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The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission is thrilled to report the success of Eat Your Art Out! a $12,000 net profit benefiting the Geneva arts community.
"Seeing Eat Your Art Out! come to fruition was an extraordinary experience. So many talented and generous hands made the event possible. We deeply appreciate the support from artists, sponsors and guests and are already looking forward to next year!” Event Chairwoman Alexia Monaco said.
More than 100 guests were welcomed by dancing ballerinas, a harpist, flutist and a custom crafted popcorn pallet, while perusing a fine silent auction table during the cocktail hour Feb. 20 at the Herrington Inn. Guests were also able to view the featured artwork and to chat with the artists. Following an art inspired four-course feast, including three wine pairings, a lively auction of the featured art, and live painting, commenced.
The Cultural Arts Commission extends heartfelt thanks to:
Featured artists: Len Bielefeldt (Bielefeldt Gallery), Larry Johnson (LK Johnson Studio), Don & Ellen Ljung (Donellen Designs), Jan Schmuckal (Gallery 28).
Herrington Inn Executive Chef Jason Tsoris and Sommelier Mark Czubak
Art Leaders ($1,000): Down to Earth Pottery, Fox Valley eValues & Deals, Gallery 28, David & Alexia Monaco, Linda Cunningham & State Street Dance Studio, Dan & Trish Tkach; Art Angels ($900): US Bank Private Client Group
Art Patrons ($500): Herrington Inn & Spa, Town & Country Gardens, Theresa Jaeger, L. Ochsner, Stith Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Duncan & Nancy Wall
Art Sponsors ($250): Galena Garlic Company, Geneva Bank & Trust, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Wine Cellars, Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream, Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More, Tom Lichtenheld, McDonald's of Geneva, Bruce & Paula Menkveld, Morrison Gallery
Art Lovers ($100): Art Box, Bob & Susan Darnall, Geneva History Center, Ray & Marikate Marchand, Maggiano's, Needle Things, Penrose Brewing Company, Richard Lewis & State Farm Insurance, Steve & Cathy Thatcher, TimeLine Theatre Company, Verve on Third
Event Entertainers & Hosts: Mayor Kevin Burns (auctioneer), Alyssa & Aydan Hensley (harpist & flutist), Jan Schmuckal (live painter), State Street Dance Studio (dancers), Dennis & Silva Gramlich, Ray & Marikate Marchand.
Proceeds from this event funds the group’s mission for creating diverse cultural arts experiences that engage the community.