Silent auction at Mulvane Art Museum features works by 19 artists

Washburn University

TOPEKA – Get a jump on holiday shopping by bidding on original art in a silent auction now in progress at the Mulvane Store at the Mulvane Art Museum. Works ranging from blown glass, jewelry and raku to stained glass, prints and photography are available to the highest bidder between now and 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Bids can be made in the store during regular museum hours. Nineteen artists from 10 states donated to the auction. The auction concludes at the close of the Mulvane Merriment holiday event which will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Highlights of Mulvane Merriment will include the sale of exclusive ornaments by Mike Savage, Kymm Hughes and Albo Glass. Additional holiday and gift items will be available in a wide range of prices at the store.

Other artists selling their original works are John Cohorst, Omaha, Neb., pottery; Dolores Corcoran, Topeka, ledger paintings and masks; Joyce Furney, Manhattan, raku; Jami Hamilton, Kansas City, lampwork bead jewelry; and Val Smith, Topeka, silversmith jewelry.

Box lunches will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Decorated holiday cookies and individual cinnamon rolls also will be sold throughout the day.

“Mulvane Merriment” is a benefit for the Mulvane Art Museum, sponsored by the Mulvane Women’s Board. For information, call 785-272-5850 or go to

The Mulvane Art Museum is located on the campus of Washburn University, at 17th and Jewell Streets. Parking is available directly to the west of the Museum.