Following a short remembrance for artist Don Rich, the auction, led by Ed Gold, began. Items ranged from large metal sculptures to delicate glass stemware to one-of-a-kind experiences, all contributed by folks with deep ties to our community, including Crucible faculty Jolie Karno, Verenice Berroa-Torres, Erik Eiserling, and Phoebe Deutsch, who were all in attendance.
Once desserts made the rounds, Aileen Lawlor, Cesar Amaruc, and Otillia Hoops, delivered an awe-inspiring fire performance to usher in the final hour of the event. Party-goers finished out their night dancing to live music from Black Cat Zydeco & The Gumbo Band while Machine Shop Department Head, Ian Wenck, helped folks set off our newly installed fire poofers attached to ERV, our Educational Response Vehicle.
The Impact of Our 2022 Fire & Light Soirée
The event was a beautiful display of the passion and commitment our community has for art education and access. Support from this year’s Soirée will have an impact on so many Crucible youth students in the coming year.