"After Michelangelo" by Madge Tennent.
Lending a hand
Donated artwork will be auctioned to benefit an AIDS/HIV housing and support agency
NEARLY 20 years ago, the most pressing and unmet need facing HIV/AIDS patients was housing. In 1988, thanks to the generosity of Parker Ranch heir Richard Smart, a Makiki apartment complex became the first residential facility for HIV/AIDS patients in Honolulu. Smart named it Gregory House, in memory of a close friend who died of the disease.
A fundraiser for Gregory House Programs:
Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Place: McClain Auctions, One King Street, at the corner of King and Nuuanu streets
Tickets: $100 per person (valet parking included)
Today, Gregory House Programs offers numerous housing services and assists more than 220 individuals and families each month. Beyond the residence at Gregory House for homeless adults, the organization's services include a temporary shelter programat YMCAs, YWCAs and economy hotels; rent subsidy; and community housing services that assist with locating housing, rental applications and referrals to care homes.
In support of Gregory House Programs, Honolulu art galleries have donated artwork to be auctioned at "An Evening of Art & Music," an event May 6 at McClain Auctions.
Robyn Buntin of Honolulu, which joins Gregory House Programs in presenting the event, is the largest donor to the auction. Buntin discusses his reason for participating; his is a sentiment other donor galleries undoubtedly share:
"I can't do what the really marvelous people in (Gregory House Programs) do; I can't live that generosity everyday," he says. "But I can do something, and this is it."
"An Evening of Art & Music" runs 6 to 9 p.m. May 6 at McClain Auctions, One King Street, located at the corner of King and Nuuanu streets. Tickets are $100 per person. Call 592-9022.
"Autumn Colour" by H.H. Wong is for sale at an auction event that benefits Gregory House Programs. "An Evening of Art & Music," to be held Saturday at McClain Auctions, will support housing programs for isle HIV/AIDS patients.
Old Matson cruise line menus are collectors items.
"Les Tapinophages," is a print by Gustave-Henri Jossot, from 1900.
An ancestral figure mounted as a ceremonial staff, from the John Young collection. It is an example of New Guinea art of the late 19th to 20th century.