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Support Student Art at DPIE’s 2012 Art Reception and Auction May 11 7:00pm

May 2, 2012

Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Dublin Partners in Education (DPIE) Art Reception and Auction. The popular annual event will be held this year on Friday May 11, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, at The Holiday Inn in Dublin (6680 Regional Street). Tickets are only $40 per person and include a relaxing night of socializing and celebrating the creativity and artistic talent of Dublin students. The event includes a gallery of student artwork, wine, champagne, hors d’oeuvre, dessert and a live auction hosted by Juliette Goodrich, CBS News Anchor and Jim Hampton, KKIQ radio personality. All auctioned artwork is professionally framed and proceeds of the event support Dublin public education.

As in previous years, DPIE will be selling all of the winning artwork from the 14th Annual DPIE Student Art Contest, including 28 First Place professionally framed pieces of original student artwork. All 2nd and 3rd place pieces will be sold in a silent auction throughout the night. Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling the DPIE office at 925-828-2551 ex.8024 or online at  www.dpie.org/fundraising/student-art-auction.aspx.

Why is art an important part of a child’s education? Art teaches many skills, for the youngest students they learn and develop their fine motor skills, for older students they can learn that art celebrates many ways to see and interpret the world. In a regular school day students mostly deal with fixed problems that have an answer, with art students learn that there is no right or wrong answer, art is not fixed but fluid and full of possibilities. Through art students can express their feelings and use their imagination to create their own reality.

Below is just a small sample of the many pieces of student art that will be on display. The first place art is also viewable prior to the auction at Dublin City Hall (Main Lobby), Dublin Library, Tech CU on Dublin Blvd., Key Point Credit Union on Amador Valley Blvd., and Cachet Salon on Regional Street.

All photographs of artwork courtesy of Rick Reed.

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