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Art program shareholder sale begins Feb. 3

The Arts & Science Council announces the fourth season of Community Supported Art, a platform for art lovers to buy mystery boxes of locally produced art from select artists. The project is modeled after a Minnesota-based program created by and Springboard for the Arts. The program is intended to connect local artists and arts supporters. Nine artists, who will receive a commission of $2,000 each, will create 50 pieces of limited edition artwork for the program. Their work will be boxed and distributed as shares to participants. Each shareholder will receive nine pieces of art – one by each artist – that will be distributed at pick-up events in March, April and May. Works could include stained glass, functional art and small original paintings, among many possibilities. Member shares at $500 will be for sale starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 3 Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the processes and creative practices of the selected artists, meet and mingle with other arts patrons, explore a variety of creative disciplines and support artists in the evolution of their careers. The program artists, selected by a jury of local arts professionals, are:

Emily Andress – paintings Natalie Bork – fused glassJanet Burgess – visual 3D Leigh Anne Carter – paintings Micah Cash – photography John Dearing – wearable art, cyanotype imagesMarcee Musgrove – mixed media Lauren Puckett – stained glass Tim Sheaffer – pottery

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