Friday, May 21, 1999

Works by famous artists at charity auction here

Enquirer Contributor

        LEBANON — An art exhibition and auction will help some Warren County residents become homeowners.

        The second annual Artist Showcase, sponsored by Hope Habitat for Humanity, features an array of sculpture, original oil paintings, enamels, engravings, watercolors, limited edition lithographs and etchings. After a preview reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres, all the works will be auctioned.

        “We have art in all media and in all price ranges,” said Julia Rodenbeck, a board member for Hope Habitat for Humanity. “And we accept major credit cards.”

        There are works by some famous names: Leroy Neiman, Grandma Moses, Norman Rockwell, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali. There are pieces by selected emerging artists.

        But that's not all.

        “One of our board members is offering as a door prize a matted, framed print of a cardinal by John A. Ruthven,” Ms. Rodenbeck added.

        All admission proceeds benefit Hope Habitat for Humanity. Local volunteers work with qualifying families to construct affordable homes.

        The Hope chapter serves the Warren County communities of Springboro, Waynesville, Harveysburg, Pleasant Plain, Morrow, Maineville, Lebanon and Butlerville.

        Money raised through Artist Showcase will help build two homes near Lebanon. head IF YOU GO

        • What: Artist Showcase.

        • When: Saturday; exhibit reception begins at 6 p.m., auction begins at 7 p.m.

        • Where: Shoe Factory Antique Mall, 120 E. South St., Lebanon.

        • Admission: $10 per person.

        • Information: 933-5424.


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- Works by famous artists at charity auction here