"We've never done this before," board member for KURU Kyle Johnson said. "We've done other types of fundraisers, but we've never done an art exhibit."
According to Johnson, KURU celebrated its ninth anniversary in April. But getting the station up and running has been a slow process. The station began streaming over the Internet not quite two years ago and began to broadcast over the radio air waves in
Though the benefit was planned prior to that event, getting the transmitter fixed is now a funding priority for the small station. The money raised from the sale of the art will go to help pay an engineer to get the station back up and on the air. Until then, KURU is back to Internet-only radio.
Johnson said they didn't know how much money they would raise from the exhibit, but the artwork ranges in price from about
The art the invited artists submitted was juried by renown Sante Fe artist
Best of Show went to
According to Geisler, hosting a fundraiser for the radio station is worth the trouble. She does a show on Wednesday mornings from
"With the transmitter down it's not as cool as it was," Geisler said. "It is a very nice thing to still have a radio station in town for the community to listen to."
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