Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Peggy Schuning gives Dan Denlinger
feedback on his work.
The Preble County Art Association invites you to attend the 2nd yearly installment of Bad Art, Good Folk. This year’s Gala Event, Bad Art, Good Folk, 2016, will take place on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Grange, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost for the entire evening of events and a Heavy Hors D’oeuvres Munchfest, is $25 per person or $200 per table of nine. You may call 456-3999 to make reservations or visit the Visual Art Center at 601 Hillcrest Dr. Eaton. We ask that payment be made at the time of the Reservation to ensure enough merriment for ALL.

This year’s competition and celebration will feature many members of the Preble County Community Artist Superstars of Tomorrow. The artist / participants this year include, Kyle Hamilton, Lisa Wise, Sheriff Mike Simpson, Steve Maggard, Dr. Earl House, Rev. Dan Denlinger, Becky Morin, Commissioner Rodney Creech, and Debbie Kramer. The instructors / team leaders this year are Patty Emerson, Peggy Schuning, and Robert Coveney.

Good Art, Bad Folk, involves local community residents to create a personal piece of art. This Friendly Competition encourages the Artists to get votes, from YOU, our supporters. The cost, if you wish to sponsor an artist is $1 per vote. Vote as often as you like. Proceeds benefit the Preble County Art Association to make art available and accessible to our community. Learn more and vote online at http://vote.takepartinart.net The PCAA accepts credit cards, cash and checks.

Please don’t miss the excitement on April 2nd, when the artists’ pieces are up for sale at a LIVE Auction, hosted by John Kramer. The participant accumulating the most “value” for their work, wins the notability of being BAGF Artist of the Year.

In addition, the PCAA will have a Silent Auction which is sure to draw attention worldwide. The evening will be further enchanted with the stylings of Live Music by the Lawson Reunion Band. The event will include Heavy Hors D’oeuvres. Also, Adult & Kiddie Beverages will be available. Mark your calendars. Let’s make it a date.

The proceeds of this year’s Bad Art, Good Folk competition, go to the PCAA, to aid in funding future community programs. In the past two years, the PCAA has greatly expanded its outreach and education resources to the community. Some of the activities, which continue to grow, are the “Youth for Public Art” which guides teen boys in the creation of art in the community, such as murals and sculptures. The PCAA works in conjunction with the Preble County Juvenile Court in helping young adults learn important life skills.

Other community programs, have include Oinkers for Art (the pig painting contest for the Pork Festival), the Preble County Fair (art making and creative experiences for all ages), the Wave Wall at the A.S.K. Playground (an interactive wall for autistic and special needs children; a project reaching over 2500 children this coming year). In addition to special programs the PCAA is dedicated to fueling creativity in Preble County and fostering a community rich in arts and culture. The PCAA offers various, classes, workshops and activities which provide arts and growth for the county. Tickets go on sale March 1st. To purchase a ticket, or table, or for more information, call the Preble County Art Association at 937.456.3999. The center is located at 601 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton, Ohio 45320. Please visit our website at http://www.takepartinart.net to see this listing as well as the myriad of other events and schedules for the Preble County Art Association.

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