Fundraiser supports art in local schools

By April 25, 2011

The seventh annual “Artistic Sensations — Opening Doors to Art Education” will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis.

Event proceeds will be used to support YoloArts’ art education programs, including Artists in Schools, throughout Yolo County. YoloArts cultivates and advocates support for the arts by working closely with artists, education, business and government.

The evening’s featured artist will be Davis artist Susan Shelton, whose work includes functional pottery, sculpture, works cast in bronze and a variety of landscape and public art installations. Shelton is featured in the “Remarkable Women” exhibit at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento, along with her bronze sculpture of “Califia.” Some of Shelton’s other public art projects have included carved tile murals for schools, churches, parks and UC Davis.

Dinner will be served by Inspiration Point Catering, and wine tasting from the award-winning Rominger West Winery will be offered, accompanied by the live music of Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers.

The silent art auction and raffle will feature “Doors of Art,” with five artistically designed doors by area artists. Additional silent auction art will feature work by Emma Luna, Mark Abildgaard, Rene Martucci and other Yolo County artists. Art made by students from throughout the county also will be on the auction table.

Event tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at http://www.yoloarts.org or by calling (530) 406-4844.

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