Archive for Thursday, April 22, 2004

BCAC to host Garden Party A-Fair

April 22, 2004

There's a unique event set for Sunday, combining art, entertainment and other items which is being sponsored by the Baldwin Community Arts Council.

The Garden Party A-fair is set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Three Sisters Inn, 1035 Ames. Local and surrounding area artists will exhibit under the awnings, craftsmen will demonstrate their talents, live musical entertainment will be playing and there will even be massages available.

"There will be a variety of events happening from artists and crafts people showing their wares, chair massages will be available, there will be croquet on the lawn, tea and crumpets under the gazebo and live musical entertainment," said BCAC president Laura Morford. " What an afternoon it will be.

"The Lumberyard Arts Center project will also have a table with hand-crafted bird houses on display," said Morford. "Patrons may purchase these unique one of a kind creations with the funds earned going toward the arts center project."

Among the artists scheduled to be on display are: Phyllis Nelson, pottery; Edwin Smith, acrylics; Angela and Brian Pitts, painted wood wall creations; Morford, photography and pottery; Lisa Slavin, pastel works and custom pet portraits; Christy Carlisle, pottery; Denise McClelland, wood creations; Lynn Jones, photography; Sandy Cardens, acrylics; C.R. Herpich, photography; and Tracy (T.J.) Harrison, Polaroid transfers. Judy Vickers will have herbs and Shirley Webb will have Tupelo honey on hand.

Some of the musicians slated to perform are: Alonzo Beardshear; Tom Krause; Steve Strickland; the Route 66 Band; Scott and Lori Searl, who will perform throughout the afternoon with their mix of guitar, bottles, harmonica, celtic/Scotish and more.

"These musically talented artists are volunteering their time and talent and the arts council gratefully acknowledges this and thanks them for their generosity," she said.

Tasty creations from Annie France and Diane Niehoff will be available under the gazebo. There are also "tea times" still available and can be reserved by calling Niehoff at 594-3244. Tea and crumpets cost $10, but there's no charge for children under 10. Also, guests wearing hats will receive a 10 percent discount.

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