Upstate NY 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 located at Clinical Prosthetics + Orthotics in Albany, NY.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 CORPORATE DONORS:
Melinda Lang, Rph
Upstate NY CMT SAG facilitator
- Our big event is almost here. (cmtnyus.wordpress.com)