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Top artists donate work to benefit needy kids

Posted by: Mary Abbe under Art, Photography, Architecture, Minnesota artists Updated: October 5, 2012 - 3:31 PM

 

Image from Free Arts Minnesota

 

More than 70 pieces of art by top Minnesota and national talent will be sold by silent auction for the benefit of Free Arts Minnesota, a non-profit organization that works with children who are impoverished, homeless, abused or have mental health issues. Founded in 1997, Free Arts has worked with more than 16,000 children to build self-esteem and foster healthy relationships through artistic activities.

Artists who have donated work include Miles Mendenhall, Terrence Payne, Amy Rice, Alec Soth, Carrie Thompson and Ed Lentsch as well as master printer Steven Anderson who has collaborated with Jasper Johns, Chuck Close and Andy Warhol among others. All art will be sold "INCOGNITO," that is without identification until after purchase, challenging buyers to test their taste and eyes.

(7 p.m. with live auction at 9 p.m., Thursday, October 11, $75. HGA architects, 420 5th St. N., Mpls. For tickets go here.

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