Source: Sherman Publications

Art Center fund raiser for Dragon On The Lake

April 20, 2011

While the dragon ice sculpture gleamed, spirits were high at the Orion Art Centers gala fundraiser last month at Addison Oaks ballroom. Longtime art center supporter Sandy Mabery served as honorary chairperson. Deena Centifonti of Fox2Detroit talked about community spirit and the exciting dragon boat races coming to the Dragon on the Lake Summer Festival this August (visit for more info).

Clarkston artist Mike Hendrix was chosen as Artist of the Year and Sue Willick was honored as the 2011 Patron of the Arts. Arts Sponsors for 2011 include Waste Management, Great Lakes Cancer Institute, Oxford Bank, Golling Buick GMC, Accent on Art, Lake Orion Review, Oakland Press, M&B Graphics, Lymtal International, C, Canoe Circle Graphics, Community Lifestyles, OCS Design & Dr. John and Nanci Canine. Thanks to Matt Moore of the Orion Sports Bar for sponsoring the Ice Dragon sculpture, to potter, Maria Testaguzza for providing the ceramic centerpieces. Many thanks to the hard working committee who planned the event, to all of the individuals and businesses who donated auction items and desserts and to the guests who made it an evening to remember!

Check for upcoming classes and events. The Orion Art Center is at 115 S. Anderson Street in downtown.