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Artist Daniel Ambrose Creates New Painting to Support Crossnore School Program

“Divine Light” by Daniel Ambrose. Daniel is a Florida-based painter who has worked with the Crossnore School and Children’s Home for more than a decade, helping to raise funds for its Stepping Stones program.

Florida artist Daniel Ambrose has created a new egg tempera painting, Divine Light, that features a church steeple at sunset in the North Carolina mountains 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 2019.

The Crossnore School was founded by Dr. Mary Martin Sloop and her husband, Dr. Eustace Sloop, on 85 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains area in 1913, and has served children for more that 100 years. A sanctuary of hope and healing for children in need from North Carolina, the Crossnore School now includes three locations, and its students are educated at Williams Academy, the oldest charter school in the state of NC.

Many nonprofits offer paintings, limit edition prints and other works by professional artists to benefit their missions. Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery represents artists who want to take part in benefiting the children of the Crossnore School & Children’s Home, a private non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, which means all art purchases are tax-deductible. By purchasing a painting such as Divine Light, you support the Crossnore School and take home art you love.

You can learn more about Daniel Ambrose and see representations of his work by visiting www.crossnore.org/fine-arts-gallery. The Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery is located at 205 Johnson Lane, Crossnore, NC 28616. Email contact Heidi Fisher, Fine Arts Gallery Manager, at hfisher@crossnore.org or call 828-733-3144 for information about this piece or the artist.