In honor of the “Week of the Child,” this weekend Art Hop is putting the spotlight on the youth of Shasta County.
And for the first time, KIXE is participating in the festivities and will feature more than 60 artists, all in preparation for the Art Auction.
“I’m really excited because this is the first time we’ve been a part of Art Hop,” says Auction Coordinator Vickie Shattuck. “We’re going to get a whole new crowd; both art and wine lovers!”
On Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. KIXE will feature live music by Rick Hill, as well as appetizers from Riverview Golf and Country Club. Vintner’s Cellars will also be featuring its wine, as well as the wine from Meredith Vineyards. And because the theme for Art Hop is youth, the Merediths are spotlighting a wine label designed by their son when he was only eight years old! A mixed-medium assignment at school, his design made it onto their 2007 Tulip Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc).
Also on display Saturday will be numerous pictures, photographs and jewelry that will ultimately be sold in the live auction. Among these are pictures donated from Shasta Secondary School. The prints by these talented high school students represent everything from the Sundial Bridge to the funky “Beatle Bug.” So come see for yourself what we’ve been saying all along: There are some talented kids around here!
“There are so many fantastic pictures and paintings available, it’s exciting,” says Shattuck. “I can’t wait to see not only how Art Hop turns out, but the auction as well. There are really generous people out there who are willing to help.”
The Art Auction will be live on KIXE April 24-25, with all proceeds benefiting the publicly-supported television station. KIXE relies on contributions from families, individuals, and businesses to help it succeed in its mission to provide quality programming that both educates and informs. For a list of the art available at the auction, visit the website at www.kixe.org.
Stop by 603 N. Market Street or call 243-5493 for more information. See you at the Hop!
Melissa Gulden earned her B.A. in journalism and her M.A. in English from CSU, Chico. She spent time in Las Vegas working as a college English instructor and a magazine writer and editor. Melissa currently teaches at University Preparatory School in Redding, performs in local theatre and writes for Enjoy Magazine.