Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
A NEW FUND RAISER KICKS OFF ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 DURING THE JACKSONVILLE ART WALK AT BELITA SPACE IN JACKSONVILLE
An extremely generous gesture on the part of Jacksonville resident Chris Anderson and his wife Brenda, will certainly go along way in supporting the work of our organization. Chris's primary hobby is woodworking, in particular turning wood on a lathe to make large and small bowls. His work is unplanned but focuses on bringing out the best balance of shape and colors that the wood has inside.
Using the wood from fallen trees in the cemetery grounds, Chris has started making some beautiful and artistic pieces that will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. Each piece will be dated, signed by the artist and note that the wood used came from the Jacksonville Cemetery and making them even more special.
The first of the bowls created by Chris will be available for sale during the Saturday, October 9 Art Walk in Jacksonville. A silent auction will be held at Belita Space, located on S. Third Street in the historic Milo Caton home and next door the South Stage Cellars. Bidding will begin at 3:00 p.m. Following the silent auction Chris's pieces made from wood from the cemetery, as well as his other work, will be available on ETSY at: www.etsy.com/shop/woodbowlsbychris
We are currently working on other possible sale locations and will update this web site as further information becomes available. We sincerely appreciate Chris for being so generous and supporting our organization and thank Belita Paluay for promoting Chris's work and hosting the silent auction.
Please plan to join us for this special showing of Chris's work and the opportunity to be one of the first to purchase one of these unique pieces and support the FOJHC.