Fashion show, sale will feature fiber artists
Monroe Area Council for the Arts will present the sixth annual "Tennessee Does Textiles" fashion show and sale 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Athens Arts Center.
A runway-style fashion show will feature garments by top Southeastern fiber artists, as well as one-of-a-kind accessories, including jewelry, handbags, belts and hats.
The event will conclude with a performance-art segment "Borders and Boundaries," with Ajeet Khalsa and members of Circle Modern Dance at the center's Sue E. Trotter Theatre.
The public can meet the artists at a gallery crawl in downtown Tellico Plains 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7.
Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by calling the MACA office at 423-442-3210, the Athens Arts Center at 423-745-8781, or logging onto monroearts.com.
Jewelry trunk show will benefit two charities
Hanson Gallery, 5607 Kingston Pike, will host a Tabra jewelry trunk show, with artist Tabra Tunoa, Friday, Oct. 31-Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
Tunoa is recognized as a leader in contemporary gypsy-style jewelry. Her work is influenced by her Mayan and Aztec art studies at the universities of Mexico City and Costa Rica and the Massana Art Institute in Barcelona, Spain.
A percentage of her sales goes to promote human rights and education for Bangladeshi women.
T-shirts airing political thoughts help students
Some may have thought a recent unscientific presidential poll conducted at a local car wash was all wet.
Well, they will think this one is for the birds. Four months ago KFC started selling a line of Political Ts, with the messages "Left Wing," "Right Wing," and "Taste the Same to Me," to gauge the race for the White House.
Less than a week before Election Day, the people have spoken. So far, more than 41 percent purchased the "Left Wing" tees, while about 29 percent preferred the "Right Wing" shirts. Undecided, 30 percent went with the neutral "Taste the Same to Me" option.
The tees are $15 and still available at kfc.com and kfcscholars.org.
Proceeds will benefit KFC Colonel's Scholars. In its third year, Colonel's Scholars benefits high school seniors in financial need who demonstrate success in the classroom. Each year, 50 or more students are eligible to receive up to $20,000 over four years to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited public university within their home state. In 2008, 100 students received scholarships from Colonel's Scholars.