Rail Walk holds 'Red Show' to benefit Red Cross
March is Red Cross month. March is also the month that the artists of Rail Walk Studios & Gallery have their annual Red Show, an exhibit of art in which the color red is explored.
The Red Show closes this Saturday, March 31, with a fundraiser for the Red Cross from 6-8 p.m. The event is being sponsored by Glen and John Ketner of Rowan Investment Company.
The highlight of the event will be a silent-auction of 30 pieces of original art donated by local artists. The bidding closes at 7:30 p.m.
The artwork for The Red Show is currently on display in the North Gallery. Twenty-five percent of all sales will be donated to the Red Cross.
The art donated for the Silent Auction is on display in the South Gallery. The art was donated by local artists Don Moore, Colleen Walton, Yvonne Alligood, Patt Legg, Joyce Cavanagh-Wood, Rachel Lee, Carol Dunkley, Linda Mcmurrer, Betty Bonner Steele, Jeremy Sams, Christine Davis, and Carolyn Kirkman. Rail Walk artists who have donated artwork are Sharon Forthofer, Ingrid Erickson, Karen Frazer, Annette Ragone Hall, Elizabeth McAdams, and Marietta Foster Smith.
All payments for silent-auction purchases will be by cash or check only.
There will be food, entertainment, and prizes in a café-style environment. Hand- and Tarot-card-reading entertainment is being donated by Rachel Lee of Hallowkeep Arts. Glen Yost of “Magic by Glen” is donating “pure astonishment and medicinal humor.”
Prizes will be awarded to the winner of a seek-and-find game invented by Rail Walk artists, to the person wearing the most items that are red, and to the person most creatively dressed in red.
Prizes donated are a gift certificate from Jackie and Bruce Wilson of Fine Frame Gallery in Salisbury, a yoga sessions card from Anne Waters of Blue Ewe Yoga Studio in Spencer, and a collection of art note cards created by Rail Walk artists.
There will be a $5 donation at the door. 100 percent of the entry donation and the silent auction proceeds, and 25 percent of any art work sold in the North gallery will be donated to the American Red Cross.
These donations will be used for emergency-response services for our Rowan County community. Rowan County families affected by disaster, such as a house fire, will benefit most from this exhibit and Silent Auction. Since July 1, 2011, the Red Cross has assisted 127 individuals from 43 households who have found themselves temporarily homeless due to disaster. The assistance the Red Cross provides includes emergency housing, food, clothing, and essential personal and/or health supplies.
Guests are invited to wear red and come out for the opportunity to buy original art for a reasonable price and help the Red Cross.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and is located at 409 N Lee St.
For more information, go to railwalkgallery.com or call 704-431-8964.