ALTON — The Advisory Board of the Catholic Children’s Home has announced An Evening of Art and Jazz to benefit the Alton agency.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in Hathaway Hall at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, the Ralph Butler Trio will take the stage while a silent auction will begin. Proceeds will support critically needed youth programs and services.
“We’ve done art auctions for some time now, and this year we wanted to do something different,” said Michael Shelton-Montez of the Catholic Children’s Home. “To bring something new to the Riverbend area, we thought that art and jazz is such a great marriage and Hathaway Hall has such a beautiful theater that displays their own beautiful and permanent works of art.”
Along with the Ralph Butler Trio, the Charles Glenn Group will be performing to entertain guests. The silent art auction is spotlighting the works of local, regional and national artists who have donated their work to the benefit. All artists will receive recognition for their work along with their contact information published in the event programs for anyone who is interested, from a first-time art buyer to a collector of fine art.
“We sent out a request to artists who have previously donated work for our event,” Shelton-Montez said. “About 15 to 20 artists had donated a piece when I last counted. There is really such a variety of art donated, certainly something for everyone from fine art to sports memorabilia.”
Art that will be featured in the silent auction includes a quilt, a glass tree, photographs and numbered prints, a signed Stan Musial photograph as well as a numbered Albert Pujols portrait. Jewelry and pottery items also will be part of the auction.
Casual evening attire is suggested for the event. Tickets cost $45 per person. Sponsorship options are available for the benefit as well.
While all monetary donations are accepted, four tiers of sponsorships have been announced. The Platinum Sponsor will have presented a gift donation of $5,000 or higher, while a Gold Sponsor will have donated $3,000. The Silver Sponsor will present a donation of $2,000 and a Bronze Sponsor will have given $1,000.
“With the economy today and the financial situation of the world, any donation to the Catholic Children’s Home is welcomed and appreciated,” Shelton-Montez said. “Really, everything helps.”
The Catholic Children’s Home is in its 135th year of service to the community and is proud to continue its mission to aid, protect and care for the needs, education and welfare of dependent, neglected, abused or otherwise hurting children and families. Anyone interested in giving a donation or who would like more information can contact Michael Shelton-Montez or Deanna Gleason at (618) 465-3594.