Neighbors For Kids (NFK) in Depoe Bay invites the community to their upcoming fundraising event, Pink Nail Polish Gala, taking place on Saturday, May 20th at Freed Gallery, located at 6119 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City. The doors open at 5:30 and the evening will offer a live musical performance by the talented, well- known classical guitarist Scott Kritzer, fine wine from the Flying Dutchman and delicious local cuisine from the area’s top restaurants, such as Side Door Café, The Bay House, Restaurant Beck & Sorella, Salishan Lodge and Café on Hawk Creek.
There will be opportunities to buy surprise gift bags with items donated by local supporters and valuable pieces of artwork to add to your personal collection. Unique artwork that will be available at the event include a metal Wind Sculpture by renowned sculpture Lyman Whitaker, a painting which will be up for bid called, “I See A Landscape With Lavender Water”, by internationally known artist Russell Jacques, plus a stone sculpture and array of other paintings created by talented artists.
This fundraiser supports the Gail Glickman Program for Learning and Enrichment. This new program was developed in honor of Lee Freed’s daughter Gail Glickman, a talented teacher who dedicated her life to children with special needs and spent her entire career working with students requiring special education. Within this program NFK’s Kids Zone will be able to better serve students with special needs and those who require individualized attention and curriculum that supports their personal, academic and social growth, therefore helping them reach their full potential and enjoy a quality childhood experience. NFK is very honored to help Gail’s vision of serving children with special needs live on, and is excited about the project as it will continue to benefit children throughout the Lincoln County region.
A highlight of this event will be the live performance by Scott Kritzer. Scott has demonstrated his musicality and commitment to technical excellence in concert halls in San Francisco, Frankfurt, Vancouver, B.C., Los Angeles, Sapporo, Washington, D.C., and Munich, including in critically acclaimed performances in New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall and Wigmore Hall in London. In Classical Guitar Magazine, Colin Cooper wrote of Mr. Kritzer in his Wigmore Hall debut: “a guitarist in the best modern American mold.” New York Times critic Bernard Holland wrote of Kritzer in his Carnegie Hall debut that he is “an intelligent and self-assured musician with a sure technique and a deep musical sensitivity.” The community is invited to the gallery to enjoy this top quality performance by Scott Kritzer.
Feel free to call the Kids Zone at 541-765-8990 or visit the website at www.neighborsforkids.org for more information, to make a contribution or to purchase tickets to this event. Tickets to the event are $50 per person and an RSVP is requested.