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Art exhibit, Russell Forest Run will support ACSEF

Published 9:14am Friday, February 22, 2013

Calling all artists!  Dust off the paint box, set up the easel and soak those brushes because it is time for the Annual Art Exhibit benefiting the Alexander City Schools Education Foundation! ACSEF is excited for the opportunity to support the arts while benefiting the technology projects that the foundation funds. The focus of the foundation is currently supplying Ipads to students.

Art will be received for ONE DAY ONLY, April 6 from nooon to 6 p.m. at City Hall. That gives everyone more than a month to work on projects!

There will be adult, young adult (age 13-18), and children (age 5-12) categories with a limit of two entries per artists (one entry limit for children). It is $20 for the first entry and $15 for the second entry. Children’s entries are $5.

There will be a wide array of categories, including oil, watercolor, pastels and acrylic. Camera-happy folks can enter photography, digital art and graphic art. Sketchers can show off their drawing, pencil and charcoal. You can expect the unexpected from Mixed Medium (including collage) and 3-dimensional art (sculpture, pottery, stained class, etc).

The reception and awards will be held April 8 at 5:30 p.m., and the art will be on display at City Hall April 9-12.

Cultural events make the world more interesting, do you not agree?

Speaking of which, have you heard Jamie Brown on the guitar at Emporium Wine?  He is awesome, and the handlebar mustache is something to behold. Thank you, Henry Foy, for bringing a little pizazz to downtown!

The Russell Forest Run, also benefiting the ACSEF, is happening rain or shine Saturday morning. Cheers to folks getting their fitness on while supporting technology in the schools. If you need a new outfit for the run today, go see Big Blake at the Russell Retail Store.  I bought a new Spaulding outfit earlier this week and it is the bees knees. The leggings are guaranteed to make a gal look a little skinnier!

I have also done kickboxing with Shawna Wheeles at Anytime Fitness this week. My arms are about to fall off but in a good way.

Word on the street is that many familiar faces will be gracing Alexander City this weekend as the Class of 2003 rolls in for its 10-year reunion!  Once earmarked as the ‘Class from Hell,’ these movers and shakers are all grown up and will be getting their groove on down at Carlos’s Mexican Grill Saturday night to the live music of Heart 2 Heart. I may or may not have purchased a new little dress from Little Black Dress.

Here’s to shopping, eating and playing in beautiful downtown Alexander City this weekend!

Howell works as an advertising representative for Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., in addition to writing this column. Contact Howell at to keep her In the Loop of events.


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