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La Jolla, California


Posted on Mar 30, 2012

Viva Gillispie! Gala to Feature Rare and Beautiful Art

March 1, 2012

Welcome to Gala month! Please note these three important points about the Viva Gillispie! Gala:

–Be sure your reservation is in before March 19 to take advantage of early bird pricing–see your R.S.V.P. card for details.

–Consider gathering a table of 10 friends to ensure your seating preference.

–New this year: online bidding will begin on Thursday, March 15, and details will be sent home next week.

First in a Series of 4:

Don’t miss bidding on the following works of student art, to be presented in the conference room beginning Monday, March 26. Items that are not sold outright to a high bidder will be auctioned live at the Gala on March 30.


Preschool, Room 1: Bubbles
Our very young artists used sponges, rollers, fingers, and bubble wrap to create a multi-colored abstract canvas. Inspired by some of Monet’s masterpieces, this is truly a Gillispie treasure.
Artists: Room 1 preschoolers
Creative Influence: Mrs. Brackbill and Ms. Ludington
Value: Priceless

Preschool, Room 2: Ocean Breeze (pictured, above)
Our talented preschoolers have each carefully decorated their own 6”x6” canvas tile with an array of seashells, sand, and frosty sea glass. Each canvas is beautifully original. The pieces mounted and framed together create  natural art that flows like the ocean breeze.
Artists: Room 2 preschoolers
Creative Influence: Mrs. Tarantino and Mrs. Harper
Value: Priceless

Preschool, Room 3: Mini Kandinsky
Our creative Room 3 preschoolers have each contributed an individual 5″x5″ square. They have colored and cut circles and layered them onto each other to produce a work of art inspired by Kandinsky’s Concentric Circles.
Artists: Room 3 preschoolers
Creative Influence: Mrs. Binder and Ms. Thompson
Value: Priceless

Prekindergarten, Room 4: The Giving Tree
Our artistic Room 4 preschoolers have created a unique piece of art using an architecturally salvaged frame, some paint, and a little glue. The children have produced a beautiful stained glass window featuring an apple tree.  
Artists: Room 4 preschoolers
Creative Influence: Mr. Royer and Ms. Starzyk
Value: Priceless

Nancy Torns
Director of Development

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