Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 2822 HMA Volunteer of the Year: Mary H. Hodges HMA Volunteer of the Year Mary Hodges poses with HMA Board of Trustees President Monte Ward. Photo by Carol Bailey. Mary Hodges, top left, is shown during a luncheon hosted at her home this summer for HMA staff. Seated with Mary are Dr. Mike Beck, Director of Conservatory; Carol Bailey, at top right, Director of Development; and Katherine Cox, Director of Education. Photo by John Gillispie. There’s a new feather in the cap of Mary Hodges! Already recognized for her efforts as a longtime member of the Hospitality committee, a former Chair of the Open Door Campaign, an Honorary Trustee of the Museum, and a former Chair of the Museum Ball Committee, Mary can now add HMA Volunteer of the Year to her list of accolades. Congratulations and thank you to Mary, for her decades of volunteer service. We are very fortunate that she continues to host gatherings on the Museum’s behalf, and remains active on the Hospitality Committee. HMA relies on the efforts of nearly 200 volunteers throughout the year. These dedicated supporters assist with the annual Museum Ball and Hilltop book sale, the daily operations of the Museum Shop, in the C. Fred Edwards Conservatory and the James D. Francis Library, lead thousands of schoolchildren on tours, and serve on HMA’s Board of Trustees. We truly could not accomplish nearly as much as we do, nor accomplish it nearly as well, without the work of our volunteers. Thanks to all of you! Art Auction Fundraiser This November the Museum will host an art auction to benefit our many worthy programs. The auction will feature original works of art by contemporary regional artists as well as paintings by well-known and important artists of the past. Each sale will benefit the Museum, and we are very excited to be hosting this fundraiser at the Museum. Attendees will be invited to view the works at a reception prior to the auction from 4 to 5:30 p.m., where they will be able to see close up and in person the works to be offered for sale. Admission to the event is $10 per person. Among the contemporary artists who will be included in the sale is the noted cameo glass artist Kelsey Murphy, whose modern creations will be part of an exhibit at the museum this autumn. For those who wish to bid, but cannot remain for the live auction, which begins at 5:30 p.m., the museum will offer the opportunity to bid by phone as well as to leave bids to be executed by the auctioneer. A buyer’s premium of 10% will be added to all successful bids. We look forward to seeing you at the auction! HMA to Host Art Auction Fundraiser on November 5