Special to The Vindicator | published: October 31, 2012
Artist Ray Simon is donating one of his masterpieces to the Simply DeVine Gala and Auction, a benefit for The Way Station of Columbiana. It will be included in the auction that is part of the gala planned from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Links at Firestone Farms, 105 St. Andrews Drive, Columbiana. The 24-by-36-inch print, titled “The Crucifixion: Father Forgive Them For They Know Not What They Do,” has a retail value of $5,000. Admiring the painting are, from left, Cindy Burdick, gala co-chairwoman; Vicki Hopper, executive director of The Way Station; Simon; and Gail Hettrick, gala publicity chairwoman. For tickets call Sharon Frost at 330-482-5903. The painting will be displayed in several Catholic churches, including St. Michael in Canfield and St. Patrick Cathedral in Pittsburgh.