Local art work needed

Published 12:02 am Thursday, November 1, 2012


Local artists looking to showcase their work and make an extra buck this holiday season should look no further than the local show at LAAC.

Mira Walker of the LAAC said the organization is holding a local artist showcase in order to give them a venue to show or sell their art work, now through the end of December.

“There really isn’t a venue for local artists,” she said. “These artists have done so much for us – donating to Art off the Wall, summer art camps and other things – that we wanted to help them out and say, ‘thanks.’”

Walker said the show is open to all local artists ages young adult and older.

Artists are limited to three pieces of work.

“We are also encouraging those who make handmade Christmas cards or any other dimensional visual arts to participate as well,” Walker said.

Ten percent of all profits go to the LAAC.

Walker said this is a fantastic time for locals to purchase Christmas gifts.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to buy art for Christmas,” she said. “Original art makes a wonderful gift.”

So far, artists such as Liz Reid, Judy Henley, Mary Ann Norton, Dot Burkett, Kathy Grantham, Mary Lynn Thorington, Peggy James, Flossie Durkee, Walt Moore, Carol Phillips, Jim Reeves, Roger Powell and Jo Kelley are participating. There are a wide variety of acrylics, oils, watercolors and charcoals from which to choose.

The LAAC is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. A reception is planned for later in November.

Those interested in showcasing their work, may call Walker at 222-3205 to set up a time to bring in their works.