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Celebrities on canvas 2012: Brooks Gala set for March 3

At 7 p.m. on March 3, the Brooks Museum League, support group of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, will present its second Celebrities on Canvas gala event.

At 7 p.m. on March 3, the Brooks Museum League, support group of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, will present its second Celebrities on Canvas gala event.

The party will feature both silent and live auctions of paintings created by 30 plus noted Memphians – and first-time artists – from a variety of professions: music, government, business, sports, education, law, health sciences, and more. Their acrylic-on-canvas portraits, still lifes, and abstract artworks, produced via a mentoring process facilitated by esteemed local artists including George Hunt and Brenda Joysmith, will be on view at the Brooks, with the live auction beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the museum’s rotunda.

“I want to conceptualize that life is a blending of relationships and events that flow together, unfolding throughout our lives,” Dr. Mary McDonald, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, West Tennessee Diocese, said of her painting, which will be auctioned off at the event.

Other noted Memphians painting works for Celebrities on Canvas include Dr. Shirley Raines of the University of Memphis; Memphis City Councilman Shea Flinn; Valerie Calhoun of Fox 13 and Ursula Madden of WMCTV Channel 5; Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich and criminal lawyer Leslie Ballin; wrestler Jerry Lawler and golfer Loren Roberts; and Cory Trotz of Nahon, Sharovich and Trotz, PLC and George Nassar of Glankler Brown, PLLC.

Featuring live music by Joyce Cobb, the event includes hors d’oeuvres from the Brushmark Restaurant and wines at a cost of $75 per person. Funds from the auction and all Brooks Museum League sponsored events assist in the development and implementation of art education programs and exhibits at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

The 2012 Celebrities on Canvas gala event is coordinated by Melyne Strickland and Yvonne Jones. For more information, contact Strickland at 901-581-4122, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jones at 901-292-5935, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To purchase tickets, send a check for $75 (payable to Brooks Museum League) to Jodie Varner, 8793 Somerset Lane, Germantown, 38138. Or purchase tickets online: www.brooksmuseumleague.org.


 

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