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Art event moving indoors

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By The Staff

Get all "wrapped" up in art!

On Saturday, May 3, the GFWC Williston Woman's Club will sponsor a first of its kind: W illiston R egional A rt P romotion. Formerly the annual Williston Arts and Crafts Festival held under the shade of the old oak tree at Perkins State Bank, this year's event will feature the work of 15 artists who will set up at the air-conditioned Club House from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The focus of the juried show (entrants will be screened) is on selling with no judging or ribbons; the top asking price for any of the framed and ready to hang pieces is $350.

WRAP organizer Kaye Mc Glothin is excited! "We have our schools participating including local artist Jackie Hernandez and her after-school group of budding artists and Annie Battles with her students," said Mc Glothin. These groups will display their artwork outside the club house. "Woman's Club member Christine Kyte assures me we'll have scrumptious homemade strawberry shortcake, and other club members as well as our Williston Juniors will offer a variety of tasty foods," added Mc Glothin.

The Friends of the Williston Library will set up a booth to sell "well-loved" books about art/architecture/crafts and history of art, said President, Peter Zettler.

The Williston Art League will have a variety of small art items and feature three basket raffles according to President, Helen Darling.

Williston resident Heidi Schwiebert plans a variety of musical performances throughout the day which will take on an international flavor when the Brazilian music is featured. Members of the Williston School of Dance will perform and Sara Nussel's music students will present a may pole dance. Folk music groups recruited by Schwiebert will help us relax into the afternoon. Other entertainment includes Hercules, "the world's smallest trick horse with Carole Fletcher." At 27 1/2", this equine might just make it into the Guinness Book of World Records!

So mark your calendars for Saturday, May 3, from 9-2 at the GFWC Williston Woman's Club at 1049 N.E. Sixth Blvd. (SR121). Plan to be WRAP-ped up in art!

For more information, contact WRAP organizer Kaye Mc Glothin at 352-528-3350.