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Mary Grayson Brook is a Raleigh native and German literature and culture major at UNC-Chapel Hill. Although she is preparing for a year in Berlin, she will miss all the museums, concerts, films, restaurants, and of course shopping that the Raleigh-Durham area has to offer. Mary Grayson currently works as a social media consultant for local therapist and author Laurie Watson. In recent years, she has interned with the State Library of North Carolina and volunteered at the Office of State Archaeology Research Center, two gigs that helped her fall in love with the state she calls home.

North Carolina Museum Of Art To Host 2013 Art Of The Auction

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On Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m., the North Carolina Museum of Art will hold its 2013 Art of the Auction in its East Building. The event offers an evening of silent and live bidding as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Guests will have the chance to bid on over 70 works by local artists as well as gift packages that represent the museum’s collection or upcoming exhibits. Raleigh artist Billie Mann, known for her vibrant, soulful animal portraits, is among the 76 artists chosen from hundreds of hopefuls. “I’m proud to be a part of a juried exhibition in the Museum, much less one that is specifically to help fund the Museum’s programs,” she says. The auction’s proceeds will help the Museum fund exhibitions and education. According to the Museum’s website, donations make up 70 percent of the funding for these programs. Tickets to the auction can be found here.

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC

TICKETS: $250. Please click here to purchase tickets.

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