Annual charity gala art exhibit and auction set

CHESTER - Area art enthusiasts will be bidding on the works of 30 Adirondack artists soon as The Outreach Center based in Johnsburg holds its second annual Gala Art Exhibit and Silent Auction. The event is set for Sunday June 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fern Lodge, the home and Adirondack resort of Greg and Sharon Taylor, overlooking Friends Lake.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres by The Inn on Gore will be served at the event.

Paintings, photographs, jewelry.and pottery will be among the media represented, event coordinator Susan Murante said.

"I am impressed with the donations we have received - especially during these difficult economic times," she said.

Proceeds from the gala will help support the center's programs including the family clothing center, community garden, food pantry, G.E.D. programs, which serve North Country communities of Johnsburg, Chestertown, Brant Lake, Warrensburg, Thurman, Minerva and Olmstedville. Music will be performed by the talented singer and guitarist "Diz"

The following artists have donated their work for the gala:

Judy Brown, Larry Bailey, Betty O'Brien, David Braley, Nick Amplo, Tom Chestnut, Waltrude Durkin, Kim Dolan, Rhea Love Dovan, Fawn Ridge Pottery, Carl Heilman, Regina Eldridge, Chris Gregson, Michael George, Neil Johns, Rich Johnson, Kate Hartley, Jim Henderson, Gary Larsen, Sandi Keyser, Betsy Krebs, Doug Meyerhoff, Cate Mandigo, Lorraine Mulligan, Craig Murphy, Sandy Sangster, Dave & Tess Seguin, John Sharp, Hal Silverman, Susan Schmidt, Dolores Thomson, Elise Widlund and Woody Widlund.

Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple and may be purchased at Hudson River Trading Co, BarVino or by calling 251-3481.

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