On April 12, 13, and 14 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 5 p.m. ‘til 8 p.m., Dr. Marcelo Mattschei, DDS, will host a silent auction featuring the fine art images of photographers Glenn Charles and Virginia Saalman. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile.
Images may be viewed at the offices of Dental Crown in an Hour, located at 9960 Business Circle, Unit #14, Naples, Florida where they are on display until the auction is over. All bidding will end at 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 14.
Business Circle is just south of the intersection of Collier Boulevard (#951) and Davis Boulevard on the West Side of #951 (in the Walmart shopping center).
More about Operation Smile:
Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives. To learn more, visit the organization’s website at www.operationsmile.org/.
More about the Artists:
Glenn Charles is a professional photographer, adventure traveler, writer, and speaker. His love of photography began as a child; his love of the Everglades and kayaking began when he was given a kayak that facilitated deep forays into the mangroves in order to capture the magnificence of the area. Charles has now traveled by bike and kayak over 16,000 miles. He is a recipient of the Ted Simon Foundation’s Jupiter Traveler award, and strives to inspire others to grow in their own journey of spiritual discovery and life simplification. He has just completed several months of biking through the snow, ice, and bitter cold of Alaska. His journal and images can be found at: www.thetravelingvagabond.com.
Dr. Mattschei and Charles share a common belief n the virtues of a simple life. That is evident in Mattschei’s practice style and approach towards health care, and in Charles’s simplistic life of adventure and travel. “Finding Spirit in combination with living a simpler life has led me to some profound discoveries about peaceful living and internal happiness,” says Charles.
Virginia Saalman is an award-winning author and local photographer. A two-time cancer survivor, native of Washington, D.C., and a full time resident of Naples, Saalman spends much of her free time photographing the beauty of SW Florida and its amazing wildlife. Her motto, taken from a Winston Churchill quote, is “Never Give UP.” Her books include the popular collection of short stories –Frog Poop and Other Stories – and the children’s series featuring the Kroopenpopper family. Information may be found at www.virginiasaalman.com.