Monday, July 28, 2008

Benefits for Renzi Center: a Bunco Bash and Service with a Smile art auction on Sat, Aug 9, 5:30 pm, Barnwell Center

On Sat, Aug 9, from 5:30 - 9 p.m, the Renzi Education &Art Center is hosting its 3rd annual Bunco Bash, at the Barnwell Center, 601 Clyde Fant Parkway, says Amy Bryant. The ticket price is $35 and includes the game, dinner, dessert, drinks and a T-shirt.

This year’s theme is “Keep Your Eye on the Prize,” with top prizes including $800 cash, and a 3-hour “Choose your own Adventure” limo ride, a Dallas Day trip for 2 of shopping, lunch and a Broadway musical by Joyner Travel. The event is a major fundraiser which supports programming and operations of the Renzi Education and Art Center. For tickets, the public should call 222-1414.

That same evening the Renzi Center will also be hosting a silent art auction of local and regional artists. Known as “Service with a Smile”, the 2nd biennial event was designed to honor the vision and service of the late Donna Service, professional artist and art educator, who founded the Renzi Center with the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows. The sale of the auction items will also be used to support the art and education services that Renzi provides to the community.

Professional photography, sculpture, paintings and mixed media works by artists such as Laura Noland Harter from Shreveport, Kevin Kennedy from Ruston, and Pinky MM/Bass from Fairhope, AL, will be featured. There is no entrance fee for the “Service with a Smile” auction event, which will be held from 7:30-10 p.m on August 9th. The art can be previewed at the Barnwell Center starting on Wednesday, July 30th.

Renzi is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 as a place for children and adults to explore, learn, and create under the guidance of professional teachers and artists. Programs are free and open to the community and include the After School Youth Program for students in 1st-12th grades, their award-winning summer film camp and hands-on artist workshops for families offered throughout the year.

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