SALEM - Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Sebo, in association with the Salem Storybook Museum, will present "A Sparkling December," from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Kent State University Salem campus, 2491 state Route 45. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations are needed since no tickets will be sold at the door.
This is the museum's second annual art auction and jazz festival and will include a performance by The Matt Skitzki Trio.
Original artwork from area artists with artwork from Salem City and St. Paul School students will be presented. Robert Viencek is the chairman for the event. Janis Yereb is the co-chair.
"The first jazz festival and art auction was well received. We decided, therefore, to do it again," said Viencek. "We are indebted to Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Sebo for providing the music for the event. The couple has been a great supporter and patron of the museum over the years."
"I have known Matt Skitzki for quite some time," said Bob Sebo. "He is an amazing pianist. I think everyone who comes to the jazz festival will be in for a great evening of music. He'll really bring the house down with his piano playing. In addition to the trio, there will be a great female vocalist."
"The holiday season will soon be upon us whether or not we're ready," said Yereb. "I think that "A Sparkling December" is just the thing to kick-off this memorable time of year. And we're especially grateful to Dean Steven Nameth and his staff at Kent State University for allowing us to again have the jazz festival and art auction."
Tickets will be on sale at the following locations: Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Vivian's Antiques and Collectibles in Columbiana, or at Consign & Design in Poland. Reservations may be made by calling Viencek at 330-332-4723.
A call to artists
The Salem Storybook Museum is looking for artists to donate original artwork for the show. This can include: photography, pastels, oils, acrylics, sculptures. The artist will receive 75 percent of the money from the sale while the museum retains 25 percent. To obtain an application contact Viencek.
"I taught art for many years at Salem City Schools," said Yereb. "At the first show we included original artwork from the elementary students. This year we're including the junior high and high school students as well as St. Paul of Salem. Art is such a great way to express one's talents, and since we're a children's museum, it is only natural to include these gifted young people."
Special items for auction
If anyone would like to donate something seasonal for the auction, they may do so. Or if an individual would like to put in an unusual piece of crystal, pottery, ceramics, a print or painting, etc. it would be appreciated. The seller would also receive 75 percent of the money and the museum 25 percent.