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Art show returns for 10th year

The Friends in Action Clubhouse Art Show and Sale is returning to the Parkland next month for its 10th year.

The popular community event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. April 20 at the Farmington Public Library, located at 101 North A Street.

According to Community Support Specialist Bekah Metz, a total of 17 community artists have donated pieces, along with 10 clubhouse and 10 youth artists.

“We appreciate all the wonderful donated artwork and support from our community, as well as those of our clubhouse members and the youth,” she said. “Many types of art are going to be included in the show, such as mosaics, woodcarving, photography, jewelry, textile art, paintings in oil, chalk pastels, resin, sculptures, acrylic, greeting cards and crochet items. There will also be some live auction pieces that will have complimentary floral arrangements paired with them. They are being donated by local florists.

“We’re going to have the three separate rooms like we did last year — one for the live auction, a second for the silent auction and another for general items that will range in price from $15-$100. The live auction will start at 6 p.m. and then the silent auction will be going during that whole time. It will end 15 minutes after the live auction is over.

“One of our members will be doing caricatures all night for tips like we did last year, and we’ll have another member creating a piece of artwork live throughout the evening. People can come by and watch her and there will be a drawing at the end of the show. This year we’re also going to have our greeting cards for purchase at the show.”

Light refreshments will be served, along with non-alcoholic beverages. Free musical entertainment will also be provided.

Until last year, the art shows raised funds for the building of the now completed clubhouse located next door to the El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant on Walton Drive in Farmington. This year’s proceeds will go to the club’s education fund and for advocacy training.

For more information, call 573-760-8360 or visit the FIA Clubhouse website at www.fiaclubhouse.org.

The Friends in Action Clubhouse Art Show and Sale features various forms of art created by clubhouse members, as well as community artists who want to financially assist the rehabilitation center that provides a place for those with severe mental illness to socialize, participate in activities, build life skills and gain independence.

The Friends in Action Clubhouse Art Show and Sale features various forms of art created by clubhouse members, as well as community artists who want to financially assist the rehabilitation center that provides a place for those with severe mental illness to socialize, participate in activities, build life skills and gain independence.

Local radio personality Mark Toti accepts a bid from one of the participants in last year's live auction held during the Friends In Action Clubhouse Art Show and Sale at the Farmington Public Library.</p><p class=

 ” width=”800″ /> Local radio personality Mark Toti accepts a bid from one of the participants in last year’s live auction held during the Friends In Action Clubhouse Art Show and Sale at the Farmington Public Library.

 

Kevin Jenkins is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3614 or kjenkins@dailyjournalonline.com

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