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YWCA benefits from art auction

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

From Thomas Kinkade to Picasso, artwork in many mediums will be

available for purchase during the first ARTrageous Evening of Art

benefiting the YWCA on Jan 24.

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Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will preview the framed works

including lithographs, watercolors and silk screens while enjoying

hors d’oeuvres catered by Dilly Catering and Event Coordination of

Pasadena, Chairwoman Sherrie Butler of Glendale said.

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An auction follows at 6:30 p.m. conducted by professional art

auction company State of the Art Fund-raising Art Auctions Ltd. out

of Tennessee. The company brings the framed art, conducts the auction

and instructs the sponsoring organization in how to set up the room

and how to organize registration and the cashier’s table, Butler

said.

A Collectors’ Corner will have collectible art that is

autographed, limited edition or rare, beginning at $350.

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“They have quite a selection of artists and styles such as Thomas

Kinkade, whose artwork can be seen locally at the store in the

Glendale Galleria,” she said. “People will know the artists’ names or

will have seen the pictures before.”

Another plus is the bidding process for the auction is

nonintimidating, she said, with prices ranging from $50 to $350.

Two special opportunity drawing prizes are featured. There will be

50/50 cash raffle, and those who purchase six tickets for $100 will

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be entered into the drawing for a limited edition, hand-signed and

numbered Iris giclee on canvas of “The Antique Teapot” by nationally

known artist Susan Rios of Glendale.

“Susan’s work is beautifully done and conveys a sense of comfort,

charm and beauty,” she said.

The event will raise funds for YWCA programs and will also be a

chance to show off the multipurpose room that the YWCA officials are

renting now to the public to subsidize programs, Butler said.

Auction proceeds will go to the general fund to support the YWCA’s

two projects: the Domestic Violence Project and EncorePlus, Executive

Director Gwenne Castor said.

The Domestic Violence Project provides a temporary shelter for

women and children who are victims of domestic violence, gives them

transitional housing and prepares women for getting a job through the

Women’s Outreach Center.

EncorePlus provides breast and cervical cancer screenings for

low-income individuals. A recent addition to this program is an

osteoporosis screening.

“The auction is fun and useful to the community and supports our

programs,” Castor said. “Proceeds will go to where ever it is

necessary to add or enhance these programs or increase awareness

about both these issues or provide the clinics.”

Although based in Glendale, this YWCA also provides services to

women who live in Burbank, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge.

Tickets are $30 and include one drink ticket. For reservations,

call 242-4155, ext. 236. The event will be at the YWCA, 735 E.

Lexington Ave. in Glendale.

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Johnathon Gallagher will be the guest artist for tonight’s meeting

of Burbank Art Assn. Members will gather at 7:30 p.m. at the Burbank

Board of Realtors, second floor, 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Gallagher will present a slide show of his works, exhibit some of

his ceramic artifacts, as well as paint a water lily triptych in

acrylics. He will share his experiences working as a scenic artist in

the entertainment industry, and in private homes. He will also answer

questions about the Digital Art Revolution and how artists can

document their paintings as well as share them with anyone in the

world through the Internet.

The public can attend for $3.

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Trisha van Cleef’s art exhibit, “Stretchings -- Paintings and

Pantyhose,” opens with a reception from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at

Wax Poetic Salon & Gallery, 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd. The show ends

March 12. For more information, call 843-9469.

* JOYCE RUDOLPH’s column appears Wednesdays. For events happening

this weekend, read her 48 Hours column Saturdays. Reach her at

637-3241.


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