A few months ago I received an email from one of my local art organizations inviting me to take part in a charity auction. The Bellefonte Library discovered a number of chairs with no historical import in a dusty corner and decided to turn them into an opportunity to raise money for literacy. They invited artists to pick up a chair, work their will on it and return it painted, primped and bedazzled. The chairs will be auctioned off in May to the highest bidders.
The chair I brought home was decorated in black and gold. I’m sure it was a solid choice at the time.
I stripped the black paint and was rewarded with another coat- a white monster paint no solvent would touch. So I broke out the hand sander.
After a white primer, I started the fun part.
I went with an ocean theme and stopped short of a pirate ship.
There’s an angler fish lurking under the seat for surprise factor.
The Art for Literacy Chair Auction will be held Saturday, May 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the Historical Museum Community Garden at 203 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte. The admission is $20.00 and it includes a live and silent auction, complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music.
Tickets can be purchased at www.centrecountylibrary.org and proceeds benefit the Centre County Library and Historical Museum.