Painting power

Instant paintings plus fab art auction raise a bundle for popular charity

Instant paintings plus fab art auction raise a bundle for charity

32 GONZO247 at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
Aerosol artist GONZO247 at work during the Child Advocates party. Photo courtesy of © Fotowerk Group
0475 Allison Flikerski, from left, Lauren Maloy and Emily Essaye at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
Allison Flikerski, from left, Lauren Maloy and Emily Essaye. Photo courtesy of © Fotowerk Group
0429 Shannon Addison, left, and Ashley Rubboat Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
Shannon Addison, left, and Ashley Rubbo. Photo courtesy of © Fotowerk Group
74  Taft McWhorter at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
Taft McWhorter paints a work for auction at the art party. Photo courtesy of © Fotowerk Group
46 Joe and Ashley Rubbo, from left, and Allison Flikerskiat Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
Joe and Ashley Rubbo, left, with Allison Flikerski. Photo courtesy of © Fotowerk Group
0130 Jeff and Sarah Bloom at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
Jeff and Sarah Bloom. Photo courtesy of © Fotowerk Group
0142 Carlos and Karina Barbieri at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
Carlos and Karina Barbieri. Photo courtesy of © Fotowerk Group
32 GONZO247 at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
0475 Allison Flikerski, from left, Lauren Maloy and Emily Essaye at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
0429 Shannon Addison, left, and Ashley Rubboat Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
74  Taft McWhorter at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
46 Joe and Ashley Rubbo, from left, and Allison Flikerskiat Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
0130 Jeff and Sarah Bloom at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014
0142 Carlos and Karina Barbieri at Child Advocates Art Party November 2014

Not too long before the Thanksgiving turkeys began roasting, supporters of the Children's Assessment Center gathered at Winter Street Studios for the second annual "Advocate Through Art Party," where they savored the opportunity to purchase art for the non-profit.

Emily Essaye, Allison Flikerski and Lauren Maloy chaired the event attended by more than 400, including artists GONZO274 and Taft McWhorter. Both entertained guests with their artistic talents as they created and completed paintings during the event.

In all 40 artists had works in the live and silent auctions, including Hunt Slonem (one of his iconic bunnies compliments of Gremillion & Co.), Shane Pennington, Peter Lik, Mel DeWees, Peter Tunney, Mitch McGee, Ashley Henry Wynne and more.

By night's end, $200,000 had been raised for training and education programs at the Center.

Hosted by Advocates for the Children's Assessment Center, the evening included Clark Cooper Concepts goodies for munching, plenty of libations, the music of DJ Senega and rigorous parkour demonstrations by members of Urban Movement.

Contributing to the art-filled success were Sarah and Jeff Bloom, Ericka Bagwell, Karina and Carlos Barbieri, Nancy Golden, Ursaline Hamilton, Bruce Padilla, Elizabeth Peterson, Yvette Webb and Laura Zehl.

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