“Flirtatious Flamingos” by Deborah Manoll
The annual auction raises awareness of water pollution and conservation efforts through beautiful and functional works of art. Several well-known local artists are offering barrels painted in their traditional styles, such as Jamie Calkin’s watercolor-esque “Herb Garden,” Lou Kregel’s signature chrysanthemum motif in “Somewhere Over the Rain Barrel” and Cameron Bliss Ferrelle’s polka-dotted “14 Cows and 1 Donkey.” Co-organized by the Stormwater Management Program and Water Conservation Office, there are a total of 16 barrels available by Lorenzo Chico Rozier, Deborah Manoll, Julia Wynn Safer, Maggie Seee and others. Proceeds benefit the Athens Green School Program, an initiative promoting environmental education.
Local artists have transformed 16 ordinary rain barrels into functional pieces of art. Proceeds benefit the ACC Green Schools Program. Live music and light appetizers. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.