Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Local weekend art auction to benefit beloved nonprofit

National nonprofit Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, will host its 20th Annual Milford Zornes Memorial Art Event this Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The yearly event, which includes an art auction featuring watercolors, jewelry, fabric art and more, will take place at Harvey Mudd College’s Galileo Hall on Twelfth Street and Dartmouth Avenue in Claremont.

Proceeds from the admission, donations and purchase of the original artwork will help provide audio textbooks and related programs for 300,000 students nationwide with vision impairments and learning disabilities. More then 50 artists will be featured at the event.

In addition to the auction, guests who purchase opportunity tickets will be eligible to win a limited edition signed print by Milford Zornes, a $100 money wreath and other prizes.

The $20 admission includes entry to the art auction, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages. Opportunity tickets will also be available. For tickets or to make a donation, please contact Jamie at jmiller@learningally.org or 949.4316. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, visit www.learningally.org

Photo courtesy of Gillian Izhar. Nancy Arce (left) holding a plate by Paul and Eric Darrow, of Claremont. Ms. Izhar displays a painting by Martha Underwood, long time local artist, now deceased.  Both pieces will be available at the Milford Zornes Memorial Auction, Sunday June 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.  

1 comment:

  1. What a fun event, and for such a great cause. We need to have more charity auctions in Claremont!