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Chatham Artists Guild supports ChathamArts

By Forrest Greenslade
Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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Fearrington, NC - Chatham Artists Guild's artists donate original works of art for the "Transforming Our Community For 25 Years" Charity Art Auction, March 18th, at the Barn at Fearrington Village. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services and ChathamArts, Chatham County Arts Council

"The community of artists in Chatham County has always taken a active role in giving their time and talents to support our local and regional nonprofits," says Leslie Palmer,Chatham Artists Guild President "Many of these projects have become yearly events helping to provide much needed funding for the charities' services." "The Guild is proud we can help. We sent out a call to the artists and they responded with paintings, sculpture, jewelry, fabric art and other works to celebrate ChathamArts and Family Violence & Rape Crisis 25 years of service to our community," adds Maggie Zwilling, Guild Executive Director.

Guild artists who will be featured include: painters Carol Owen, Phyllis Burns and Leslie Palmer; sculptors William Moore and Kevin Eichner; potters Mark Hewitt, Sally Resnik and Doug Dotson; photographer Mark Bashista, wood carver Karen Tiede; glass artists Sally Rockriver and Gretchin Niver; and screen printer Vidabeth Bensen.

The art preview and silent auction will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the live auction starting at 3:30. The afternoon program will include culinary delights, live music, and a dramatic performance. Individual admission is $25.00 and includes beverages and light hors d'oevres. To support the benefit please contact FVRC at 919-542-5445 or ChathamArts at 919-542-0394.

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