Art for Sale

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 25, 2010

For the fourth year running, Collins Career Center will have a stained glass and art auction to benefit the American Cancer Society.

During the past three years students have helped raise approximately $30,000 for this organization and its local efforts.

The theme “Stand Up to Cancer” was chosen for this year’s auction.

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Students were encouraged to create their pieces with meaning, having their work represent a person in their life who have or had been affected by cancer.

Student Angela Bailey named her piece “Survivor” after her mother Stacy Medcalf and Marshelle Layne named her piece “Phenomenal” after her grandmother Peggy Turner.

“I love to work in shapes,” said Marshelle. “My grandmother was a very colorful person.”

To go along with the theme, students from Matt Parnell’s carpentry and Chris Kerns’ welding classes made various wood projects such as matching log end tables, night stands, free standing pieces and a coffee table.

Also included in the auction are picnic tables, bookshelves, a throw and a wood burnt engraved plaque.

This year’s auction will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Collins Career Center. The bidding will start at $50.