GPS ArtStart Open To Public

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The annual VISIONS fundraiser sponsored by Girls Preparatory School has for many years included an art component that showcases the work of local and alumnae artists and raises money for a guest artist program that brings professional artists, dancers, and musicians to the campus.

VISIONS 2013 ArtStart has experienced unprecedented growth and this year will feature over 50 local artists and nearly 100 pieces. Because of the increase in contributors  to the program, GPS will host a public art show on Tuesday in the lobby of the school’s Frierson Theatre from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Area residents are invited to view and enjoy the collection or purchase a piece for their home or office. 

A second opportunity for the public to view the artwork will come on Wednesday at the Townsend Atelier. The art will be available for purchase at a wine and cheese party from 5-6:30 p.m. at the gallery, 201 W. Main, Suite 107. 

The art will also be a part of the VISIONS online auction from Feb. 1-19. ArtStart pieces are among other items that may be purchased online at www.biddingforgood.com/gps  Auction items not a part of ArtStart will be available for bidding through 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. 

The showcase will include sculpture, photography, glass, and jewelry, along with oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. Participants will include Mia Bergeron, Judy Britain, Terry Cannon, Laura Cleary, Maddin Corey, Thomas L, Cory, Cessna Decosimo, Ellen Franklin, Carylon Killebrew, June Ellen Marsh, Spears McAllester, Jas Milam, Billy Parker, Brent Sanders, Stan Townsend, Janis Wilkey, and many other well-known local artists, in addition to award-winning GPS student artists and fine arts instructors.  


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