Monday, November 28, 2005

Spire Benefit Auction Details

Spire Studios: Quarterly Open Studios, Auction and Fund Raiser for Grace Smith House
Saturday, December 10 - Preview begins at 12pm - Auction 7-9pm

Pre-Previews will be held on:
Saturdays & Sundays beginning Nov. 26 - 12-5pm
Tuesday Evenings at 8pm

Spire Studios - 45 Beekman Street - Beacon, NY 12508 - 845.231.3275
Spire Studios will host a silent auction on Saturday, December 10th, in conjunction with its well known quarterly open studios, to benefit the Grace Smith House of Poughkeepsie. Benjamin Krevolin, Director of the Dutchess County Arts Council, will serve as host and auctioneer to sell over 100 art works donated by local artists. 100% of the proceeds will go to Grace Smith House, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides shelter and social services for victims of domestic violence. Its Executive Director, Judy Lombardi, will be in attendance to introduce visitors to the agency’s benefits.
Bidding for the “small works,” which include both emerging and well known artists from throughout the region, will begin at $50. The works will be on view at the studio’s galleries and bidding will begin on Saturday November 26th from 12-5pm.
Spaces for artists interested in donating work to the exhibit are still open. Please contact the studio for more information.

About Grace Smith House -

The mission of Grace Smith House, Inc. is to enable women and their children to live free from domestic violence through:
- Providing shelter and apartments, advocacy, counseling and education;
- Raising the consciousness of the community regarding the extent, type and seriousness of domestic violence; and
- Initiating and taking positions on public policies in order to provide options which empower victims of domestic violence

For a list of Participating Artists, please visit

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