Art Sale set for Beginning of December

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Annual Gardner-Webb University Event Features Pottery, Other Artwork

By Bryton Mitchell, (’17) GWU Intern for Communications

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— Unique works by art students and GWU professors will be available at the annual Gardner-Webb Christmas Art Sale. Common items consist of mainly pottery, such as cups and bowls, but crafts, prints, and paintings are also available.

The sale will be Dec. 1–3 in Faith Hall inside Tucker Student Center, located on Gardner-Webb’s main campus. The public is also invited to shop on Thursday from noon – 9 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“The Christmas Art Sale is a beloved tradition at GWU. It was started by Professor Doug Knotts to provide marketing experience for his pottery students,” explained Ms. Susan Bell, GWU Professor of Art. “Students sell art they have created in their studio classes, and learn how to promote their work and how to handle the financial and practical aspects of being a working artist.”

The sale also generates much-needed money for the art department. “A percentage of money raised goes to the Art Club to help fund student trips to area museums and the biennial trip to New York City,” Bell offered. “It is also a way for students to recoup some of the cost of art supplies while learning and practicing their craft. The sale is an excellent opportunity to purchase original art at reasonable prices by both established and emerging artists.”

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).