Beverly Sills used to say that everyone deserved a little beauty in their lives.  I think it was Dostoevsky who said that “beauty will save the world.”  And I have said for years that art, music, poetry, literature and theatre will define our culture.    We have an  opportunity to attend and experience “Elements of Art,” an extraordinary show featuring artists Jessie Mackay and Meridith Martens, and designer and creator of elegant jewelry, Marilyn Arthur.  The opening reception will be held on December 8th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Razooks’ Building in Pinehurst.  The gallery will be opened Dec. 9 – 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  A percentage of the sales will go to The Empty Stocking Fund in Moore County.  

In the African hut or home one rarely sees pictures on the mud brick walls.  One mostly will see a calendar or Christmas cards from many years back.  What would they think of the beauty these three artists  have created?  If you are in the area, please come and feast your eyes on this bounty of  beauty.  I love this spot in Jessie’s house ~ look at all the paint brushes and on the second shelf there is a huge basket full of oil paints!

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