November 29, 2004

'Art Over Easy' Silent auction to benefit School of Art & Design

by Paula M. Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A public reception and silent auction of one-of-a-kind original artworks -- by area masters -- is set for 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Harbaugh's Café (901 S. Illinois Ave.) in Carbondale.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit Southern Illinois University Carbondale's School of Art & Design.

A new Art Advisory Board is organizing the event, co-sponsored by Harbaugh's. The board promises to hold additional and unusual fundraisers in the future, all to benefit the University's art and design programs.

"Art Over Easy" will feature a variety of arts pieces, which may include sculptures, photographs, prints, paintings, fiber arts, jewelry, ceramics, glass and more.

Artists interested in donating pieces for the auction may call 618/453-2476 or 618/453-4563 to arrange a pick-up today (Nov. 29), on Thursday, Dec. 1, or on other days by special arrangement.