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Wesley Hosts Fourth Annual Arts in the Parlor Event


Pictured left to right: Councilman Bill Hare, Bonnie Hare, Wesley College Board of Trustee Bill Strickland and Kevin Yingling ’96

A record number of people attended the fourth annual Arts in the Parlor event at the Schwartz Center for the Arts on April 20. The fundraiser was a celebration in support of Wesley College scholarships, raising more than $35,000 this year.

The 150 guests were treated to culinary delights and a plethora of musical acts including the Wesley College Symphonic Band, Contemporary Ensemble, Choir, and Gospel Choir. There were also performances by First State Brass, Wesley adjunct professor Britania Redington, and students DaShaunna Harris, Julianne Morris and Marissa Richardson.

The attendees enjoyed a poetry reading by Wesley Society member James Rogin and a variety of visual arts from Wesley students, faculty, alumni and local artists. The art mediums included handmade basket weaving, photography, oil paintings, and sculptures.

“Interest in Wesley College and support for the Arts at Wesley was evident at Arts in the Parlor,” said Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston. “I am amazed with the talents of our students, faculty and staff and greatly appreciate the funds donated to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students.”

Additional photos of the event are available on Wesley’s flickr account:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/wesleycollege/sets/72157633304633384/