Art for Vision Event to Support Youth Vision Screening

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Contributing Writer

Joni Blackman

CBA Vision Rehabilitation Services will hold an art auction on Thursday, November 17th, from 8 AM to 8 PM on their Facebook page, @CBAVisionRehabilitationServices.

“We hope anyone interested in local art and artists and supporting the mission of CBA will register and bid. It’s a very simple process and you can do it from the comfort of your home, office, and smartphone or computer,” said Megan Maynard, President of the Board of Directors for the organization.

Joni Blackman, Executive Director, said, “You can support our Youth Vision Screening program and add a piece of art to your life! The Youth Vision Screening program visits most of the classrooms, preschools, Pre-K, homeschoolers, and daycares in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. The staff screened over 4,400 children last year with over 800 needing a visit to an eye care professional. This auction will help us keep the program going.”

The auction will feature about 25 pieces, ranging from paintings to three dimensional art – there is something for everyone. A few of the pieces are created by individuals living with disabilities, others are created by accomplished artists in our local community and friends of CBA Vision Rehabilitation Services.

To register for the auction visit the organization’s website at www.chautauquablind.org and click on events, Art for Vision, and follow the instructions on the website.

Or one can go to the Facebook page @CBAVisionRehabilitationServices, click on Events, click on the event name, Art for Vision, and RSVP to this event by marking yourself as “Going” to be entered to win the door prize, a $50 activity credit at Evergreen Outfitters in Mayville. No purchase is necessary.

The items up for auction will be posted one week prior to the event. Invite your friends to join you. Share the link with those you think would like to support our work, or are interested in art.

For questions, call Joni Blackman at 716-664-6660 or email [email protected].