So far, in our rundown of works featured in the Buffalo Girl Art Auction, we’ve seen artwork by Randy Efros, Paul Porter, Linda Ingraham, and Jordan Alexander-Thomas. Since the auction is Thursday, and that’s less than half (!) of what we have to show you, we’re startin’ Monday out with a full trio of artworks! Take a peek, fall in love, and think about buying a ticket to pen in your bid.
Denise Yaghmourian is a local artist who is the epitome of involved; look up ‘community spirit’ in the dictionary, and there’s her picture right beside. She’s a Contemporary Forum grantee, represented locally by Bentley Gallery; she’s participated in INFLUX, is active on Grand Avenue, performs regularly at the Torch Theatre… I could go on. On top of all that, she’s just lovely– warm and charismatic. I first became familiar with Denise and her art when Jane brought her catalogue back to the shop, speaking highly of her work; it’s been fun following her endeavors ever since. We’re h0nored to be featuring this 1/1 print in The Buffalo Girl Art Auction.
We have the privilege of hosting Troy Moody‘s functional glass art at Practical Art year-round, and have had the opportunity to host not one, but TWO of his fine arts exhibitions over the past six years. You may also know his work because his largest commissions to-date is also one of the most trafficked spaces in town (and an award-winning installation!): the terrazzo flooring at the Phoenix Convention Center. We’re particularly enamored of his ingenious glass-working process; the sepia-toned images imbedded in here in the glass are the iron-granule remnants left behind after the kiln has burned away the paper that the image had been printed on. Pretty snazzy, huh? This one says, “LOVE”. Exactly what this event is all about.
And last but certainly not least for today is this snuggly muzzle from local photographer Heather Kirchhofer. This piece is a photo-transfer; an original photographic image was transferred in a gel medium to a large wood panel (this piece is 3′ long!) and artistically integrated with the wood to make a beautifully-composed whole, featuring a clever, minimal crop. Heather has exhibited twice previously with Practical Art, and believes in us, our mission, and Jane’s legacy in the arts.
Well! How’s it look so far? See some art that might look great on your wall? Check back through the previous blogs, and make sure to stay tuned… there’s more to come!
Order your ticket online, and we’ll hold your ticket packet here for you at the shop until the event. In case you need a run-down of the event again, here’s everything included and happening this Thursday:
Practical Art will pay tribute to our late founder, Jane Reddin, with The Buffalo Girl Dinner & Art Auction on her birthday, Thursday, April 10th, from 5-8pm. Food trucks will be on hand to serve up dinner, there will be live music by Pick & Holler and top local artists are providing art works for a silent auction. The event will also culminate nearly two months of a recycling drive.
The $35 ticket price includes: entrance to the event, a $25 donation to the Phoenix Art Museum, a meal voucher for use at the food trucks, eligibility for participation in the art auction, live music by Pick N’ Holler, and drinks.