Painted Violins to be auctioned at 2016 Crescen-Dough Auction

These two beautiful violins will be auctioned at the 2016 Crescen-Dough Auction on April 15. They were presented at the 2016 Painted Violin Unveiling on Thursday, February 4, at Servis1st Bank, who hosted the event, sponsored by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. The violins were painted by artist Sara Beth Fair of Huntsville and musician Béla Fleck of Nashville. To see more about the Auction and to purchase tickets, visit www.crescendoughauction.org  To join the Painted Violin Society and help sponsor the Free Family Concerts, visit hso.org

Violin painted by Huntsville artist Sara Beth Fair. (Inspired by her love of and trips to Paris.)

Violin painted by Huntsville artist Sara Beth Fair. (Inspired by her love of and trips to Paris.)

Violin painted by musician Béla Fleck. The drawings on this particular violin are to convey several things: something about our city (the rocket), the fireflies are representative of our Crescen-Dough Auction theme, and he wanted to add something about himself. The name of his second album is "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo." The drawing at the bottom right is a red hippo, which is representative of his new album "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo." We have added a link to the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iYgf6PWYK8

Violin painted by musician Béla Fleck. The drawings on this particular violin are to convey several things: The fireflies are representative of our Crescen-Dough Auction theme. The red hippo painting at the bottom right and the rocket are from the cover of his second album “Flight of the Cosmic Hippo.”

The link to the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iYgf6PWYK8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Washburn (Guild President), Clare Grisham, (Chair 2016 Cresen-Dough Auction), Gregory Vajda (HSO Music Director/Conductor), Valerie Brown (Co-Chair, Auction)

Debbie Washburn (Guild President), Clare Grisham, (Chair 2016 Cresen-Dough Auction), Gregory Vajda (HSO Music Director/Conductor), Valerie Brown (Co-Chair, Auction)

Sallie Ennis, Sara Beth Fair (Painted Violin artist), Belinda Ivy

Sallie Ennis, Sara Beth Fair (Painted Violin artist), Belinda Ivy

Kathy Williford, Susi Mann, Penny Bashore, Paige Prozan, Brenda Milberger

Kathy Williford, Susi Mann, Penny Bashore, Paige Prozan, Brenda Milberger

Jeff Dortch, Charles Hogue, Ariana Arcu

Jeff Dortch, Charles Hogue, Ariana Arcu

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Guild presents check from fundraisers to Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

At our January Guild meeting we presented a check to the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) in the amount of $323,617.40 for funds raised from the 2014 Symphony Ball and the 2015 Crescen-Dough Auction.

(left to right) Patrick Robbins, Chairman HSO Board of Trustees; Dan Halcomb, HSO President and CEO; Pam Gann, 2014 Ball Chair; Beth Wise, 2014/2015 Guild President; Julie Malone, Chair 2015 Crescen-Dough Auction; Cheryl Bence, Co-Chair 2015 Auction

(left to right) Patrick Robbins, Chairman HSO Board of Trustees; Dan Halcomb, HSO President and CEO; Pam Gann, 2014 Ball Chair; Beth Wise, 2014/2015 Guild President; Julie Malone, Chair 2015 Crescen-Dough Auction; Cheryl Bence, Co-Chair 2015 Auction