Thursday, December 3, 2009

Visual Arts Gallery holds benefit and silent auction

The Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois Springfield will be holding its 2009 Benefit and Silent Auction on December 9 through 11.

The annual auction offers a wide range of donated art from national and local artists and collectors. The items featured this year include photographs, original paintings, prints, pottery and a signed catalog by internationally-known artist and philosopher Arthur Danto.

There will be a reception to close the auction on Friday, December 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery. Bidding will end at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided, and the reception and exhibit are open and free to the public.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the UIS Visual Arts Gallery, and all proceeds benefit future gallery programming.

The Visual Arts Gallery is located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building on the UIS campus. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The gallery will be open on Friday December 11 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, go online to or contact the gallery by phone at 217/206-6506 or by e-mail at

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