The Columbia County Artist Guild's second annual "Art After Dark" exhibition will begin with a reception Friday at the Columbia County Library and continue with art exhibits through the end of December.
"We had a great crowd last year and expect even more people to attend this time," said Guild Vice President Christina Rice. "I'm not sure how many entries we have... but we've had lots of inquiries and expectthe show to use all the exhibit spacein the library lobby.This could be 75-100 pieces in a wide variety of art media, plus the art that will be featured in the silent and live auctions."
The exhibition will showcase local artists in several categories, such as fiber art, graphics and drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics and other art mediums. The 2006 "Art After Dark" show included light jazz artists Hakim Rahsul and Company, and an auction of paintings by local celebrities.
"We're so excited about the event," said Guild President Susannah Perry. "This is the second year we've done it, after three successful 'Art in the Barn' events. We will feature work in many different mediums, (have) live music from Norton Wade, and both a silent auction and a live auction emceed by Laurie Ott," Perry said. "The proceeds from the auction will go toward a scholarship fund being established by the Artists Guild that will be given to an outstanding Columbia County art student pursuing an arts education in college."
There will be a reception and silent auction on opening night Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m., and some works on display will also be for sale.
Tickets for Friday's event cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-12, and are available from Guild members, The Columbia County News-Times or at the door on opening night. For more information, contact Perry at email@example.com.
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