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KIFA’s Got Talent 2012

Art is Alive at KIFA! For the second year, ‘KIFA’s Got Talent’, has paired six community leaders with six professional artists to produce works of art. The random pairing took place at the KIFA gallery in Stevensville in September. The results of the pairing are:

David Thompson, CNB, paired with Jack Ehmann, photographer
Fred Beane, local entrepreneur, paired with Wendy Gordon, jewelry artist
Heather Guerieri, Hospice of Queen Anne’s County, paired with Maureen Bannon, painter
Lynne Kilby George, KI Yacht Club, paired with Carole Cascio, clay artist
Brenda LaCompte, Swan Cove Spa, paired with Sally Clark, furniture painter
Merry Tobin, Chesapeake Real Estate Associates, paired with Heidi Wetzel, basket & fiber artist

 

The artists will work with their guest-artist for a period of 2 1/2 months. The finished works of art will be auctioned off during a fundraising event to benefit the Kent Island Federation of Arts on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Kentmoor Restaurant at 7 p.m.

KIFA hopes to generate lots of excitement around the finished pieces and to see who will receive the highest bid. Last year this really fun and energetic fund raiser brought in thousands of dollars to help fund KIFA’s mission of providing art exhibits and art educational programs.

Let your friends and family, business associates and/or customers know of the event so they can come and bid on their favorite VIP Artist’s finished work. Tickets are available through www.KIFA.us or by calling KIFA at 410-643-7424. Ticket prices are $35 per person/$60 per couple and must be purchased in advance.

Photo: Lynn Kilby Goerge working with clay artist Carole Cascio, courtesy of Carole Cascio

KIFA’s Got Talent 2012

Art is Alive at KIFA! For the second year, ‘KIFA’s Got Talent’, has paired six community leaders with six professional artists to produce works of art. The random pairing took place at the KIFA gallery in Stevensville in September. The results of the pairing are:

David Thompson, CNB, paired with Jack Ehmann, photographer
Fred Beane, local entrepreneur, paired with Wendy Gordon, jewelry artist
Heather Guerieri, Hospice of Queen Anne’s County, paired with Maureen Bannon, painter
Lynne Kilby George, KI Yacht Club, paired with Carole Cascio, clay artist
Brenda LaCompte, Swan Cove Spa, paired with Sally Clark, furniture painter
Merry Tobin, Chesapeake Real Estate Associates, paired with Heidi Wetzel, basket & fiber artist

The artists will work with their guest-artist for a period of 2 1/2 months. The finished works of art will be auctioned off during a fundraising event to benefit the Kent Island Federation of Arts on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Kentmoor Restaurant.

KIFA hopes to generate lots of excitement around the finished pieces and to see who will receive the highest bid. Last year this really fun and energetic fund raiser brought in thousands of dollars to help fund KIFA’s mission of providing art exhibits and art educational programs.

Let your friends and family, business associates and/or customers know of the event so they can come and bid on their favorite VIP Artist’s finished work. Tickets are available through the www.KIFA.us or by calling KIFA at 410-643-7424. Ticket prices are $35 per person/$60 per couple.

KIFA’s Got Talent

Art is Alive at Kent Island Federation of Arts! For ‘KIFA’s Got Talent’, eight influential community leaders have been paired up with eight professional artists to produce unique works of art. The artists are working with their guest-artists for a period of 2 1/2 months, then, when complete, the finished works will be auctioned to raise funds for KIFA. Lots of excitement is being generated while guest artists are meeting with host artists to work in secret on their art pieces.

The teams include (guest artist + artist): Q A County Sheriff Gary Hofmann + Carole Cascio (clay), Reverend Melody Sutherland, Deacon, Christ Church Parish + Jack Ehmann (photography), Karen Oertel, Owner, Harris’ Crab House +Ellen Sullivan (fiber art), Gail Kalvaitis, Owner, Club One +Wende Woodham (ribbon collage), Richard Sossi, Former MD Delegate + Sally Clark (painted furniture), Nikki Randolph, Commander K I American Legion Post # 278 + Candace Liccione (mosaic), Linda Friday, Executive Director, Q A County Chamber of Commerce + Emie Andrulewich (jewelry), Kimberly Kratovil, wife of former US Representative Frank Kratovil +Maureen Wheatley (painting).

On Friday, December 2, 2011, the finished works of art will be auctioned off during a live auction fund raiser event to benefit the Kent Island Federation of Arts at Kentmorr restaurant at 7:00 p.m. Also included in the evening’s festivities will be a silent auction, music, food and cash bar. Ticket prices are $35 per person, $60 per couple and can be purchased online at www.kifa.us or by calling 410.643.7424.

Sheriff’s Childhood Dream Comes True

KIFA’s Got Talent, a fund raising event matching community leaders and professional artists, resulted in a random pairing of Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann and KIFA member and clay artist Carole Cascio. During one of their many working sessions, the sheriff described to Carole a childhood experience with throwing clay that resulted in a lifelong fascination with how pots were created. Sheriff Hofmann’s finished pieces, along with seven other guest artist’s’ finished art work, will be auctioned at KIFA’s annual holiday party and fund raiser at Kentmorr Restaurant on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The evening’s festivities will also include music, food, a silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets must be purchased in advance either online at www.kifa.us or by calling 410-643-7424. $35 per person/ $60 per couple