March 29, 2010
Artists Let Work Speak For Itself During Annual Undercover Artists Show
Augusta, GA—Would a Picasso be quite as revered if no one knew it was a Picasso?
That’s the intriguing premise behind the 4th Annual Undercover Artists Show, a benefit presented by Medequip and the Walton Foundation for Independence on Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. on the lawn of Walton Rehabilitation Health System, 1355 Independence Dr. More than 100 local artists, celebrities, community leaders and others lend their creative talents to create one-of-a-kind paintings available for silent auction during the event. The catch? Artists’ names are hidden up until the final half-hour before the auction’s end so each piece can be valued “in the eye of the beholder.”
The unique event was designed to help raise awareness of the Georgia Artists for Disabilities Juried Show, on display at Walton during the month of April (the exhibit opens on Friday, April 2), as well as be the signature fund-raiser for Camp To Be Independent, Walton Foundation’s annual camp for children and young adults ages 8 to 21 with traumatic brain injury. “Having a disability doesn’t have to limit your abilities, and the Georgia Artists with Disabilities exhibit showcases that beautifully,” said Vicki Greene, Event Coordinator, Walton Foundation for Independence. “And there’s no better cause than Camp TBI, which gives young people with traumatic brain injury a week where anything is possible, from completing a ropes course to going down a zip line. Camp is a wonderful time that gives brain injury survivors a chance to just be kids.”
During the event, guests will have an opportunity to bid on art created especially for the Undercover Artists Show, as well as other silent auction items. Food will be provided by Manuel’s Bread Café, with music by Daddy Grace and by the Henrys. Other sponsors include NBC Augusta.
Tickets are $50 a person. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 706-823-8584 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Contact: Danielle Wong Moores, Public Relations Specialist, 706-434-0150
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