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Jefferson Arts Council opens “My Favorite Things” exhibit

By Staff | Jan 26, 2015

When a planned exhibit did not pan out, the Jefferson Arts Council was left with an empty gallery space at the Visitors Center, 108 North George Street in Charles Town. The solution was to borrow art from board members, old and new, friends and even relatives.

“We basically got on the phones and begged people,” said Tish Appignani, JAC board president.

“Folks were thrilled that we asked them to participate and no one turned us down. In three days the council put together the most amazing, eclectic exhibit that includes paintings, original pieces by two very famous cartoonists, sleek photography, wonderful copper bowls, pottery and even a scandalous book from the 1930s. Each contributor also wrote an explanation or story about their selection and why it holds a place of honor in their home,” Rogers concluded.

The exhibit, now open, will run through Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 and will conclude with a “Thank You Party” from 4-6 p.m. on that date. The public is invited to attend. The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Visitors Center.