Artists Come To The Rescue For Two Local Schools’ Art Program With Public Auction Titled “ON A ROLL”Friday, December 3rd, 2010
The public art auction being held at the Stone Dragon Studio (Inside Art Gallery on Stone/Speedway)”ON A SMALL ROLL” during December was the idea developed by Moira Geoffrion, a U. of A. Fine Arts Professor. The concept refers to the fact that if one takes small steps creatively, that one can get “on a roll” and move towards creative and intellectual growth, and hopefully towards college studies in the arts.
Art teachers from Cholla High School and Pistor Middle School have art classes but do not have art rooms and very little funds for art supplies. This fundraising art auction is intended for these existing classes and for special workshops for local artists working with school kids. Several art students at Cholla are quite excited about this exhibition/fundraiser, and have donated art for this auction.
Several local professional artists, as well as art faculty and art students from the U. of A., and professional artists nationally and internationally, have donated art for this auction. This will be a great opportunity to buy some great art and help school programs that have had substantial cuts due to the poor economy.
This fundraising activity is a month-long silent auction to support the two Tucson school programs. The auction actually opened December 1, 2010 and will run though December 30th.The official opening reception will be Saturday December 4 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. The closing reception will be December 30th from 4-7 pm. Winning bidders will pick up their art at that time and pay for it.
Winners not present will be notified by either phone or email.
AUCTION is open to the public. Bidders need to register for a bidding number at the gallery and will be given a Bid # to use on the Bid Sheets. Bidders can come by any time the studio gallery is open to check the bids sheets and place bids.
Location: Stone Dragon Studio (inside Art Gallery)
1122 N. Stone Ave. (N.E. corner of Stone/Speedway)
Tucson, AZ 85705 Phone: 520-624-7099
HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
NOTE: Gallery will not be open Friday December 24 or December 25.