Metro Theatre is hosting a Sealed Silent Auction for a custom created abstract painting by painter Tracy-Lynn Chernaske. Valued at $600 the painting is created with Metro’s upcoming show “Persuasion” by Jane Austen as inspiration. By tying together appropriate colours and soft textures the painting reflects suggestions of Austen’s historical multi-location story line full of ships, seaside beaches, grand old manors and tidy cottages.
The Abstract Painting will be on display in the LOBBY of Metro Theatre
located at 1370 SW Marine Drive in Vancouver
from March 8 to April 20, 2019.
The size of the painting is 36″ x 22.75″ on doorskin wood.
The production of Persuasion visits over 10 different locals. With such a challenge facing the production team, seasoned Set Designer John R Taylor has set the bar with a representational set to allow the actors to travel from scene to scene flawlessly. Director Joan Bryans has mentioned the flow of the show moves along quite quickly and likens it to scenes in a movie. She is working closely with the Lighting and Sound Designers to reinforce the feelings of each local.
Following this lead Tracy-Lynn conveys suggestions of natural elements and complimenst them with splashes of historical colours. The ABSTRACT PAINTING is made similarly to Tracy-Lynn’s paintings released during Metro’s inaugural art show – Reclaiming, Reworking & Revisiting; completely of recycled materials from past productions here at Metro Theatre. Painting techniques such as pouring, washing, stippling, spraying, splattering, pallet knifing and heat treatments were used with regular latex house paints, scenic paints, un-usable wood and other left-over materials such as glitters, metallics, sawdust and glues.
The painting is available for bidding until April 18th 2019 with the winner announced on the Closing Night of Persuasion on April 20th. Donations are a part of Metro’s life blood and this auction is a way for us to reach out and thank our patrons for their continuous contributions. The majority of funds collected through the winning bid will go directly to Metro to help with building up-keep; a small portion will go to the artist.
Bidding is available through our website https://metrotheatre.com/show-persuasion-2019/ and via Direct Messages on our Facebook page Metro Theatre Vancouver, as well as in person at the theatre during regular box office hours and performances. The opening bid has been set at $300.
The Bidding Ballots with the Rules and Regulations of this our first ever, Sealed Silent Auction can be found on this page in the sidebar. Good Luck everyone!