A Sip of Art

18 Sept 2019 By UniQue Webster

The Arts Council's bi-monthly intimate friendraiser, “A Sip of Art”, hosted by board of trustee John Dawson and Tiffany Pennink garnered more than 40 art lovers and supporters; celebrating arts and culture in our community. John opened his beautiful home to not only demonstrate his passion and commitment to the arts, but provided a platform for noted visual artist Katie Crawford Allen to share her amazing collection of work with guests. Her participation gave the night extra meaning. Guests spent the evening mingling while being introduced to the groundbreaking work of The Arts Council. The evening culminated with President and CEO Greg Weber sharing the importance of the Arts Council's flagship arts education program Artists in Schools.


By Lisa Sessoms
10:10:10 is a contender for annual favorite amongst area art lovers. The exhibition includes oil, photography, textile, acrylic, and more. Sequoia Rising enchanted the gallery with laidback acoustic gems at our private opening to the members of The Arts Council. “I was extremely impressed by the 10:10:10 exhibit. The concept of 10 artists, 10 linear feet, 10 self-curated exhibitions intrigued me. Experiencing it first-hand far exceeded my expectations. I found my attention being drawn to works of art that wouldn’t ordinarily be my taste. I’m normally a floral, coastal, and local points of interest kind of person. When viewing the various pieces of artwork, I found myself liking abstract pieces and everyday items re-created into art. The talent of the artists filled the room. It was great!”

Parking Lot Party

By Metoya Scott

It didn’t rain on our parade at the Back 2 School themed Parking Lot Party. Velton Brown parlayed his sax skills while partygoers perused various creative merchants at The Arts Council. The highlight of the party, although brief due to lighting, was the dunk tank. Several educators and downtown leadership took a splash in the name of art and education. Donations generated from the Dunk Tank were added to Artists in School grants. This grant provides funding directly to schools to aid in bringing professional teaching artists to their campuses.

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