Art auction set at Aspen’s Red Brick
July 31, 2010
ASPEN – The Red Brick Council for the Arts is throwing its annual Art Auction Saturday, at 1 p.m., at Aspen’s Red Brick Center for the Arts. Admission is free, and all are invited.The event includes a community picnic donated by Tim Handley Catering, music by the Smuggler Mountain Boys, performances by the Hudson Reed Ensemble and Dance Progressions, art-making demonstrations, and a sacred dance by a group of visiting Tibetan monks.Topping the event is the silent art auction, with proceeds benefiting the Red Brick Council for the Arts. More than 100 works of art will be up for auction, including photographs, paintings, ceramics, works on paper, sculpture and more.Among the artists who have donated works to the auction are James Surls, Alicia Matesanz de las Heras, Tammie Lane, Betty Farson, Dasa Bausova, Elisa Ahmer, Joel & Lily Belmont, Alleghany Meadows, Shelly Safir Marolt, Brad Reed Nelson, Mary Hayes, Sara Ransford, Betty Weiss, Erin Dinsmoor, Virginia Morrow, Charles Andrade, Tori Campisi and Doug Casebeer.The Red Brick Council for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that manages the city of Aspen-owned Red Brick Center for the Arts, and promotes the arts. The council presents monthly exhibitions in the Red Brick Gallery, presents art-making workshops and discussions, and provides studio space for working artists and office space for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Theatre Aspen, Aspen Film, the Buddy Program, the Aspen Writers’ Foundation and more.For further information on the Red Brick Council for the Arts, go to aspenart.org.