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Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
Fourth Annual Celebrity Art Auction
Thursday Night
Friday, December 7, 2007
by Michaeleen O'Sullivan, UPfirst feature writer
Photos by Todd Carter, UPfirst photographer
Marquette, Michigan--Thursday night's Fourth Annual Celebrity Art Auction at the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum in Downtown Marquette featured everything from fun art and crafts by local celebrity artists to fine art masterpieces.

Museum Director Nheena Weyer Ittner and her museum team make children feel like stars every day.

Nheena had lots of help last night from fellow UPCM stars Jake Guter, Sam Elder, Nancy Stang, Sally Davis, and others.

Upper Peninsula Children's Museum Thursday night in Marquette

UPCM Star Jake Guter
with Museum Director, Nheena Weyer Ittner

UPCM Star Sam Elder

UPCM Stars Jake Guter, Nancy Stang, and Sally Davis

A full house of UPCM friends circulated to view silent and live auction items.  The traditional delectable chocolate fountain, fine cheeses, wine, and coffee warmed up hearty souls on a chilly 14 Marquette night.

Let the bidding begin...   

Judd Spray donated this magical nautical knots piece
Here's a sweet "Camp is Where the Is" piece created by Brian Harsch
Todd Carter contributed A Monarch Universe Picture Book collection (left)
and "My Teacher Showed Me the Universe" Specialty Gift Basket (right)
This morning, Nheena reported the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
raised about $11,000 last night.

Way to go Nheena, UPCM Stars,
all of the generous celebrity artists,
and all of the dedicated UPCM friends
who participated.

For more information, contact:

Nheena Weyer Ittner, Museum Director