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3rd Annual Artist BBQ - June 19, 2008 - Recognizing Over 60 Donating Artists

Special thanks to Ruth Ginsberg-Place, this year's host of our annual Artist BBQ. We gathered to celebrate the generosity of our art donors who collectively donated over 500 works of art this year! Perfect weather, good food, and good company were in abundance as artists kicked back and enjoyed the evening.

BBQ view of back yard Jim at the grill 






 Jim McDonald, The Art Connection Executive Director was the Grillmaster and served his famous cheese ring bologna to a hungry crowd!

Many artists!

Artists also participated in an installation identifying their reasons for donating art. Responses included:

"I like knowing my work will get into a location where it will enrich lives."

"I donate art because it nourishes all of us!"

"It thrills me that people who might otherwise have no access to art may see it, enjoy it, and find an oasis of peace and joy in their lives."

 Napoleon and Henry

No one left hungry and a good time was had by all. Thanks also to Joe Perkell for the photos and to all those who came. We look forward to seeing you again next year!