Chairway to heaven (and scholarships)

Rock n 'Roll Chair Auction and Art Show raises $4,590 for Warwick Valley High School scholarships


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  • A large crowd enjoyed the art work at the Warwick High School Art Department's fifth annual Rock n Roll Scholarship Chair Auction and Art Show on May 2.




  • From left to right, the young artists are: Bridgette DeHaan, Heather Arcelli, Dominick Blandino, Joe Nafash, Emma Brown, Micaela Weinert, Tristen Douglas, Ciara Rodriguez, Kathryn Fernandez, Cassie Nunez, Emily Held, Lexie Zarow, Charlotte OþÄôSullivan, Rachel Buonforte, Emily Hogan, Marilyn Lasalandra, Harry Sheridan, Shayne OþÄôNeill and Melanie Loprena.




  • One of several examples of fashion crafted from newspapers on display at the þÄúRock n Roll Scholarship Chair Auction and Art ShowþÄù held last Friday at Warwick Valley High School.






  • Stop the presses, and get thee on the runway.




  • Teachers and administration had a good time with the purchase of the Star Trek chair.



WARWICK — The Warwick High School Art Department's fifth annual “Rock n Roll Scholarship Chair Auction and Art Show,” held last Friday, raised $4,590 for scholarships for graduating art seniors.

During the first hour, the high school lobby was alive with people gazing at the work done by students this school year in a variety of mediums, from digital photography, sculpture, pen and ink to colored pencil and acrylic and oil paintings.

The auction
The highlight of the evening was the chair auction. Throughout the school year junior and senior art students and art staffers painted chairs in the style of some of their favorite artists or art styles.

This year, 30 chairs were available for the auction. The themes included "Alice in Wonderland," military working dogs, Steampunk and sports."

Through some lively bidding, chairs sold from $80 to $400. Two chairs also were purchased online, one by someone in Michigan and another by someone living in England.

All of the $4,590 raised by the auction will be used for scholarships for graduating art seniors.

For more information about the art show, visit online at www.warwickartauction.weebly.com.

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