TC Arts Council’s “Chair-ity Transformed” A Huge Success
The staff and the Board of Directors for the Transylvania Community Arts Council wish to thank all who came out and supported their Fall Fundraiser “Chair-ity Transformed” on October 12 at Jaime’s Creole Brasserie. Almost $12,000 was raised in one night to support the programs of the TC Arts Council. Tammy Hopkins, executive director for the TC Arts Council said, “Close to 200 people enjoyed food by chef Jaime Hernandez and bid on transformed chairs created by local artists. There were lots of donated items by local artists and businesses. A special thanks goes out to Lori Roberts, Molly Jenkins, Paul Thomas, Suzie Knapp, Hesper Dickson, Hugh Tucker, Elda Brown, Kevin Jones, Margo Evans, Nita Porter, Joe Bruneau, Kristin Kilpatrick, Paula Wesley, and Lynne Joyce for helping to organize the event. And a BIG thank you goes to Keith Dragt from Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques for being the auctioneer.” Thank you to Jennifer Merrell who portrayed Chairty Loveseat and helped to sell many raffle tickets.
Lori Roberts, Past President of the Board of Directors for the TC Arts Council was one of the main organizers of the event. Roberts said, “The event was an even bigger success than I imagined, with all the generous support from the staff, volunteers, artists, and business partners and sponsors. We were extremely pleased with the outcome.”
The following artist transformed chairs for the TC Arts Council: Suzanne Schmitt, Christine Kosiba, Drew Deane, Barbara Hawk, Katy Rosenberg, Isabelle Von Losch, Mike Tiddy, Adrienne Casteen, Ellen & Don Stinchcomb, Kenson Thompson, Becky Young, Cora Niver, Kay Tiddy, BJ Winchester, Donna Allstaedt, Donna Hunter, Kitty Edwards, Lori Roberts, Margo Evans, Barbara Burkhart, Sacha Barnett, Elaine Bailey, Donna Ross, Tom McGow, Russell Newton, Jacki Walker, Sheri Walters, Barbara Bowers, Penny Mann, Lisa Fraker, Linda Lube, Lin Cotton, Ea Dossey, Francine Menor, Donna Rickard, Elizabeth Colvin, Nancy Shoe, Carol Jerome Moorman, Sue Giordano, Cynthia Zimmerman, Amber Steed, Rose Camp and Transylvania Vocational Services.
Donators for the silent auction and raffle included: Pure Pets, Healthy Harvest, Oskar Blues, be-Boutique, Suzie Knapp, Brian Kuehn, Paula Poad, Madelene Gozansky, Ann Zelle, Nancy Shoemaker, Carlene Jerome, Melissa Kooker, Rose Haynes, Nancy Rosenthal, Dian Magie, Tom McGow, Francine Menor, Barbara Sammons, Sharyn Fogel, Carol Moorman, Amber Steed, Lucy Rodes, Paul Thomas, Hugh Tucker, and Russell Newton.
Major Sponsors for the event: Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques, Steve Owen & Associates, Broad Street Wines, Brevard Brewing, United Community Bank, Leadership First, Co.- Lynne C. Joyce, and Jaime’s Creole Brasserie. Business Sponsors included: The Sunset Motel, Highland Books, The Grateful Dog, Number 7 Arts, Ernie’s Rock Shop, Theophilus, Brevard Insurance, Ginger M Salon, Roost, Fox Hollow, and local artist Sacha Barnett.
Another organizer for the event was Molly Jenkins, the current President of the Board of Directors at the TC Arts Council. Jenkins said, “We can’t thank everyone enough, all of those who contributed to this event. It took more than 50 artists, 30 local businesses and tons of the volunteers to make this event happen. It was the work of many!”
The Transylvania Community Arts Council is a 501 c-3 non-profit with the mission:
To enhance the “quality of life” in Transylvania County by celebrating and nurturing the creative spirit of artists, youth and individuals throughout the County. This mission will be accomplished by:
- promoting all visual and performing arts in the County, promoting all artists, art businesses and art organizations in the County,
- educating our youth,
- educating adults, both locals and visitors,
- providing art opportunities for all,
- enhancing Economic Development through the arts
- and by being a voice for the arts.
The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in downtown Brevard. To learn more about the TC Arts Council go to www.tcarts.org. To learn more about the arts in Brevard and Transylvania County, go to www.artsofbrevard.org.
AN EVENING OF ART
Sunday, October 12
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JAIME’S CREOLE BRASSERIE
44 East Main Street
(Old Grover’s Building)
Limited Tickets: $55
Your Ticket Includes:
Heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Jaime Hernandez
Two drink tickets—wine & beer from Broad Street Wines & Brevard Brewing
Live artist demonstrations
Participation in Silent Auction & Live Chair Auction
For more information or to purchase tickets call the TC Arts Council 828-884-2787
Major Event Sponsors
Trade – Arama Folk Art & Antiques
Steve Owen & Associates
Broad Street Wines
Jaime’s Creole Brasserie
Leadership First, Co – Lynne C. Joyce
United Community Bank
Highland Books, The Grateful Dog, Number 7 Arts, Sunset Motel, Theophilus, Brevard Insurance, Ginger M Salon, Sacha Barnett, Roost, Fox Hollow, and Ernie’s Rock Shop
“Folk Sit-y” Margo Evans
“After Louise” by Becky Young
“Transformed” by “Conchairto” by “Chef’s Chair” by
Isabelle Von Losch Suzanne Schmitt Kenson Thompson
“Circle of Love” by “Heavy Metal Collage” by “Goldilocks & The Three Bears” by
Cora Niver Heather Hammond George TVS – Transylvania Vocational Services
“Flowers & Fairies” by Donna Hunter “Purr-fect” by Francine Menor “Flutterfly Garden” by Donna Rickard
“Examine Bench” by
“Musical Chair” by Nancy Shoe
Silent Auction and Raffle items donated by:
Pure Pets, Healthy Harvest, Oskar Blues, be-Boutique, Suzie Knapp, Brian Kuehn, Joe Bruneau, Elda Brown, Madelene Gozansky, Carlene Jerome, Melissa Kooker, Rose Haynes, Nancy Rosenthal, Dian Magie, Tom McGow, Francine Menor, Barbara Sammons, Sharyn Fogel, Ann Zelle, Nancy Shoemaker, Paula Poad, Carol Moorman, Amber Steed, Lucy Rodes, Paul Thomas, Hugh Tucker, Russell Newton and many more.
Ginger M. (Salon)
32 West Jordan Street