SPRING Into The Arts
has seemed an endless winter, its high time for Spring. Why not
kick old man winter out the door and party with us as we SPRING INTO
Our annual fundraiser, known as Evening with the Arts, is ready to put
you in a great frame of mind as warmer temperatures, gentle breezes,
green grass, and lots of spring flowers arrive.
The fun starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Wagon Wheelers Hall,
Summit Street, Jackson. Valet parking will be available. Tickets are
$30 per person when you order in advance or $35 at the door. You can
pick up the phone and call us at 740-286-6355 or email at email@example.com
to order your tickets. Well send them out to you by mail.
Well SPRING INTO THE ARTS with Arnett Howard and Friends. Arnett
built a stellar reputation in Central Ohio with his Creole Funk Band
playing at least 5,000 gigs.
Take a musical trip to Motown with Arnett Howard and Friends
Arnett went into retirement a dozen years ago but music
is his muse and hes back on the road playing what influenced him
most in his youth. He loved the driving rhythms and orchestral
excellence he heard from the likes of Otis Redding, Booker T &
the M.G.s, the Four Tops, and Little Stevie. Accompanied by two fellow
musicians, Arnett will bring the Motown sound to Jackson. Dr. Jill Neff,
of Hometown Pediatric Care, McCarty Lane, Jackson, is sponsoring the
Arnett is already familiar with the Markay. He visited with Millie Kohn,
of McArthur, for the opening of the watercolor exhibition of the late
Byron Kohn. During their years in German Village, the Kohns and Arnett
were the best of friends. That connection runs deep to this very day.
if were going to break out of the winter doldrums and party, well
need some great food. The ladies of DeClaires have agreed
to prepare a host of delectable finger foods to tempt our taste buds.
Punch will be served. Other libations will be available.
finger foods from the ladies at DeClaires will satisfy our
While youre festively dressed, why not step in front of the Cherry
blossom backdrop and let Brian Lintala snap your portrait? He and Lori
will have a print ready for you by evenings end. You make a donation
to our cause. Were so grateful to Brian and Lori for their generosity
and support of the Markay.
Alan and Jeanine Terry have been with us every step of the way as weve
worked on the Markays renovation. Their keen eye for fine jewelry
has brought stunning pieces to the Jewelry Treasure Chest each year.
They will set up their wares at the front of the room. You buy as many
keys as you please. If you have a key that fits, then your favorite
lady will go home with some elegant bling.
Terry, left, with winner Alana Billman, one of three winners
in last years Jewelry Treasure Chest sponsored by A. L. Terry
Jewelers of Jackson.
Our Match Pack Raffle is always a crowd pleaser. Last year nearly 300
prizes went to a raft of lucky winners. Committee members are visiting
local merchants to find all manner of interesting treats. To play the
game, you buy a fistful of Match Packs and peek inside each one. If
you see Thank You then you have made a contribution to the
Markay. If you see a number, you are a winner. Just march over to the
Prize Table and claim your winnings.
Another fun way to raise funds is with the Silent Auction. Committee
members are gathering a wide array of items. Surely something will tickle
your fancy. Beside each item there will be a bid sheet with a minimum
bid listed at the top. You mark your bid on the list. The catch is that
others are welcome to top your bid and you need to be vigilant to ensure
that you are the top bidder for your favorite piece.
Eubanks was the Split-the-Pot winner at last years event.
He generously donated all of his winnings to the Markay Cultural Arts
Thank You Richard!
raffles will take place before the actual program, under the genial
care of emcee Mark Anderson, begins. Mark is Chairman of the Renovation
Committee. He and Executive Director Barbara Summers will bring all
the latest news. 2014 is an exciting year for the Markay. We know youll
be eager to hear whats afoot.
Capping off the evening will be the Art Auction. About two dozen area
artists will donate pieces for the event. The effervescent Patrick Ball
is returning as our Auctioneer. Fortunately for us, its hard to
say No to Patrick.
Your ticket to SPRING INTO THE ARTS automatically qualifies you
for the Door Prize
of a $100 gift certificate to A. L. Terry Jewelers in Jackson.
Elaine Milliken was last years lucky recipient.
We hope you will continue to support the Councils efforts to renovate
the Markay as a community cultural arts center. Weve been in continuous
operation since July 1, 1997 and have invested more than $1.5 million
in this project. We know its taken a long while, but we have not
spent a penny that was not already in hand, so we have no debt.
Before too much longer well have a space for live performances,
meetings and seminars, and be equipped to screen classic movies. None
of this is possible without broad community support, like yours.
Please help us to our goal by turning out for SPRING INTO THE ARTS.
Call us at 740-286-6355 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
today and reserve your seats.
R. Bradley, of West Union, has donated this extraordinary intarsia Nativity
for the Auction as well as a handcrafted box with an amazing horse inlay.
Just wait until you see both of these works. Theyre fabulous.