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ArtsFest will showcase Augusta Prep students

Posted: April 25, 2012 - 12:01am
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File photo Lillie Delecuona gets her arm painted by Cathy Harville at the 2010 Augusta Preparatory Day Schools' ArtsFest. The annual event is held Saturday at the school's Martinez campus.  File photo
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File photo Lillie Delecuona gets her arm painted by Cathy Harville at the 2010 Augusta Preparatory Day Schools' ArtsFest. The annual event is held Saturday at the school's Martinez campus.

Augusta Preparatory Day School will hold its annual art show highlighting the talents of its student and faculty artists on Saturday.

The fundraiser, held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Augusta Prep’s Flowing Wells Road campus in Martinez, will feature art by the school’s students and faculty in an Artists Row. Many works will be sold during a silent auction.

The event also will showcase the school’s student chefs in a “Top Chef” dessert competition.

“We’re thrilled to have a wide variety of local and professional artists along Artists Row, too,” said Anneliese Woodall, the assistant director of alumni relations and special events at the school. “Currently, we have 23 participants along Artists Row.”

In addition, the school has joined with the Morris Museum of Art for a children’s craft table in the “Artzone,” which will include face painting, crafts and Hispanic-theme art from Augusta Prep’s Spanish Culture class.

“The event is a fundraiser for the Augusta Prep Fine Arts Department, and all money raised from ArtsFest will go directly to Prep Fine Arts,” Woodall said. “It’s a free, family-friendly
day of celebrating the visual, culinary, literary and performance arts and is open to the entire CSRA.”

The Augusta Prep Spring Conservatory Recital also is part of ArtsFest, and attendance is free.

The Hutchinson Gallery will be featured at ArtsFest, with works from Tom Nakashima, Shishir Chokshi, Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman, Marianna Williams and David Kernaghan, Woodall said.

Augusta Chronicle sports writer Chris Gay will be on hand to sign copies of his book, Mize’s Miracle: Faith, Fortune and the 1987 Masters.

Food vendors and demonstrators also will be set up during the event.

An overview of the day’s events can be found at www.augustaprep.org/artsfest. An online auction of several items, including Lady Antebellum concert tickets, a Big Green Egg and a catered party by Yotopia, already is available.

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