2014-09-19 / Ticket

10x10 exhibit and sale to be held next week


The highly anticipated 10x10 Brunswick Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale is to be held September 26 from 6 p. m. - 9 p. m at St. Paul’s Church and the Curtis Memorial Library. This year the event is presenting almost 300 original works of art by over 175 Maine artists. Previews of the art may be seen either on line at www.10x10brunswick.org , on 10x10Brunswick Facebook page, or in person on Thursday, September 25, 6 - 9 p.m.and Friday, September 26, 12 - 3 p. m. at both venues. All works are priced at $200 with half the money going to the artists and half to Arts Are Elementary. Arts are Elementary serves every elementary age student in the Brunswick school district. To date over 37,000 students have participated in art activities that are developed to the school content.

For an in depth review of the scope of Arts are Elementary please visit www.artsareelementary.org .

WILLIAM WILKOFF’S “ITHAKOS” WILLIAM WILKOFF’S “ITHAKOS” This year area businesses have generously more than doubled their sponsorship support from the 2013 business drive. Many businesses and schools have also provided volunteers, and publicity support for the 10x10 event. The reception is a gala social event. The reception on the night of the event offers delectable samples donated by area restaurants. This year’s cash bar management is contributed by the Frontier Cafe.

It is an occasion for parents, artists and art lovers. All hands work together to make this a community effort for the community’s art education. Art education builds and strengthens communities crossing boundaries of age, gender and ideology.

Will Wilkoff, a perennial favorite among art buyers, has donated one of his paintings to the Arts Are Elementary program. It is currently being raffled through Arts Are Elementary representatives and also securely on line through Sept. 25th at https://rafflecreator.com/p ages/2846/10x10-&-arts-areelementary. Tickets will continue to be sold during the venue preview hours and the night of the 10x10 Event. The drawing will take place on the night of September 26th at the St. Paul’s Parish Hall. The winner need not be present to win.

MARGARET PARSONS’ “MANY MOONS AGO” MARGARET PARSONS’ “MANY MOONS AGO” This annual event is a fun- filled, fast- paced art sale which takes place at two places to accommodate the works of art.

Artists with the last names beginning from A through K are presented at the Curtis Memorial Library, while artists L-Z are located at the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. These two venues are connected with a pleasant path lit by luminaries. Artists are often on hand to chat with art enthusiasts. Excited buyers enter the venues, go to the work they have previewed and raise their hands. A 10x10 helper removes the work and carries it to the cashier where the work is purchased and wrapped for its new home.

Maine artist Margaret Parsons' piece, Many Moons Ago, has been chosen to represent this year's 10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale, the much anticipated fundraiser for Arts Are Elementary. The runner-ups of the publicity contest poster were Kat Mead-von Huene for her oil painting on panel, Bath Rooftops and William Wilkoff ’s, Ithakos, for his gouache painting on panel.

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