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Fall show supports local artists

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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The fourth annual fall show, "Celebration of the Arts and Soul" will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-20.

The three-day, free event will take place at the Old Masonic Temple, 201 N. Walnut St., Brazil.

The idea behind the event is to get community involvement to help support local charities and bring information about art, music, massage therapy, handwriting analysis and more.

Booths will be set up throughout the event with health products, handmade arts and crafts, photography, candles, sewing, quilting and more.

"People can find Christmas gifts or order something specific and unique," Art Coordinator Edie Richards said.

Friday's opening night reception with members from Indiana State University's Sideshow showing their musical talents will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Booths will be open from 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, from 1-8 p.m., "Fall into a Masterpiece" will take place. Artists and craftsmen are asked to bring materials and make new art pieces.

Participants can either stay in the Old Masonic Temple or walk around town for inspiration.

At 6:30 p.m., all participants will bring their work to the second floor of the Old Masonic Temple to demonstrate their impromptu creativity.

"It's a neat experience to see people create art work," Richards, who started the event seven years ago, said. "I'd love to have more people from the Brazil area."

To sign up for the "Fall into a Masterpiece," or to reserve a booth, visit www.edieartsandwellness.com and click on "Celebration Forms."

At 2 p.m., "Condiments Upon Request" will be performing improvisation, involving the audience.

Sunday, the art show will be open from 1-6 p.m.

The fall show will be collecting items for the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. This year the event will be supporting 350-400 families each month, an increase of 50-100 families from last year.

Items needed include: clean blankets, canned milk, canned vegetables, sugar, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, dish soap, shampoo, bath soap, toilet paper, toothpaste or meats such as ground beef, hot dogs or bologna.

"I wanted to learn about the art community here because I'm an artist myself, but also I know there are a lot of artists in this area, and I wanted to find something to bring the community together," Richards said. She explained that this fall show is a way for community members to support the food pantry, find art they haven't seen anywhere else, be educated on artwork and techniques and support local artists.

"There will be a variety of activities," she said. "There's a little bit of something for almost anybody."



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