Art & Appetizers, A Summer Evening Of Art Wine & Music

Art & Appetizers Combined For A Great Fundraiser
The Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park’s “Arts & Appetizers” fundraising event was held Saturday evening, August 22, and it raised more than $3,500 for Kiwanis projects.


An evening of art, wine and music, was toped off by a silent auction held throughout the evening. It featured donations by the artists and Kiwanis members. Palo Alto artist Karen White has donated a 14 x 18 inch oil painting entitled “East Bay Gold”. Shi Embroidery, of San Jose, donated a 16” x 20” hand sewn embroidery art piece.

Other artists included pastel artist Teresa Ruzzo, Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos, who donated the sale of one of her pastels, and Susan Fast who designs and creates jewelry that can be seen at The Main Gallery in Redwood City. Two Wanderers Fine Art Photography (San Jose photographers Sergei and Galyna Pecherskyy) displayed photos of the West, and Jeff Davison of Wood Turning Obsession displayed a variety of wood bowls and other wood crafted items. Kelly Telfer showed a variety of paintings and art prints.

Sophie’s Soloists performed fabulous music—combining jazz, soul and classics.

As with most Kiwanis events, it supports many local programs and organizations, including scholarships for Menlo-Atherton High School graduates, Special Games for physically challenged youth, Rebuilding Together, St Anthony’s Dining Hall, Tour de Cure of Diabetes, and Key Club of Menlo-Atherton High School.

A special thanks to Lexi Wellings for contributing photos.