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Feed your hunger for the Arts' at MMA's auction

By Staff
"Bernice on the Glider" by H.C. Porter
Special to The Star
Oct. 28, 2001
Start the bidding!
The Meridian Museum of Art's annual art auction, featuring the work by artists in Mississippi and Alabama, is coming up Nov. 3.
The auction is a gala fund-raiser that will feature a gourmet dinner, cocktails, live music by Carey Smith, door prizes and spectacular artwork. Renowned New Orleans auctioneer Adam Marcus will be emceeing the event, bringing the gavel down on oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry, pottery and a cornucopia of other work.
Auction night begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse at 7 p.m. The auction itself roars into action at 8 p.m., offering an array of work with something to please every art lover and every Christmas shopper.
More than 60 works of art will be up for bid, including work by artists such as Kent Allen, John Armistead, Neubern Atkinson, Jack Bartlett, Bonnie Busbee, Claudia Ka Cartee, Homer Casteel, Betty Jane Chatham, Kate Cherry, Terry Cherry, Susan Clark, James Conner, Dana Covert, Kent Davis, Bob Deen, Shayne Garrett, Elisabeth Extine, Sylvia Follis, Becky Glover, Les Green, Jason Guynes, Jimmy Hand, Jim Hardin, Joey Horn, Millie Howell, Ruth Vinson Irwin, Bonnie James, Patricia Kent, Kaye Kiker, Dave Kimbrell, Ron Koehler, Valery Kosorukov, David Lambert, Alex Loeb, Peyton Long, Cheryl Magnusson, John Marshall, George Ann McCullough, Thomas Morrison, Charlie Munoz, Linda Munoz, Elizabeth M. Pajerski, H.C. Porter, Doris Putnam, Sarah Ellen Riley, Daniel Saucier, Elizabeth Schafer, Mary Secrest, Helen Shapiro, Jeff Shaw, Bryce Speed, Erma E. Stafford, Martha Stennis, Sabyna Sterrett and Lila Thomas.
Tickets are $50 and are available now. Tickets can be purchased in tables of eight, or individually.
The Meridian Museum of Art supports the art, artists and cultural life of our community. The auction is the museum's largest annual fund-raiser. Funds raised by this event help the museum to offer a wide range of exhibits, educational programs and special events. The public's support of the auction and of the museum is critical to making these programs possible.
Take no chances! Tickets are limited, so make your plans as soon as possible. To purchase tickets, or for more information, come by the museum at 628 25th Ave. or call 693-1501.
Join us Nov. 3 when the bidding begins… and feed your hunger for the arts.

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