Monday, October 13, 2008

We get written up!

Article in the Ann Arbor Chronicle - nice coverage!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Obama Art-O-Rama a Huge Success!

We raised more than $10,600 at last night's auction. (the online thermometer will lag behind due to cash and check contributions). We had more than 200 people attend what was a really great party! Many thanks to all who contributed art, music, volunteers and attendees. Especially worthy of notice - Tamara Real and Carl Rinne who graciously threw open their home for the event. Dick Siegel, Pete Siers, James Dapogny, and Brian Jones made marvelous music with sound support from Kris Truzzi. I'm dazzled by the efforts of my co-conspirators as well - Martha Ceccio, Connie Cronenwett, Betty Schwartz, Candace Pappas and Lynda Cole. Others especially worth noting - John Lilley, Alan Sobel, Phil Rosewarne and my wonderful husband who MC'ed - Bill Worzel. Many of our kids helped including Anna and Sam Sobel, Sarah Ceccio, Auguste Pappas, and Gisele Papo. I know I'm missing people but Michael Rodemer stepped in and helped as did Paul who's last name I never heard, the other Tamara, Robyn and many others. whew!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Art-O-Rama almost full!

I'm delighted to report that the Obama Art-O-Rama is filling up. If you haven't RSVP'd by email to Leslie Sobel (las AT or better yet, by buying your ticket at you may not be able to attend. At this point we're expecting to only be able to admit people who have bought a ticket or sent an RSVP. You don't want to miss this fantastic party and fundraiser for the Obama campaign so get those RSVPs in!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Artists donating to the Art-O-Rama

We've got the following fabulous artists promising work for the silent auction:

Paul Hickman, Debbie Golden, Lois Lovejoy, Margaret Parker, Anne Kirvan, Barbara Goodsitt, Barbara Brown, Judy Spike, Joan Plohr, Marge Pacer, Corinne Vivian, Jim and Angie George, Annette Baron, & Carol Morris.

And still more:
Michelle Hegyi, Christy Kelly Bengten, Marsi & Bill Parker Darwin, Adrienne Kaplan, Kate Tremel, Norma Penchasky Glasser, Jon Wilson, IB Remson, Royce Disbrow

Even more!
Ava Gilzow, Victoria Schon, Esther Kirschenbaum, Laurie Wechter, Tammy Bourque, Dorothy Eshelman, Janet Gallup, Karen Gallup

This list will be updated as more artists sign up. It's promising to be a fantastic opportunity to acquire work by your favorite local artist while supporting Barack Obama and Joe Biden's campaign.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Silent Auction & Concert to benefit the Obama Biden campaign.

You're Invited to the Obama Art-O-Rama!

Saturday October 11, 2008 at 411 Fountain St from 7-10pm

Some of the Ann Arbor area's best artists and musicians are throwing a party as a benefit for the Obama Biden campaign. It will be a wonderful musical evening with performances by Dick Siegel and Pete Siers among others, as well as a silent auction of great local artwork. The evening will start with drinks and appetizers and an opportunity to check out the art available in the silent auction. Mingle and have a drink and a nibble while you make your first bids. Then enjoy a set by Ann Arbor's own Dick Siegel. After Dick plays there will be time to up your bids, and have a little more to eat. Another set of music and it will be time to make your final bids on artwork. All proceeds on the sales of art will go directly to the Obama campaign.

The nitty gritty:

Tickets are $25 payable at the door or in advance at the Obama website Your ticket cost will be applied towards your first art purchase. We will have laptops set up to take your donations so you can pay with a credit card directly to the campaign or write a check. Please rsvp to las AT

The evening will start at 7pm and end at 10pm. Saturday October 11, 2008 at 411 Fountain St - the fabulous home of Tamara Real and Carl Rinne. link to map

You must be present to purchase art - sorry but we don't have the resources to track down bids and arrange payment and delivery of artwork.

Questions - call or email Leslie at las AT 439-8562 or Connie at conniecro AT 622-9844