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Sep 11 – Council Resale Hosting Auction including Karimalis Painting

Sep 11 – Council Resale Hosting Auction including Karimalis Painting

Council Resale (3297 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley), one of the oldest thrift stores in metro Detroit having opened its doors in 1934, will be taking a front seat in the Berkley Art Bash this year, hosting its own Art Bash Sale and Silent Auction. The event will be held on Saturday September 11, with the Art Bash Sale running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the silent auction from 1-4 p.m. All proceeds will be used for the many projects run by National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan (NCJW|MI), which operates the store to benefit Detroit-area women, children, and families.

The painting being auctioned is called The Carnivale, a vibrant 4-foot by 4-foot acrylic on canvas painting by Greek American painter Yiannis Karimalis and which is worth over $1,500.  Karimalis, who lives in metro Detroit, is known for creating show-stopping colorful paintings in acrylic and watercolor, often with an unexpected three-dimensional element.  Bidding will start at $300, and bids can be made in $50 increments. Also featured during the silent auction is Moses, a plaster sculpture measuring 16-by-14 inches by world-renowned sculptor David Fisher who graduated from Greek Art College of Odessa in the Ukraine, worked as an artist in the Soviet Union for many years before emigrating to the US. Fisher, who passed away in 2013, is most famous for a sculpture at the Vietnam War Memorial. The sculpture is valued at more than $400, and bidding will start at $125 and bids to be made in $50 increments. For images of the painting and sculpture click here.

“We have always been known for having high-end fashion and designer clothing and our more recently revamped Home Décor room, and now we are happy that our generous donors will make Council Re|Sale a destination for purchasing art during Berkley Art Bash,” said President of NCJW|MI Amy Cutler. “We have dozens of unique art pieces which can dramatically transform any room at bargain prices. And we are particularly grateful for the donations for our art auction.”

Money raised through the art sale and auction will support NCJW|MI projects such as the Back 2 School Store, Backpack Project for homeless children, blankets for foster children, Kosher Meals on Wheels, literacy outreach, and social action initiatives such as voter advocacy.

Council Re|Sale continues to take COVID safety precautions, including offering hand sanitizing stations and masks are to be worn in the store regardless of vaccination status. Normal store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; donations of clothing (not books or children’s clothing) are accepted Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on Council Re|Sale go to www.councilresale.net; for more information on National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan go to www.ncjwmi.org

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