About the auction
Twenty Yazzie paintings will be available for purchase via a silent auction, starting at 9:00 a.m. on October 24, 2008, in the Spoelhof Atrium. Bidding will continue until 7:00 p.m., at which point Elmer Yazzie will give a special presentation in the Spoelhof Center Gezon Auditorium. Bidding will continue during the reception following Yazzie’s presentation, final bids will be accepted at 8:00 p.m. Please note that upon registration bidders will be given an identification number with which to record their bids.
Supporting the arts
Elmer Yazzie '76 has donated these 20 paintings to Calvin College. Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will support the new Calvin College art gallery, which will be housed in a new addition to the Fine Arts Center.
The Fine Arts Center addition will expand useable space inside and enhance the building’s profile from the East Beltline. The addition will include a welcoming lobby and atrium featuring a large fireplace and expansive windows, and a new 240-seat recital hall to complement the 1,065-seat main auditorium.
Many pieces from Calvin’s permanent art collection will find a new home in a central campus art gallery. This gallery will also host student, faculty and alumni art and special exhibitions. The 1,000 square foot permanent collection gallery will combine with a 2,500 square foot gallery for visiting exhibitions — providing an expansive and inspiring location for visual art on campus.
The renovation and expansion of the Fine Arts Center is a component of the Campaign for Calvin College, No greater task: hearts and minds renewing God’s world. Launched in September of 2007 with a $150 million goal, it is only the second comprehensive fund-raising campaign in the college’s 130-year history.