In every city there is a person who quietly puts together community events that benefit local charities, promotes artists and builds up others. In Dayton, that’s Mary Kathryn Burnside. When I worked for AIDS Resource Center (now Equitas Health) she was always volunteering her time to come up with creative ways to help us do the theme reveal party, coordinating models and costumes. She’s hosted art shows at her Oregon District store Clash Dayton and put together amazing fashion shows launching local designers and models.
Now it’s our turn to support her. Mary Kathryn was diagnosed with breast cancer in January. And like so many entrepreneurs, she did not have insurance. She quickly racked up huge bills for testing and a double mastectomy.
The community that she has spent years nurturing has come together to launch a benefit auction with the an opening tonight at the Circles Art Studio at Front Street from 5-10p. Here’s just a peek at some of the items up for bid:
All artwork and jewelry will be online at https://app.galabid.com/maryclash/items so please register and bid on amazing donated items from our caring community of artists and local businesses! Closing show and auctions on June 19th.