FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Proceeds from Sale of "Bird Abode" Notecards
Will Benefit Sherman College
JANUARY 7, 2003 - Sherman College Regent,
staunch chiropractic supporter and
multi-talented artist Helen McPike Brown is
putting her gifts to work for Sherman College.
She has created a series of eight "Bird Abode"
notecards featuring an original watercolor
collection she developed last year.
The college debuted sales of the Bird Abode
cards at Lyceum 2002, and the sets of cards
(blank on the inside) sell in the college
bookstore for $15. All proceeds will benefit the
Brown is an accomplished artist in numerous
media. Her work can be found in homes and
chiropractic offices throughout the world, and
the Sherman College campus is graced with many
of her masterpieces.
The designs for the notecards were inspired by
Brown's unusual art pieces made with driftwood.
More than thirty years ago, on a camping trip
across America with her husband, Regent Gordon
Brown, D.C., and their two sons, Brown became
fascinated with driftwood and began collecting
small pieces because of the unique character,
texture and shape she found in each one.
For years, Brown's collection grew into
countless bags and boxes - and she occasionally
created art pieces using the driftwood she had
collected. She found relief from painting by
creating artistic accents from wood.
Later she concentrated her creativity on
creating birdhouses to fit into the small wood
pieces. Thus began the series of "Bird Abodes,"
adorned with such items as sculptural birds,
bird baths, mushrooms, twigs and the like.
Seeking an art project that could benefit
Sherman College, last year Brown created eight
original watercolor paintings based on some of
the Abodes she had created in sculpture - and
these watercolors are featured on the front of
Though not a chiropractor herself, Brown has a
rare appreciation of chiropractic philosophy and
a unique commitment to sharing chiropractic with
others. In 2001, she received an honorary Doctor
of Chiropractic Humanities degree from the
college in honor of her dedication to the
chiropractic profession and to Sherman College.
The Browns donated their home in Sedona, AZ, to
Sherman College to fund the construction of the
Brown House and Chiropractic Museum, which
opened on campus in 2000.
You may purchase these 5"x7" notecards online at
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