Wyeth print winner in Union

Dec 26, 2013
Jason Wiley, Chairman of the Thompson Community Center Board and President of Sterling Ambulance; and Shari Bartlett, TCC Board member and Branch Manager of Camden National Bank, are pictured pulling the winning raffle ticket at Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery in Union.

Union — Union Art League and Thompson Community Center have announced the winner of the fall fundraising raffle of a signed Jamie Wyeth “Iris at Sea” print. The winner is Leon Wallace of Hope.

Proceeds from this raffle will go towards the TCC Summer Fine Arts and Crafts Camp for Children. The TCC is a nonprofit community center in the heart of Union, supported in part by the community, helping people and families with programs and services such as a thrift store and the Come Spring Food Pantry.

The TCC is making plans to hold a free or low-cost weeklong summer arts camp for local children age 8 to 18. Some of the creative classes that may be offered at this camp are drawing, painting, sculpture, basketry, photography, calligraphy, beadwork, weaving, woodworking, metalsmithing, found object art, music, dance and poetry. The camp is for local students seeking a more in-depth study of art and for students interested in an introduction to new art forms.

The artwork raffled was first exhibited at the Union Art League’s second annual art show and then traveled around Union for all to see.  Camden National Bank, Damariscotta Bank and Trust, Vose Library, Badger Café and Pub, Kathy’s Salon and Day Spa, Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery and Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery all exhibited and sold raffle tickets. The raffle brought in more than $1,000 for the camp.

In addition to fundraisers, the TCC Summer Fine Arts and Crafts camp is seeking art donations for an auction that will benefit the summer camp. For more information about this program, other programs or to volunteer, write to Thompson Community Center, 51 South Union Road, Union, ME 04862; call 975-0352; email thompsoncenter51@gmail.com; or visit the center's Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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