ART AUCTION HELPS AIDS
ORPHANS - 01/06/06
Emily Kilbourn, organizer of the Acting on AIDS Chapter at Trinity, decided
that an art auction would be a good way to raise money for AIDS orphans.
She contacted students, faculty, and friends of the College to donate their
artwork for the "Art Raid to Save" Thursday, December 8, in the Ozinga
Chapel Grand Lobby. The silent auction netted more than $1,000 for the
"We just want to say 'thank
you' to all who showed up and donated to this cause," Kilbourn said. "We
hope the next auction will be an even bigger event."
Among the evening's highlights
were a mixed media painting by Ryan Bruxvoort '05, In the Beginning,
which sold for $110, and a drawing by Sam McCune '06, Art History,
which garnered $80.
Proceeds benefited the World
Vision's HIV/AIDS Hope Initiative, which provides education and healthcare
for children who are waiting for sponsorship. Student representatives offered
information about World Vision, as well as alternative gift ideas for Christmas,
such as buying a Rwandan family a goat for $30, at the event.
The Acting on AIDS Chapter
has tentative plans for another auction in April in collaboration with
OPUS, Trinity's annual celebration of student scholarship, art, and achievement.