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Rescue Mission Holds Permanent Art Collection Reception to Announce Winners
The Rescue Mission will hold the Awards Reception for their 6th Annual Permanent Art Collection Competition (PAC) in the Men’s Shelter at the Rescue Mission on Sunday, May 6 at 2pm at the Rescue Mission, located at 402 4th Street SE Roanoke, 24013.
All entries will be on display throughout the men’s shelter beginning Sunday, May 6 through Thursday, May 31. Winners will be announced on May 6th, including a special category called The People’s Choice, which will be selected by overnight guests of the shelter.
The reception will offer the chance to meet the artists, tour the Rescue Mission, and enjoy refreshments and live music.
The Rescue Mission’s Permanent Art Collection Competition, sponsored by the League of Roanoke Artists and the Blacksburg Regional Art Association, provides a unique opportunity for regional artists’ work to be enjoyed and appreciated by families with almost no access to original art.
All entries to the Permanent Art Collection Competition 2012 were submitted anonymously to be independently judged by Amy Morefield, Co-Director and Chief Curator of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University. 27 pieces from 15 artists have been selected as Finalists and are eligible to be chosen as 2012 Winners.
“The goal of the Mission’s Permanent Art Collection is to attract and display quality works of art created by local artists that have been judged by a prominent jurist at the Rescue Mission,” said Gail Strickler, Planned Giving Officer and PAC Coordinator for the Rescue Mission. “The Mission is home to most of the region’s homeless population. Art at the Rescue Mission does more than just decorate the walls, it helps to create an enriching atmosphere and sends a message to people in crisis that there is hope. The sharing of talents is a blessing not only to the guests, staff, and volunteers in the Mission’s shelters, but to the participating artists as well.”
2012 Finalists include:
Helen Arden Mary Anne Meador
Betty Hancock Bright Sally Mook
Nancy Roe Brown Rosanne A. Moon
Kara Duffus Carrie McNutt
Julie M. English Oliva Kershaw Smith
Dan Kuehl Megan Weddle
Rachel Kuehl Timothy Whiteside II
Judith Glynn Lochbrunner
For 64 years, the Rescue Mission has continued a tradition of comprehensive Christian care to those in crisis in our community. The homeless, the hungry, the chemically addicted, the impoverished, the sick, the abused and the hopeless have all found a warm welcome at the Rescue Mission.
For more information, call (540) 343-7227 or visit www.rescuemission.net.