The silent auction for our Thanks.Giving.Gala this December 5th is live! Included in this year’s auction catalog are celebrity items, UCLA Extension Classes, wine tasting tours, shopping sprees, and way more than we can list. This year we have one-of-a-kind Volta boxes available (more below). Any of the items in our auction would make a very cool holiday gift. Why not get your holiday shopping done while also supporting the life-saving work Get Lit does in our local communities? Additionally, your bid is a potential tax write-off! We think it’s a win-win situation.
What Is A Volta Box?
In poetry, “Volta” means “change” which this year commemorates the enormous transitions that have taken place in our country, and in our lives since last March. Each handmade box was created with the theme of the artist’s most memorable Volta of 2020. Some of the participating artists include well-known celebrities such as actor Steven Ogg (Walking Dead, Grand Theft Auto), NAACP Image award-winning poet, Patricia Smith, and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown as well as other well-known artists.
Get Lit reached out to the creative community as well as their own multi-talented poets asking them to help them craft one of a kind pieces of Art around Poems. These will be available for purchase in our silent auction.
Get Lit Founder Diane Luby Lane urges the community to get involved stating, “While we wait for a vaccine, and all the unrest to subside, we have decided to reach out to our community for support. These one-of-a-kind boxes hold the soul and kind intentions of the artists who have created them. The funds will go directly into the life-saving educational programs we have created for our youth, helping to maintain our sacred community and a safe place for students to continue to be supported and express themselves. This is happening right now, during and after school. There are tributes to Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou, Danez Smith, and so many more of our icons and ancestors. Their spirits are in these boxes as well.”
Artist Rob Ryan says:
I thought about it in my head
And felt it in my heart
But made it with my hands