About 168 persons gathered on Saturday, January 22nd for an evening of great fun, food, wine, dancing and art grabbing during the 3rd Annual Medici Circle – School of Art Scholarship Fundraiser. The Frazier Alumni Center offered a warm glow with its large fireplace accentuated by the floral and table decor that was provided by College Flowers.
The evening began with a champagne preview of over 200 artworks donated by artists from all over the USA, including works by art faculty and students, alumni, local artists, and artists who have previously exhibited in Landmark Arts. Artists donated one to three artworks, each 5 x7 inches in size to be sold at a fixed price of $75. At one point during the preview, Chad Plunket, alumnus of the Art and Architecture programs and currently adjunct instructor in Art Foundations, came up to me and asked in awe, “Are those really works by Ken Little? And are they really going for only $75.” I affirmed that San Antonio based art alumnus, Ken Little had generously submitted three of his “dollar” artworks for the evening, and that, yes, they would be the same price as all the rest of Art Grab works. Plunket, Art office administrator Sue Yager, and Medici Board President Elisabeth Burrows each made off, like bandits, with their own Ken Little that evening.