Larry Fanning with his Colorado Bighorns original. Photos by Glory Weisberg
May 4 event to feature lavish list of auction items
By Glory Weisberg
The internationally known and respected artist Eva Makk is donating a $46,000 painting, Love and Hope, to the live auction at the Cancer League of Colorado Hope Ball, May 4. Also donating an original piece for the live auction is Larry Fanning, well known for his wildlife paintings. His $20,000 Colorado Bighorns, set in a typical near whiteout mountain snowstorm, is going to be a big hit, drawing in those with spacious mountain retreats such as Aspen or those wanting a unique representation of the surrounding Colorado landscape. The eyes of these sheep peer into the heart of anyone looking at them, making the animals come to life.
Edie Marks is chairing the gala, which has many other valuables up for bid, and they are part of the reason she expects the black-tie benefit to clear $600,000. Another reason for that expected net is a $47,000 blazing red Dodge Durango being raffled off at the ball but raffle ticket holders need not be present to win. As the winning ticket is drawn on stage at the DTC Hyatt a collective breath holding silences those with ticket stubs in hand. It’s sheer, real life drama whether the winner is tableside or telephoned from the stage and the winner literally gets the title and keys to the auto as this is no lease, but an outright donation by Doug Moreland and family and their dealerships.
For tickets, visit www.cancerleague.org.
Eva Makk’s Love and Hope painting
Patron party chair, Lorraine Salazar
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