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Much more than art to AHA fundraiser

By Staff
Special to The Star
Feb. 9, 2001
While art is the heart of an upcoming American Heart Association fund-raiser, local organizers say there's much more to the annual event.
Sponsored by the East Mississippi Chapter of the Mississippi Affiliate of the American Heart Association, the third annual event is scheduled for Wednesday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., at Northwood County Club. Food as well as silent and live auctions will highlight the evening affair.
More than 50 artists from around the state as well as other locales have committed to the cause by donating 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 chairman, participating artists are being honored for this year's fund-raiser.
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.
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 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sponsors for Art for Heart 2001 are Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, Riley memorial Hospital, Specialty Roll Product, 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.

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