Shawnee Dispatch

ARTichokes gallery supports USD 512 arts programs

June 28, 2010

Becky Pashia, owner of ARTichokes art gallery in Mission Farms, is giving back to the place where she got her artistic start, Shawnee Mission's USD 512.

Pashia, a Shawnee Mission East graduate, recently began a foundation to support art in the community, the first project is to raise funds for Shawnee Mission art and music programs.

ARTichokes will host Art 101 on July 10. Art submitted by 4 to 19 year olds will be auctioned off at the end of the afternoon.

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Those ages 4 to 14 can have a piece of art displayed for auction by purchasing an 8x10 canvas from ARTichokes for $5, while those ages 15 to 19 can purchase an 11x14 canvas for $10. Paintings can be in any medium, but must have finished edges, Pashia said. Subject matter is open, but ARTichokes has the right to decline entries as it sees fit.

The festivities include live music by Shawnee Mission musicians and refreshments. For $10 guest can receive raffle tickets for paintings by local artists and gift certificates to local businesses.

Artwork will be on display from noon to 2 p.m., the silent auction will be from 2 to 3 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Music and Art Funds.

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