Painting to be Auctioned to Support Blues legend Hubert Sumlin


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“Love and Music” a FingerSmear by artist Kelly Sullivan created and signed by hundreds of guests & musicians - including Levon Helm, David Johansen, Southside Johnny and Joe Grushecky - will be auctioned on eBay to support Blues legend Hubert Sumlin.

To see great photos of the event - visit www.sullistudios.com - click “Love and Music”. Additional photos available at your request.

Kelly Sullivan’s “FingerSmear” painting entitled “Love and Music” created at the legendary Stone Pony, is scheduled to be auctioned on eBay March 13 – 20. “Love and Music” (48” x 60”) began February 15th at the Pony’s 29th Anniversary Party, and was brought back on location March 2nd during the “Pony Up for Hubert” fundraiser. Kelly had the pleasure of involving hundreds of guests and musicians in “Love and Music” including Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm & The Barn Burners, Jimmy Vivino, Dave Maxwell, Mike Merritt, David Johansen, Southside Johnny, Joe Grushecky, Ana Rabson, Greg Piccolo, Rob Paparozzi, Debbie Davies Band, Bill Perry, Michael Hill, Lonnie Shields, Georgie Bonds, Heather Hardy, Big Nancy Swarbrick and Dave Homan, Dana Fuchs, Spencer Jarrett, Big Mike Devita, Muddy Wolf Band & Jennifer Wright, Frank Fotusky and others. Proceeds from the sale of “Love and Music” will help to defray Hubert’s staggering medical bills.

“The image was designed to honor the love and music given to us by The Stone Pony for the past twenty-nine years. This was a special piece – to have so many great musicians involved in it was an honor. They were all generous with their time and enthusiastic about the piece – and it was a hell of a show” said Kelly. Guests were invited to choose a color from the pallet , stick their finger in the paint, and make their mark on the canvas. After painting each guest and musician signed the piece, including Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, David Johansen, Southside Johnny, Joe Grushecky and many others.

For bidders without the wall or wallet large enough to accommodate the original, a limited edition of prints will be available for sale to support the cause.

“Love and Music” and other works by artist Kelly Sullivan will be posted on the Sulli Studio website at www.sullistudios.com with links to eBay throughout the auction. Some of Kelly’s other works include autographed portraits of Jazz and Blues greats such as BB King, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Rogers, A.J. Croce, James Brown and Clarence Clemons.

Kelly Sullivan
Sulli Studios
605 Mattison Avenue #3100
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Studio #732.775.9980

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