Archive for Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Art Walk features ‘Cuppa Java’ night

September 26, 2001

Several events are planned for the 2001 finale of Art Walk, including the popular "Cuppa Java" night, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in downtown Baldwin City.

The Baldwin Community Arts Council will have a sidewalk exhibit of a wide variety of styles and media, including photography, watercolor, prismacolor, pastels, mixed media, stained glass, jewelry and ceramics, on the southwest side of High Street. Artists showing will be Krista McClenahan, Kathy Browne, Caroline Tanner, Cindy Novelo, Lisa Slavin, Mary Baungart, Paula Johnson, Laura Morford and Debbie McGee.

Several businesses will be open with art work on display. The Baldwin City Signal, 703 High St., will show watercolors by McClenahan. Discoveries, 719 Eighth St., will show its collection of handmade jewelry and a broad selection of arts and crafts. Baldwin sculptor Matt Kirby will have his works on display at Therapy Services located on Eighth St. The Art Affair, 622 High St., will showcase the works of Doug Guess and Courtney Nelson.

While patrons are viewing all the talents from local and surrounding area artists, the sounds of the blues and jazz band "Free Lunch" will provide musical entertainment at Eighth and High streets, in the middle of downtown Baldwin.

"Cuppa Java" will be located in the middle of Art Walk. The Baldwin Community Arts Council promotes "Cuppa Java" as a fundraiser to help sponsor art walks, scholarships and other art related activities in the Baldwin area. The event offers hand made mugs, dessert and a beverage for only $6. Also, 10 percent of the proceeds from the sales will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Local artists have been working for months to produce more than 150 mugs, which will all be for sale that evening. Just to name a few of the artist who have donated much of their time to this project are Inge Balch of Baker University, first semester art students from Baldwin Junior High School, Sandy Cardens, Christy Carlisle, Morford, Phyllis Nelson and Tanner.

There is no charge to attend any of the exhibits and the public is invited to this celebration of art and artists. For additional information, visit the BCAC Website at or email

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