Cupertino “Year of the Rabbit”Exhibition and Public Art Auction Oct 9-16
26 Fanciful Artist-Decorated Rabbit Sculptures to be sold at Auction
Twenty-six fanciful, artist-decorated rabbit sculptures from around the City of Cupertino, part of the CupertinoRabbits.com Year of the Rabbit public art project, will be brought together for a special exhibition at the Cupertino Library the weekend of October 14 and 15.
Cupertino Library’s exhibition will honor the many artists who created the rabbits and allow the public to see in one collection the many colorful and specially-themed rabbits that have been sited at schools and public spaces throughout Cupertino since spring.
The exhibition coincides with a week-long public auction of the art work to raise monies for charity. The auction begins online on Oct 9 with a silent auction and concludes with a live auction event 6:00pm on Oct 16 at Cupertino’s Quinlan Center.
CupertinoRabbits.com has been a year-long public art project initiated by the Rotary Club of Cupertino. Initial sponsorship support led to donations towards rebuilding of war-damaged homes in Ukraine. Proceeds from the October auction of the Rabbit art work will go towards Rotary’s many local charitable initiatives including support for local schools and people in need.
“The Year of the Rabbit project has drawn our community together around the talent of local artists and we look forward to a fun grand finale celebration that benefits charitable causes important to many of us,”said Alysa Sakkas, President of Cupertino Rotary. “These cute, intriguing rabbit sculptures, each with its own personality and story, have been enjoyed by young and old for several months. Successful bidders will support good works and gain beautiful art work to enjoy in their home, garden or office.”
In addition to Cupertino Rotary,the Year of the Rabbit Project was supported by sponsorships from the Foothill-DeAnza Foundation, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce, the Fremont Union High Schools Foundation, the Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation and a dozen other business and cultural organizations.
More information about the Year of the Rabbit project and details of the auction can be found at www.CupertinoRabbits.com