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Art auction will benefit scholarship
program in College of Fine Arts

Nov. 9, 2006 -- For a second year, Drs. Calin and Mihaela Savu will host a benefit art auction at their home Saturday evening, Nov. 18, in support of scholarships for Arkansas State University students.

Artworks up for silent and live auction have been donated by ASU art students, faculty and emeriti faculty, as well as by local artists.

Proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships for outstanding students in the ASU College of Fine Arts. Following last year’s event, two students, Corrie Backstrom of Little Rock and Elizabeth Flaga of Paragould, were awarded scholarships for the 2006-07 school year.

Clifford Toney will serve as auctioneer and Philip Jackson will provide entertainment.

Local and faculty artists donating works to be auctioned include Andrea Ball-Scott, Lori Bloch, Roger Carlisle, Tom Chaffee, Les Christensen, Cindy Dougherty, Tanya Eddy, Michael Ethridge, Audrey Ganong, Shelly Gipson, Sara Howell, Laura Kessinger, Christina Kushch-Katrikis, John Keech,  Evan Lindquist, Neil Matthiessen, Phillip Mauney, Robert McCarroll, Pam Myrose, Cindy Paul, Gayle Pendergrass, Dan Reeves, Bill Rowe, John Salvest, Cindy Schrader, Curtis Steele, Piero Trimarchi, Sarah Trimarchi, Kim Vickrey, Paula Wewers, Hal White and Nanci Zimmer.  In addition, Camden and Company is donating a piece from Jay Strongwater to auction.

To learn more about the art auction, contact Christy Brecklein in the ASU Development Office, 972-3940.

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