The Charity Life project showcases 40 decorated chairlifts, all of which were dismantled from the Golden Eagle lifts from the Canyons. The chairs were customized by 40 local artists and companies, all contributing unique designs. You can bid on one of the customized chairs,at a live auction at the fundraiser or on eBay at the Charity Life event on December 17. The chairs can be viewed online here. All proceeds will benefit specified charities and The Kimball Art Center.
The auction will be hosted by Scott Wolf, star of ABC's V , at the Grand Summit Ballroom at the Canyons from 6:30pm - 10pm. Appetizers, beer and wine will be served and Bryon Friedman and his band will perform. Attire is 'Mountain Casual'. Tickets are available for $50, until the week of December 13-17 when the cost will be increased to $75
The artists including titles of their artwork for Chairity Lift are: Mike Bronn - "Last Chair" Ron Butkovitch -"That's How We Roll" Dennis Dale - "Flintstone Chairlift" Megan Fernandez -"Golden Eagle Chair Pose (Utkatasana)" Scott Gutierrez - "Frozen in Time" Lisa Hale -"Winged Feather Swing" Corinne Humphrey -"Autumn Leaves at the Canyons" Karyn Jacobsen -"Lynx" Sharon Jonas -"TheÂ Ride-on Chair" Matt Kraft - "Ski Rod" Ian Leinbach -"SkiCycle" Jason Martinez -"Rossignol Chair" Renee Mox Hall -"The Chairiot of Fire" Park City Highschool Art Club- "Seasons and History of Park City" R. Nelson Parrish - "No. 37 Apres Ski 2010" Bob Peek - "Who is Rik Shaw Anyway?" Mike Quinlan - "Mosaic Tiffany Glass Chair" Dayna Stern -"Chairman Mao" Whitney Thompson - "No. 47: Rothko Chaired" Mike Walton - "Fly Fishing Scenes"
The companies, the charities and their websites for Chairity Lift are:
A Wok Away "Minimalist" benefiting The Park City Film Series, www.parkcityfilmseries.org Backcountry.com "The Back Seat" benefiting National Ability Center,www.discovernac.org Budweiser "Budweiser Ultimate Party Chair" benefiting Winter Sports School,www.wintersportsschool.org Canyons "No. 36 Shoulder Season: Park City 2010" benefiting Park City Education Foundation, www.pcef4kids.org Coca-Cola "Coca-Cola Porch Swing" benefiting United Way Salt Lake City,www.uw.org eBay "eBay Toy Chest" benefiting Primary Children's Medical Center, www.intermountainhealthcare.org/hospitals/primarychildrens Fischer Productions "How To Catch A Snow Shark" benefiting Ocearch,www.ocearch.org Fresh Market "It Takes A Village" benefiting KPCW ,www.kpcw.org Gigaplex Architects "Twinkling Pine Chair" benefiting Design Build Bluff,www.designbuildbluff.org Sharon Jonas "The Ride-On Chair" benefiting Recycle Utah, www.utahrecycles.org Key Bank "Chouch" benefiting Kimball Art Center's Young Artist Academy (YAA), www.kimballartcenter.org/education/young-artists-academy KSL 5 "Cabin's Dream of Entertainment" benefiting KSL's Quarters for Christmas, www.ksl.com/?nid=256&sid=2218390 Scenemakers "Cowboy Home Companion" benefiting Mothers Without Borders,www.motherswithoutborders.org Overstock.com "Family Tree Peace Garden" benefiting Wounded Warrior Project,www.woundedwarriorproject.org R. Nelson Parrish benefiting World Cup Dreams, www.worldcupdreams.org Ski Utah "The Ski Utah Chair" benefiting CHILL,www.chill.org Skullcandy "The Skullcandy Chair" benefiting Huntsman Cancer Institute,www.huntsmancancer.org University of Colorado "Chair-y #1" benefiting Navajo Nation, www.navajo.org University of Utah "Chair-y #2" benefiting University of Utah School of Architecture,www.arch.utah.edu Waldorf Astoria "Timeless Elegance" benefiting Park City Performing Arts Foundation,www.ecclescenter.org Waterbox "Eyrie Perch" benefiting Micaboo, www.mickaboo.org Yuki Arashi "Purist" benefiting Park City Foundation,www.theparkcityfoundation.orgChairity Lift is sponsored by Canyons, eBay, KSL TV and Waldorf Astoria Park City.
For more information about Chairity Lift, go to www.kimballartcenter.org.