Some Arty June Fundraisers
Editor's Note: This month there are some noteworthy and very arty fundraisers that need your support -- two are happening right on Gallery Walk night, a third kicks off the same evening, and the fourth is happening later in the month. Please consider participating in this enjoyable way to contribute to good causes and acquire something delicious or beautiful.
June 4 · In-Sight Photography Project Benefit at Collected Works
Staff and volunteers from the In-Sight Photography Project and the Hall Farm Center for Arts and Education will be hosting a fundraiser at Collected Works (29 High St.) during Gallery Walk. All proceeds go to benefit Exposures, an image and cultural exchange that utilizes photography as a common language between youth from diverse communities. From 6:30 to 8:00 pm, we will be providing fabulously rich desserts, coffee and tea for donations to the program. There will also be a silent auction of whole desserts, and raffle tickets on sale for a Lakota Star Quilt. At 8 pm there will be a slide presentation of images and experiences from Exposures 2003, followed by the raffle drawing for the beautiful quilt.
Exposures is a collaborative program created by In-Sight and the Hall Farm. In the summer of 2003, In-Sight and Hall Farm led a group of seventeen students and teachers from Vermont and the Bronx to teach photography to Oglala Lakota Sioux youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. In July 2004, Exposures will return to Pine Ridge with participants from Vermont and the Bronx to work in conjunction with youth and teachers from the Youth Opportunity Movement local teen center and with Pine Ridge schools.
For more information, contact the In-Sight Photography Project, 45 Flat St., Suite 1, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or call Sara or Erin at (802) 251-9960.
June 4-27 · Strolling of the Heifers Silent Auction of Art at WAG
Strolling of the Heifers, Inc. and the Windham ArtGallery present "The Farm Show." Work by over 40 artists will be exhibited. This ambitious show is presented as a fundraiser for the educational programs of Strolling of the Heifers, Inc. The exhibit will feature paintings, original prints, drawings and photographs on the theme of farms and farming, and all things agricultural -- including, of course, the ubiquitous heifers.
"This is the most ambitious exhibit we've ever done at Windham Art," says curator Ralph DeAnna. "Most of the artists come from outside the gallery, so there will be a lot of new faces. If you paint landscape in Vermont, you've probably painted a farm, and this is an opportunity for us to acknowledge the contribution farming has made to our art and our lives. We are happy to support the Strolling of the Heifers grant programs for agricultural education for youth."
A month-long silent auction begins during Gallery Walk on Friday, June 4 with an opening reception at 5:30 pm hosted by Strolling of the Heifers. Proceeds from the auction will support the educational programs of S.O.H. Gallery patrons are encouraged to bid on their favorite works early and often. Weekly gallery hours are Thurs. & Sun., 12-5, Fri. 12-7:30, Sat. 10-5:30.
Artists participating include, among others: William Hays · Jude Roberts-Rondeau · Timothy Weeks · Choya Adkison Stevens · Linda Mahoney · Cyndy Szekeres · Jim Giddings · Paul Stone · Melissa Scheid Frantz · Larry Mizrahi · Lesley Heathcote · Robin Truelove Stronk · Stuart Copans · Caryn King · Susan Osgood · Janet M. Picard · Simi Berman · Arrin Fancher · Susan McDormand · Mollie S. Burke · Mary Fussell · Julia Jensen · Susan M. Wadsworth · Nora Daniel
June 25-26 · "Art at the Barn" Benefit for Windham County Humane Society
Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Vermont's Green Mountains, the Windham County Humane Society is holding its third annual Art at the Barn Show and Sale on Friday, June 25, and Saturday, June 26. Beautiful barns and rolling farm lands compose the setting for the event, which will take place at the Famolare Agricultural Center located on Old Guilford Road in Brattleboro. Fine food, music by Easy Street, and an eclectic display of original works by over 35 of the area's most accomplished artists, ranging from fine oils to beautifully detailed furniture, will fill the stage.
Artists will be on-site during the Gala Preview and Sale on Friday night, allowing guests an opportunity to meet and discuss their works. In addition, the artists will generously donate 30% of all sales and commissioned pieces to the WCHS shelter. Thanks to support from Chittenden Bank, the Windham County Humane Society is able to provide the community with a first-class art show, raise critically needed funds for the less fortunate animals it serves, and increase pet therapy outreach in local nursing homes and educational programs.
Along with Chittenden as event sponsor, the following artists will graciously donate their time and talent: Simi Berman, Lisa Blake, Natalie Blake, Amy Boemig, David Brewster, Robert Burch, Richard Campman, Michael Chevalier, Stuart Copans, Lilli Crites, Myles Danaher, Ralph DeAnna, Robert Field, Jean Pratt Fisher, Neila Fisher, James Florschutz, Richard Foye, Polly French, Jim Giddings, Catherine Dianich Gruver, Nancy Guzik, Michaela Harlow, Noel Hoffmann, Carol Keiser, Mallory Lake, Gail Look, Heidi Mario, Will Moses, Mariel Pitti, Roger Sandes, Richard Schimd, John Smith, Randi Solin, Paul Stone, Robin Stronk, Karen Tortolani, Christine Triebert, James Urbaska, Gregg Wapner, and Mary Welsh.
Patron tickets for the Gala Preview and Sale are limited, so mark your calendars and support the WCHS by reserving your tickets now. Tickets for Friday, June 25 from 6 to 9pm are $40.00 per person and include admission to the exhibit and sale, live music, and hors d'oeuvres catered by Vermont Season's Fine Catering and The Putney Inn. A cash bar will also be available. General admission tickets for Saturday, June 26, 10am to 4pm are $7.00 per person. Please call 802-254-2232 for ticket sales and further information, or visit our Web site at www.wchs4pets.org.
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