The works of Darien artist and owner Dana Cobb will be auctioned for charity during the upcoming STAR, Lighting the Way, benefit at .
The event, to be held Nov. 12, includes dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction, as well as an artist invitational of original STAR-themed art pieces that will be auctioned off to benefit the agency, according to a .
Norwalk-based , is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities.
According to the release, the event will be similar to the "STARS on Parade" project 10 years ago, when large fiberglass star sculptures were decorated by outstanding local artists and auctioned at the 50th Anniversary Celebration and Gala Dinner at . Many of these sculptures are still on display in Fairfield County towns, including Darien.
For this event the artists have painted porcelain plates in a STAR theme or theme of their choice. The plates will be fired and finished by Wirth-Salander Ceramics and formed into cake plates, according to the release.
More than a dozen other artists from throughout the area are participating in the charity auction and fundraiser.