Brunswick Arts Council Holds 7th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Fundraiser
On May 20, Brunswick Arts Council celebrates its 30-year anniversary along with the seventh annual Evening of Miniature Masterpieces fundraiser at the Brunswick County Association of Realtors building at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply, N.C.
The Brunswick Big Band will play music from the years 1981 through today, as a celebration of the 30 years since Brunswick Arts Council was founded.Vocalist Linda Ladrick will be on hand to sing songs from that time period. Other entertainment will be provided by Tappers Extraordinaire, celebrity impersonators, and several surprises are planned.
The night will be emceed by Associated Press award winning journalist and television personality Genevieve Barker. Auctioneer D.O. North will conduct a live auction, as well as a silent auction of original art from local artists, and other donated prizes, such as resort vacations and more.
According to Council president, Jeanette Serens, tickets to the Miniature Masterpiece gala are $50 per person which includes heavy hor d’oeuvres, wine and beer, and each person gets one piece of original art. Local artists have donated almost 300 miniature originals for the occasion. The offerings include oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, quilting, pottery, tile, art glass, wood and more.
Proceeds from the gala go toward supporting the various Brunswick Arts Council's programs including artist grants, other nonprofit grants, scholarships, and workshops that are provided for all residents of Brunswick County.
One of the programs especially close to Serens’ heart is Arts In School Integration (ASI), a school dropout prevention program that made impressive statistical strides last year. At Brunswick County Academy, dropouts decreased from 42 to 35 while attendance increased from 86% to 88%. End of Grade and End of Course test scores combined increased from 28.5% at or above grade level to 56.86% at or above grade level.
For the last fiscal year, Brunswick Arts Council provided $30,000 for N.C. Arts Council Grassroots programs, $12,000 for group art and individual art grants and $5,000 in scholarships to high school seniors majoring in Fine Arts.
Cash, checks, and major credit cards are accepted as payment and tickets are also available online at brunswickartscouncil.org.
For reservations or late sponsorship information, contact Jeanette Serens at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.brunswickartscouncil.com.
top: Jame "Red" Saunders wood bowl.
left:quilt by Babs Ludwick; watercolor by Wanda Cornelius; watercolor by Susan Dade; mixed media by Joyce Grazetti.
right: watercolor by Roger Tatum; clay by Sharon Vincinguerra; pitcher by (TBA).