Proceeds will benefit children's programming at the museum. "We have children's programming at the annual Gordon Parks Celebration and we would to like to expand those offerings throughout the year," said Jill Warford, Gordon Parks Museum director. "We plan to add more workshops and displays that are 'kid-friendly.' Monies raised from the auction will go toward that end. I can't think of a better way to honor Gordon Parks than by promoting his work to kids."
The basic premise of the fundraiser was that area artists, students and crafters took a new or used chair, painted and decorated it using a specific theme, and then donated it to the museum to be auctioned.
People may also see the chairs on the Gordon Parks Museum Facebook page.
"We will probably have around 50 chairs to auction off on Nov. 30. Some will be silent auction and some will be live," said Warford. "It will be a fun evening with refreshments, music and more."
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. The event is free. For more information contact the Gordon Parks Museum at (620) 223-2700, ext. 5850, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.