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Art Club to hold Auction Benefiting Hurricane Victims

Students, faculty, staff, and Alumni donate works for auction

Bethlehem, Pa., December 5, 2005—The Moravian College Art Club will hold a charity auction to benefit hurricane victims on Wednesday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Payne Gallery. Works donated by Moravian students, faculty, staff, and alumni will be offered for bids. Payne Gallery is located on Moravian College’s Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Bethlehem. Attendance at the auction is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The auction is being coordinated by Jon Latiano, president of the Art Club, Emily Starner, vice president of the Art Club, and art major Chelsea Shepherd, in collaboration with Dr. Diane Radycki, Art Club advisor, and Jan Ciganick, co-advisor.

The Art Club will accept donations of artwork until the morning of the auction. In addition to many smaller contributions, the club has received two large gifts of artwork from Dennis Domchek, vice president of administration, and Doris Schattschneider, professor emeritus of mathematics at Moravian College. In addition the club has received several monetary contributions, and all the proceeds will be donated to the hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast region.

Schattschneider’s donation includes reproduction prints of several Degas pieces. At auction will be oil paintings by alumni and several pieces by art faculty member Jan Crooker. One of the Crooker works is a print of her oil painting “Pink Lemonade.”

Prior to the auction, advanced drawing and painting students taking independent studies will open their studios to the public from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. to display their work.

For more information about the auction or studio openings, please contact Jan Ciganick at mejkc01@moravian.edu or call the Art Department office at 610-861-1680.