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Arts fair slated at Fountain Place

Thursday, September 9, 2004

The community is invited to stroll the campus of Fountain Place to talk with artists and writers and to listen to musicians at the Arts Fair on the Hill.

The celebration of the arts will be held at Fountain Place in Cherokee Village Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Spring River Shrine Club will direct parking and offer shuttle service from Cherokee Village United Methodist Church on Otter Drive to the free fair.

A quilt exhibit includes a display of wall hangings by Laura Bailey Parks of Batesville. Parks will also participate in the book signings. Quilts by local stitchers Mary Lou Amonds, Doratha Ellis and Gayle Nickols will hang inside the dining room area for viewing.

Quilter Ernie Kimbrill, a resident of Fountain Place, donated two handmade quilts to be sold at silent auction. All bidder names will be put into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from the Homestead Stitches. A pontoon boat from Midlake Marine Sales and a car from Pap Beardsley's will also be silent auction items.

The art exhibit will display works of artists from the Spring River Art Gallery.

Artwork includes porcelain dolls by Gallery Director Trish Corder. She and Pete Cornell will show work in watercolor, oil and acrylics. Pattie Dunlap works in pen and ink. Carol Funke creates items in handmade paper. Rose King, Jane Abele Larson and Barbara Massie work with watercolors.

Other artists are James Ware and his wife, Kathe, of Pottersville, Mo.; they create exotic Raku pottery.

Local artists Cynthia Jones and Wanda Collins will display photography. Marion and Bill Graham will return with their iron artwork.

Musical entertainment in-cludes music during the Bratfest in the dining room by accordionist Johnnie B. Outside entertainment will start with the group Gospel Light and Friends. Members of the popular Northeast Ozark Community Band will play from the balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Betha Mueller has performed in a family polka band for 40 years and will play the accordion, sing and yodel.

Demonstrations by talented residents of Fountain Place will be held in the cabana near the authors. Ralph Boroff will show how he creates delicate carvings in plastic; Charles King will display jewelry made of gem stones, and Betty Boroff will demonstrate caning chairs.

Fountain Place is located at 2 Chickasha Drive and Okmulgee Road where parking is limited. A shuttle service will run from the parking lot of Cherokee Village United Methodist Church on Otter Drive for the convenience of fair-goers.

Direct questions about the Arts Fair to Carol Funke at 257-2778 or Barbara Massie at 257-3837. Call Jay Bieberitz at 257-5431 for answers to Bratfest questions.

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