Library Foundation To Hold Art Auction Fundraiser

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On Friday, March 24, the new Verona Public Library Foundation will kick off an online art auction featuring the artwork of former Verona resident Katherine Gray. The Foundation is a a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization formed to solicit, receive and administer gifts and grants to establish an endowment, fund capital improvements, and underwrite certain non-operating library enhancements outside the scope of the municipality-funded budget.

Artwork will be on display online as well as at the Verona Public Library through Thursday, April 6. There will be a “Meet The Artist” reception at the Library on Saturday, April 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Gray’s work has been juried in numerous art organizations, including the National Association of Women Artists, American Artists Professional League, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc., The Pen & Brush Club, NYC, Northeast Watercolor Society, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, The New Jersey Water Color Society, The Philadelphia Watercolor Club, Kent Art Association, and the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, Maine. It has also appeared in many solo and invitation exhibitions across the Northeast

All proceeds will go to the Verona Public Library Foundation to support. For 2023-2025, the Foundation aims to provide the Library with monies to support the following:

  • Mobile laptop lab for technology classes
  • Future staff computer replacement
  • Technology programming, including Robotics, Python coding, 3D printing, and basic Internet and email skills
  • Databases, including Morningstar Investment Research Center, Value Line Research Center, Rosetta Stone, LinkedIn Learning, digital New York Times and Wall Street Journal subscriptions
  • Language classes
  • Health & wellness programs
  • Financial literacy program
  • Summer reading kickoff event
  • Author visits

For more information about the Verona Public Library Foundation, please visit https://veronaplfoundation.org/. You can access the silent auction here.

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