CVA Silent Auction To Benefit Library Ends Dec. 17

Published 4:49 pm Thursday, December 9, 2010

An unused 1938 United States $1 Hunting Permit Stamp #RW5, is one of 59 items in the Central Virginia Arts Benefit Art Show and Silent Auction at the Farmville-Prince Edward County Community Library. One hundred percent of the funds raised by the CVA auction will go to the new library.

This stamp, light violet in color, is titled “Pintail Drake and Duck Alighting,” The engraving was created by artist Roland Clark. The unused stamp has its original glue. There is a hinge on its back. Two local stamp collectors, Dr. Geoffrey Orth, Assistant Vice president of Academic Affairs and Director of the Honors Program at Longwood University, and Gerald Spates, Town Manager, were consulted about the stamp. Spates, who already has the stamp in his collection, was able to find the name of the artist who created the engraving.

Bidding on the 59 items in the Benefit Art Show and Silent Auction can be made during library hours. The Silent Auction will end at 7 p.m. during a reception (6-8 p.m.) on Friday, December 17.

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Numerous local organizations are sponsoring the Grand Finale Reception: Aramark at Longwood University is catering the reception, while Rochette's Florist LLC is donating the floral centerpiece. Charlie Kinzer and Stanley Smith are providing music.

The art show contains 32 original artworks donated primarily by CVA artists. Four other area artists donated seven works to the auction. There are watercolors, oils on canvas and on panel, mixed media, a layered glass sculpture, ceramic stoneware, graphite on paper, a necklace and earrings, acrylics, a paper collage, a fabric hanging, photographs, and two books. There are also 27 other items, not original, donated by generous individuals in the area. They include the stamp, Confederate money, an art book, photographs, watercolors, an acrylic, prints, a scroll–hand embroidered on painted bamboo, silk floss kitten on paper (in padded box), Egyptian paintings on papyrus, Chinese cut paper in glass, and a middle eastern tile.