2017 All Saints' Auction Catalog Preview
Enjoy this preview of the items that have been donated for the All Saints' Auction and Trivia Challenge Fundraiser. You can still get tickets for the auction hosted next Thursday, April 20, 2017 at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge. See you there! Need a ticket? Get one now!
WHAT:"Merlot & Modernism" - An Evening of Art History
WHO: Art Historians Courtney Elliott and Rosemary Stewart
WHEN:7-9 pm Thursday May 11th, 2017
WHERE:1114 West 9th St., Austin (home of Amanda and Jason Seats)
COST: $35 / person (limit 26)
From Impressionism to the Marshall Plan’s impact on Postwar European Art, prepare to challenge your preconceptions on everything you think you’ve learned about the long arc of Modernism.There’ll be something for every level of expertise as we engage in a lively and informal discussion of this important artistic and philosophical movement. The most advanced of you might find yourselves debating the finer points of postminimalism, while the beginners can enjoy the wine, cheese and chocolates while hopefully collecting a few answers for future games of Trivial Pursuit. You and two dozen of your fellow ASEDS parents will enjoy this invigorating evening of art, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and good company set in a historic home in Old West Austin courtesy of the Seats, Stewart and Elliot families.
Grab these two tickets donated by the Ainslie family located in Section 28, Row 46 of Darrell K. Royal stadium for the October 21st game against Oklahoma State, and get your HORNS up! The Texas Longhorns begin a new chapter under first-year coach Tom Herman who is inheriting a tremendous level of talent and some rising stars. It promises to be an exciting season!
Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home. Enter - Beautycounter’s mission… to get safer products into the hands of everyone.
Enjoy this $125 gift certificate courtesy of Anne Wood.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry. What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day, and to make their own judgments about safety. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE.
The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938. Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 30 to date.
At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our "Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.
IT’S NOT EASY WORK, BUT IT’S WELL WORTH IT.
Check it out at: http://www.beautycounter.com/annewood
Included in this fantastic item courtesy of the Stewart family is a full-year membership in the Underwriter's Circle at the University of Texas Visual Arts Center. As a part of your membership, you will receive invitations to exclusive events, as well as recognition on the donor wall at the entrance to the VAC.
The Visual Arts Center (VAC) is a place for the intersection of art education and innovation, which draws together a uniquely diverse population of students, alumni, faculty, guest artists, and creative voices from around the world. Comprising 25,000 square feet, it is the heart of the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, providing pivotal exhibition, education, outreach, and research space. The VAC features state-of-the-art exhibition galleries and community gathering spaces that form the intellectual and creative center of UT's dynamic arts community.
A handmade print from the talented artist, designer and All Saints' parent - Jack Sanders.
Texas-based artist and designer Jack Sanders created this print based on the mystery and magic of the night sky in remote west Texas. For this series of limited edition prints, he hand-carved a print plate using a variety of tools to replicate the randomness seen while looking up at the stars.
Jack received his master of architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his bachelor of architecture degree from Auburn University. His senior thesis, The Newbern Baseball Club, represented the Rural Studio at the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York. Jack’s work at the Rural Studio has been exhibited worldwide and is featured in the books, “Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency” and “Proceed and Be Bold: The Rural Studio After Mockbee” — both published by the Princeton Architectural Press.
An unforgettable event for you courtesy of Jack Sanders and Anne Tucker - This workshop pairs two hours of meditation and yoga with three hours of learning and practicing basic metalworking techniques. It may sound like a crazy combination, but trust us when we say that a morning of centering movement and breath is a great way to prepare the mind and body for an afternoon of “playing with fire” in the shop.
Led by Marnie Castor, this yoga class is appropriate for all levels. The afternoon shop session will begin with a healthy lunch and lecture led by Jack Sanders, followed by three hours of learning and practicing basic metal cutting, welding and grinding. A campfire happy hour with cold beer, savory snacks and a little guitar picking will cap off the day.
What you get:
– 6 hours of instruction/activity
– homemade lunch
– a metalwork keepsake that you made
– DBA sketchbook, patch and bandana
– campfire happy hour
Recommended shop attire: long-sleeved shirts, long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves and safety goggles if ya got ‘em.
