Aug. 28--A year ago, Wilson artists took other people's cast-off furniture, windows, lamps, hardware and other items and turned them into artistic creations for the benefit of Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity.
Wilson Habitat has challenged members of Wilson Active Artists and Studio One, as well as other local artists, to make the 2014 Art at the ReStore Auction even better than the first one. Participating artists will take an item from the Habitat ReStore and re-envision it as a piece of art. They are encouraged to re-assemble, redesign, repaint, re-purpose or re-imagine the donated items ranging from toilets to Mason jars. Artists, including Gerard Lange, Pegi Sharp, Andrea Horton Morton, Karen Gliarmis, Pat Pridgen, Tammi Barnes and Gwen Hardie, have accepted the challenge and will have their artistic creations ready for auction to the highest bidder.
The auction will be held at Quince, A Southern Bistro, at Brentwood Center on Thursday, Sept. 4. The reception begins at 5 p.m., and auctioneer James Bunn will begin taking bids about 6 p.m. The artwork to be auctioned will be on display during the first hour.
Tickets to the event are available by calling 291-0816. Each $10 ticket includes two servings of beer or wine along with hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are also available at Quince and at the Habitat ReStore, 115 S. Lodge St. Tables of four may be reserved at Quince for $60, which includes tickets for all four people at the table. Groups with table reservations may remain at their table after the auction and order dinner from the Quince menu.
Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry that builds, repairs or rehabs homes for low-income partner families. Habitat is completing its 15th house in Wilson and will soon begin the selection process for the next partner family.
The Habitat ReStore at 115 S. Lodge St. accepts tax-deductible donations of building materials, furniture, appliances, hardware, tools and household items and sells them at bargain prices. Proceeds from the ReStore support Habitat's housing ministry.
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