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Gallery Auction Raises Funds for Newton Sister City Group

April 5, 2013

Lasell College faculty and alumni recently raised more than $4,200 to benefit a school in Newton's Sister City of 25 years, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. The funds were raised through a silent auction of art works in an exhibit titled "12 by 12" featuring over 40 artists at Lasell's Wedeman Gallery.

The silent auction, which was held March 22, raised funds for the Free High School for Adults in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, which provides intensive free high school classes to hundreds of Nicaraguans free of charge. Rodney Barker, President and co-founder of the Newton/San Juan del Sur Sister City Project and Margaret Gullette, co-founder and Director of Development for the Free High School attended the event.

Lasell graphic design Professors Stephen Fischer and Drew Gundlach (pictured with is artwork) along with alumna Molly Fawcett Gundlach '09 organized the event in collaboration with the ART/Word artist collective, and the Newton/San Juan del Sur Sister City Project. According to event organizers, almost 50 artists contributed over 90 works of art in total!

- Will Dempsey


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