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Arts Council announces addition to JeFFFest

Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013

JeFFFest, the community event sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing, has always featured fun food, fab music and fine art. This year’s festival is scheduled for Sunday, June 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Huntington.

Three area artists, Cheryl Alevizon, Cherie Droege and Curtis Jarrett, donated paintings on 16” x 20” canvases. These works will be unveiled the evening of JeFFFest and will be auctioned off by Steve Ness of Ness Brothers Real Estate and Auction Company.

LAC board of director’s member Ann Siegfried said the new aspect of JeFFFest was an easy decision for the Board. “We always discuss ways to improve our events and keep them fresh,” she explained. “Late last summer we talked about offering larger canvases, but we wanted to limit the number. Then we struck on the idea of having the live auction for those larger pieces. This adds a new twist to our already successful silent auction.” Siegfried added that Alevizon, Droege and Jarrett all have their own distinctive styles and will, therefore, attract many bidders.

The silent auction of the professionally-framed 5” x 7” canvases remains a mainstay of JeFFFest. Those canvases are currently available for purchase at Four Corners Custom Framing during business hours. All completed works must be returned to the frame shop by June 14. Local food vendors will provide the fun food for JeFFFest, and Eric Clancy Jazz, along with local group Lime City Jazz, will furnish the fab music. All proceeds from JeFFFest go toward the LaFontaine Arts Council’s “Arts in Education” programming.

The LaFontaine Arts Council and JeFFFest both have Facebook pages that feature information and photos. For further information contact Debbie Dyer, executive director of the LAC, at (260) 358-0055 or Paula Bittner, owner of Four Corners Custom Framing, at (260) 355-0650.

Shown in the photo is Steve Ness, left, of Ness Brothers Real Estate and Auction Company. Ness gets the first look at the three paintings to be offered at live auction during JeFFFest, the community event sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing. Local artists Cheryl Alevizon, Cherie Droege and Curtis Jarrett donated their works to benefit the LAC’s “Arts in Education” programming. JeFFFest will be held on Sunday, June 23 from 6 to 8:30 in downtown Huntington.