Local volunteers announce Art for Heart'
From staff reports
Jan. 3, 2001
Artists from around the state and other locales are joining the East Mississippi's American Heart Association in a fight against two of the biggest killers of Mississippians and Americans.
Art for Heart 2001 kicked off this morning with a press conference at Northwood Country Club.
The annual event is one of many held statewide to raise money in the fight against heart disease and stroke the No. 1 and No. 3 killers nationwide.
Jones said the objective of Art for Heart is to raise money for research, and educate the public on how to protect themselves from heart disease and stroke.
The East Mississippi Chapter will host its third annual Art for Heart on Feb. 15 at Northwood County Club.
More than 50 artists have donated works in various media painting, quilting, hand-painted towels, pottery, weaving, jewelry, painted furniture, stained glass, pottery, wood carving, photography, masks and faux painting for inclusion in silent and live auctions.
Artists whose works are to be featured in the live auction are: Dea Dea Baker, Greg Cartmell, Terry Cherry, William Dunlap. T. Keith Everett, Knox Everson, Eleanor Hughes, Sandra Sturgis Giddens, William Lester, Alex Loeb, Sudie Manning, Lucy Mazzaferro, P. Sanders McNeal, Albert Smathers, Bryce Speed, Yvette Sturgis, Bob Tompkins, Miriam Weems, Wyatt Waters, Vicki Armastrong and Deborah Carpenter.
Terry Slife, silent auction chairman, announced works for the silent auction have been donated by the following artists: Gail Crawford, Laura Holladay, Ruthie Vinson, Martha Stennis, Aimee Tramontana, Kelly Corey, Millie Robinson, Gail Pittman, Kent Allen, Winki Allen, Sarah Ellen Riley, Nancy Landrum, Nell Webb Keyes, Les Green, Cathy Castleberry, Shannon Norton, Debbie Martin, Hope Webb, Peyton Long, Joel Callahan, Ranae Grantham, Gail Thornton Callahan, Debbie Mathews, Joey Horne, B.J. Hatten, Charlie Munoz, Todd Eldridge, Sylvia Follis, Linda Munoz, Erma Stafford, Jean Tucker, Martha Lewis, Hart-Hall, Matthew Renna, Cecily Hill, Kent Davis, Clo Ann Rabb, Sheryl Davidson, Eleanor Catledge, Ralph Null, Shayne Easterling Garrett, Larry Van Dyke and Jaime Purdy.
Prior to the evening of the Feb. 15 auction, two preliminary events are scheduled for Feb. 2 and 3 allowing interested buyers the opportunity to preview the art works.
Patrons will be honored at a special party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. David Slife on Feb. 2
Invitations have been mailed requesting those interested in becoming patrons before Jan. 17.
And, on Feb. 3, a preview party will be held at Cartmell Gallery in downtown Meridian.
Although invitations for all events have been mailed, activities are open to anyone, Jones added. For more information, contact Susan Speed, regional director, or Sue Linton, administrative assistant, at the Meridian office at 693-7500. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30-5 p.m.
Sponsors for Art for Heart 2001 are Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, Riley Hospital, Specialty Roll Products, Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Smith, Kline, Beacham Medtronic Inc., Industrial Electric Motor Works, Union Planters Bank, Hospice South, BankPlus, Yates Construction and Boston Scientific.