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Museum of Biblical Art throws swinging 8x8 art auction and party

Museum of Biblical Art throws swinging 8x8 art auction and party

Lorrie Smith, Jeff Levine, MBA 8 X8 party
Lorrie Smith, Jeff Levine Photo by Shana Anderson
Josh Morgan, Tessa Todd, Eric Dorton, mba 8x8 party
Josh Morgan, Tessa Todd, Eric Dorton Photo by Shana Anderson
Anne Hines, Paul Adelson, Heather Ray, mba 8x8 party
Anne Hines, Paul Adelson, Heather Ray Photo by Shana Anderson
John Turner, Patty Jo Turner, mba 8x8
John Turner, Patty Jo Turner Photo by Shana Anderson
Rachel Reis, Philip Martin, Amanda Finney, Hannah Boshart, mba 8x8 party
Rachel Reis, Phillip Martin, Amanda Finney, Hannah Boshart Photo by Shana Anderson
Frank L. Meier, Helen S. Towne , Susan Rogers, Marianne Gwinn, MBA 8x8 party
Frank L. Meier, Helen S. Towne, Susan Rogers, Marianne Gwinn Photo by Shana Anderson
Clay Kelly, Lauren Tollett, mba 8x8 party
Clay Kelly, Lauren Tollett Photo by Shana Anderson
Hillary Bridgeman, Jessica McClendon, mba 8x8 party
Hilary Bridgeman, Jessica McClendon Photo by Shana Anderson
Scott Peck, Laura Pate, Andy Pate,  mba 8x8 party
Scott Peck, Laura Pate, Andy Pate Photo by Shana Anderson
Val Robinson, John Slates, mba 8x8 party
Val Robinson, John Slates Photo by Shana Anderson
Robert Hopkins, Tracy Kibler, Ruth Buzzi, Kirk Kibler, mba 8x8 party
Robert Hopkins, Tracy Kibler, Ruth Buzzi, Kirk Kibler Photo by Shana Anderson
Lorrie Smith, Jeff Levine, MBA 8 X8 party
Josh Morgan, Tessa Todd, Eric Dorton, mba 8x8 party
Anne Hines, Paul Adelson, Heather Ray, mba 8x8 party
John Turner, Patty Jo Turner, mba 8x8
Rachel Reis, Philip Martin, Amanda Finney, Hannah Boshart, mba 8x8 party
Frank L. Meier, Helen S. Towne , Susan Rogers, Marianne Gwinn, MBA 8x8 party
Clay Kelly, Lauren Tollett, mba 8x8 party
Hillary Bridgeman, Jessica McClendon, mba 8x8 party
Scott Peck, Laura Pate, Andy Pate,  mba 8x8 party
Val Robinson, John Slates, mba 8x8 party
Robert Hopkins, Tracy Kibler, Ruth Buzzi, Kirk Kibler, mba 8x8 party

Dallas art enthusiasts flocked to the Museum of Biblical Art for the fourth annual 8x8 Art Exhibition and Auction. The party helped raise funds for the museum’s educational programs.

The fundraiser draws its name from the works of art measuring 8 inches by 8 inches. This year’s event included a variety of paintings, sculptures, glass, photography and works on paper from more than 100 artists from Texas and around the country.

Scott Peck welcomed guests and introduced the creator of the 8x8 concept, Modmedia.net publisher Jeff Levine, and Philip Martin, who served as this year’s event chair.

“It began as a small idea four years ago from a conversation I had with Rabbi Zvi Drizin of the Intown Chabad,” Levine said. “The number eight is a symbol for the Hebrew word for life, which is chai, so 8x8 is a double portion of life or a doubly blessed life.”

Guests — including Patty Jo and John Turner, Susan Rogers, Julie and George Tobolowsky, Shirley and George Shafer, Jeanette Korab-Gorsky, Ruth Buzzi, Kent Perkins, and Holly Johnson — enjoyed hors d’oeuvre and placed their bids while tapping their toes to the Western swing of local band Shoot Low Sheriff.

A sign of the event’s success? One hundred percent of the artwork sold. Many of the artists were onsite to speak to potential bidders about their works.

The Museum of Biblical Art has a simple mission: to display art with a biblical theme, whether it’s bronze sculpture installations, drawings, fine prints or oil paintings. This benefit auction helps ensure the museum continues its educational mission.