Thursday, February 28, 2008

Art to be Auctioned

Hello out there,
I had a fun experience yesterday. I had a woman call me the day before asking if I would like to donate any of my art pieces to their auction with all the proceeds to benefit the local school of the arts in our town. They had seen my name in the brochure that had been published for the studio art tour that I had participated in last fall. I thought it would be a really fun thing to do and hopefully would help their school. So I proceeded to look through all of my collages and I decided on this one. It's a pretty large canvas and I had wondered recently how would I ever ship it to someone through the mail as part of it is really fragile. So this was a wonderful way to give it a home and at the same time help a worthy cause.
So I jumped in my car picked up my mom(thought she'd like the country drive) and headed out.
I had never been to their school before and was so wonderfully surprised.
The woman who greeted us in the lobby was so friendly and she loved my collage (thought it was way underpriced, so that was a nice compliment). And she asked us if we'd like to have a quick tour.
It was so exciting!!! I wish, wish, wish that when I had been growing up that there had been a school like this one that I could of gone to. Every subject is centered around art! It was on the school hall walls, and in all their projects. We got to go into the main art studio and I was just in awe! Everything looked so organized in an artsy sort of way and fun. The woman taking us on the tour told us that the childrens grades are on track with the public schools and even above in some instances. But being a charter school means that only the government funds the schooling part but not the building, so that was why they were having an auction fund raiser to help pay the huge rental fees.
I can't wait to go to the auction, enjoy the art, listen to the music, and eat the hor'dourves but most of all I will be so honored to know I am contributing to this wonderful art school. Hope my collage finds a good home and is enjoyed.
talk to you soon,
deborah

2 comments:

Mrs.Kwitty said...

That sounds wonderful--art is sadly expendable these days in the public schools. Our kids are only required to get 2 art credits in 4 years of high school--that is 2 half/year classes--and art includes music. Sad. I'm happy to hear that there is a cool school like that there and good for you for lending your support!
Smiles, Karen

BarkerBell Herbs and Heirlooms said...

Congratulations on being chosen and thanks for sharing the story about such a wonderful school!

Tamara