semantics gallery, that outpost of Cincinnati avant-gardism in the funky Brighton District, culminates its month-long annual fundraising effort on Saturday with its 7-11 p.m. Angel Spotted Above semantics Gallery auction of more than 100 artworks by such stalwarts as Amy Scarpello, Andrew van Sickle, Andy Marko, Kate Kern and the interestingly named Thriftstore Boratorium. CityBeat employees and contributors will be represented in the auction, too: Matt Morris, Selena Reder and Cameron Knight are all offering work.
Starting bids vary from $5 to $300. But there's more — much more — being offered for the evening's suggested-donation/admission price of $10. Gallery supporters will be welcomed with musical entertainment, a selection of fine beers and baked goods for sale, handwriting analysis, a queer-curious kissing booth, a variety of other performance art booths and a modern-dance fashion show put on by Pones Inc. Dancers will perform in the unique fashion designs of Nathan Hurst, Lindsey Whittle and Dana Hamblen of Chicken Lays an Egg.
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