Art benefit to aid Altru Diabetes CenterThe second annual art benefit for the Altru Diabetes Center will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the former restaurant and bar near Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks known as Suite 49.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
The second annual art benefit for the Altru Diabetes Center will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the former restaurant and bar near Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks known as Suite 49.
Thirty percent or more of the proceeds will be donated to Altru Diabetes Center in memory of Jay Wilson Cox, who died Nov. 25, 2010, of complications from Type 1 diabetes, said a news release from event organizers.
Last year proceeds from the event were used to purchase a Giraffe OmniBed for the Altru neonatal intensive care unit.
About three dozen artists from Grand Forks, Fargo, Minot and Belcourt, N.D., will exhibit paintings, drawings, jewelry, ceramic sculptures, photography and more. Adam Kemp of Grand Forks, who was instrumental in last year’s event, will be showing several new pieces. Other artists:
- Belcourt, N.D.: Ben Brien. Fargo: Ellen Dietrich, Shaylee Howes, Josh Humble, Pausha Mastre, Marissa Taylor. Grand Forks: James Arneson, Katie Bergner, Jason Dalzel, Mollie Douthit, Guillermo Guardia, Adam Kemp, Nikki Kim, Mark Lundberg, Susan Opp, Casey Opstad, Jason Restemayer, Mollie Sproule, Kelly Thompson, Lance Thorn, Jessie Thorson, Kory Wallen, Shawna Noel Widdel. Minot: Tim Eisenzimmer Jr., Bill Harbort, Tonya Lee, Walter Piehl, Dan Sharbono.
The event is receiving support from area business and organizations such as Happy Harry’s, Bonzer’s, Altru Health System and North Dakota Museum of Art, a news release said.
The former Suite 49 is at 2950 10th Ave. N. For more information, contact Sally Opp, (701) 775-3322, (701) 740-7026; or Katie Lee Bergner, (218) 779-7245.