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Magic of Horses Gala auction features great art

Special to The Courier

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The Forest II by Jack Palance will be a part of Triple H's live auction Saturday.

Triple H Equitherapy celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 10, with the Magic of Horses Gala & Live Auction at Don Strange Ranch, 103 Waring Welfare Road, Boerne, from 5:30 to 9 pm. Attire is Western bling.
The live auction features three outstanding pieces of art, a table sculpture by Pipe Creek's Esther Benedict, a giclée reproduction of a painting by the actor Jack Palance, and a bronze sculpture by Linda Sioux Henley.
In addition to the live auction, conducted by professional auctioneer Forres Meadows, the gala features a silent auction with a variety of items in all price ranges. The evening features music by The Almost Patsy Cline Band, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine and dinner. The evening begins when the silent auction opens at 5:30 pm and ends at 9 pm.
All proceeds benefit equine-assisted therapy and activities at Triple H Equitherapy Center where horse-powered therapy has been changing the lives of children, at-risk youth, adults and wounded veterans since 1995.
To purchase Magic of Horses Gala tickets, call Ginger Eways at 830-388-2263 or 830-510-9515 or ginger@triple-h.org.
Benedict, an internationally known sculptor, donated a gorgeous table scupture, "A Horse of A Different Color," portraying a free spirited horse in all its many shades and hues loping along and enjoying life.
Elaine Palance, widow of academy award winning actor Jack Palance, donated one of his paintings. Not many are familiar with Jack Palance the artist.
In his personal time he painted landscapes and wrote poetry. With Jack's passing in 2006, his wife Elaine Palance became the guardian of his impressive collection of paintings. She donated The Forest II to the live auction. This giclee (high-resolution reproduction of the original artwork transferred onto canvas) is hand embellished and signed by Jack and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The piece includes his book, "The Forest of Love," which is a love story in blank verse, with a CD of Jack reading his book.
Another featured live auction item is the "Texas Rocking Chair," a 5.5-inches by 9-inches bronze sculpture by Linda Sioux Henley. In 1998, her bronze sculpture, "Honoring Early Texas Pioneer Woman," was placed on the Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin.