Harford Magazine - Page 18 - Take a chance on art

Harford Magazine
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Take a chance on art

Presented by Harford Artists’ Association and Gallery


By JohN-JohN WiLLiAms iV | harford magazine


Take a Chance on Art, presented by Harford Artists’ Association and Gallery at the Bel Air Armory, attracted 70 people and raised more than $3,000 to help support art workshops and public outreach for family art fairs.


Tickets, which ranged in price from $25 to $100 per couple, included small bites, drinks and access to a silent art auction. The $75 and $100 ticket holders were guaranteed a piece of art to take home. The association announced that the event would return next March at the Armory.


Function, fashion and family


Erin Kirchner, 34, wanted to wear something that was weather-appropriate and fashionable. Having her grandmother’s approval was an additional plus.


We spotted the Jarrettsville resident at Take a Chance on Art, a silent art auction at the Bel Air Armory, in a patterned dress that stood out among the art-buying crowd.


The music teacher at Meadowvale Elementary wanted to stay warm in the crisp, cool air.


“It’s windy outside,” she said, pointing to her tights. “I need to stay warm. But I dressed like it was spring.”


Kirchner was at the event to support her grandmother, Barbara Kirchner, a Jarrettsville-based artist who was selling two of her paintings at the art sale.


“I’m very proud. She is an exceptional lady who has done a lot with her life,” Erin Kirchner said. “She still teaches art classes out of her house.”


Her grandmother could barely contain her love for her granddaughter.


“My beautiful granddaughter looks great,” she said.


Her ensemble


Dress Her patterned dress was purchased from Ross “ages ago.” She also purchased her wrap from Ross.


Shoes Her boots were purchased at Target.


Accessories Tights from Amazon. She’s had her dangling earrings “for a while.” Her necklace was a gift from her best friend. Her bracelet was a gift from a fellow teacher.