A popular fundraising gala and art show put the varied talents of Southern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design on display. Art Over Easy 13, the school’s annual fundraising initiative, took place on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Surplus Gallery, located in The Glove Factory at 432 S. Washington Ave. in Carbondale.

The event gave art lovers a chance to purchase original works donated by faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students and community members. Pieces include everything from paintings to sculptures to ceramics. The evening included a live auction, silent auction and gala, where a selection of beer, wine and food was available. A trio led by Isaac Lausell, a faculty member in the School of Music, provided live music.

Proceeds from the event will go toward improving the School of Art and Design’s facilities and equipment. Money raised at the event will also allow the school to match existing outside funding in order to provide larger scholarships to current and incoming students.

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