Trekkers Journey into Art, silently

Jul 12, 2018
Eric Hopkins’ “On the Road - 3-21-88/10-18-17” is a watercolor and crayon.

Rockland — Twenty-six artists have submitted artwork for Trekkers’ Journey into Art silent art auction Wednesday, July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Steel House South, 639 Main St.

Everyone is invited to join the nonprofit for an evening of art inspired by and benefiting Trekkers in a setting overlooking the ocean. The artwork can be previewed online at trekkers.org.

The art is centered around the theme of journey, and the artists will share how this theme inspired their artwork. Journey is a theme dear to the Trekkers mission; an integral aspect of the program is the journey that students take over six years.

Participating include Sherry Barker Abaldo, Josef Albers, Angela Anderson, Kim Bernard, Annie Bailey, Geoff Bladon, David Blanchard, Elizabeth Kate Braestrup, Sam Cady, Julie Crane, Kathleen A. Fox, Ronald Frontin, Eric Hopkins, Anne Hritz, Lydia Kaeyer, Monica Kelly, Otty Merrill, Greg Mort, Jon Mort, Chris Moses, Jordan Kendall Parks, George Pearlman, Bjorn Runquist, Sarah Tannebring, Greta Van Campen and Kitty Sweet Winslow.

All the money raised at the silent art auction will support Trekkers’ continuing efforts and mission as a long-term program that connects young people with caring mentors and leverages out-of-classroom learning. With guided support from adult mentors and deeply committed volunteers, Trekkers students work hard, have fun, form life-long relationships, expand their world views, take supported risks, build resiliency and acquire the skills they need to identify and realize their aspirations.

Admission is free, with a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. The artwork will be bid on during the evening, with the tables closing towards the end of the evening. For more information about the Journey into Art silent art auction, visit the Trekkers website and Facebook event page; or contact the Trekkers office at 594-5095.

Trekkers was founded in 1994 as an outdoor-based, youth mentoring organization that now serves 240 seventh through 12th-grade students from the Midcoast communities of Owls Head, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Rockland, Cushing and St. George. In 2017, the Trekkers Training Institute was founded to train other youth development professionals throughout the state in the Trekkers model.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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