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April Issue 2004
Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, NC, Offers Craft Treasures for Annual Gala Auction April 17, 2004
The 4th annual Mint Condition Gala and Auction to benefit the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, NC, will be held on Apr. 17, 2004, featuring 70 stellar works by major craft artists in all media, offered as part of silent and live auctions. This is a unique opportunity for collectors to add a treasure of a lifetime.
Auction items range in value from $500 to $45,000. The highlight of live bidding will be for Cube within a Cube by Czech glass artists Jaroslava Brychtová and the late Stanislav Libensky and Sapphire Blue Basket by Dale Chihuly.
The stellar list of artists with works for bid includes glass artists Rick Beck, Dale Chihuly, Jon Kuhn, William Morris, John Littleton/Kate Vogel, Tommie Rush and Yamamoto; jewelry artists Carolyn Morris Bach, Douglas Harling and Linda MacNeil; ceramic artists Cynthia Bringle, Ken Eastman, Mark Hewitt and Jane Peiser; metal artists Tom Joyce, Hoss Haley and Albert Paley; and wood artists William Hunter, Michael Schuler, Tommy Simpson and Randy Shull.
The web site at (www.MintCraftandDesignAuction.com) will offer the opportunity to bid on-line for over 70 works. Many of the on-line auction items will allow bidders to definitively secure a particular item in advance of the Gala evening.
Bidding will culminate at The Mint Condition Gala on Apr. 17. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be offered on the 59th and 60th floors of the Bank of America Corporate Center in Uptown Charlotte. During cocktails, guest will have the opportunity to search for unique treasures while viewing more than 50 silent auction works of art. Gala patrons will then be treated to a seated dinner prepared by Bank of America legendary culinary expert, Chris Ivens Brown in Founders' Hall.
Jaroslava Brychtová will travel from the Czech Republic to be the special Guest Artist. She and her late husband, Stanislav Libensky, are considered the most influential glass artists of the 20th century. Gala Benefactors will have the opportunity to meet Brychtová at a private reception.
Gala tickets are available at $250 per Patron
and $350 per Benefactor. For ticket purchases call Anna Sims at
the Mint Museum of Craft + Design at 704/337-2008 or e-mail at
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