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The Revolution is here!
Art revolution kicks off with fundraiser
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So you say you want a revolution? Art revolution is here.The new Art Revolution program in Smithville held a fundraiser Saturday night at the 303 Building downtown.The program enjoys the support of artists from DeKalb and Putnam Counties, and artists from as far away as Philadelphia and Santa Fe, New Mexico donated works to the fundraiser.A silent auction was conducted, featuring such diverse items as private in-house cooking instructions by Chef Jason Evans as well as pottery, jewelry, paintings and a rocking chair created by Tim Hintz.More than $6,000 was raised at the event, with all proceeds going to Art Revolution.Board member Melissa Wallace told the Review that she was “overwhelmed and amazed by the wonderful response of our community to Art Revolution. We are so excited to be able to offer this program to young people, and we are so grateful to Mayor Mike Foster for his extraordinary support.”Among local artisans attending the event were Claudia Lee, Louie Colombarini, Ed Wooten, Chery Cratty, Gail Looper, Tim Hintz, Jeanne Brady, Kathe-Reed Nelson, Susan DeMay and Jason Evans.Art Revolution classes are scheduled to begin in the new DeKalb County Community Center in October.The first three classes offered will be in papermaking, pottery and jewelry.Exact details will be released closer to the date of completion of the new county center, which will be the home of Art Revolution.The Art Revolution’s board of directors includes Jessica Atnip, Scott Little, Joy Parker, Cindy Childers, Melissa Wallace, Lora Webb, Betsy Driver, Rhonda Harpole, Claudia Lee and Mary Ann Puckett.The Art Revolution board members would like to thank every person that showed support, and said that they are anxious to continue working with the community to see this program become a fixture in Smithville.