Simple Beauty Gallery partners with Liberty Sanctuary to help save horses
Heber’s Kevin Kehoe Simple Beauty Gallery announced it will partner with Liberty Sanctuary, a Utah equine non-profit sanctuary, by donating 10 percent of sales this November to Liberty Sanctuary to support its efforts to save equines from slaughter.
The collaboration will culminate with an Open Gallery Day on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with special programming as follows:
1 p.m. Horsemanship talk with Trevor Howard, director of Liberty Sanctuary’s training team, sharing stories rehabilitating rescues.
2 p.m. Private studio tour by artist Kevin Kehoe of his private painting studio upstairs from the Simple Beauty Gallery in Heber’s Old Firehouse Building. He’ll share stories about his artistic journey and the relationship between his painting career and fine art photography.
4 p.m. All gallery visitors on Small Business Saturday who are over 21 will receive a complimentary entry form to win a private experience at Liberty Sanctuary. The winner and up to five guests will get to watch and learn from Trevor Howard as he works with one of the Sanctuary’s ambassador horses. They will also receive a personalized tour of the Sanctuary, meeting the rest of the Sanctuary’s 28 equine rescues and learn of the progress that has been made since April when the Sanctuary began rescue missions.
Kevin Kehoe Simple Beauty Gallery is located in Heber City at The Old Heber Firehouse, 37 East 100, North.
Kehoe said: “Liberty Sanctuary and the Simple Beauty Gallery were both founded in 2023 with a reverence for nature and its majestic beauty. We’re proud to partner with Liberty Sanctuary for our first Small Business Saturday. It’s a fitting way to give back to protect these majestic animals that so wonderfully inspire my work.”
As part of this November collaboration, Kehoe will make an original oil painting of Heber Valley horses from his personal collection available for purchase.
“We are grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from our horse-loving community and are honored to partner with the Kevin Kehoe Simple Beauty Gallery for this special event. Kevin’s beautiful fine art photography highlights the magic we find in nature and in the mountains. Purchasing Kevin’s work creates special moments in the home while supporting Liberty Sanctuary’s mission to rescue, rehabilitate and advocate for America’s Forgotten Equines in the slaughter pipeline,” said Debra West, founder of Liberty Sanctuary.
In addition, Russian River Vineyards, a family and pet friendly boutique winery with Utah representation, will help sponsor Art Heals. Russian River Vineyards offers a percentage of Utah sales to support Utah animal rescues through its Chester Wines label, named for the vineyard’s rescue dog.
The Utah Department of Agriculture took one of the animals for testing, and it’s been unable to determine the cause of death thus far.
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