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Silent Art Auction May 7, 2016

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

We are excited to announce a silent auction that COO will be holding to provide scholarships for students who are not able to afford to attend a music camp.  The auction will center around the theme “Pictures at an Exhibition,” based on the works of the artist Viktor Hartman, a close friend of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.

When Hartman died at the age of 39 Mussorgsky arranged an exhibition of some of his work, and wrote a set of piano pieces that musically describe each painting.  COO will be performing an orchestral arrangement of the piano pieces, and we are seeking donations of visual art in all mediums for the auction.  All visual artists, amateur and professional, are encouraged to donate a work that describes one of the scenes from Hartmann’s exhibit.




The titles of the drawings and paintings, and Mussorgsky’s musical representations of them can be found at https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition

There is no jury process for submission, and the works will be auctioned off to the highest bidder that evening. All artists will be provided with advertising space for a bio and business cards.




The concert and art auction will take place at Ogden’s Union Station. The auction will begin at 6:30, with the concert starting at 7:30 in the Browning theater.

All participating artists should contact Michael Palumbo – mpalumbo45@gmail.com, or Cindy Child – cechild@comcast.net, no later than April 15th to have their work picked up. Please be sure to include your name, contact information, including address, and a description of your piece.

Here is some additional resource material: Images: http://www.stmoroky.com/reviews/gallery/pictures/hartmann.htm

Below are two visual representations of the Hartman works.


Hut on Fowl's Legs
Sketch-Of-A-Gate-In-Kiev-One-Of-The-Pictures-At-An-Exhibition

Hut on Fowl’s Legs                        Great Gate of Kiev

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