Thursday, October 16, 2014

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Going once, going twice, sold

Chair-ity Auction raises $6,400 for children’s programs

Christy Schweiger, education co-ordinator at the
Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, sits in Chelsey
Dirkson's chair, called Literachair, as auctioneer
Glenn Hagel gets the bids started for this particular
chair at the Chair-ity Auction at the Sportsman's
Centre on Thursday night. The chair sold for $600.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy

The chair Anna MacDonald designed fits into the palm of a hand.

“I’m a silversmith or jewelry designer and my chair’s made out of silver and it’s very teeny-tiny. This one is a map of the area around the gallery. I’ve been working with maps since 2005. Everything’s hand-pierced,” she said. “I just love challenging myself to create something that somebody might consider beautiful.”

It ended up receiving the highest bid at the annual Chair-ity and Art Auction at the Sportsman’s Centre on Thursday night, put on by the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (MJMAG) and Hunger in Moose Jaw. 

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