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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Art in Architecture

Tomorrow night, my parents are hosting the Art in Architecture Benefit at their lovely downtown Tulsa home. I wish I could be there to support them. My Mom sent me the Tulsa World article about the event which you can read below. Enjoy!

Decked out in shades, Shawn Peters (left), Carol and Bob Skib, and JoAnn Winn prepare for the Art In Architecture event on Sept. 29.  CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World
Decked out in shades, Shawn Peters (left), Carol and Bob Skib, and JoAnn Winn prepare for the Art In Architecture event on Sept. 29. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World

Art and Architecture benefit set

By DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer 
Published: 9/26/2011  2:24 AM 
Last Modified: 9/26/2011  6:34 AM

The downtown loft that is the home of Carol and Dr. Robert Skib will be the site of the 14th annual Art in Architecture event Sept. 29, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Located in the East End District of downtown, the Skibs' home has an industrial edge and sleek modern interior. The renovated residence was once an industrial building that was home to a factory for gasoline additives. 

The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and continue with gourmet food stations prepared by Southern Hills Country Club with wine pairings to complement. 

Live music will include Tulsa artist Steve Pryor, known for his blues, country and rock, and several other talented guitarists and singers. Art and art-related items from local and national artists will also be auctioned during the evening. 

Shawn Peters, Jack Wallace and John Sawyer are event chairmen. 

Silent auction items include art work and other items from Jay Thomas and Keith Dixon of Iron Werx, Ralph and Stephanie Cole of Ralph Cole Photography, Kim Fonder and Abersons Exhibits, Roger Disney, Black Optical, Jon Hibblen, Hopestone Studio, Antique Warehouse, Marilyn Ihloff, Mathis Brothers Furniture, Margo's, Urban Furnishings, Price Tower, Christine Sharpe-Crowe, Abersons - Duane MenNe, Carol Curry, Beth Hubbert, Little Things Studio - Kate Thomas, Candace White, Tulsa Glass Blowing Studio, Tulsa Hyatt Regency, T.A. Lorton, Charles Faudree, Lauren Lunsford, Joanna Blackstock, Architectural Roofing and Sheet Metal, S.R. Hughes and many more. 

A Moroccan dinner for 12 with cocktails in the home of Angie Johnson, owner of Eats 2U Catering, will also be up for bid. 

Committee members include Stephanie Cole, Mandy Spanier, Wes Lawhorn, Joann Frizell, Elissa Renberg and Jo Ann Winn, executive director of the Sooner Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Special donors to the event are Ralph Cole Photography, Wes Lawhorn and Carol and Bob Skib. 

Sponsors include The Jean Boyd Family, Williams, Joe and Kathy Adwon, TWO Architecture - Richard Winn, Ralph Cole Photography, Shawn Peters, John Sawyer and Jack Wallace. 

This is the foundation's 14th year to hold an art event in a prominent architectural commercial building or home. Other notable locations have been the Frank Lloyd Wright home "Hillside" in Bartlesville, the award-winning offices of the advertising firm Ackerman McQueen, the International Plaza, the QuikTrip headquarters building, the Philtower Building and the Creativity Center at Tulsa Community College. 

The event has raised more than $500,000 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Reserved tables of eight are $5,000 and $3,000, and individual tickets of $250 are available by calling the CF office at 918-744-6354.

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