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Friday, December 19, 2014

The Grantsville Art Walk was a Success!

On December 11, 2014 the Grantsville Art Walk had a reception and silent auction at Penn Alps.  It was a lovely evening and the room was filled with friendship, culture and the giving feeling that abounds this time of year.

We set the minimum bid at 25.00 per piece. Many pieces sold well over their minimum bid and every single piece of art sold!  We raised over $800.00 for a selection of charitable causes.

We would like to thank all of the businesses that supported us during the month of the Art Walk by showing the work of the artists in their establishments.  Thank you Green Valley Foods, Blue Moon Antiques, 1st United Bank, Ruth Enlow Library, The Highland Thrift Shop, Medical Rehabilitation Systems, Somerset Trust, The Republican Newspaper, Buckel’s Laundromat, The Medicine Shoppe, Four Season’s Stitchery, Dr. Robin Bissell, Grant’s Mercantile and Kid’s Corner.  We especially want to thank the staff of Penn Alps for not only showing art for a month but for hosting a lovely reception.

The Children of Grantsville Elementary did their very best. Their work raised hundreds of dollars to support arts funding for their school.  Congratulations artists and teachers of Grantsville Elementary!

Mrs. Evan’s preschool class with a piece entitled “Fish”
Mrs. Bittinger’s Class with a piece entitled “Kites Fly High."

Mrs. Pfaff’s 1st grade project “Flower Vase.”

                              “The Casselman Bridge” created by Mrs. Rhoten’s 2nd grade class.

                               Mrs. Frantz's 3rd grade project “A Field of Flowers.”

McKenzie’s 3rd grade class and their painting of “Grantsville.”

Mrs. Wampler 4th grade class project “The Four Seasons.”
                                     “Birches and Butterflies” from Mrs. Paul’s 4th grade class.

“Paper Quilt” by Mrs. Upole’s 5th grade class. 

                                     “Birds on a Highline” from Mrs. Stark’s 5th grade class.

Thank you to all the artists who were willing to take part in this inaugural event!  I hope you return next year and it has been such an honor to get to know you better.  Thank you Phil Sorenson, Connie Stark, Carolyn Collen DuBose, Connie Garlitz, Joan Holliday, Marsha Warnick, Butch Buckel, Lisa Rounds and Jenny Beachy for participating as artists. 

(Pictured Connie Garlitz with her photography.)

(Pictured Lisa Rounds with her Jewelry)
(Pictured Marcia Warnick with her photography)

Thank you to my able assistant Susan Thatcher.  I am so glad you are part our lives!

Thank you everyone who came to the event. By purchasing art you donated funds to The Grantsville Parent Teacher Organization, Garrett County Mentors, Samantha Funds the Arts, The Rotary Christmas Tree Fund, Hart for Animals of Garret County, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the Ruth Enlow Library.

Since the auction last week people have been glowing in their praise of the art and the event itself.  We cannot wait to do it again next year!

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