'Divine Light' in egg tempera by Daniel Ambrose

‘Divine Light’ in egg tempera by Daniel Ambrose shows a church steeple during a North Carolina sunset.

Florida artist Daniel Ambrose has created a new egg tempera painting, “Divine Light,” for the Crossnore School and Children’s Home. Fifty percent of the proceeds from this painting will benefit the institution’s Stepping Stones program. Ambrose has supported the Crossnore School for more than a decade by offering paintings for sale at the Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery and donating a portion of the proceeds.

The gallery specifically supports the school’s Stepping Stones program, which transitions students from foster care to successful, independent living. Its major goal is to alter future outcomes for students who have experienced years of foster care — a particularly precarious and vulnerable time for teens and young adults — by extending a safety net that continues nurturing adult behavior, skills and responsibilities.

Ambrose works in egg tempera and oils, and is represented by galleries and museums along the east coast. He is a co-founder of the American Tonalist Society, which held its Inaugural Exhibition, “Shades of Gray,” at the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City in May.

The Crossnore School was founded by Mary Martin Sloop and her husband, Eustace Sloop, on 85 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains area in 1913, and has served children for more than 100 years. The Crossnore School now includes three locations and its students are educated at Williams Academy, the oldest charter school in the state.

Learn more about Daniel Ambrose and see his work by visiting www.crossnore.org/fine-arts-gallery/.

The Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery is located at 205 Johnson Lane in Crossnore. For questions, email Heidi Fisher at hfisher@crossnore.org or call (828) 733-3144.

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