Thursday, February 9, 2006

Works of Heart Saturday

One of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center's signature events is this Saturday, Feb. 11 from 7-9:30 pm at Memphis College of Art. You can bid to purchase your very own "Works of Heart" and enjoy a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres from Fratelli's.

Works of Heart offers a silent auction of unique heart-themed artwork. Memphis' finest artists create the works of art for the Works of Heart valentine auction. More than 100 artists representing the most imaginative minds from Memphis and the Mid-South are offered a plain piece of wood in the shape of a heart as inspiration to create an auction piece. Most take this plain wooden heart while others use their own medium of choice. All create something spectacular.

Memphis Cool touts this particular non-movie event because his wife annually creates something amazing (pictured here is the one from 2005) and because this year he wrote a sonnet that is incorporated into her work. So go and bid already.

You can preview Works of Heart at MCA today and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to place an initial bid.

Ticket Info: $35 and may be purchased in advance by calling 901-888-4341 or at If still available, tickets will be sold at the door. Please contact Caroline Johnson for more information: 901-888-4341 or

The Memphis Child Advocacy Center is a safe, supportive place where children and families receive services following a report of sexual abuse. At the Center, a team of law enforcement officers, child protection caseworkers, therapists, investigators, and prosecutors work together to ensure the best possible outcome for victimized children. This team reviewed 2,384 reports of abuse last year. Nearly 800 children visited our Center for services. Therapy and crisis intervention help these young children overcome the trauma of abuse, and the Center's community education program provides children and adults with critical information to prevent such abuse.

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