Thursday, December 12, 2013

Auction to benefit UIS art gallery

Artist ANN E. COULTER of Peoria has an art piece in the silent auction benefit at the University of Illinois Springfield that at least met its minimum bid (as of Monday).

Coulter’s “AWAY # 4” pastel drawing on vintage postcard had a minimum bid of $50. The piece’s pastel drawing offers deep blues in a landscape setting on a vintage postcard that has writings such as “c/o The Brickyard at New Bedford” and a 1-cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp.

Broadly described as a landscape artist on Facebook, Coulter’s pastel drawings are from photographs she takes of “weedy little patches of nothing and nowhere” in central Illinois.

Coulter’s artwork is among dozens of original works of art donated for the UIS VISUAL ARTS GALLERY 2013 SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT.

Final bidding and a closing reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the gallery, Room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building at UIS. The UIS Music Camerata will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. during the closing reception.

The story was featured by The State Journal-Register on December 12, 2013.

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