Photos taken at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will go up for auction next week.
The silent auction of prints taken by local photographers at the downtown Wilkes-Barre venue will run from Tuesday, June 30, at 10 a.m. to Thursday, July 2, at 8 p.m. in a Facebook event through the Kirby Center’s Facebook page. Up for sale will be images from “big name artists” who have performed at the Kirby Center — including Jason Isbell, Alice Cooper and Greta Van Fleet — as well as shots of the venue, the Kirby Center noted in an announcement.
Featured photographers include Brittany Boote, Scott Kucharski and Jerry Hylan, and the public can check out their work ahead of the auction through the event page starting this weekend.
Proceeds from the sales will be divided between the Kirby Center and the photographers.
Anne Rodella, the Kirby Center’s artistic director, said in a statement that the venue feels “thrilled to work on this project and support our friends who have long supported us.”
“Live entertainment has a magical air surrounding it, a moment in time that you experience only with the people at the event,” she explained. “Wilkes-Barre and the F.M. Kirby Center are lucky to be surrounded by talented photographers who capture that magical feeling in pictures. Over the years, those photographers have become our friends.”
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