New members join FEC Gallery Committee

The Gallery Committee, a part of Friends of the Florence Events Center, has announced the addition of two new members to the committee, Jo Beaudreaux and Patti Williams.

Beaudreaux is the owner of Beaux Arts, a fine arts supply store in Florence. She is also active in the arts community, serving on the Florence Public Arts Committee and as chairwoman of the Second Saturday Gallery Tour in Florence.

Williams is an award-winning artist, both in watercolors and jewelry. Her watercolors have been exhibited in local galleries, as well as regional and national art shows.

Her jewelry in one of a kind filigree fine and sterling silver with gold accents and Lampwork focal beads, and can be viewed locally at Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA).

Other Gallery Committee members are John Leasure, artist and teacher; Liz Johnson, artist; Bonnie McDuffee, Friends of the FEC representative; Jennifer Connor, FEC representative; and Claudia Ignatieff, Chairwoman.

The Gallery Committee is currently looking for volunteers that would like to join the committee and help promote the galleries at the FEC.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Claudia Ignatieff at cign a t i e ff @ l i v e .com.

"You'll find your volunteer time to be very r e w a r d i n g , " Ignatieff said.

The Galllery Committee is preparing for the " A r t i s t i c E x p r e s s i o n s Exhibit" in May, with featured art by local high school students.