January art show benefits Community Health Alliance

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- Watercolor paintings from a native Nevada artist are on display this month in Reno. The goal is to help raise help money to support the Community Health Alliance Foundation.

The Health Blooms Art Show is being held at Swill Coffee and Wine for the entire month of January. It features 12 watercolor pieces of various flowers in inspired pots, hand painted by artist Marilyn Melton.

Melton studied art at the University of Nevada Reno. She's also served on many local boards, engaged in community activism for human services, the arts and environment, been a co-worker of an art gallery, and has shown her work in a variety of locales.

"Its where your true heart is and my true heart is. I think I get so much pleasure when I feel successful with a painting, and I just enjoy doing it, but I also enjoy the fact that other people can enjoy it as well," Melton said.

Her art being displayed, as well as other items such as greeting cards, is available for purchase. 100% of proceeds from art sales will go directly to the Community Health Alliance Foundation, and support their fundraising efforts to bring quality, affordable, comprehensive healthcare services to all in our area.

"We are here for the community and we are here to partner with all of them, with all these new fun events where you know people get to come and learn about all the health care resources, But they get to do it in a fun and interactive way and they get to be exposed to a local art scene, because Reno has a really special art scene," Afton Neufeld, Community Health Alliance Public Information Officer, said.