Thursday, December 8, 2011

A&E Notebook: UIS art auction

Today is the last day for the annual auction and benefit for the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois Springfield. A closing reception and final bidding is set for 5:30-7 p.m. today in the gallery, located in Room 201 in the Health and Sciences Building.

The event features work donated by area artists such as Felicia Olin, Thom Whalen, Chris Britt, Bob Sill, Mike Miller and Betsy Dollar. Items up for auction include photographs, ceramics, sculpture, paintings and works on paper. There’s also a custom printing package donated by Miles Ahead Productions and theater tickets from UIS Theatre.

The reception will have complimentary refreshments and two music performances, by the UIS Chorus from 5-5:30 p.m. and the UIS Chamber Ensemble from 5:40-6:10 p.m.

Admission is free; proceeds from the auction will benefit the gallery.

The auction was featured in an December 8, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online