About 200 charitable art lovers wandered through the Tuscany restaurant gardens August 26, 2001, admiring the work of close to 40 invited Utah artists. Easels and tables encircling the gardens displayed a range and quality of art pieces that was impressive and enticing. All works were available for purchase as part of a silent auction which concluded with the evening events. Art lovers were able to choose from a variety of technique and subject matter. Established as well as up-and-coming artists donated their pieces, ranging from abstract and landscape paintings to figurative photography, sculpture and multimedia works. Proceeds from the auction benefited The New Millennium Chapter of City of Hope which was pleased to raise over $15,000 to add to the annual 2001 goal of $50,000.
The City of Hope began in 1913 with two tents at the base of California’s San Gabriel Mountains as a refuge for tuberculosis victims. Eighty-six years later the tents have evolved into the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, a nationally acclaimed cancer institute dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The City of Hope’s new center for Biomedicine and genetics is leading the way in the field and is expected to greatly accelerate patients’ access to new therapies.
Guests were greeted by Utah’s New Millennium Chapter of City of Hope chair and director Steve Whittaker; Karen Brey of Phoenix, fundraising director for the western states, and event chair, Nance Thunell.
Take a look at http://www.cityofhope.org/donate/ and discover how simple it is to help advance the City of Hope’s cause with a few mouse clicks. Also, contact Nance Thunell at 637.8970 for more information regarding this event.
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The following artists
were among the
donors for the
benefit silent auction:
Bryan David Roberts
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