Art Professor Paints for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Auction

NIU School of Art Professor Charlotte Rollman was quite busy at the end of school this fall. In addition to finishing up her semester work, Charlotte was preparing for her spring 2010 sabbatical in Costa Rica AND she had been chosen to paint a violin for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for their upcoming annual auction. Charlotte completed the violin and delivered it to Chicago right before Christmas. Charlotte painted trees and put birds on the branches, then strung it with red wire instead of violin strings and put little 3 D birds on the wires. When completed, it was very delicate and the birds on top made it too high for a regular violin case, so Charlotte also made a box for the violin. The publicity for the auction is due to come out in March and the auction will be downtown at Symphony Hall on June 24. Keep your eyes open for it!

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