the Art of Excellence

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2013
the Art of Excellence - celebrating 35 years of ESC consulting excellence

Join ESC for a fun night of art, music, food & drink,
a roof-top deck, silent auction, and more! 
the Art of Excellence
Featuring a showcase of ESC's 35 years of consulting excellence
to Chicago area nonprofits.

Saturday, September 21, 2013  -  6 to 9 PM
@ Access Living, 115 W Chicago Ave; Chicago, IL  -  click for map

Tickets now on sale! Purchase online or call 312.870.5803.

Access Living Rooftop DeckThe perfect backdrop for the night will be provided by the modern, green building that is home to Access Living. The first in the nation to fully integrate Universal and Green design, a model of accessibility and sustainability. Enjoy the roof-top deck, with a green garden and breath taking views of the city

Access Living's four floors of permanent art collection will be available for docent-guided tours at your convenience. This collection is unique and compelling, featuring works by artists with disabilities and others who have made disability a focus of their art. It includes glass sculptures by the renowned Dale Chihuly, whose installations include Chihuly in the Park: A Garden of Glass at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory, and sites in Columbus, OH, Atlanta, GA, Coral Gables, FL, St. Louis, MO, New York City and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK. As well as portraits by Chuck Close and art by wounded veterans

Access Living Art
Access Living ArtClick to view more of Access Living's art collection

ESC will be serving up delicious drinks and food - fine wines and craft beers will be paired with tasty treats from Gotta B Crepes, who will be providing local, seasonal, and homemade ingredients in crepes made on site! 

To set the mood for you, your friends, family, and colleagues, a live jazz trio will perform to keep toes tapping and fingers snapping throughout the evening. 

Guests will see the DEBUT of 'the Art of Excellence - ESC' video, featuring ESC's impact in 2013, our 35th year of service, told in the words of ESC clients and leaders who describe the ESC advantage, and the significant and lasting results that ESC and its extraordinary volunteers bring to the nonprofit community. 

SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE PRIZES: Including highly valued Chicago Bulls and Bears tickets, certificates to Chicago's best restaurants, movie/theater tickets, tasting tours, and more. 


Pre-Event Silent Auction Bidding

Pre-event bidding is now open for these unique art pieces. You do not have to attend 'the Art of Excellence' to bid and win! 

ITEM #1: John Himmelfarb's "Astronomer"
#27 of 40, two colors, reproduced in the catalog raisonne of prints published by Hudson Hills Press. Paper size, 12" x 10" and dated 1999. Frame is roughly 17" x 14". http://www.johnhimmelfarb.com/
Himmelfarb Astronomer
Value $650. Starting bid $450. Current bid $450. To bid, send bid amount to paulette.boyd@esc-chicago.org
 
ITEM #2: Sally Weiner's Photograph 1
Photograph of rock crystalline structures as seen through a polarized microscope. Approximately 18" x 24". http://sallyweiner.com/
Weiner Photograph 1
Value $175. Starting bid $100. Current bid $100. To bid, send bid amount to paulette.boyd@esc-chicago.org
 
Item #3: Sally Weiner's Photograph 2
Photograph of rock crystalline structures as seen through a polarized microscope. Approximately 18" x 24". http://sallyweiner.com/
Weiner Photograph 2
Value $175. Starting bid $100. Current bid $100. To bid, send bid amount to paulette.boyd@esc-chicago.org
 
Item #4: Sally Weiner's Photograph 3
Photograph of rock crystalline structures as seen through a polarized microscope. Approximately 18" x 24". http://sallyweiner.com/Weiner Photograph 3
Value $175. Starting bid $100. Current bid $100. To bid, send bid amount to paulette.boyd@esc-chicago.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Join ESC for what promises to be a lively, fun evening. Purchase tickets online or call 312.870.5803.

 

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