Auction Benefits UK Art Museum

Contact: Ralph Derickson

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The evening will feature a reception and formal dinner. Tickets are $100 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Amy Nelson at (859) 257-6218.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Art Museum will hold its inaugural Arts and Leisure Auction from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington.

Proceeds from the auction will help further the museum’s mission in the community and help promote an understanding and appreciation of art for the people of Kentucky, said UK Art Museum director Kathy Walsh-Piper.

The evening’s theme, A Night in Casablanca, will recreate the magic of the classic movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, complete with music and decor inspired by the cinema’s golden era, the 1940s. Sue Wylie, one of Kentucky's best-known and popular broadcast personalities who now hosts the show News-Talk on 590/WVLK AM, will be the mistress of ceremonies for the evening.

Silent and live auctions, by auctioneer Steve Lewis, will feature art and leisure items and experiences. Along with many fine works of art, some of the items to be auctioned include four tickets to the 2005 Indianapolis 500, complete with a behind-the-scenes garage tour by the Ganassi Race Team; minority ownership in a race horse, courtesy of Bongo Stables; University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball tickets; and passes to the Toby Keith concert.

The evening will feature a reception and formal dinner. Tickets are $100 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Amy Nelson at (859) 257-6218.

The University of Kentucky Art Museum, located on the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue, is open noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Friday. It is closed Mondays and UK holidays. For general museum information, call (859) 257-5716 or go to www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum.


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