Art for FACES

Published 12:08 pm Thursday, December 8, 2016

Resident artists used their talent to give back to FACES Food Pantry in a big way.

The Department of Theater, Art, and Graphic and Animation Design at Longwood University hosted the Bedford Holiday Art Sale on Dec. 1

Lauren Aktug was one of the students in Angela Bubash’s Art 462 Professional Practices Course who helped to organize the sale. Aktug said students raised about $1,300 for FACES Food Pantry and approximately $5,000 overall.

Several jewelry items were available for purchase.

Several jewelry items were available for purchase.

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This was Bubash’s second year of tasking her senior art students with the challenge of hosting a sale. Bubash said they donated about $400 more to FACES this year than last.

“The sale was awesome and the students did an amazing job running it,” she said.

Those who attended the holiday craft show found a variety of art pieces for sale and raffle items. Ceramic bowls and mugs, stained glass creations, jewelry, scarves and hand printed posters were just a few examples of the artwork on display during the day.

Attendees were invited to enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate with the purchase of a mug.

Ellery Sedgwick, FACES president, spoke at 2:30 p.m., during the sale.

Those sale goers who didn’t choose to purchase art could donate a canned good or $1 to be entered into a raffle. Prizes such as professors’ artwork and gift certificates to Red Door 104 were up for grabs.

Customers included students, university faculty and even some community members.