Giertz Gallery to Host "Coffee & Tea: Cups & Dessert" Benefit
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Giertz Gallery to Host "Coffee & Tea: Cups & Dessert" Benefit

Giertz Gallery Presents "Cups & Dessert" Fundraiser, Dec. 9



Enjoy music, desserts, and fine art at Giertz Gallery's "Coffee & Tea: Cups & Dessert" benefit on Thursday, December 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.

During Giertz Gallery's biennial fundraiser, ticketholders may select from among a stunning array of handcrafted ceramic cups donated by the Parkland College Ceramics program faculty and students and enjoy desserts to go from Nothing Bundt Cakes, along with hot tea or freshly-brewed coffee. Guido Sanchez-Portuguez will accompany the event with live classical guitar.
A silent auction of items perfect for holiday gifts rounds out the event’s festivities. Vases, bowls, teapots, pitchers, jewelry, and scarves, donated by Art and Design program faculty and students, are included in the auction. View items ahead of time to place your bids or buy items available outright at during the event.

Tickets to the gallery benefit are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, with advanced purchase recommended; attendees will have the option of attending from 4:00-5:30 p.m. or 5:30-7:00 p.m. A new selection of cups will be available for each time period and will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase tickets online, please visit, or call the Giertz Gallery office at 217/351-2485. All proceeds will support the Giertz Gallery.

In compliance with state pandemic mandates, Parkland College has restricted access entryways and door checkers stationed at entrances. For Giertz Gallery, we suggest using the M1 parking lot on the north corner of campus. Enter through the M1 door and follow the gallery signage. The gallery is located in the north side of the X-wing and overlooks the outdoor fountain area.

Giertz Gallery acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution; for accommodation, call 217/351-2505.

For more information about the invitational, the fundraiser, or the gallery, please visit or call the gallery office at 217/351-2485.

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