"Under The Rainbow" A Custom Made Jewelry Piece From Darrell Hubbell Designer Goldsmith
As he has every year since the beginning of the Gobi Gallop Gala, Darrell Hubbell has generously agreed to hand craft a custom jeweled piece designed specifically to represent the beauty and rich cultural history of Mongolia, the arduous journey undertaken by the riders and the wonderful gift to the children up at the Children of the Peak that the lucky auction winner will be making.
The “Under The Rainbow” piece boasts 14kt Rose, Yellow and White Gold, Malaya Garnet, natural Gold Nugget and Diamond Pendant. The textured detail on the bottom represents the Gobi desert landscape, the malaya garnet in the middle depicts Ulaanbaatar, and a beautiful gold and diamond rainbow above Mongolia . Surely an adornment that any woman would be proud to own! This custom handmade beauty has a value of.
To look at the artistic designs and top of the line quality of work that Darrell does, please check out his website at hubbellgoldsmith.ca.
Gobi Gallop 2018 - In Celebration of the Mongolian Horse
Bart Somers Stainless Steel Horse Sculpture
This magnificent metal horse, was donated for auction by the Mongolian Lion’s Club, is a masterpiece by the award winning dutch sculptor Bart Somers. He models his sculptures with a hammer and finishes it with a welding torch. Bart Somers is famous for his metal creations as he can present characters and animals in motion making it seem like they have a certain fluidity.
The horse is a 42cm tall replica of a 2.2m tall horse sculpture, that went on a 12000 km Lada journey along the silk road from the ports of Amsterdam to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia through Germany, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Siberia! The entire journey was documented by Bert Geeraets, who later aired a movie called “Independent” which screened at an international film festival. While in Mongolia they partnered up with the Khokh Tenger Lion’s Club, to raise money for marginalized children. Currently, the 2.2m horse adorns the MORREN GALLERIES - UTRECHT in the Netherlands
For detailed information on the Lions Club and their activities visit their Facebook page.
PENFOLDS GRANGE, VINTAGE 2002
DONATED BY XANADU FINE WINES
Grange is both Penfolds and arguably Australia's most famous
wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia.
The 2002 vintage is produced from a blend of 99% Shiraz and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 15 months in new American oak hogsheads.
Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe and intensely-flavoured
Shiraz and some Cabernet grapes in combination with new
American oak. The result is a unique Australian style that is now
recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great
wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful
expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending
It is every wine lovers dream to boast one of these fine wines at home!
For more information on Xanadu and their assorted wines click here.
BY S. ZAYASAIKHAN
"Goolingoo story" is a icicle print on poly cotton lyve canvas
66 x 92cm. It's a limited edition piece with only 30 which are all signed & numbered by the Internationally renowned artist Zaya.
Goolingoo is the story of of a women who is yearning for her husband "Goolingoo" who was persecuted and killed during the Mongolian repression era. She sings a song that carries her sorrows and loneliness through the generations to come.
Zaya's paintings are sold in some of the finest and most exclusive galleries on the planet and as a philanthropist he is very generous in supporting Veloo Foundation's work with the children through the donation for auction of his paintings.
Check out his art here.
HANDMADE CUSTOM MORIN KHUUR
BY B. SUKHBAATAR / Morin Khuur Center
The Morin Khuur is an essential piece of Mongolian history. This 2 string instrument adorned with a proud horse head is attested to by written sources dating from the Mongol empire of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
B. Shukhbaatar the president of The Mongolian Morin Khuur Center, after his visit to the Narnii Huuhduud Kindergarten was inspired to make a handmade custom morin khuur just for the gala hoping it will help the little children he has encountered during his visit.
He himself has a passion to bring Mongolian traditional musical culture closer to the younger generation as well as to a more international audience, to share the beautiful sounds of Mongolia.
Want to learn Morin Khuur or get it custom made visit their site.
TRADITIONAL DEEL BY THE FRAN LONDON SEWING CENTER
Our own Fran London Sewing Center has prepared a beautiful hand sewn deel. The silk as well as the cut was hand chosen by our dear Gobi Gallop riders, hoping one lucky person will acquire this item.
