Lincoln Art Show kicks it up a notch with some spirited bidding

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[November 20, 2017]   LINCOLN - The Lincoln Art Institute was turned into a combination art gallery and auction house at the latest show opening Thursday evening.

While the walls were hung with the imaginative art and sculpture created by the members of Logan County Arts, many of the items on display were set aside for a silent auction.

The silent auction included many holiday items that would make terrific gifts and center pieces of a traditional family dinner.

The proceeds of the silent auction will go toward supporting the continuing work of Logan County Arts and the Lincoln Art Institute.

The usually low key art show shifted gears up this time and elicited some spirited bidding for unique items.

When asked why community support of the Lincoln art scene is so important, Moses Pinkerton did not hesitate to respond “Art shapes the world!”

Pinkerton had the distinction of creating the silent auction item that created the most bidding and the highest final price. While Sheralyn Bolton did her terrific impression of a “Price is Right” hostess highlighting auction items, auctioneer Mitch Douglas encouraged bidders to compete against one another for one-of-a-kind art.

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Thursday evening’s event marks the end of the 2017 art season at the Lincoln Art Institute. The next show will be in February 2018. The theme will be "Time."

Thursday does not mark the end of the current exhibit. Contact Moses Pinkerton at 217-651-8355 or Mitch Douglas at 630-890-1318 to arrange a private show to view the many works still on display.

[Curtis Fox]


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