Silent Art Auction Benefit for Chris Engstrom

Silent Art Auction Benefit for Chris Engstrom (COURTESY CHRIS ENGSTROM / October 23, 2012)

New Haven, it's time to step up and support one of your own. Local artist and Creative Arts Workshop teacher Chris Engstrom was recently diagnosted with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). ALS is a progressive, debilitating disease, marked by the slow death of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It effects movement and coordination, which is tragic for anyone, let alone an artist who works with his hands. Local artists have donated pieces to a silent auction to take place Sat., Oct. 27 at Artspace in New Haven, with all proceeds to go toward helping Chris with his medical bills and living expenses. Admission is $20 per person, with opening bids starting at $50 for most works. Should you not be able to make the event itself, you can make a donation online at chrisengstrom.wordpress.com, or via mail by sending a check to Christopher J. Engstrom Trust, TD Bank, 40 Main St., Orleans, MA, 02653.

 

Silent Art Auction Benefit for Chris Engstrom

Oct. 27, 7-10:30 p.m., $20, Artspace, 50 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 772-2709, chrisengstrom.wordpress.com. Bidding ends at 9:30 p.m.