Edward Thomas Art Auction raising awareness of mental health issues in the Charlottesville community

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (WVIR) – Consignment house on the downtown shopping center and Region Ten team up to end the stigma of suicide, through art.

Consignment House hosts a art auction in honor of artist Edward Thomas. Thomas has sold thousands of pieces through Consignment House over the past few decades and was known for illustrating iconic scenes from Charlottesville.

Thomas committed suicide earlier this year.

As part of the auction, 10% of the proceeds will support mental health programs in region ten.

“His talent is undeniable,” said Geoff Robinson of Consignment House. “It was a tragic loss for our community. It’s an opportunity for as many people as we can reach – to have the opportunity to purchase some of his latest pieces and to support Region Ten for their efforts to help raise awareness of mental health issues in our community. .

The auction continues until September 29. Auctions can be placed online.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or other mental health issues, call region ten at 434-972-1800 or call the national suicide prevention number at 800-273-8255.

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