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Moore stuff

brookerSo if you’ve been out in the world these days you know that art auction fundraisers are de rigeur in the non-profit world. I assume they make money for the venue and that is why they keep on coming. Here’s news of one to benefit the galleries at Moore College of Art and Design. I’ve always loved what Moore was up to and I’m crossing my fingers that under the school’s new leadership the galleries will continue to bring in provocative work from outside Philadelphia and organize strong local shows.


Moore’s auction theme is “Out of the Box.” All the work is new and made by artists who’ve exhibited at or have a connection with Moore — a list with plenty of big names, including artblog‘s own Astrid Bowlby, Ditta Baron Hoeber and Anne Seidman. Other artists include recent Van der Zee award-winner (and Moore faculty) Moe Brooker as well as…Ron Klein, James Mills, Eileen Neff, Marta Sanchez, Kocot and Hatton, Nadia Hironaka, Bill Walton, Mary Ehrin and Emily Brown.

The theme is white box — cardboard box, that is — and all the work is made from or uses a particular white cardboard box as its muse. (image top is Brooker’s piece; image right is Ehrin’s)

The silent auction gala is tomorrow night, Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Moore Atrium. Tickets, $50 at the door.