USD’s Coyoteopoly hosts charity art auction event

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Coyoteopoly, a service-learning project in the Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota, is hosting its first-ever art auction to raise money for the city of Vermillion.

Several artists have donated items for the auction, which is Friday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus. More than 15 art pieces will be auctioned, including "Communication" by German artist Tino Bauer. Since 1994, Bauer has worked as an independent artist in Stuttgart, Germany. His paintings are sold all over the world. Additional auction items include art work from Bangladesh, USD graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and alumni.

This spring 2009 Art Event features a live auction at 7 p.m. along with several silent auctions. Food and beverages will be served. Cost to attend is $15 per person. For more information, including a detailed biography of Bauer, please go to http://orgs.usd.edu/coyoteopoly/artEvent.cfm.

Created by Associate Professor Greg Huckabee of the Beacom School of Business in 2004, Coyoteopoly has provided important service-learning opportunities for faculty, staff and students at USD. In addition to providing donations and support to the Vermillion Food Pantry, Coyoteopoly has also helped raise money and awareness for Keep Vermillion Beautiful and military aid organizations that have distributed school supplies to children in Iraq. For more information about Coyoteopoly at USD, visit www.coyoteopoly.com.