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Norwalk's Lillian August Hosting Benefit For Printmaking Center

The 16th annual MONOTHON fundraising party for the Center for 
Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) will be held Saturday, Nov. 8.
The 16th annual MONOTHON fundraising party for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) will be held Saturday, Nov. 8. Photo Credit: http://www.contemprints.org

NORWALK, Conn. – The 16th annual MONOTHON fundraising party for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lillian August Flagship Store at 32 Knight St. in Norwalk.

The event includes both silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres and beverages donated by area purveyors of fine foods, and an open bar with the signature “MONOtini.”

MONOTHON is CCP’s major annual fundraiser. Attendees will have the opportunity to acquire original prints by established and emerging artists at competitive prices.

The Honorary Chair is Walter A. Liedtke, curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guy Bennett of Pelham Holdings, formerly of Christie’s, will return as the auctioneer. The live auction offers an amazing selection of artwork by world-renowned artists.

Additional unique auction offerings include a Josef and Anni Albers Foundation private tour for 10; a Philip Johnson Glass House Private Tour for two with CCP’s Executive Director Laura G. Einstein; a personal tour of the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection hosted by the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation; and a personal tour for six people of the studio and gardens of Weston artist Frances Palmer, including one of Palmer’s hand-made Diego Urns, among other offerings.

Click here for a complete live auction online Catalog. Bids may be placed in person on Nov. 8 or by absentee ballot.

The funds raised from the auction underwrite CCP’s outreach for youth programs, exhibitions, artist-in-residencies and edition printing projects.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door. Contact  CCP at 203-899-7999 or email jakers@contemprints.org to purchase tickets in advance. Visit the CCP website here for more information.

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