Tuesday, January 13 | Submitted by | Downtown Central
Arts Council opens 7th annual “Hearts for the Arts: I See Red” exhibition and silent auction
Springfield, MO, January 13, 2015 – The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) opens the 7th annual “Hearts for the Arts: I See Red” exhibition, a fundraising silent auction of red or heart-themed works, on Friday, January 16, 2015 at The Creamery Arts Center and online at www.SpringfieldArts.org. Proceeds from the event benefit the SRAC’s arts education programs, which help to serve at-risk children grades K-8.
More than 50 local artists donated works of art including hearts or the color red. Says Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions: “In recent years, the SRAC has expanded the theme to inspire more artists to create and participate in this event, which supports not only the SRAC’s education programs but also arts in our region. Hearts for the Arts provides works of art at a great value. These pieces would make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.”
The silent auction will begin with in-person bidding at The Creamery and online at www.SpringfieldArts.org on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5:00pm. Bidding will close at First Friday Art Walk, February 6, 2015 during a free public reception from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Online bidding will end at 8:00pm, and in-person gallery bidding will end at 9:00pm.
“Hearts for the Arts: I See Red” is the only time the SRAC asks artists to donate work. All proceeds will benefit the SRAC’s arts education programs supporting local teaching artists and arts organizations reaching more than 20,000 children annually in a 27-county region.
For more information, contact Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, by phone at 417-862-2787(ARTS) or by e-mail at Stephanie@SpringfieldArts.org. You may also log on to www.SpringfieldArts.org
The SRAC, incorporated in 1978, connects people and the arts. It supports some of the most prominent visual, performing, literary and film/media arts organizations and artists within 27 counties, the largest outreach of any in the state of Missouri. The current mission of the SRAC is to transform lives and enrich our Community through the Arts. The SRAC also manages The Creamery Arts Center, which houses the offices of the SRAC, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Community Center and Care to Learn, as well as a board room, classrooms, arts library, exhibition hall, film editing bays, shared costume and set design shops managed by the Springfield Little Theatre and instrument storage.
Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions
Springfield Regional Arts Council