On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7–10 p.m., The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will host the inaugural Art on the Boulevard, a cocktail party and silent auction.
During the silent auction guests may bid on original prints produced by visiting artists as well as current and former faculty of the UT Department of Art and Design, such as Harold Nosti, Joyce J. Scott, Joe Testa-Secca, Mickett and Stackhouse, William Villalongo and Sedrick Huckaby.
Each year at this event, the University will honor one of the gallery’s most valiant supporters. This year’s honoree is Joe Testa-Secca, who was instrumental in the creation of the gallery at UT.
Individual tickets are $40, which includes an annual membership to the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. A special two-ticket package for $100 also includes a special-edition 2018 Friends of the Gallery print made by Chris Valle, chair of the Department of Art and Design. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
All Art on the Boulevard ticket sales and auction proceeds will support the gallery’s exhibitions and educational programming. Proceeds will also count toward the gallery’s 40th Anniversary Year Challenge Grant. A generous local donor has challenged the friends and patrons of the gallery to raise $15,000 by the end of 2017 and pledges to match all funds raised, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000.
Generous sponsors for Art on the Boulevard are ART® (Art Recovery Technologies) of Tampa and Orlando, Dick Blick® art materials, Fintech®, PAR Inc., U.S. Trust®, Dr. William and Karen Dalton, Bruce and Jan Ely, Jack and Kathleen King, and Audrie Ranon.
For more information, contact Jocelyn Boigenzahn, gallery director, at (813) 253-6217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.