Local artists featured at GVT Art Auction

allegheny-moon-max-haysletteGreenbrier Valley Theatre’s (GVT) 22nd Annual Art Auction is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24. The Art Auction is GVT’s largest fundraiser and continues to grow every year thanks to the generosity of both artists and patrons. Donations include wall art, handcrafted jewelry and more. Proceeds from the auction help GVT in its mission to create live professional theatre.
Woodworker Michael Cope began learning his craft in his father’s shop as a child and enjoys the work as much today as he did then. His donation, crafted from a cherry burl, is a turned wood bowl treated with a salad bowl finish and buffed with a food-safe carnauba wax to create a soft luster.
Max Hayslette is a renowned artist born in Rupert. His works have been seen all over the world. For this year’s auction, he has donated an oil painting on canvas titled “Allegheny Moon.”
Several other items are up for auction, including a 102 year-old Steinway and Sons piano donated by Ann Day. Travel packages on the auction block include five days and four nights in Las Vegas with tickets to Cirque du Soliel’s “Mystere” at Treasure Island Resort and three days and two nights in Boston with a lunch cruise for two on Boston Harbor.
A preview party with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and silent auction opens at 6 p.m. The live auction begins at 7 p.m. Tickets to the preview party are $12. For tickets or more information, contact GVT’s box office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture & History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.


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