Closeup of a Jenoure character

Oil painting
by Lydia Thomson

Alan Lurz's bonbons

Bon bons by Alan Lurz

River Gallery School Auction on May 28

River Gallery School of Art is hosting its 21st Annual Benefit Auction at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden building on Saturday, May 28, beginning at 5 p.m. To preview a sampling of the artwork donated, visit River Gallery School at 32 Main Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, May 6.

Arbor by Monica McNeil

Arbor by Monica McNeil

We are excited to have Loretta Palazzo, co-owner of Boomerang, as our auctioneer this year. Loretta will be auctioning off many fabulous items including a beautiful Custom Arbor by Monica McNeil, an exciting photo safari in South Africa, four tickets to the Marlboro Music Festival, knitting classes at Knit or Dye, dinner for two at the Chesterfield Inn, two passes to Mt. Snow, a landscape oil painting by Lydia Thomson, a 1/2 cord of split and delivered firewood from Ed Childs, two one-month memberships at the Colonial, a weekend in Cambridge, Mass. for four people, a five-course dinner and wine tasting from the Willamette Valley at the home of Gerry and Sandy Sears in Brattleboro, a juggling class with Tony Duncan, a beautiful pastel by Mallory Lake, gift certificates to area restaurants and businesses, a weekend retreat at the Empty Center (situated on 180 acres in Townshend, Vermont), which includes a two-night retreat for up to 12 people with 3 home-cooked vegetarian meals . . . and many more fabulous and fun items.

Join us at the River Garden for an evening of lively bidding, delicious appetizers, music, and a cash bar. Admission is $20 at the door. This event supports the River Gallery School of Art and its scholarship fund. Check for info and a more complete list of auction items.

River Gallery School is a non-profit arts organization that offers an in-depth visual arts program for children, teens, and adults. Please call the office, (802) 257-1577, for information about summer classes and workshops.

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