The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 27, 2014

Gala auction items multiply

— The list of auction items that will be offered at the 36th annual gala of Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto keeps growing.

Party in Paradise will be held at 6 p.m. July 19 on the campus of  St. Francis University.

The Caribbean-themed event will offer guests a variety of games, tropical music and speciality bars.

Live and silent auctions will provide opportunities to bid on a variety of artwork, golf and vacation packages, original sculptures, a customized vintage 1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and collectibles.

Available in the live auction are a foursome at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, a five-night vacation at Paradise Village in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and a one-night stay at Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater in Fay­ette County along with whitewater rafting.

Art includes the brilliant landscape watercolor “Lakes at Cresson” by Michael M. Strueber and Helen Gorsuch’s whimsical “Orange Orangutan Pot.”

The live auction also includes a butterfly garden bench, a hand-painted Morley’s Dog replica statue, a designer wine rack with premium wines and a $6,000 scholarship to St. Francis.

Hundreds of items also will be available in the silent auction, including artwork by students from Richland and Hollidaysburg Area high schools.

Tickets are $175 per person.

Reservations are due by July 15 and can be made by calling 472-3920.


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