Saturday, September 9th
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Max enrollment: 10 students
Liz MacPhail Interiors was born from an early desire and passion to create functional and beautiful spaces that improve quality of life and make people happy. Win this item and you'll get two hours of Liz's time and expertise on a project of your choosing.
Liz grew up with an infinitely talented interior designer for a mom. She taught me to appreciate travel, collecting, art, antiques and the thrill of the hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces. But form often came at the expense of function (sometimes drawers didn’t open or antique chairs broke when sat upon). I came to value function first and foremost. Finding the best design with that in mind is what I find challenging, exciting and endlessly rewarding. I believe a home that works hard for a family’s lifestyle makes life easier and happier.
I start by assessing what works, what can be kept or possibly just moved to make it work better. I get to know a client's personality. I take into consideration the existing elements and natural integrity of a home’s spaces to find the best combination of lifestyle needs, aesthetic desires and financial constraints. The majority of my clients are hardworking, budget-minded families with children. I believe in fiscal responsibility in decorating and design for my own family as well.
Join the Austin Opera in its 30th season for its production of Ariadne of Naxos - you'll get two tickets courtesy of the Austin Opera to Richard Strauss’ remarkable work. It tells the story of a wealthy man who has assembled two groups of performers in his home – a group of opera singers preparing for a serious opera, and a troupe of comedians scheduled to perform an Italian comedy. As time grows short, the patron demands that the opera and the comedy be performed together, leading to an array of unexpected – and ultimately very satisfying – results.
Before or after the performance head out to partake in some amazing steaks and seafood from Eddie V.'s Prime Seafood - an Austin staple restaurant for many years courtesy of the Johnson family.
January 27, 2018 at 7:30PM
February 1, 2018 at 7:30PM
February 4, 2018 at 2:30PM
The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 West Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704
A lavish party is being planned at a historic homestead. Zerbinetta and her troupe of burlesque entertainers have been engaged to amuse the guests. In addition, a young composer has been commissioned to provide a new opera for the evening. The composer, appalled to learn that the opera’s premiere will share a bill with the burlesque routine, is momentarily distracted by a glimpse of the lovely Zerbinetta. Both groups of artists are shocked when the manager of the estate enters and demands that the two entertainments be combined.
The operatic artists take the stage first, presenting Ariadne and three nymphs on the isle of Naxos. There, the princess, who has been abandoned by Theseus, waits for Death. Zerbinetta and her troupe try to cheer Ariadne with song and dance, but she is not moved. When the two women are alone, Zerbinetta encourages Ariadne to find a new lover. The princess ignores Zerbinetta; the men of the burlesque troupe join the leader to play comic scene. Ariadne’s attendants announce a visitor to the island. Ariadne believes that Death has finally come for her, but it is Bacchus who appears. Mistaking the god for Theseus, she surrenders to him and is transfigured.
Enjoy $50 free toward your next sushi night at Sushi Zushi courtesy of the Johnson family! Explore the exotically familiar and the authentically creative as Sushi Zushi fuses Japanese traditions with modern tastes.
Dedicated to purists, adventurers and first-timers alike, our masterful chefs select the freshest ingredients and combine them into extraordinary, hand-prepared artistry for the body and soul. Embark on a memorable dining experience, prepared to amaze. Satisfy your appetite and your curiosity as Sushi Zushi balances traditional Japanese roots with Latin American influences into an expansive menu far beyond the ordinary. They integrate local ingredients and age-old practices into modern, healthy and superior dining pleasure on every plate, every time. This harmony of culture and cuisine culminates in a complete sensory experience!
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All Saints' Episcopal Day School is a private, accredited preschool for children ages two through Kindergarten.
The Auction and Trivia Challenge will benefit All Saints' Episcopal Day School, fund professional career development for our wonderful All Saints' faculty, and provide tuition assistance for families in need.
Do you have any donations for the auction? We welcome any vacation home rentals, professional service, special skills, and other items. Your donations will help us raise money for a very worthy cause.
Please contact Brandi Johnson at 512.663.0821.