The Fran London Sewing Center provides 6 employment to marginalized 4 women and 2 men who previously scavenged the garbage dump to survive. After being employed they received vocational training to become skilled seamstresses and carpenters.
With this deel they hope that they can show their support to the children that they see and hear everyday at work.
Dinner with the Turkish Ambassador
Enjoy a wonderful, convivial evening with the Turkish Ambassador and his wife.
Their internationally renowned chef will prepare and serve a delicious home cooked meal at their official residence.
Join up to 12 people to share a truly special wonderful evening getting to know them and spending time with a great group of like minded supporters of the Children of the Peak.
Sold in lots of two pax.
"TAX MONGOLICA 2" BY URANCHIMEG
Tax Mongolia 2 is valuable 45 x 45 silk print, is a part of a series of paintings. It was directly printed from Mongolian cave paintings using finite printing technology, to not harm the original drawings on the cave. Uranchimeg herself collaborated with ethnographers, for a study on cavemen art.
The image of the sun and moon in the center was seen as the eternal life source. The deer where most likely an animal that cavemen encountered frequently, therefore it become a common site on cave paintings.
Item was donated by Norphei Art Gallery.
Uwezo Natural Cowhide Shoes
Uwezo translates to “capacity” or “ability” in Swahili. Their unique shoes are crafted from re-purposed hair-on cowhide, meaning no two pairs are exactly the same. A certain percentage of Uwezo’s profits from each pair of cowhide shoes they sell generate scholarship funds for Empower African Children. This charity gives an opportunity for East Africans to excel by reinvesting its revenues in Africa.
By buying these shoes during the auction do you not only support one charity but TWO. Education in Africa as well as kindergarten education in Mongolia. Remember good shoes take you to good places, and with this pair you can walk with your head up high to all the meetings and events.
*Current pair is a size EUR 39/ US 8. Not your size? No worries we will order the right size for you!
“Future” by Gan-Ochir
This beautiful painting by the artist Gan-Ochir is titled “Future”, it’s a 70 x 70 acrylic, holst painting. The center of attention in the painting is the centralized colorful Kazakh symbol of infinity surrounded by darkness. The black in the painting represents the darkness that surrounds us and the universe, like the future which no one knows how it will unfold. However the colorful center, gives the viewer an impression of hope and cheerfulness that slowly expands into the darkness it is surrounded by, the future. The Kazakh symbol emphasizes the underlying story line of the everlasting cycle of life the battle that is the present and the future!
Gan-Ochir has been painting since the age of 5, and was personally invited to study art at the Mongolian Fine Arts Institute. Through the years, she became an artist who doesn’t limit herself inspirations. Currently she loves to explore the different themes and ideas in the modern - contemporary art spectrum. As a mother herself she hopes that this painting will be able to help the children of the Peak in one way or the other.
Facebook: Munkhjargaliin Gan-Ochir
Shangri-La Hotel Executive Suite Vouchers
Experience an unforgettable stay at the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel located in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. With this voucher you can enjoy a 3 day 2 night stay in the Executive Suite for 2 people, with a complimentary breakfast and access to the Horizon Club. Additionally you will receive one complimentary dinner for 4 at Cafe Park in Shangri-La, that can be used separately.
The vouchers are valid from August 1st - November 30th, 2018.
For a quick look at the hotel and suite click here.
"Respect" by Kh. Ariunzaya
Artist Kh. Ariunzaya has generously donated her artwork “Respect”, a postmodern style 100x100 oil canvas painting. The painting represents the love and mutual respect that a couple should have for each other in a relationship. It shows of the delicate frame of a pregnant women embraced and protected by her partner. The usage of different blue tones in the background and the blue undertone give the viewer a calming effect in contrast to the white and more vibrant colors the main 2 subjects have. Furthermore, the added hints of green express stability and endurance, hope and growth.
Ariunzaya herself is a strong advocate for women’s and LGBTQ+ rights in Mongolia, most of her paintings reflect the societal pressure and harm that falls upon them. With her paintings she hopes to open people’s eyes to view situations in a different light.
For more information on Kh. Ariunzaya click here.