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.
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.”
Did Elvis the penguin bake that cake
All of the pictures are awesome! Wish I was as talented as Elvis
Amazing job on that cake, Ruth! You topped Elvis, and that’s saying something!
Ruth, that second shot is so surreal! As for your fabulous Rainbow Cake . . . what great fun in advancing such a good cause!
The little guy wasn’t scared around all those people? Nice cake!
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))
What a cake! Worthy of any Anniversary!
Go Elvis! Great job cake baker!
Love it! Both your cake and the penguin’s art – how fun!!
I love your cake – and your very giving spirit. 🙂