The annual Fine Arts Day will take place Friday, April 12, at The Centre, 1200 Holloway St., in Rolla from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be student-directed, hands-on art demonstrations throughout the day in the lounge area with a variety of Rolla High School student art on display. Everyone is invited to participate.
New this year is the Community Masterpiece, in which everyone is encouraged to stop by The Centre and add their touch to a four-foot by six-foot postcard. Paint brushes and guidance will be provided.
Local area businesses including Panera Bread, Subway and Pepsi are supporting this event by providing food and drinks for the students throughout the day.
During the day and evening in the activity room, there will be 12 pieces of student designed jewelry items up for auction with the winning bids being revealed at 6 p.m. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the United Way of South Central Missouri.
The staff of Kent Jewelry works with the students to design and manufacture the jewelry to be auctioned. The students see each phase of the production and learn how art can become a way to earn a living. They also learn the importance of using their talents to give back to the community.
To help celebrate this event, the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business After Hours from 5-6:30 p.m.
Sponsorship of the students is available. Contact Kent Bagnall at Kent Jewelry at 364-1030 or Carolyn Peplow at 364-3577 for more information.