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Chautauqua Blind Association
On Thursday, August 10, at 5:30 p.m. CBA Vision Rehabilitation Services will be hosting a fundraiser entitled “Intrigue Your Senses with an Evening of Wine and Art” at 21 Brix Winery in Portland, NY.
As the evening begins, you will enjoy beautiful music from harpist, Hannah Finson, wine by the glass as well as a variety of hors d’oeuvres while you browse a showcase of beautiful one of a kind art pieces.
The featured pieces of work are all inspired by the visual, tactile and auditory senses of several established artists and will include art created by several visually impaired artists from Chautauqua County. Kathy Grace, Event Chairperson and Lisa Goodell, Executive Director of CBA are thrilled with the wide variety of art that has been donated. All your senses will truly be stimulated at this event; the aroma of grapes, the taste of wines and appetizers and the beautiful sounds of music will be complimented by the artwork which will appeal to your sense of sight.
Proceeds from the event will support the Youth Vision Screening Program that CBA provides for local children. Last year alone, 2,975 young children received a vision screening at over 65 locations. Over 400 of these children were found to have undiagnosed vision problems and were able to receive treatment and follow-up from area eye care professionals. With funding from local United Ways and proceeds from fund raisers, CBA is able to continue providing our Vision Screening Program for free to all families in the community.
An Evening of Wine and Art will begin at 5:30 p.m. with wine, music, food and a preview of the art; the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at CBA Vision Rehabilitation Services located on 510 West 5th Street in Jamestown, on our website www.chautauquablind.org or by calling CBA at 716-664-6660. CBA is a United Way Partner.