Benefit Auction for Parkinson’s Jan. 11
The Irving Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the Irving Art Association will host an exhibit by Connie Jordan Dec. 30 – Jan. 25, 2008 in the East Gallery. There will also be an auction of her work and the work of several local artists to benefit research for Parkinson’s disease and the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).
The auction and a reception will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 in the West Gallery. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. and last until the final bid is taken. Applebee’s and Outback restaurants are donating gift certificates as door prizes. Additional parking will be available for this special event. Ms. Jordan built a reputation as a scenic artist for such shows as Walker Texas Ranger, Pure Country and Problem Child II. Her paintings have been displayed and sold in New York and she is highly regarded in the art community.
After losing her father to Parkinson’s disease at age 56, Ms. Jordan has redirected her life to Parkinson’s awareness by honoring him through her painting as she “Paints for Parkinson’s.” She has had several auctions here in Dallas and in Houston and Corsicana this year. She donates 25 percent of profits from the auctions to APDA. The members of the Irving Art Association will also match her donation to APDA from their sales. Her show will be displayed at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 2000 W. Airport Freeway in Irving, from Dec. 29 through Jan. 31.