Starry Night Art de Cure Gallery Reception Raises funds for CMT

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Upstate NY CMT held its second Starry Night Art de Cure gallery reception to benefit the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) on December 7, 2012 hosted by David and Elizabeth Misener at our CMT art gallery located at Clinical Prosthetics + Orthotics in Albany, NY.

Miranda Rand &Joanne Van Genderen, volunteers

Miranda Rand &Joanne Van Genderen, volunteers

Christine Hook & Nicole Alonzo

Christine Hook & Nicole Alonzo

Guests enjoyed complimentary wine, cheese, appetizers, and deserts, while browsing original art by regional artists, including: acrylics, framed photography, watercolors, mixed media and oil paintings. We also held a silent action of quilts, hand crafted jewelry, silk scarves, gift cards, wine baskets, baby blankets, books, an autographed Giants football poster, photo note cards & more!

Elizabeth Misener, host & Nicole Alonzo, volunteer

Elizabeth Misener, host & Nicole Alonzo, volunteer

In addition, 4 Disney® one-day Park Hopper® tickets for use at the Magic Kingdom®, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park were raffled off along with a 50/50 raffle. Carey Ahner of The Bear Bones Project entertained with his guitar.

Olivia, Carey and Cordelia Ahner with Paula Bossert

Olivia, Carey and Cordelia Ahner
with Paula Bossert

Over 50 people, including friends, family and neighbors came out on a cold, rainy night to support us.  We announced the winner of the Disney raffle, Laurie Leal, and lucky bidders headed home with their loot.

 

Donna & Rich Piche

Donna & Rich Piche

We want to thank our sponsor M&T bank, our corporate donors, Fresh Market, Price Chopper , Olive Garden, and Cascade orthopedic supply. Also, thank you to the artists, families and friends, who contributed items for the silent auction and our guitarist, Carey Ahner of The Bear Bones Project, our volunteers: Donna & Rich Piche, Nicole Alonzo, Joanne Van Genderen, Miranda Rand, and Jessica Cameron. Lastly, thank you to Upstate NY CMT member, Christine Hook, gallery coordinator, Jackie Watsky, and all of Art de Cure for making this gallery and event possible.

David Misener, CPO, Melinda Lang, Upstate NY SAG, Richard Dubin, Publisher LER, Dr. Jay Watsky, Art de Cure

David Misener, CPO, Melinda Lang, Upstate NY SAG, Richard Dubin, Publisher LER,
Dr. Jay Watsky, Art de Cure

Art de Cure, a collaboration between art and medicine, showcases art in the community to benefit a cure. Galleries are housed in medical practices, where work of regional artists is on display and the host practice chooses the charity that will benefit. For more information on Art de Cure visit www.artdecure.org

Board member , Elizabeth Ouellette, has issued a challenge grant where  every dollar you contribute will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000.  Whatever you donate will be doubled!! Now through December 31, 2012. Donate here

THANK YOU TO OUR SUN SPONSOR:        M&T Bank


THANK YOU TO OUR
CORPORATE DONORS:

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Melinda Lang, Rph
Upstate NY CMT SAG facilitator   

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  3. It was an amazing and very successful night!! I was glad I got to be a part of all that 🙂

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