The first-ever Art Bingo Night at the Milton Art Center exceeded all expectations. About 40 people had pre-registered, but 100 guests showed up on Friday, November 2, for a chance to win stunning artworks by local artists.
Six rounds of bingo were called, in turn, by State Representative Walter Timilty, Milton Selectman Denis Keohane, Kristan Bagley-Jones of the Milton School Committee, State Senator Brian Joyce, Vance Welch, the owner of Abby Park in Milton, and Ed Merritt, president of Mount Washington Bank. Emcee Mark Kroninger kept the evening lively.
Efforts to launch Art Bingo Night were spearheaded by Susan Merritt who was delighted at the turnout on a rainy night, who said, “The awareness is growing that the Milton Art Center needs to be here. The more support we get will add to our ability to do more programming.”
The Milton Art Center offers workshops and children’s programs, as well as offers artwork for sale in its gallery. Art Bingo winners took their prizes home.
“Billie Holiday,” a giclee print by Lennie Peterson Winner: Eileen O’Connor, South Boston
“Morning Glory,” photograph by Rob Scott Winner: Jackie Miller of Milton
“Eliot Street,” oil painting by Deb Putnam Winner: Scott Love of Milton
“New England Winter,” a watercolor by T. Nicholas Phakos (Winner unrecorded)
“Two Irish Cottages,” oil painting by Vincent Crotty Winner: Erin Donnellan of Milton
“Savin Hill,” a giclee print by Liz Carney Winner: Jim Mullaney of Milton
The above release was provided by Suzette Martinez Standring.