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Art by Lafayette faculty, an alumnus, and other artists will be auctioned off 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, to benefit the installation of artwork along the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton.

"To Forget and to Know (For Karl)" by Berrisford Boothe ’83

“To Forget and to Know
(For Karl)” by Berrisford Boothe ’83

Nineteen pieces of work ranging in value from $1,500 to $16,000 and representing a diverse range of artists and disciplines will be up for bid. If the auction raises $50,000, an anonymous patron has agreed to match the amount.

Artists who donated work include David Kimball Anderson, Stephen Antonakos, Brandon Balangee, Berrisford Boothe ’83, Nancy Cohen, Willie Cole, Vicki DaSilva, Mel Edwards, Curlee Raven Holton, Roth Professor of Art and director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute, William Lamson, Emil Lukas, Loren Madsen, Paul Matthews, Karl Stirner, Steve Tobin, and Jim Toia, director of community-based teaching.

Their work can be viewed online or at the Williams Visual Arts Building the week of the event.

The auction will be held in the Wilson Room of Pfenning Alumni Center. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and include appetizers, an open bar, and the opportunity to bid. Live phone bids will be accepted during the auction but require advance registration. Tickets can be purchased by email or by calling (610) 417-9947.

"The Way" by Jim Toia

“The Way” by Jim Toia

Robert Mattison, Marshall R. Metzger Professor of Art History, will serve as auctioneer.

The Karl Stirner Arts Trail is a scenic 2.4-mile path running along the Bushkill Creek from the old Simon Silk Mill on 13th Street to Lafayette’s new Williams Arts Campus on Third Street. There are five works on the trail: pieces by Karl Stirner, Willie Cole, and Patricia Meyerowitz, a new David Kimball Anderson installation and a rotating Young Master’s Wall that is re-decorated every six weeks.

The auction is sponsored by Lafayette, the City of Easton, and the Bushkill Creek Corridor Council for the Arts. All proceeds will be received by the City of Easton and the Greater Easton Development Partnership.

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1 Comment

  1. Jim Toia says:

    Come and participate! Your presence shows support for the arts, our community, and Lafayette College’s relationship with the City of Easton.

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