Live Art Auction in Norwalk

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking has announced that Ron Pokrasso is the Honorary Chair of MONOTHON2013. Pokrasso is an originator of the printmaking event “Monothon” at the Printmaking Center of the College of Santa Fe in 1986 and brought it to Norwalk’s Center for Contemporary Printmaking in 1999, where it has been held annually.

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This year Monothon2013’s live auction and party will be held on November 16 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Lillian August Flagship Store in Norwalk. The Silent Auction will be in the “Dream House”, a grouping of showrooms at Lillian August. There will be a feature wall (salon style gallery) designated for framed Live Auction artwork. The gala event provides a memorable way of viewing outstanding art while mingling with friends and fellow art lovers.

Live auction artwork includes offerings by: Ron Pokrasso as well as Roz Chast, Sandi Haber Fifield, Emily Mason, James Rosenquist, Ammanda Seelye Salzman, Donald Sultan, Deborah Weiss and other prominent artists. New this year is a drawing for three nights to Bordeaux, France for two couples.

Parking for this event is at 32 Knight Street, Norwalk. The Lillian August Flagship Store has the huge parking lot in front, a large lot to the right of the building, and overflow parking at St. Philip Church, across Route 1 on France Street. Tickets $50/person. Advance tickets: 203-899-7999. For more information visit http://contemprints.org.

To coincide with the show, the CCP members are opening an exhibit called New Works on Paper on November 7. This show will run though January 1. Works on Paper will be displayed at the Avenue Gallery on Main Street in Norwalk.

For area information www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com

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