About Our Auction
Artist Mimi deOlloqui-Turner has graciously donated several original oil paintings to auction for Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, WV. 50% of all proceeds will benefit keeping Carnegie Hall open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About the artist:
Miriam B. deOlloqui (Mimi) was born in 1960 in Clifton Forge, VA and started drawing and painting early on. Her greatest influence then was her father, Valentine V. deOlloqui, Jr. who was a talent in his own right.
After earning a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University, she went on to receive an Interior Design graduate degree from Boston Architectural College in 1989.
M. B. deOlloqui's art forms include drawing, painting and photography. She has taught drawing & watercolors in Virginia and started exhibiting her work in 1994. Since marrying Jack Turner and moving to Denver, M. B. deOlloqui has been involved with Plein Air Colorado, Denver Art Students League and Brenda Hendrix Studio working in oils.
Her pieces have been shown in solo and group shows throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maine and Colorado.
About Carnegie Hall, Inc.
In 1902 Carnegie Hall was built as part of the Lewisburg Female Institute in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Andrew Carnegie funded the construction of the Hall, with the stipulation that community residents contribute $10,000, developing a sense of community ownership of the Hall since its conception. Carnegie Hall remained occupied by the college (later named the Greenbrier College for Women) until 1972. The Hall then became part of the Greenbrier Center, a state-funded facility for mentally and emotionally disadvantaged children. The Greenbrier Center closed in 1983 at which point citizens of the community formed Carnegie Hall, Inc., a non-profit regional arts and education center. Over the course of the Hall's existence, it has been a pillar for arts and education, housing numerous noteworthy performances, classes, and special events.
At Carnegie Hall, we are committed to cultivating an appreciation for creativity and excellence in arts and education. Our mission is to present diverse and high-quality live performances and exhibits, encourage and support arts education programs in our schools and communities, remain fiscally responsible, and preserve the historic integrity of the Hall to ensure its enjoyment by future generations in Southeastern West Virginia.