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Photos: FreshArt Raises Cash for Behringer-Crawford Museum's Youth Programming

Nearly 300 people flocked to Devou Park last Saturday for the annual FreshArt event benefiting the youth programming at the Behringer-Crawford Museum.

For the 23rd year, talented artists spent the day in the park creating "fresh art" inspired by what they see and experience there, and the works are then auctioned in the evening after dinner.

The event is also adjudicated and three works of art took home honors. Judges Kathyrn Frank (dean of Arts & Sciences at Northern Kentucky University), artist Gilda Horn, BLDG's Cate Yellig, and Gateway Community & Technical College's Amber Deck awarded first place to artist Stephen Jenkins, second place to Billy Tackett, and third place to Cedric Cox.

In the 23-year history of the event, more than $550,000 has been raised for Northern Kentucky children who enjoy the museum's youth education programs.

McHale's Catering prepared dinner as Pete Papania and Friends provided live music during the silent auction. Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News, was emcee while Maggie Beckmeyer, of Auctions by Maggie, was the auctioneer.

Photos by Brian Frey and Gary Johnson

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