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2016 MSU Art Auction Friday
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MURRAY, Ky. -- The Murray State University Department of Art & Design and the Clara M. Eagle Gallery are pleased to present the 2016 Annual Art Auction on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

The art auction is a scholarship benefit that will take place in the main space of the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, 6th floor of the Fine Arts Building on campus, with a silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. and a live auction at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

This event showcases works of art from talented faculty, students, alumni and local artists. Proceeds from the auction support Murray State art students, and this event is the primary fundraising event to provide art students with scholarships. Admission is free and open to the public.

The featured artwork for the 2016 auction is by sculpture professor, Christopher M. Lavery, whose work has been exhibited internationally and was recently featured in the 2015 book, "Unexpected Art: Serendipitous Installations, Site-Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions." The sculpture, titled "crushed underneath remarkable florists," is comprised of wood, aluminum, 136 light sockets and light bulbs and electrical cord.

The Mary Ed Mecoy Hall and the Clara M. Eagle Galleries are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information about this or other upcoming events please contact Pamela Parker at 270-809-3784 or msu.art@murraystate.edu.

About Murray State University: Murray State University provides an "Opportunity Afforded" for nearly 11,000 students through a high-quality education with experiential learning, academic and personal growth and the ability to secure a lifetime of success. Since 1922, the true value of higher education has been found at Murray State University, where our commitment is to afford endless opportunities for developing leaders in the community, the country and the world. The University's main campus is located in Murray, Ky. and includes five regional campuses. For more information on Murray State University, please visit murraystate.edu.

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