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Saturday, May 21, 2011
Gala School Fundraiser
Last night was the Allertini, a fundraiser for our early childhood center, so named because our center caters to children with mild to severe food allergies. There was a silent auction with many nice items, gift cards, spa treatments, restaurant certificates etc. But the most fun was auctioning the childrens' art work. Throughout the year one of the teachers frames some of the most interesting free expression art. Some of it is incredibly beautiful. Last year I had my students do a collaborative piece on a large canvas. I painted their palms and then they placed their hands all over the canvas. The colors were stunning and I am pleased to tell you that this work of art auctioned for $200.00 and hangs prominently in the restaurant that hosted the event.
It was fun to dress up and to schmooze with current and former faculty and the parents of former students, but most of all I enjoyed sampling a variety of those delicious mini cheesecakes!
Posted by Linda O'Connell at 8:13 PM
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That's better than a Jackson Pollock! Let me be the first to give you a hand. Good job on the fundraising. And the cheesecake-eating.
Sounds like a good, fund-raising evening. That painting of all those little hands is priceless! I'm so glad that it went to the restaurant, where it will be hung for people to admire for a long time to come.
Lovely painting, great idea Linda!
Bet your school was happy with your canvas idea! Sounds like a fun evening too.
Great idea on the painting. And how fun for all of the owners of those little hands to visit it as they grow!
Amazing work of art & hanging proudly I'm sure in that restaurant. Congratulations on a great fund raiser.
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