The Summit School Using Art To Draw Interest And Support

| April 16, 2012
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The Summit School is gearing up for their annual Gala on Friday, April 27, 2012.  This annual event, held for the last two years at a very unique, fun-for-all venue (Greenway Bowl, Odenton, MD) offers both live and silent auctions. To broaden Summit’s reach a four-week long online auction is available for supporters near and far from April 11th to May 8th.

This year’s event and auctions are sure to please. Through the generosity of parents, supporters, and the business community over 200 items have been collected for the auctions. Auction items include vacation get-aways, beautiful jewelry, tickets to local, including sporting, events, restaurant/spa/salon certificates, & unique pieces of art. Summit has exceptional artworks from nationally recognized artist Charles Wysocki as well as from local artists, Neil Harpe and Jay Nauman, all exhibiting different yet compelling styles.

Neil Harpe of Annapolis studied at the Corcoran School of Art and has degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art and George Washington University. He is a marine visual artist and an accomplished guitarist and performer who has been painting marine scenes for the last 30 years. Tangier Sound is an original watercolor sketch (matted and framed) of two Skipjacks dredging for oysters on Tangier Sound in the lower Chesapeake. Harpe painted this specifically to receive certification from The American Society of Marine Artists in 1989. His work is represented by the McBride Gallery of Annapolis. This piece was donated by Dr. Jack R. Lichtenstein of Annapolis.

Summit School alumnus, Jay Nauman currently of Washington, DC studied at Towson University. His self-proclaimed piece of “Jart” titled The Planet Ghuhg is comprised of carefully chopped pieces of specialized paper, originally developed as backdrop for photographers, to create a vision that goes way beyond paint and pencil.  This stunning, colorful piece of art depicts a planet that is from a friend’s imagination who described a world with mountains beneath a sky shared by two suns.  Nauman’s art will be invaluable one day as he becomes known for his color and creativity. His intricate work often takes up to a year to complete one piece. Nauman’s works are developing a presence in the art community, recently exhibited at 49 West in Annapolis, MD.

All proceeds will benefit The Summit School’s students and faculty.  For more information, including tickets and a link to the online auction, visit www.thesummitschool.org.  Your bid will help Summit reach its goals.

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