Jewell Ball Video

Check out the 2017 festivities at the Morgan Arts Council’s annual Art & Elegance fundraiser, The Jewell Ball – featuring the auctioning of a fabulous Ruby Necklace by local artist Abby Porter, fetchingly showcased by Middle Eastern Dancer Jensuya. November 11, 2018. Robert and Jenifer Peak created a fabulous video of the Extravaganza.

If you weren’t there, check out what you’re missing!

Video produced by Robert Peak –

Home Stretch!

This will be our last news post before the actual event, yes, tomorrow. So a flurry of activity to get everything ready for tomorrow night’s festivities. So here’s a little look “backstage” at what it takes to get an event as complex as Art & Elegance together. Two days out and we’re busy preparing decorations, seating, gathering the prizes and artwork, coordinating with the Country Inn, prepping the program and updating this website.  The thousand and One things that will make a fabulous event! And of course – what will we wear???

Have a last look at out Auction and Raffle artwork and prizes – and we have some surprises for you too!

We hope to have an update right after the event – and we expect to have some fun stuff that we’re putting together to share with you all. That’s all for now, have to nick off and help out with the preparations.

See you Saturday!

Images: Top–What it takes to keeping the… ideas… flowing. Center Left–putting together last items. Center Right–the Committee pulls together all the final details. Bottom–Our captive designer (that would be me) working on the Web Site and Program. Click any image to make biggy!.

Cataloging the Art

Phtotographing the A&E 2017 Artwork

We’ve just had our 2nd Photo Shoot to get the last of our amazing donated artwork and prizes photographed and cataloged to be raffled and auctioned at At & Elegance 2017 and included in the official Program. This is a caffeine intensive process! We’ve been receiving some amazing pieces, art, photography, jewelery, sculpture, crafts, wearables, and donations of amazing prizes and experiences form your local businesses and sponsors. We’re working to have the entire catalog available for viewing here on the website, and we’re processing the pics now. More to come!

There are still tickets available, but you better move fast, we’re only three weeks out!

So… What Happened?

Kurt in splnit after augery.The Art Guy in his splint over the winter. One-handed typing stinks!

Some of you good folk out there may have been wondering why the site hasn’t updated for a while.

Yours truly, A&E’s tame In-House Graphic and Web Designer managed to fairly seriously injure myself a mere two weeks after Art & Elegance back in November. I stabbed myself in the right palm attempting to unjam a paper shredder. Yes, I know. Dumb as a bag of hammers. I’m glad I’m left-handed, but it was serious enough to require tendon repair surgery. After six weeks in an immobilization splint, came out months behind on a pile of work.. And yes, including the actual keep-the-lights on work of the Studio. Doing better now and catching up, though probably going to need another procedure. But I am well enough and caught enough to get back to giving A&E some love.

But that’s what went down, and we’ll be moving stuff forward again.