If you’re a regular Nippertown reader, you know that we’re pretty much devoted to two things – the local arts scene and dogs. So we dove right in three years ago when the fine folks at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society asked us to be the honorary chairs of their annual Art Saves Animals fundraiser, and we’ve been working hand-in-hand with them ever since.
The eighth annual Art Saves Animals reception and auction takes place on Thursday (October 11) from 5:30-8:30pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. And once again, it promises to be a most fun, festive evening.
A monoprint by Harold Lohner will be one of the featured works at Art Saves Animals.
Music by pianist Ron Musto…
An open wine, beer and soda bar…
And, of course, there’s the art auction itself, featuring both silent auction and a live auction of a wide array of original artworks and handcrafted items. Among the more than 100 artists who have donated artworks for the auction are Len Tantillo, Harold Lohner, Joseph Schuyler, Charlene Shortsleeve, Robert Gullie, Victor Juhasz, Deborah Zlotsky, Connie Frisbee Houle, Chuck Miller, Ali Herrmann and Jason Blue Lake Hawk.
You’ll even be able to bid on artwork by a number of regular Nippertown staffers, contributors, advertisers and friends, including John Caldwell, Richard Brody, Dennis Herbert, Sara Ayers and Greg Haymes.
Artist Len Tantillo is serving as the honorary chair of this year’s event, and once again WNYT 13 meteorologist Jason Gough as emcee-auctioneer.
And we especially love it when Art Saves Animals – which is the name of the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society’s fifth annual fundraising art auction and benefit, which is being hosted by the Albany Institute of History & Art tonight Thursday, October 8 from 5:30-8:30pm. Guha and Karthik Bala, founders of the high tech gaming company Vicarious Visions, are the honorary chairs of the event.
The event features a cocktail reception, as well as live and silent auctions of more than 150 pieces of original artwork and hand-crafted items.
Nationally acclaimed for his retro-looking dog and cat art, Ken Bailey is this year’s featured artist, and he has donated a signed, limited edition print of “The Good Life.” The auction will also feature “Golden Retriever,” a signed giclee print on canvas by internationally renowned dog artist Marc Tetro. Vicarious Visions has donated a complete Guitar Hero World Tour game, including one-of-a-kind custom-painted guitar controllers. And if you’re looking for something a little extra special to spice up your living room walls, this evening’s auction will also feature a piece created by Sela, a 26-year-old Indonesian elephant from the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project.
That’s right – artwork painted by an elephant. We hear she’s pretty good, too.
Tickets are still available and may per purchased online or at the door. The cost is $40.00 per person. And it’s all for a good cause.
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