Art auction to benefit college foundation
Art from the Heart, Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation’s first art auction, is scheduled Feb. 11 at the Edgewood Tahoe Clubhouse. The fund-raiser is just in time for Valentine’s Day gift giving. Harpist Anne Roos will set the mood for the sunset evening by the lake.
Paintings in oils and watercolors, bronze sculptures, ceramics and photographs have been donated by nearly 100 local, regional and nationally known artists. Attendees can bid on their favorite pieces during a silent auction beginning at 4 p.m., followed by a live auction at 6 p.m.
“We would like Lake Tahoe’s South Shore community to join us on the 11th for an early evening that offers art and so much more, said Anne Luerken, foundation director. “For the collector, it will be fun to choose a few pieces. For those who don’t necessarily collect art we’d like to remind them that art can be purchased as a gift or donated for public display.”
For their tax deductible donation, $40 of the $50 ticket, art lovers also will be treated to hors d’oeuvres prepared by Lake Tahoe’s finest epicurean artists. Culinary creations are being donated by Caesars Tahoe, Cork & More, Edgewood Tahoe, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Harveys Resort & Casino, Lake Tahoe Community College Culinary Arts Department, Riva Grill on the Lake and the Fresh Ketch. Southern Wine and Spirits is donating the wine.
A catalog of the available artwork will be given to the evening’s guests.
“It is an excellent resource for all art lovers interested in purchasing future companion works from an artist,” Luerken said.
All money raised during Art from the Heart will support the 2,000-square-foot art galley planned by the college. As part of a 25,000-square-foot learning resource center, the art gallery will exhibit the work of local and student artists and attract exhibitions from other galleries.
“Unique to the Tahoe Basin, the learning gallery will have an interactive component to increase the understanding and appreciation of presented artwork,” Luerken said. “An educational program for students, kindergarten through 12th-grade also is planned.”
Tickets may be purchased from the Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation at the college campus. For more information call the foundation office at (530) 541-4660, Ext. 245.
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