WHITEFIELD, NH — The Weathervane Theatre will be holding an auction of the artwork of co-founder Gibbs Murray Sept. 26-27.
The in-person, by-appointment auction also starts online Sept. 28. Murray’s artwork and handwriting have become synonymous at the Weathervane and, at 81-years-old, he can still be found in the Weathervane paint shop, responsible for many of the seasons’ designs.
The artwork for sale is all signed by Murray and represents the current season. Pieces range from scenic renderings to logos. Prior to the Sept. 28 online sale, the artwork can be seen in person at the Weathervane by appointment only Sept. 26-27 between 9 a.m. and noon.
The online auction can be seen at www.weathervanenh.org, and will run for 10 days. Proceeds benefit Weathervane Theatre, which is now in its 55th season.
Onstage, Weathervane currently has three productions running in alternating repertory as part of its inaugural fall season: Little Shop of Horrors, Miracle on South Division St., and The World Goes ‘Round.
The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas and is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. For over half a century, it has presented professional productions of plays and musicals. It is one of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, boasting among its alumni Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and recent Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel.