Young teen organizes art auction to benefit CAPSA

Lily Lofland, a 13-year-old student at the Center for Creativity, Innovation and Discovery charter school in Providence, poses next to an original piece of art by Sean Wallis that will be auctioned off to benefit CAPSA on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Herm's Inn.

Lily Lofland is a 13-year-old student at the Center for Creativity, Innovation and Discovery charter school in Providence, aspiring artist and humanitarian. Lofland has been working for the better part of eight months on creating an art auction to benefit CAPSA, a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center in Logan.

An original piece of art by Sean Wallis of the Logan Temple. The art will be auctioned off at Herm’s Inn on Monday, May 13, 2019 to benefit CAPSA.

The art auction takes place Monday, May 13 at Herm’s Inn at 6:30 p.m. It includes an opportunity to meet and mingle with internationally-recognized local artists Kent and Sean Wallis. Kent Wallis will also be doing a live paint demonstration and the piece will be auctioned off upon completion. The evening costs $40 to attend and includes tapas and hors d’oeuvres. To register for the event and get tickets, click here.

Lofland says she began organizing the event as part of a school assignment at the beginning of the school year.

“You choose a project; you go through it throughout the whole year,” she explains. “You learn what you need through other classes or through your PLP, your Personal Learning Plan.”

She says she did some humanitarian work with a friend’s project last year and that inspired her to find a local organization to help this year. After choosing to help CAPSA, she then began to line up and organize the artists with some help from a trusted advisor.

“Mr. Wallis, Kent’s son, is one of my teachers (at CCID). He got it going and helped me do it.”

Not only will the evening feature an opportunity to witness Kent Wallis do a live paint demonstration (and then bid on that piece), but it will also feature works of art from Lofland and other CCID students.

“I made a few pieces for the student art that’s available to bid on. That was awesome to do that as well. Both of my parents are artists. I just like art.”

Lofland says four other students have provided works for the auction, and 100% of the auction proceeds go directly to CAPSA. The pieces can be bid on without even attending Monday’s event. The Malouf Foundation is hosting the auction online, just use auction code Capsa19.

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