By Bobinec, Greg on December 13, 2019.
The University of Lethbridge Faculty of Fine Arts is presenting an evening to celebrate and raise funds for student scholarships, with their annual Abbond‡nza event, on Jan. 24.
Abbond‡nza is an evening event that will feature performances, artwork and a four-course Italian meal, prepared by Prime Catering, all in support of the arts and student scholarships. 2020 marks the 19th year of Abbond‡nza celebrations, and continuing with the Italian theme, the Faculty of Fine Arts will be hosting the event in the European-styled courtyard of the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge for the opening reception, followed by a fresh meal by Prime Catering, featuring Tony and Rocco’s.
Since 2002, Abbond‡nza has supported a scholarship endowment that has provided more than 115 scholarships to high-achieving senior and graduate-level students. With continued support from the community, the Faculty of Fine Arts has been able to increase the number of students who can access these awards, including entrance and continuing students.
“Receiving the Abbond‡nza scholarship continues to make the University of Lethbridge an even more rewarding place to further my education,” says Michelle Sylvestre, second-year New Media graduate student and Abbond‡nza scholarship recipient. “It allows me to focus and further my research and creative practice rather than worry about financial pressures. Receiving this award will allow me to attend conferences in my field as well as financially support my ambitious material explorations.”
The silent auction at Abbond‡nza is an opportunity to purchase art from current students and alumni in a variety of mediums including screen prints, photography, ceramics, bronze sculpture and more. Patrons can also bid on items donated from local arts organizations and supporters, with unique experiential items such as a Vancouver Arts Weekend, tickets to local productions, gift certificates for art classes and more.
Tickets for the U of L Faculty of Fine Arts Abbond‡nza event are $150 per person, with sponsorship opportunities available. To secure your ticket, visit uleth.ca or call Kelly at 403-329-2227.
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