of Arvid’s originals and limited-edition giclees in the local Kansas City region. Arvid is April’s featured artist at the gallery.
"Wine is a great subject because people are familiar with it; they really connect to it. My paintings speak to the special moments that people share when they drink wine together– it's amazing that my collectors find a personal fulfillment in my work, especially when I'm just doing what I love,” said Arvid.
Arvid’s work has been featured in Wine Spectator, US Art, Art World News, LA Times, Wine Enthusiast, USA Today and Art Business News, and his masterpieces are showcased at every Fleming’s restaurant across the country.
Stop by Prairiebrooke Arts or visit the Arvid gallery on our website to see more of his work.
Written by Nicoletta Niosi-Ortiz