Goals were not likely reached Saturday night at the 17th annual Arts for ACT auction at Harborside Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers. The event raises money for the Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center to helps victims of domestic abuse and survivors of sexual assault in Lee, Glades and Hendry Counties.
Despite guest auctioneer, supermodel and actress Lauren Hutton’s 2nd appearance, bidding was low, even for a signed lithograph by contemporary art icon James Rosenquist which went for only 3,200. The most pretigious piece - Bob Rauschenberg's original work, "Party" only went for 100,000.
Here’s a glimpse into what’s traditionally the highlight of the evening, beginning with a toast to Rauschenberg. You’ll hear TV anchor Kellie Burns, ACT director Jennifer Benton, MC John Finstrom, Lauren Hutton and the auctioneer.
Former Fort Myers first lady Marilyn Smith bought the Rauschenberg for a bargain 100,000 dollars.
Monday, 21 August 2006 01:00
Arts for Act 2006Written by Amy Tardif