Painting For A Purpose - Community Art Project
Saturday, October 5th, is going to be an exciting day at Southern Accents and we want YOU to come join the fun! Artist Mellissa Meeks from Huntsville, Alabama will join us for a Community Art Project titled "Painting For A Purpose". Mellissa will be painting two large works of art and we NEED your help.
This event, which will serve as a fund raiser for our children's charity will take place Saturday, October 5th, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. We want everyone to stop by and PAINT on our works of art! You DO NOT have to have any artistic ability what-so-ever to participate! Mellissa will guide you as you fill in the pre-sketched pictures with a few brush strokes of your own. Each participant will be asked to autograph the back of the art work. Once the event has ended, Mellissa will "clean up" the artwork and apply the finishing touches. The artwork will then be auctioned off, with proceeds going towards our children's charity. This event coincides with the beginning of Oktoberfest in Cullman, Alabama so there will be a lot of fun activities taking place in downtown Cullman throughout the day.
Our first work of art will be Mellissa's rendition of Southern Accents infamous 1955 Chevy. This work titled "Burning Up The Back Roads" will be painted on a 4' x 4' canvas of salvaged wood. The second work of art, titled "Looking Out My Back Door" will be a sketch that reflects downtown Cullman. This piece will be painted on a salvaged wood door. We will be accepting silent bids for each work of art throughout the morning.
Mellissa Meeks is a self-taught artist whose work reflects warmth, spontaneity and a whimsical nature. She currently has two large scale works of art "Will Run With Help" and "A Few Dusty Miles" featured in The Art Council (TAC) Exhibit at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama. She has art products featured in prominent businesses throughout the United States and has completed many commercial and private commissions including illustrations for a children's book. She was recently granted a Minor League Baseball licensing agreement for her work with the Huntsville Stars.
Mellissa has a true love for nostalgia and fell in love with Southern Accents after a recent visit to the showroom. Mellissa, who has a huge heart and believes in giving back to the community, approached Southern Accents about hosting a community art project. The objective was two fold: promote the arts in Cullman, and raise money for a good cause. Her timing could not have been more perfect as Southern Accents was in the process of setting up a non-profit charity to aid needy children in our community. Southern Accents team members Heather Gudger and Lisa Jones collaborated with Mellissa to come up with a working theme. A date was set, details ironed out, and all went to work to turn this exciting event into reality!
Please make plans NOW to join us on October 5th! There's no cost involved, only a willingness to contribute a few moments to participate in a worthwhile event that will leave a lasting impression on our community as well as the children that will benefit from the sale of these unique, one-of-a-kind works of art! Please help us spread the word by visiting our Facebook page, clicking on the Events tab and sharing this event with all your friends!
Written By: Lisa Jones
September 20, 2013, Vol. 67
Hays House Salvage Mission
Our salvage work on the historic Hays house in Cullman, Alabama continues. We have also been in the process of salvaging several items from The Monastery in Cullman, Alabama. The architectural elements that have been salvaged to date can all be found on our New Arrivals page along with a variety of other interesting finds!
Chandelier from the historic Hays house, circa 1901.
We currently have six of these painted, five panel doors from the Hays house.
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This original work of art titled "A Few Dusty Miles" is currently on exhibit at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Visit our BLOG to read Mellissa Meeks full biography.