Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 18 March 2011 00:00
It was an artful feast for the eyes as hundreds of works were on view during the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection’s art auction and fundraiser held last month. A crowd of art lovers and Garden City residents turned out en masse to bid on a variety of items, from landscapes and still lifes to sports, music, and entertainment memorabilia.
The auction, conducted by the professionals from AJ Ross Auctions, was a rousing success, with approximately 65 pieces of art sold. The annual event raised over $11,000 and proceeds will be donated toward the medical expenses of 21-year-old Jessica Stevens, a church member and Garden City resident, who is battling severe complications from Lyme disease (www.hopeforjessicablogspot.com).
The evening’s fun festivities began with wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres during the preview followed by the live auction. Many local food establishments generously donated culinary treats and restaurant gift certificates for raffles and prizes.
Resurrection’s Pastor Jeff Browning was thrilled to see so many residents come out and support one of Garden City’s own and member of Resurrection’s congregation. “I love this event. Everybody has a great time. I’m taking home three pieces of beautiful artwork. Most importantly, we were able to raise money for the Stevens family. The highlight of the evening was seeing the progress that Jessica has made since last year’s auction,” Browning said.
Resurrection Lutheran Church is a Christian community of faith, with its main campus located at 420 Stewart Ave., near Clinton Road in Garden City. For more information, call 516-746-4426, or visit www.resgc.org.