CES event to feature work of local young artists

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Community Entry Services (CES) is hosting their 1st Annual Plate Auction, For the Love of Art On Wednesday, October 12 at The Center for the Arts. CES has partnered with several renowned and burgeoning local artists to create unique plates to be auctioned off at the event. Ceramist Sam Dowd at the Art Association has crafted a series of signature clay plates to be artfully enhanced by Jackson artists whom have volunteered their time and talent to create masterpieces to be auctioned off in live and silent auctions at the CES benefit cocktail event in the fall. [image: Inline image 1] *Shaeli Funk plate she designed for the plate auction. h/t CES / Pitchengine Communities* Participating artists include Amy Ringholz, Bill Sawczuck, Jenny Dowd, Travis Walker, Katy Fox, Nicole Gaitan, Ben Roth, Jen Hoffman Gessler and more. Additionally, CES will present works of several senior students from Greg Houda’s junior and senior art class at Jackson Hole High School including, seniors Bethanie Hart, Alejandro Jimenez, Hannah Rigsby, Alyana Whipple. Both Hannah Rigsby and Bethanie Hart were Congressional Nominees for the Wyoming State Arts competition in 2016. Their art work is hanging in the capital building in Cheyenne. In 2015, Alyana Whipple won the Congressional Award and her artwork was featured in the White House in Washington D.C. The junior students participating are Elizabeth Chambers and Shaeli Funk who’s painted plate is featured in the this article. Local favorite personality and long-time CES supporter ‘Crazy Tom’ will be acting as both MC and DJ for the event while Senator Leland Christensen will be the auctioneer for the live auction. Community Entry Services is a non-profit that supports adults with disabilities to maximize their independence and lead satisfying productive lives in the Jackson community with dignity and respect. The funds raised through this event will go directly to supporting the Jackson clients of CES. “As an organization, CES recognizes the importance of support and services for the future growing population and are excited and proud to live in a diverse community that supports the independence of adults with disabilities.” states Lindsay Long, director of CES. “CES recognizes that individuals with disabilities are adults a lot long than children and CES is here to support families through the transition for childhood to adulthood.” Tickets will go on sale at the end of August at The Center for the Arts box office for $47. For more information, contact Lindsay Long, director of CES, at 733-7637. *Feature Photo: (Top Left) Bethanie Hart, (Top Right) Alejandro Jimenez, (Bottom Left) Hannah Rigsby, (Bottom Right) Alyana Whipple. h/t CES /