Bacchanal committee members review items donated for auction

As planning for Bacchanal 2008 — set for Sunday, Oct. 26, at Spankies Restaurant — nears completion, some committee members review a sample of the art and fine craft donated for the event’s live auction.

The donated artwork pictured represents just a few of the pieces that will be available during the Bacchanal 2008 auction.

Featured work includes a stoneware platter by Susan DeMay, a ceramic artist and Vanderbilt University faculty member; a hand-blown glass lamp by Curtiss Brock, professor of glass at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft; wood sculpture titled Aloha Series #38 Mango Burl by renowned artist Brad Sells; a screen printed 100 percent silk pillow by Jeanne Brady, associate professor of fibers at the Craft Center; and an oil on canvas landscape painting by regional artist Mitchell White.

The live auction of these and other items highlight an exciting community event that supports scholarships and programs in art and fine craft at TTU and the Craft Center.

The Bacchanal also features a lavish cocktail buffet, wine and beer tasting with commemorative wine and pint glasses, live acoustic jazz by John Richards and complimentary valet parking.

Bacchanal 2008 is set for 1 to 5 p.m., and Richards’ performance will run until the auction begins at 2:30 p.m.

Reservations are $40 per person until Friday, Oct. 24, and $45 at the door. For information and reservations, call or e-mail Shannon Terry at 931/372-3051 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or log on to www.tntech.edu.