Imagine 2012 Art Auction @ The Henry Clay

Friday, Feb. 3

The Henry Clay
604 S. Third St.
$150; 6:30 p.m. or $75; 8:30 p.m.

St. Francis High School Imagine Art Auction veterans will be pleasantly surprised with the event’s setup this year: Now they’ve got options. In addition to the traditional dinner fare, participants will have the choice to arrive at a later time for a dessert reception with a full bar, a coffee shop and live entertainment. But serious art collectors and talent scouts beware, because dinner guests will have the first viewing of the art and bidding privileges on trips to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, use of a Porsche for a weekend, and a portrait by renowned painter Gaela Erwin. This night of fun and culture will be grounded by Erwin’s painting, which depicts St. Francis sophomore Kinsey Morrison, a survivor of three life-threatening illnesses who is currently in training for a marathon. All proceeds go to the New American and Talented Minority Youth scholarship programs. —Simon Isham

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