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Paint it Black - Spring Gala 2012

May 5, 2012


Silvermine Arts Center held their 90th Anniversary Benefit and Gala, Paint it Black, on Saturday May 5th, 2012. Patti Hansen and Keith Richards were the honorary chairs, strong supporters of Silvermine’s outreach and scholarship programs. The guests arrived in creative black tie, entering through the Sculpture Gardens to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Galleries featuring the artwork of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. Guests were then led into the dining tent where they enjoyed a sit down Caribbean meal provided by Festivities, dancing to a reggae band and music provided by DJ Alexandra Richards, and a live auction with celebrity auctioneer Carolyn Kepcher, a judge from the first season of the Apprentice. Auction items included the Richards beach front home in Turks and Caicos, and 2013 tickets to the Kentucky Derby and the Masters Golf Tournament. The original drawing for the program cover, by Keith Richards, sold for $23,000. The benefit was a great success netting over $200,000 with the proceeds going directly to the arts center’s outreach and scholarship programs.