Signed Dali Etching Highlights Emory-Adventist Silent Auction

Among several local Sunday events, the Foundation of Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna is hosting its annual Holiday Home Tour and the numbered Dali etching is among the auction items to help purchase digital mammography equipment.

The Foundation of Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna will hold its 10th annual Holiday Home Tour, on Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon to 6 p.m. The tour will feature seven homes in the Smyrna-Vinings area, as well as a silent-bid action of close to 200 items.

Highlighting the items will be a signed and numbered etching by Salvador Dali.

The silent auction, along with a tea room, will be located at at 3016 Atlanta Road in Smyrna.

The Dali etching, “The Invention of the Light Bulb,” was generously donated by Bob and Peggy Seckler, who have owned it for more than three decades.

Peggy Seckler to The Marietta Daily Journal, “We believe in the hospital and we believe in its mission. It’s an important part of the community.”

Proceeds from this year’s annual Holiday Home Tour go to the purchase of digital mammography equipment for . Last year’s home tour raised $10,000. Through all its fundraising efforts this year, the 35-member foundation hopes to raise $220,000 to buy digital mammography equipment for the hospital.

Each home will be decorated for the holiday season, highlighting the talents of local designers and decorators. Tour-goers will not know the houses on the tour they until they buy a ticket.

Admission is $20 per person and may be purchased by calling 770-438-5233. Tickets are also available at Community Bank of the South, , , , and located in Smyrna.


Also on Sunday, the at 4686 South Atlanta Road will host a reception from 1-4 p.m. for Acworth painter Thomas Arvid, recognized as “today’s preeminent painter of wine.” (A reception is also being held Saturday, Dec. 4 from 6-9 p.m.) 

Arvid’s works are vivid still life paintings of wine bottles, wine glasses and wine accessories. Guests may sample Napa varietal wines and meet Arvid, maybe ask him: “Do you drink from all those open bottles when you’re painting them?”


Elsewhere Sunday, the presents The Nutcracker at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the . This enchanting production features toy soldiers, mischievous mice, Chinese dragons and even a Christmas tree that grows.

Also indoors Sunday is the annual  from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Miss Mable's Tea Room inside the . Miss Mable's Tea Room is a 20-year tradition and it runs from Friday until Dec. 10.

A table for four is $40 and includes lunch and a small gift. The tea room is a great place for company and organizations' holiday parties. There is limited space, so call ahead to make reservations at 770-819-3285.

JBN December 04, 2011 at 02:34 PM
God bless anyone who trusts this hospital to do mamammography. Lets all rush out to help the worst hospital in Atlanta. Shame on Emory for being associated with this inept place.


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