And while I'm on the topic of art you can purchase, let's talk poultry. Not all the news I hand you is up-to-date, I admit. Take, for example, the Open Fields School Great Goose Egg Auction. Thacher Hurd, Gail Gibbons, Marla Frazee, Leo and Diane Dillon, Susan Jeffers, Eric Rohmann, Emily Arnold, McCully, Ed Young, Paul Zelinsky (it moves!), and even Grace Lin (amongst many many other) earlier this year all contributed their own unique paintings... on eggs.
The press release about the auction of these puppies had this to say:
Perennially popular, and always eggciting, this event is the largest fundraiser for Open Fields, a small, independent elementary school founded in 1971 in Thetford Hill, Vermont. Rolled out every two years, the Great Goose Eggstravaganza has earned as much as $18,000 in just three hours of spirited bidding, with eggs going for as little as $25 and as much as, yes, $1,000. It is a tribute to the excellence and creativity (and sense of humor) of Open Fields that it can attract such a gaggle of locally and nationally famous artists to regularly cook up an egg for this auction.Every two years, eh? A pity. I wouldn't mind seeing a flurry of different artists every year. In lieu of that, I'll simply leave you with my favorite of the lot. It's by D.B. Johnson.