ART AUCTION FRIDAY MARCH 14TH
ART AUCTION AT THE NORTHERN ART COUNCIL
The Art Auction went well: approximately 60 people attended; we sold 40 of the 60 pieces of art; the food was great; the I-POD winner was Laura Click & the 20" LCD TV was won by Nicole's friend Jamie.
So many people came together to make this event successful. First, Professor Younger and the UMSL Students & Art Dept faculty members had the idea of a Art Auction and donated their own personal works for the auction and gave us the use of the Northern Art Council as our location. One of Denise's good friends from high school contacted professors and galleries getting nearly thirty pieces of art donated for the event. Bunny Wyatt and her business PIX TO FLIX put together a wonderful DVD made up of pictures of Nicole with friends, co-workers, family, classmates and other pictures of Nicole with various songs including BJ's "Don't Make Sense." The Thyme Table Cafe took great care of us with wonderful food, people are still talking about how wonderful all the food was and how great they were serving our guests. Missouri Mercantile donated a case of wine from local wineries which added to the ambiance of the event. Other personal works of art were donated by Barbie's daughter Holly, Misha Pelligreen (her husband Lee was the best man in our wedding), and three people from my new job heard about the event donating a personal piece of their artwork also (thanks Trisha, Jennifer Rapplean and Kathleen Ingram). Dean Lewis of Glass Canvas Beads made a special item in Nicole's honor, glass beads with Pink and Black flowers in an earring & necklace set that sold at the auction. My mom donated a basket of wine won by Mary Ann Schroeder; a basket of candles & other stuff won by Marge Hepperman; a zebra print scapbook with additional items to fill the scrapbook won by Steve Swanson and a cute zebra print bag with two zebra print with pink accent photo albums was won by "THE TJ," memoriable moment. Thanks to all who attended, donated, promoted, bought tickets, and made donations. Fox 2 promoted the event Friday morning on their show.
Our dream of seeing Nicole move forward in life ended but we are trying to keep the dream and options for other young photography students alive with getting a Photography Scholarship started in Nicole's name.
Special thanks to: Thyme Table Cafe; the Art & Art History Department faculty and students; the Northern Art Council; Pix To Flix Productions; Missouri Mercantile; Framations; Glass Canvas Beads, Maryland Heights Police Department, Fire Department, and Paramedics; Creve Coeur Camera; Kinkos (the postcards); National Wild Turkey Federation; Ortmann-Stiponovich Funeral Home; Red Robin; Dierbergs; Memory Lane; Fast Signs; Earl Sawyer JCI; Florissant Valley Jaycees; Denise's family- Carol (mom)/ Debbie (sister)/ Nan (sister); my family- mom & dad for all your help/donations- my sister Beth/ her husband Tim/ their children Jessica-Allison-Emily.
I apoligize if I forgot anyone but it was beautiful to see people from so many different parts of Nicole's life come together to make this event so wonderful and successful. Close