Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our Friend Ron Lehocky

We love Dr. Ron....Ron Lehocky, a Louisville pediatrician and polymer artist extraordinaire.  We first got to know Ron at a polymer retreat, and we look forward to crossing paths with Ron at Arrowmont, Mammoth Cave, Synergy...whenever polymer and fun are happening.  A lot of you know of Ron through his amazing fundraising activity...making heart pins to raise money for The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies.  He sells his creations for $10, all of which goes to this worthy charity.  What started as an attempt to make a thousand hearts, has now surpassed 18,013. It's always fun to see the timely hearts for different holidays.  Halloween, with its glow in the dark mummy and ghost hearts, is fun to celebrate with a Ron heart.  Thanksgiving brings turkey hearts, and Christmas, hearts with Santa hats.  We have prevailed upon him to let us sell his wonderful hearts at our gallery and we send the ten dollars without commission as our small bid to help the cause. http://www.kidscenterky.org/HowToHelp/TheHeartPinProject/tabid/1455/Default.aspx

We are all set for Valentine's Day.  I know you need a heart pin....we can even put a converter on it so it can be worn as a pendant.  You can also check out the other styles of jewelry made by Ron in the gallery.  We knew he made other things and also knew there was a limit to what his wonderful wife needed to wear, so we made him part with some of his other treasures.  His craftmanship is amazing, and sometimes you can see a gifted scrap cane reappearing in his work.  It is definitely upcycling!

1 comment:

  1. I can personally guarantee you'll be "pleased as punch" with one of Ron's Hearts!! And with your purchase of one, (or several as gifts) "your heart" will be happy to have supported such a worthy cause.... :)