Spread the Love Jazz and Art Fest to Benefit DLC!

Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by in Recent News

A jazz and artist fest entitled “Spread the Love” is scheduled for Friday, February 24 from 7-10pm at the Homewood Suites in Davidson to benefit three local nonprofits: the Community School of Davidson, the Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) and the Ada Jenkins Center.

To purchase tickets for Spread the Love, click here.

Russ Gavitt, Davidson resident and photographer of nature scenes, conceived the idea while speaking with Roy Alexander, the executive director of the DLC.  “I really wanted to make a donation to support these groups, and thought it would be much more effective to create an event as a fund raiser.  That’s how this jazz and art fest was born.” says Gavitt.

Attendees will be able to hear jazz music, provided by the ensemble Night Shift, led by Richard Woods.  Art by a variety of artists will be displayed for sale, and guests will be able to enjoy food and wine. “It should be a really fun evening for couples, ladies, college students, anyone!” comments Gavitt. In addition to Russ and Nancy Gavitt, nature photographers for their business, Natural Images, Janelle Sorenson, maker of semi-precious stone jewelry, Janet Johnson, potter, Susan Bailey, a fine art and floral photographer, Nell Landers, nationally-recognized oil and pastel artist, Mary Luke, award-winning watercolor artist, and Flavia Lovatelli, paper and plastic weaving artist, will all be present that evening.

In keeping with the “Spread the Love” theme, there will be all sorts of “spreads” and other foods to enjoy, courtesy of KW Collard Greens of Charlotte, Millstone Meadows Farm-Artisan Breads of Morganton, and Rocks Organic Gourmet of Asheville.  Wine will be available for tasting courtesy of Johnson Brothers Carolina and 17th Street Wine Distributors for those guests ages 21 and over.

The event is being sponsored by the Homewood Suites, Brick House Tavern and the Healthy Home Market in Davidson.

Admission is $10 and attendees are encouraged to bring two to three cans of food for the pantry at the Ada Jenkins Center.

Students from the Community School of Davidson will be selling tickets at the Davidson Farmer’s Market on Saturday, February 11 and on Main Street in Davidson on Friday, February 17.

Ninth and tenth graders from the Community School of Davidson will assist with “Spread the Love” Jazz and Art Fest ticket sales.  They also raised funds for the DLC during the school’s alternative gift fair in December.

To purchase tickets for Spread the Love, click here.

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