Art for Heart 2001
Special to The Star
Jan. 28, 2001
More than 50 artists from around the state as well as other locales have committed to an upcoming fight against heart disease and stroke two of the biggest killers of Mississippians and Americans.
The artists have donated works for inclusion in silent and live auctions at Art for Heart 2001. Presented by the East Mississippi Chapter of the Mississippi Affiliate of the American Heart Association, the third annual event is scheduled for Feb. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Northwood County Club and will feature works in various media painting, quilting, hand-painted towels, pottery, weaving, jewelry, painted furniture, stained glass, pottery, wood carving, photography, masks and faux painting.
According to Jody Marsalis, live arts acquisition chair, participating artists are being honored for this year's event.
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 Castlebeerry, 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 Friday and Saturday to allow interested buyers the opportunity to preview the art works.
On Friday, patrons will be honored at a special party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. David Slife. And, on Saturday a preview party will be held at Cartmell Gallery
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.