GIVING BACK: On Feb. 1, The Shard Art Shoppe’s founder, American artist, Anna Fenimore, donated a piece from her shoppe’s Hearts Collection to the Suffolk Heart Group in honor of American Heart Month. The Suffolk Heart Group has been preventing and treating heart disease for over 50 years and understands the importance of screening for heart disease.
“The physicians and staff at the Suffolk Heart Group appreciate the beauty and meaningfulness of Anna’s art,” said Dr. David D’Agate, who is a partner at the Suffolk Heart Group. “It is important to remind people that heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States and the Hearts Collection helps convey this very important message,” added D’Agate.
The Shard Art Shoppe just recently celebrated its grand opening with the start of the new year. Located inside The Atelier at Flowerfield of St. James, the studio offers individual and group classes by appointment, teaching a mosaic-like technique — Shard Art — in which one applies pieces of glass to a prepainted and prevarnished canvas to create his/her own masterpiece.
In addition to classes, The Shard Art Shoppe also hosts unique parties for both children and adults. The Shoppe’s gallery features stunning mosaic glass art created by Fenimore, along with a variety of other fine gifts available for purchase. Fenimore will be donating 5 percent of all of the proceeds obtained from the sale of her heart pieces this month to the American Heart Association.
To learn more about The Shard Art Shoppe, please visit its website www.theshardartshoppe.com or call 917-217-3958. To make an appointment for a heart screening visit the Suffolk Heart Group at www.suffolkheartgroup.com or call 631-265-5050.