May 12, 2015


Contact: Holly Feldman, Director of Development

(920) 854-6117 x105



Northern Sky fundraiser to feature handcrafted, wooden-gear clock


Online bids being accepted leading up to event


FISH CREEK, WI - Northern Sky Theater kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season, and its first under the new name, with their Raise the Curtain event held Sunday, May 24th at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor.


This annual fundraiser features dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment provided by Northern Sky's company of performers.


This year, the silent auction will feature a one-of-a-kind, wooden-gear grandfather clock handcrafted by long-time Board Member and fine wood artist, Ken Boyd.


"Ken has been creating unique and playful works of art for our fundraiser for years now, stated Board Chair, Mary Seeberg. "From jewelry boxes to children's toys, his pieces are always the hot ticket item in our silent auction."


This year, Northern Sky has decided to make Boyd's latest creation available for bids prior to the event on the 24th.


"When Ken told us what he was planning, we knew it was going to be special," added Director of Development, Holly Feldman. "There are only a few of these clocks living in museums and upscale homes. It's the type of thing people pause to marvel at as they pass by."


The grandfather clock stands 78 inches tall and features cherry, maple, walnut and mahogany woods. The clock itself is 19 inches high and sits on a stand made of solid cherry wood. The height is needed for the weights that power the clock. Each weight is 12 pounds and is made of a wooden shell filled with lead shot.


"The entire project took about two months and was built from plans created by Bruce Sutter," stated artist and Board Member, Ken Boyd. "I crafted all of the components including the arbors and gears. It was quite the challenge, but I love that no two clocks will ever be the same."


Boyd added a wooden inlay of a cardinal in the bob of the pendulum and used black ebony to tip the hands of the clock.


The opening bid is listed at $2,000. Bids can be sent to through Saturday, May 23rd. Current bids can be viewed at


Tickets are still available for the event. The cost for the dinner and entertainment is $70 for adults and $20 for kids. Funds raised at Raise the Curtain support Northern Sky's mission to ensure ticket prices remain affordable for families.  For more information, or to register for "Raise the Curtain" please call the Northern Sky office at (920) 854-6117.






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