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Local artist creates one-of-a-kind painting for Magic on the Farm fundraiser

Magic will be in the air on Sunday, August 6, 2023, when The Earl Farm Foundation hosts Magic on the Farm, a festive night of magic tricks, circus acts, original art, and more to benefit the foundation’s work to supply local food pantries with fresh ground beef.

The historic Earl Family barn, built in 1864, will be magically transformed into a theater where Lance Burton, recognized as one of the top master magicians of our time, will perform. Sharing the stage will be a lineup of talented magicians, from mind-boggling illusions by Keith West to astonishing close-up magic by Tim Wise. The event will also feature a game show, $50,000: Keep It or Trade It (which offers a real chance to win $50,000), a Hot Air Balloon Launch, and a Curiosity Barn.

Partnering in the event is ART Feeding Families, local artist Susan Pominville’s charitable project to use her talents to benefit nonprofit agencies and reduce childhood hunger.

In support of the fundraiser, Pominville has donated an original 18” x 24” oil-on-canvas painting titled “MAGIC”, which will be offered for sale at EARLFARM.COM, along with limited-edition prints, numbered and hand-signed by Pominville and legendary magician Burton. Fully 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the painting and prints will benefit the Earl Farm Foundation.

Pominville has created a one-of-a-kind painting tied to the theme each year since the event’s inception. In 2021, “LAYERS” used colorful sunflowers to celebrate the bond and connection between us all. In 2022, “UNITED”, an abstract of an American flag, accompanied an old-fashioned ice cream social and vintage baseball game.

Purchase tickets for Magic on the Farm at EARLFARM.COM. Prices are $125 for general
admission, $200 for premium tickets, which gets you seating in the first 10 rows, magic in the silo and valet parking and $1,250 for two VIP tickets which gets you everything plus a private reception with Lance Burton before the event, seating in the first three rows and signed memorabilia – VIP tickets provide 250 pounds of beef to community food banks.

Tickets to Kids Magic on the Farm on Saturday, August 5, are $20. The show will feature comedy/variety performer Todd Charles, known as The Moogician, and the Detroit Circus Performers, who will amaze with stilts, juggling, and aerial acrobatics.

Howell-based artist Susan Pominville uses form, texture, color and line to capture emotion and energy in her paintings. Her intuitive abstract process is as much about feeling as it is seeing; there is no predetermined outcome. To see Susan’s creative process in action, subscribe to SPominvilleArt on YouTube. Join her email list at Spominville.com or email susan@spominville.com

The Earl Farm Foundation, a family-run nonprofit organization, assists neighbors in need by providing lean, healthy ground beef to community organizations. One of those who knows that first hand is Cindy Alesso, the Administrative Assistant for St. Joseph Food Pantry in Howell, which serves 80-100 households on a regular basis. She said in January she reached out to Earl to find out what they needed to do to receive ground beef from the foundation.

“He replied, ‘What is your freezer capacity?’ He then delivered 350 one-pound packages,” she said. “Last month his lovely wife Jennifer and daughter delivered 400 pounds. We are very blessed to have the Earl Farm Foundation as one of our partners. They can only do what they do for us thanks to folks who donate towards the purchase of dairy cows and the processing.“

Over the years, the foundation has donated more than 18,000 pounds of ground beef to local food pantries and organizations such as Bountiful Harvest, LACASA, SonRise Food Pantry, Family Impact Center, Active Faith, Torch 180, and The Salvation Army.

To support the foundation’s mission and help them make an even greater impact, donate online at EARLFARM.COM, or mail a check, payable to The Earl Farm Foundation, to 3025 Oak Grove Road, Howell, Michigan 48855. Donations are tax-deductible as provided by law.

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