Silent Auction benefiting OLLI at Auburn University

Published: November 23, 2021

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OLLI member and local artist Scott Melville has donated 31 of his paintings to be sold by silent auction between now and Dec. 2 to raise funds for programs, operations and scholarships at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University, or OLLI.

The framed egg tempera paintings are on display at Sunny Slope and its Annex located at 1031 S. College Street in Auburn. Paintings can be viewed during regular university hours of Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. A reception will be held on Dec. 2, beginning at 5 p.m. at Sunny Slope and bidding will close at 6:30 p.m. This reception is open to the public and will provide non-OLLI members an opportunity to learn more about this educational program designed for adults 50 and older.

Scott Melville is retired from Eastern Washington University where he was a professor of physical education for 32 years. He has maintained an art practice since he took an “Introduction to Watercolor” class in 1984. Now he works primarily in egg tempera, an antique medium used by artists as early as the first century AD.

For more information, visit the OLLI at Auburn website or contact Cheri Lumpkin at

Submitted by: Cheryl Lumpkin