Forsyth artists showcase talent

SAA hosts, sponsors show



CUMMING, Ga. — Sawnee Artists Association invites the community to its 13th annual March “Art” Madness members show and sale.

From March 22 through April 5, local artists will showcase their talents at Parsons’ Gifts and Gallery, 525 Lakeland Plaza.

The president of SSA, Kris Straukas, said there will be about 150 pieces of art displayed during this event ranging from paintings, photography, wood, jewelry and more.

“We are expecting this year’s event to be spectacular,” Straukas said. “This is a great opportunity to promote our members and provide a wonderful, local art exhibit for the residents of Forsyth County.”

Straukas said the organization works together with local charities and organizations for community outreach at each of its three annual events.

During March “Art” Madness, they will be working with two organizations. One is the MSG Foundation (Marcus-Sharon-Gunter), which helps provide meals for the hungry and provides programs to assist the Forsyth Disability Coalition along with senior and disabled citizens. The second, Age Well Forsyth, works with Alzheimer’s respite care.

The second show, called “Colors of Fall,” will combine its previous “Through the Lens” photography exhibit and the “Colors of Fall” exhibit, which will be a public juried show and sale.

The third event, the Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech, is scheduled for Nov. 15 and Nov. 16.

SAA is a nonprofit organization. It will be moving to a new monthly meeting location at the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, a Forsyth County Senior Services center.

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