Friday, April 22, 2011

Voila! Violins on Auction

Update on the Painted Violin Project for the Youth Orchestras of Fresno:  The violins are now being shown at various venues in Fresno:

ARTE AMERICAS, 1630 Van Ness, Fresno, from April 12 till May 2
STUDIO 74, 1274 North Van Ness, Fresno, from May 2 till May 21
 FRESNO ARTS COUNCIL, 1245 Van Ness, Fresno, from May 21 till May 27

AND the bidding has begun!    
Strings Abloom  Encaustic on Violin
Kathryn Gordon
(photos courtesy of Youth Orchestras of Fresno)

All the painted violins will be auctioned off at their Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration Concert on Sunday May 29, 7pm, at the William Saroyan Theatre where the three current orchestras will perform the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.  If you'd like to attend, ticket sales begin three weeks prior.

Here's Ellen Lennon  and Nancy Marquez with the violins.
(photos courtesy of Youth Orchestras of Fresno)
Online bids will be accepted until the day before the auction (until midnight on Saturday May 28) and will be used as starting bids in the silent auction on concert day, Sunday May 29.

....see you there!