SPACES Annual Benefit and Art Auction

Saturday, November 03, 2012, 7:00PM - 1:00AM

VIP preview party: 7 p.m. ? 1 a.m., $135 ($100 tax deductible)
Polka Party: 8 p.m. ? 1 a.m., $45 ($35 tax deductible)
      A la carte: Buy-It-Now Auction Option: + $45 (100% tax deductible)
Graveyard Shift: 10 p.m. ? 1 a.m., $10 ($8 tax deductible)
      A la carte: Auction Number: + $10 (100% tax deductible)

Advance ticket sales were suspended Thursday, November 1, at noon! Tickets are now only for sale at the door the night of the event.

On Saturday, November 3rd, SPACES throws "Polkapocalypse"—the benefit party to end all parties (because this is the end of the world, after all)! All proceeds from the evening go towards ensuring SPACES remains the resource and public forum for artists who explore and experiment.

Imagine a barren landscape of crumbling edifices marked only by ghostly zombie couples dancing the oom-pah-pah, the haunting and eerie strains of a distant accordion in 3/4 time, and a pulsing, yet faint, electric light emanating from SPACES. Welcome to the Polkapocalypse!

Starting at 7 p.m. VIPs will enjoy an all-access backstage pass to a polka-dot wasteland. VIPs also enjoy a Buy-It-Now option on artwork all night long and get an hour head start on those in the Polka Party to ensure that they walk home with the prizes in their sights. For the rest of the evening, VIPs can slip behind the velvet ropes for catered refreshments, private performances, and to redeem their drink tickets for signature libations.

Mayan prognosticators, survivalists and undead accordion players holding Polka Party tickets can join the festivities at 8 p.m. for fantastic auction art, cash bar, finger foods, live music, and dancing until 1 a.m.

The party rages on at 10 p.m. with DJ Kishka rolling out beer barrel jams. Graveyard Shift ticket holders can also enjoy art in the 12x12 auction (a buy-it-now section where all work is $75 and 12"x12" or smaller; to donate artwork for the 12x12 sale click here http://bit.ly/polkapocalypse12x12) dancing and a cash bar until 1 a.m.

This benefit honors John C. Williams, former Board President of SPACES, animal lover, musician, art collector, and founder of Process Creative Studios. SPACES hopes you will join us in honoring him for all of his contributions to our region's arts and culture and for being an all around great guy.

SPACES is a 501(c)(3). Ticket purchases and sponsorships are partially tax deductible as allowed by law.

Note: Don't worry, polka music will not be played all night.



Dodd Camera & Video VEDDA printing+ Skyy Vodka Bolthouse Farms Great Lakes Brewing Company RedBull

Benefit Honoree

John C. Williams

Benevolent Sponsors

Donna & Stewart Kohl
Dodd Camera & Video


Fred & Laura Ruth Bidwell
Process Creative Studios, Inc.
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Host Committee

James S. Anderson & David Wittkowsky
Bostwick Design Partnership
Bob & Beth Brandon
William Busta & Joan Tomkins
Jeff & Cynthia Chiplis
Denk Associates Inc.
Dollar Bank
John Farina & Adam Tully
Lauren Rich Fine & Gary Giller
Nancy Fisher-Crum & Robert D. Crum
Fred Olivieri Construction Company
Howard Freedman & Rita Montlack
Jim & Cynthia Gascoigne
Marcie Goodman, Ex-Wife-At-Large
I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
Per Knutås
Dr. Jon Logan & Scott Shafer
Lorain County Community College Foundation
Greg & Tana Peckham
Point to Point, Inc.
Jon L. Seydl & Daniel McLean
Studio Graphique
David & Terry Tully
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Laura Vinnedge & Casey Vogt
Neil & Amy Viny
Welty Building Company LLC

Benefit Co-Chairs

Hilary Aurand
Katherine Bulava
John Farina

Benefit Committee

Leslye Arian
Christine Panozzo Atkins
Judi Balcerzak
Michael Christoff
Maureen Dixon
Christine Hairston
Shana Johnson
Qian Li
Dan Lucarelli
Tim Marshall
Genna Petrolla
Angelica Pozo
Arnie Tunstall
Bob Zombar

Entertainment by

DJ Kishka
The Chardon Polka Band
Roots of American Music

VIP catering by

Marigold Catering


Jerry Mann, Event Documentation
Gregory Wilson, Photo Booth

Donating Auction Artists

Oliver App
Hilary Aurand
Cathie Bleck
Kate Budd
Catherine Butler
Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg
Tim Callaghan
John W. Carlson
Amy Casey
Laurence Channing
Cleveland SGS
Lane Cooper
Margaret Cogswell
Dexter Davis
Dana Depew
Bruce Edwards
Patti Fields
Mallorie Freeman
Thomas Frontini
Nina Vivian Huryn
Andrea Joki
Brandon Juhasz
Lori Kella
George Kocar
Steve Lambert
Ben Kinsley and Jessica Langley
Julie Langsam
Chang Jin Lee
Qian Li
Thor Maholn
Jerry Mann
Greg Martin
Liz Maugans
Nancy McEntee
Mark Moskovitz and Joseph Ribic
Erik Neff
Alison Pebworth
Cecelia Phillips
Deborah Pinter
William Pope.L
Angelica Pozo
Bellamy Printz
Liza Rifkin
Eric Rippert
Dante Rodriguez
Rob Roth
Corrie Slawson
Arnie Tunstall
Soulcraft Design and Woodworks
Karen St. John Vincent
Paul Sydorenko
Temporary Travel Office
Mary Jo Toles
Yellow Cake
Tyler Zeleny
Patricia Zinsmeister Parker

Donating 12x12 Artists

Leslye Arian
Patrick Bell
Cathie Bleck
Milenko Budimir
Veronica Ceci
Barbara Chira
Dana Depew
Eileen Dorsey
Lynne Dufenetz
Ryan Griffis
Jeanetta Ho
Daniel Horton
Sarah Isenhart
Lori Kella
George Kocar
Christopher Kulcsar
Sarah Kulp
Nancy Luken
Greg Martin
Bob Peck
Cynthia Petry
Diane Pribojan
Tony Serna
Kevin Smalley
Kate Snow
Kate Sopko
Stephanie Streeter
Annmarie Suglio
Charles Szabla
Alex Tapié
Ryan Upp
Zena Zipporah

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