Well, we had an excellent auction this weekend—the diverse array of food was scrumptious, the band was hopping, and the art was impressive.
Our Gala is more than a simple auction, it is a time where folks can come together and celebrate our unique community and our talented artists. This year’s Gala also marked a special milestone in our history —the School’s 90th birthday. We sang happy birthday and cut a huge chocolate, vanilla, and spice birthday cake to celebrate the occasion.
After we ate and sang we got down to the serious work of auctioning off art and we had some beautiful work to sell—from Howard Malovany’s short scale mountain dulcimer to Julie Fisher’s large ceramic lantern to Chuck Jackson’s enameled steel flowers in a hand-turned walnut vase.The auctioneers, Tim Ryan and Bob Grove, both said that this auction was one of the most spirited auctions we have hosted in the past decade.
This auction helped raise approximately $20,000 to support our programming, improve our studios and further our mission. We thank all of the generous donors and volunteers. Without their talent and energy this auction would not have been possible.