Annual Taste of the Arts Auction is Tonight

Murray State’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts will showcase the talents of local students at the 4th Annual “A Taste of the Arts” Dinner and Auction. The college and the Office of Development are hosting the event, which occurs each year to help raise money for fine arts scholarships.

“We display the arts from each of the departments so we have music students, art students, and theatre students as well as faculty and they give small mini performances and give everyone a taste of the talent,” said Tina Bernot, Director of Development for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

The event will include live auctions, silent auctions, food, and a showcase of the students in art, music and theatre.

The event is currently sold out with 185 guests expected to attend.

The Outstanding Alumni in Fine Arts award will be given to someone who has made an amazing contribution in one of the fine arts field. The award is chosen by the chairs of the music, theatre and art departments, as well as the dean and assistant dean of the college of humanities of fine arts.

The scholarships will go to students who are studying in the fields of art, music, and theatre at Murray State. Brown thinks these scholarships are very important and help keep students in school. In the past “A Taste of the Arts” raised between $15,000 to 17,000 a year.

“For many of them the scholarships make a huge difference and make it possible for them to remain in school when they otherwise might not,” said Ted Brown, dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

The event will be held 5:30 p.m. tonight in the Murray Room at the CFSB Center.

Story by Dominique Duarte, Staff writer.