St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Mandeville will host the 5th annual St. Michael’s Episcopal Lenda Dean-Perez Memorial Art Show, showcasing over 35 local artists exhibiting fine art in variety of media, including acrylic, watercolor, and oil paintings, as well as pottery, woodworking, jewelry, glass and sculpture.
The show opens on Friday, October 27, 4-7 pm, with an art preview and complimentary pizza. Doors reopen Saturday, October 28 at 12 Noon. That evening, 5pm to 8pm, join exhibitors at the "Meet the Artist Wine Reception," when awards will be presented. The exhibition closes Sunday, October 29. Doors open at 8:00 am, and guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Doors close at 12 Noon.
The public is encouraged to come and enjoy the events. Admission is free.
In 2011 Lenda Dean-Perez, a great supporter of the arts and St. Michael's Episcopal Church, had a vision to create an event which did three important things: provide artists with a venue to display and sell their work, offer individuals an opportunity to purchase original art at reasonable prices, and most importantly, offer students a chance to display their artwork and experience support and encouragement.
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church has continued the art show in her memory. St. Michael's Episcopal Church is located at 4499 Sharp Road, adjacent to St.Michael's Episcopal Education Center, in Mandeville. Works will be exhibited inside St. Michael’s spacious Parish Life Center adjacent to the church and pre-school.
Show chairman Ferris Hotard believes this show benefits the community in many ways. “Artists sell their work with 30% of the sales going to St. Michael’s to benefit homeless children and their families through the Family Promise Program," said Hotard. "People attending the show have access to high quality, original art work in a wide range of prices. Young artists are also encouraged to participate. We award gift certificates to area school students for the purchase of art supplies."
Students who wish to explore visual art as a career gain valuable experience from a purely business perspective as well. "Students have the opportunity to interact with professional artists," Hotard explained, "and gain a broader understanding of art as a career path."
A People's Choice Award will be given to the artist chosen by patrons and a Parade of Prizes is donated by participating artists. Said Hotard, "It is a Win, Win, Win for everyone!”
For additional information contact Ferris Hotard at (985) 951-0728 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or St. Michael's Episcopal Church at (985) 626-5781 or email@example.com.