The Louisville Slugger Art That Swings artist reception was held on a Saturday night at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Rob and Allyson attended with me. All the decorated and altered bats were on display in a long room upstairs away from other Museum attractions. Each artist was responsible for setting up their own display. Some were quite elaborate. Sluggers ranged from beautiful to whimsical (in my opinion). A few artists were well known in the area.
Jean Schettler created a stunning bat inspired by one of her paintings, Jeffersonville Thunder, which won First Place, Mayor’s Choice and People’s Choice awards at the 2008 Jeff Fest.
Another well know artist, Ray Day, created Slugger Lilies inspired by his interest in the actual flower. It was a beautiful piece and was chosen to be awarded via silent auction at the event.
Rob came up with a great idea to display my Louisville Slugger. Allyson has a small grand-piano-style doll piano. We used it to add to the theme of my bat – Swing Music. It made a nice presentation and created a larger vision for people to pour over. I received lots of compliments but no awards.
All Sluggers were up for grabs to any of the generous financial sponsors of the fundraiser. Each sponsor was announced (in order of contribution amount), thanked and allowed to peruse the bats and select the one they wished to have.
My bat was selected by Rodefer Moss & Co PLLC in downtown New Albany, IN. I was extremely pleased that it was selected and having it stay local was an added perk. So stop by the offices of Rodefer Moss for your financial needs or just to take in the beauty of my Louisville Slugger.