DIXON – There are only 2 days left to take advantage of the Sinnissippi Foundation’s annual Expressions art show and sale: It wraps up Friday with a free reception, including complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St.
The works of three dozen painters and photographers are on display. They also can be viewed – and bought – on the gallery’s website, www.thenextpictureshow.com. Prices range from $40 to $500.
Multiple bids also have been placed on many of the silent auction items; the auction ends at 8 p.m. Friday.
The full catalog and more information, including photos and descriptions of the silent auction items, can be found at www.sinnissippi.com.
Money raised is used by the foundation to fund programs at Sinnissippi Centers. With drastic state cuts to behavioral and mental health care funding in recent years, this fundraiser is more important than ever, said Andy Jackson, Sinnissippi’s marketing coordinator.
“One of the programs of the foundation that benefits from fundraisers like Expressions and that has become so crucial in the past few years is the Client Fee Assistance Program,” Jackson said.
“With support for mental health funding from the state of Illinois shrinking, the program has become very important for many Sinnissippi Centers’ clients who would not be able to afford those services otherwise.”
“Other programs include the Holiday Food Basket Project, which distributed over 4 tons of food in 2012 to Sinnissippi Centers’ client families in need, and the CARES Fund, which provides for emergency needs of Sinnissippi Centers’ clients that may help keep the heat on during the cold winter months or help a family stay in their home or find safer housing.”