“It didn’t seem real. It was so unexpected.” said Anne Wainscott. “I just was frightened. Can you imagine? You never expect something like that can happen.”
The locally renowned and revered artist saw her Covington home go up in flames, after an alleged arsonist set fire to it in September.
All her life’s work of art, her own colorful creations – gone.
“They were very important. That was actually my life.”
Now, the local art community is stepping up to help her.
“This is really about celebrating Anne and showing her everybody she’s influenced and inspired.” Says Tyler Hildebrand of the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
“Our full time faculty are each donating a piece of artwork to be auctioned off to help Anne rebuild her house.”
The paintings and sketches may be gone, but the artistic brilliance remains, and lives on in Anne, who’s just happy people still care.
“It’s wonderful that they like it – something that was done so many years ago, and I thank them for it..”
The event to benefit Anne Wainscott is on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6-9 pm, at Hotel Covington. It is open to the public. Click here for more information.