Evening with the Arts, the annual fund raising event which benefits the programs and projects of the Southern Hills Arts Council, takes place each Spring.
The 2016 event themed “Derby Day at the Markay,” was held May 21 in a new location at the Jackson Area YMCA and included music by the Kenny Valentine Band, catering by Tuscany Cuccini, a Derby hat contest won by Phyllis Michael, a match pack raffle, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, chances for the Jewelry Treasure Chest, and of course, the art auction of pieces donated by area artists for the event.
Debbie Crawford was named Volunteer of the Year, and other volunteers who served as ushers, or in other capacities at the Markay Cultural Arts Center, were recognized as well.
Jackson’s Aaron Apsley donated two pieces of art to be auctioned off. His first print called “Broadway and Pearl” was purchased by Nea Henry. His second watercolor was called “Jackson Skyline,” and it was purchased by Phyllis Michael.
Sherry Betschel’s “Purple Rain” acrylic and charcoal sold to Nea Henry. J.R. Bradley’s wood piece, “The Last Supper,” was purchased by John Lewis. Jim and Kim Milliken purchased Kit Dailey’s acrylic called “Aqueous.” A wood carved piece created by Emmett R. Joy called “Owlette” was purchased by Megan Davis.
An oil painting called “Poppies by the Pond” by Phyllis Michael was purchased by Nea Henry, and an acrylic by Dawn Marks called “Chicken with Broccoli” was purchased by Marie Henry.
An acrylic, pastel, paper and chalk piece was donated by Megan Peters. It was called “Eleanor” and was purchased by James Betchel. Dave Walke purchased a watercolor called “Yesteryears” by Al Burger. Karisa DeLay’s acrylic and charcoal piece called “Ame Perdue” sold to the Mike & Becky Gambino, and Shaun Gentry’s 3D digitally printed piece called “Poe” was purchased by James Betchel.
Evelyn Pierson’s oil called “Winter Shadows” was purchased by Dorothy Hazelrigg. David Walke’s pen and ink called “Gibson House” was purchased by Scott and Kayla Massie. Charlotte Stewart’s watercolor called “Ponn Bridge” was purchased by Dorothy Hazelrigg. Bob Eisnaugle created a 20 inch tall clay vase. It was purchased by Brad and Sarah Munn.
An oil “Tribute to Red Skelton” was created by Mary Lynn Vititoe, and it was purchased by Isaac Mills. An oil called “Sunny Day at the Markay” was painted by Paul Brown. It was purchased by Lou Davis. Erik and Jenny Massie purchased Susie Blanton’s pencil piece called “Now Playing.”
Shirley Eley Nachtrieb donated a watercolor called “Yellow Water Lily” that was purchased by Joe Kirby. John Victor donated an oil en Plein Air called “A Path to Canters” which was purchased by Shelly Michael.
Jewelry pieces were won by Dawn Marks, Cindy Eubanks, and Sher Black-Lewis.
Thanks to our crew of volunteers who helped make everything extraordinary for Derby Day for the Markay!