Andy Warhol (Telluride reincarnation) hosts Ah Haa’s auction tonight, July 24

Andy Warhol (Telluride reincarnation) hosts Ah Haa’s auction tonight, July 24

Auction_poster Telluride's Ah Haa School for the Arts is community arts center and, from time to time, a place of celebrity. In years past, General Norman Schwarzkopf has shown up for the event, even contributed military paraphernalia and art work. Rumor has it the emcee of this year's event, tonight, July 24, 5 p.m., 300 South Townsend, is none other than Pop artist Andy Warhol, at one time the Michael Jackson of the art world. In the 1960s, it was Warhol who was running the company store when the art world began shedding its idealist trappings and started morphing into the Great American Art Industry. Overnight, Campbell's soup cans and Brillo became icons. Warhol is expected to be accompanied by an entourage.

Also on hand at this year's Ah Haa auction is actress and part-time local Susan Saint James, who created three major works of art in collaboration with painter/teacher Robert Weatherford. Joining her on the runway for the live auction, starting at 7 p.m., are the following artists/donors:

Evan Tueller
Lana Rak- Sheridan Arts Foundation Plein Air Quick Draw Winner 2009
Nicole Finger
Azadi Fine Rugs
Kent Harris
Alacran Woodworks   – Brandon & Justin Bain
Aaron Huey
Bruce Gomez- Telluride Gallery of Fine Art
Adam Field
Kathy Green – Private Silk Dying Class
Brucie Holler
Wayne McKenzie –  Elinoff Gallery
Dolce Jewels
Electric Art Car

Art_car1 In addition to the silent and live auction, Ah Haa's community party includes sounds by DJ Will Evans, food by Roscoe and other members of the community, and quality spirits.

The after-party event is at the Cantina at Las Montanas.

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