Art for a Cause: Palette2Palate event November 7

by: Mary Anne Schwartz

The Canton arts community is again collaborating with the Stark County Hunger Task Force to fight local hunger as we prepare to stage the third annual Palette2Palate.

This fantastic art exhibition and charity art auction will be held at the beautiful Joseph A. Saxton Gallery of Photography on Saturday, November 7th. Thank you Tim Belden for hosting this event for a second year! Doors will open at 7:00 PM. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now at a cost of $50.00. After October 31, the price will be $55.00. Each
ticket holder will receive three tickets for complimentary beverages when they check in at the event.

Heavy appetizers will be provided by Bill and Mary’s Creative Catering, and Kat’s Bake Shoppe will also be there with amazing desserts.

You can order tickets online at www.starkhunger.org/p2p, or by mailing a check to our office at 408 9th St. SW, Suite 1637, Canton, Ohio 44707.

During the first two hours of the event, we will be treated to several short performances by members of the Canton Ballet, and music provided by Joy-us Moments. A large silent auction will also take place, and we are so appreciative of the local businesses who have already supported P2P with donations!

We are pleased to announce that the exhibition will be curated by the former director of the Canton Museum of Art, M.J. Albacete. The donated works of art will be on exhibit for two hours prior to being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The auction will be quite memorable with Jay Spencer assisting a Dimmerling Realty auctioneer this
year. Our notable donor artists include local photographers Shawn Wood, David Stewart, Joe Albert, Michael Barath, Mark Pitocco, Mandy Altimus Pond, Tim Belden and
Michelle Waalkes; painters Nancy Stewart Matin, Nancy Young Darrah, Bob Maurer, Russ Hench, Judi Longacre, Lynn Weinstein, Gail Wetherall-Sack, Ted Lawson, Christian Harwell and Nancy Michel; mixed media artists Joe Martino and Clare Murray Adams; potters Paulette Bartenstein, Liz Eynon, Bill Shearrow, Jack Rogers and Laura Donnely; and furniture artist Joe Rosza. A special highlight is the donation of a painting by Joseph O’Sickey by Gail Martino. The SCHTF is very grateful for the support
of these talented individuals!

This wonderful event is made possible with the support of our sponsors. Thank you to Stewart Photography, Mercy Medical Center, Anheuser-Busch Sales of Canton, Levin Furniture, Canton Chair Rental, Pinnacle Press, Krugliak, Wilkens, Griffiths & Dougherty LPA, Huntington Insurance, A Studio Photography and Kat’s Bake Shoppe.

Questions about Palette2Palate can be directed to event chairman Mary Anne Schwartz at MASchwartz01@gmail.com.