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Elvis the Penguin Paints at National Aviary for Persad Patron Party

Pittsburgh’s National Aviary was the happening scene on Friday night in the city.  Steel Band music. Desserts.

  Artist Reception and Patron Party was in full swing.

Elvis the African Penguin Makes Art to Auction Off to Benefit Persad Center

His feet were all aflutter. Perhaps he enjoys making art without an audience.

Here is the piece I donated. They invited a group of artists to create a commemorative artwork to celebrate their fortieth anniversary.   I know one should just make a donation and not tell about it but it is a good cause and perhaps some of my students might seek counseling here in the future and be helped as my good friend J always tells about a former student the organization helped  a long time ago.

 Below is the photograph I created to commemorate their 40th Anniversary.

Thanks to Steve I was able to get 40 candles lit and photograph quickly in the dark dining room at night.

Had to bake the cake first before I could photograph it and I chose the wedding cake recipe from the Cake Bible  by Rose Levy Beranbaum and used lots of gel food color by Wilton.  Buttercream icing.

UPMC presents Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art

 Monday, May 14, 2012

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
6:00 – 11:00 p.m

“Persad’s signature event is both a verbal and silent auction featuring over 200 pieces of art from local, national and international artists including photography, painting, sculpture and jewelry. Come enjoy great food, drinks and entertainment and take home some fabulous artwork.

To purchase tickets to the event or to purchase an underwriting package, click here.

10 responses

  1. Did Elvis the penguin bake that cake

    April 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    All of the pictures are awesome! Wish I was as talented as Elvis

    April 15, 2012 at 7:31 am

  3. Toni

    Amazing job on that cake, Ruth! You topped Elvis, and that’s saying something!

    April 15, 2012 at 8:58 am

  4. Ruth, that second shot is so surreal! As for your fabulous Rainbow Cake . . . what great fun in advancing such a good cause!

    April 15, 2012 at 9:42 am

  5. The little guy wasn’t scared around all those people? Nice cake!

    April 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

  6. What a great cake, Ruth, and it made a great contribution to the cause! It’s pretty sad when a penguin has more talent in its feet than I do in my whole being. ((sigh))

    April 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

  7. Erica Wells

    What a cake! Worthy of any Anniversary!

    April 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

  8. Go Elvis! Great job cake baker!

    April 16, 2012 at 10:32 pm

  9. Love it! Both your cake and the penguin’s art – how fun!!

    April 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  10. I love your cake – and your very giving spirit. :)

    April 22, 2012 at 8:59 am

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