Proceeds from a May 5 art auction will go toward defraying part of the costs of a heart transplant operation of Kally Heslop, a young Kaysville mother.
Heslop, 29, who suffered a heart attack last August after the birth of her fourth child, continues to make good progress after the Feb. 9 operation. It appears she is through the worst part of rejection stages from the transplant, and doctors are positive about her chances for recovery.But family members say they are still trying to raise an additional $200,000 to defray expenses associated with the surgery. Contributions may be sent to the Kally Heslop Medical Fund, Barnes Bank, 33 S. Main St., Kaysville, UT 84037.
The work of professional artists, most of whom have donated their art, will be sold at the 7 p.m. auction in the Kaysville City Hall, 44 N. Main.
Art pieces may be previewed from April 24 to May 5 in the Kaysville Library and Barnes Bank. Among 60 to 70 art pieces available include a Valley Forge signed print by Arnold Friberg, Al Rounds' watercolor prints, Lee Parkinson's oil landscapes, a Karen Christian watercolor, Carol Harding's pastels, a Matt Madsen oil seascape, Keith Dagley's oil western themes, a Norma Foresberg watercolor painting, several acrylic wildlife paintings by Mark Perry, an R. Lirette seascape, Nancy Littlefield's watercolor prints and a LeConte Stewart pen-ink drawing. Also available will be a Wide Ruins, Ariz., Navajo Indian rug.