(Olympia, Wash.) Evergreen's October "Art of Living" event raised nearly $90,000 for student scholarships and the newly renovated Evergreen Gallery.
A collaborative effort between the college, regional artists, chefs and organizations committed to creating opportunities for future generations of community leaders, the first annual Art of Living brunch and art auction welcomed some 150 attendees. Artwork included creations by Nikki McClure, Cappy Thompson, Perri Lynch, Tom Anderson, Tina Hoggatt and other established and emerging artists.
Proceeds from the event directly benefit student scholarships and the newly renovated Evergreen Gallery. Sponsors included Heritage Bank, The Evergreen State College Alumni Board of Directors, Capital Medical Center, Platform Gallery, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, and The Evergreen State College Organic Farm.
The event took place October 11, 2009 and the college intends to continue hosting the event in the future as a means to help support student scholarships.