Art show raises funds for Angels


$500 raised for non-profit

By Gary Huffenberger - [email protected]



From left, Jennifer Williams Steele and Mary Beth Thorngren coordinated the Murphy Studios Invitational for women artists — an exhibit featuring the works of area women artists. It will run to July 15 in the Murphy Studios community room above The Murphy Theatre in Wilmington.


From left, John Schum and Jody Morley view art made by area women. The works were submitted for a current exhibition above The Murphy Theatre.


WILMINGTON — The Murphy Studios Invitational for women artists raised $500 for a local non-profit home that offers residency to single, pregnant women.

The opening reception for the art exhibit was held Friday night in the Murphy Studios community room above The Murphy Theatre in Wilmington. Several representatives of the Angels Awaiting Maternity Home were at the reception with informational brochures.

Works by more than 20 area artists, who employed a variety of media, were on display.

Media included acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, mixed media, oil, felted wool, graphite, poetry and found objects re-purposed into artwork.

The following artists exhibited work at the show: Andrea Atkins, Elaine Balsley, Joy Brubaker, Ann Carr, Elena Raye Clair, Carol Darnell, Pat Dobbins, Jane Gallagher, Cynthia Greene, Emma Laine Heys, Debbie Hook, Linda Johnston, Nan Kennelly, Jan Kidd, Julie Mason, Shannon McGinnis, JoAnn Morley, Katie Swan Poitinger, Pearl Spurlock, Jennifer Williams Steele, Mary Beth Thorngren and Susan Utley.

The exhibit will run to July 15. Some works are for sale.

Angels Awaiting Maternity Home is located at 782 Xenia Ave. in Wilmington.

The nonprofit’s mission statement: “To provide a homeless, single, pregnant woman safe shelter for her pregnancy, and for up to three months after, not to exceed 12 months.”

They will provide assistance for educational, spiritual, parenting, and everyday living needs.

A list of household items needed for Angel House include towels, wash cloths, blankets, sheet sets (twin), soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry detergent, softener and stamps.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768 or on Twitter @GHuffenberger.

From left, Jennifer Williams Steele and Mary Beth Thorngren coordinated the Murphy Studios Invitational for women artists — an exhibit featuring the works of area women artists. It will run to July 15 in the Murphy Studios community room above The Murphy Theatre in Wilmington.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_coordinators_p_f.jpgFrom left, Jennifer Williams Steele and Mary Beth Thorngren coordinated the Murphy Studios Invitational for women artists — an exhibit featuring the works of area women artists. It will run to July 15 in the Murphy Studios community room above The Murphy Theatre in Wilmington.

From left, John Schum and Jody Morley view art made by area women. The works were submitted for a current exhibition above The Murphy Theatre.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_schum_p_f.jpgFrom left, John Schum and Jody Morley view art made by area women. The works were submitted for a current exhibition above The Murphy Theatre.
$500 raised for non-profit

By Gary Huffenberger

[email protected]

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