An evening of Wine and Art to benefit Chautauqua Blind Association set

Submitted Photo The Chautauqua Blind Association will be hosting a fundraiser entitled “Intrigue Your Senses with an Evening of Wine and Art” at 21 Brix Winery, 6654 West Main Road, Portland on Thursday, Aug. 16.

PORTLAND – On Thursday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m., the Chautauqua Blind Association will be hosting a fundraiser entitled “Intrigue Your Senses with an Evening of Wine and Art” at 21 Brix Winery, 6654 West Main Road, Portland.

As the evening begins, guests will enjoy beautiful music from harpist Hannah Finson, wine by the glass as well as a variety of hors d’oeuvres while browsing a showcase of beautiful one-of-a-kind art pieces.

The featured pieces of work are all inspired by the visual, tactile and auditory senses of several established artists and will include art created by several visually impaired artists from Chautauqua County. Kathy Grace, event chairperson and Lisa Goodell, executive director of CBA are thrilled with the wide variety of art that has been donated. All your senses will truly be stimulated at this event; the aroma of grapes, the taste of wines and appetizers and the beautiful sounds of music will be complimented by the beautiful one-of-a-kind art creations which have been donated by several local artists as well as several legally blind artists from the area to appeal to your senses of sight and touch.

Proceeds from the event will support the Youth Vision Screening Program that CBA provides for children 3 to 6 years of age. Last year alone, 3,625 young children received a vision screening at over 65 locations. More than 517 of these children were found to have undiagnosed vision problems and were able to receive treatment and follow-up from area eye care professionals. With funding from local United Ways and proceeds from fundraisers, CBA is able to continue providing its Youth Vision Screening Program for free to all families in the community.

An Evening of Wine and Art will begin at 5 p.m. with wine, music, food and a preview of the art; the auction will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at CBA, located at 510 W. Fifth St. in Jamestown, on the website www.chautauquablind.org or by calling CBA at 664-6660. CBA is a United Way Partner Agency.

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