Artists donate to auction in support of early childhood education

Milford. The works of more than 25 local artists will be gathered in one place for the benefit of Green Trees Early Learning Center, whose mission is "to cultivate strong roots in education and to open the doors to the wonder of the world around us."

02 Dec 2019 | 03:11

Some of the finest artists in Milford have donated their work to an auction that will benefit the non-profit Green Trees Early Education Center in Milford.

The auction will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 403 Broad St. in Milford. Mayor Sean Strub will serve as auctioneer.

Donations have come from artists Joe Ferry, Jimmy Sheehan, Lauryn de Leeun, Alan Kaplan, Joe DiMaggio, Yolanda Goldsak, Rena Hottinger, Marie Werany Liu, John Beardman, Lynn Rideout, and Jesse Clemente, among many others.

"When people own an original painting or photograph, it actually has a positive effect on them every time they look at it, and at the same time they are helping a worthy cause, with a tax-deductable donation," said Mary Jo Rebe, the new director of Green Trees.

The works of more than 25 local artists will all be gathered in one place. "Some of the best art I have ever have seen under one roof," said Bob Keiber, board member and former director of the Berkeley Art Galleries in New York City.

Diane Guendel, chair of the Green Trees Board of Directors, said all proceeds will benefit the learning center's mission "to serve children of all backgrounds, to cultivate strong roots in education and to open the doors to the wonder of the world around us."

Green Trees Early Learning Center is located at 102 State Highway 2001 in Milford. For more information, call Cera Alber, the program director, at 570-296-2404.