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Art becomes buyers’ treasures, yields funding


Posted Apr 24, 2018 at 6:05 PMUpdated Apr 25, 2018 at 2:58 PM

The Westerville Education Foundation will honor school district educators who have utilized its resources in district classrooms or been recognized through various initiatives, as part of An Artful Affair. Presented by Education First Credit Union and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, Artful Affair is an art auction that benefits innovative classroom programming in the Westerville City School District. It will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. May 5 at the Lakes Golf & Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road. Colleen Moidu, the foundation’s executive director, said the event would also celebrate the foundation’s 25th anniversary. “We anticipate close to 300 attendees, and we’re bringing in some of our founding board members,” she said. “It will be a really special event.” The foundation was founded in 1993 to enhance the education of district students by promoting the educational initiatives district employees had proposed. Contributions to the foundation fund grants for teachers and other district employees, allowing them to implement their initiatives in the classroom. An Artful Affair will feature about 100 works for silent and live auctions, Moidu said. Jan Fedorenko, art-acquisition coordinator, said there are some mosaic pieces, pottery, oil and acrylic paintings and mixed-media works. “There are over 50 pieces of adult work and 40 pieces from high school students,” she said. “There’s a wide range of strong, high-quality art.” Fedorenko, who retired from the Westerville schools, will have a piece of art in the auction. She said local artists Ginny Baughman, John Cameron, Vicki Murphy, David Myers and Dennis Rano, who have shown their work statewide and nationally, also will have items available for bid. “Dennis and David have done many commissioned pieces,” Fedorenko said. The event also will feature a Westerville jazz band, Change It Up Charlie, as well as Westerville harpist Trista Hill. Tickets to the event, open to ages 21 and older, include appetizers and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A group ticket costs $50 and individual tickets cost $60. They can be purchased at Additional details are available at

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