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Do you have a taste for the arts?

By Staff
From staff reports
Dec. 8, 2000
Got a hunger for the arts? Meridian Museum of Art has the perfect delicacy to appease your aesthetic appetite: An art auction.
Slated for tonight at Union Station, the event promises through its theme to "Feed Your Hunger for the Arts." Whether you're looking for the perfect, one-of-a-kind Christmas gift or a festive evening filled with good food, music and camaraderie, the art auction and gala dinner will fit the bill.
Co-chairman Leslie Covington added, "It's an easy way to enjoy a wonderful evening during the hectic holiday season. The evening will include Christmas music, decorations, good food, plus a great chance to do some Christmas shopping."
The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:30, followed by the dinner at 7. Dinner will include a gourmet meal catered by Outback Steakhouse, live music by Carey Smith, a complimentary gift and special holiday door "surprises."
The auction begins at 8 p.m. and will offer works of art by the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama.
This wide selection makes the auction a great gift-shopping opportunity, Covington said.
Funds raised by the event support the museum and its activities year-round.
Heder said the cornerstone of the auction and its success are the artists who generously donating their work.
Fellow artist and MMA president Bonnie Busbee said donating work to the museum takes little effort.
Tickets for the gala dinner and auction are $50 each (general admission tickets for the auction only are $10), and may be purchased by telephone or at the museum. Pre-bids on works will be accepted.
For more information, call 693-1501. Meridian Museum of Art is located at 628 25th Ave.

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