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Art auction to benefit Nicholls dyslexia center

More than 160 pieces to be displayed

THIBODAUX – The Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders, headquartered at Nicholls State University, invites the public to attend an art auction on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Houma Municipal Auditorium located at 800 Verret St. All proceeds will benefit students served by the center.

“Art lovers are sure to enjoy this unique event,” Karen Chauvin, director of the center, said. “Plus, in this time of shrinking state funds for higher education institutions, they will be contributing to an organization that serves many students who need extra help.”

Doors will open at 6 p.m., at which time attendees can enjoy hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and music. Auction-goers can also browse a variety of lithographs, engravings, etchings, watercolors, silkscreens, giclées, cartoon cels, original oils and various mixed media, all framed.

Salvador Dalí

The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. and feature originals and prints by artists including Salvador Dalí, Walt Disney, Pablo Picasso, LeRoy Neiman and several others, including a few local artists. Cash, checks and all major credit cards will be accepted.

Admission is $20 per person. To secure tickets, call 985-448-4214. Those who reserve their tickets by Sunday, Aug. 5, will be eligible for an exclusive prize drawing.

Information about the auction sponsor, State of the Art Fundraising Art Auctions Ltd., is available at fundraisingartauctions.com.

The Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders serves students 4 years old and above who have been identified as having characteristics of dyslexia and/or a related disorder. College students in all majors receive support services, and comprehensive assessments are available for children, adolescents and adults. Staff members offer teacher training through in-service workshops and pre-service classes, and after-school tutoring programs in Thibodaux, Houma and Morgan City are also available. Screening is offered for children aged 4 to 6. To learn more, go to nicholls.edu/dyslexia/.

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