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UIS Visual Arts Gallery silent auction to feature works by Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists

February 4, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - Works by Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists Steve Benson and Steve Breen are among the items offered for bid at the annual silent auction to be held Monday through Thursday, February 9-12, at the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Artwork donated by local and regional artists and collectors, as well as UIS faculty, staff, and students, will be on display for public browsing and silent bids from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. A reception in the gallery, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, will conclude the event. The reception is also free and open to the public.

Donations of art in any medium – your own work or pieces from your collection – will be accepted through February 6. Inclusion of any item in the auction is subject to approval by UIS’ Visual Arts program faculty.

The auction is the gallery’s only fundraiser and all proceeds are used to support exhibits, workshops, lectures, musical performances, and other programming, and to allow the gallery to bring shows by nationally known artists to campus.

The gallery is located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building on the UIS campus. Contact gallery manager Emily Laverty by phone at (217) 206-6506 or by e-mail at visarts-ga@uis.edu for more information or to make special arrangements for picking up or dropping off donations.

 

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 40 degree programs – 20 bachelor’s, 19 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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