Friday, March 3, 2017

News from Save Our Shotguns | pearls

Artists: March 8 is the deadline... 
for you to register to submit your artwork for our pearls art exhibit opening with a celebratory party and complimentary wine and cheese at the Apalachicola Center for History Culture and Art, on Saturday, April 1 and continuing throughout the entire month.  All work will be available for sale, with 50% being a contribution to Save Our Shotguns.  The piece may be in any medium you choose, as long as it is inspired by Apalachicola's shotgun houses.  Artwork must be delivered on March 29.  Find out more on our website and click here for a registration form.

Join local artists Susan Richardson and Peter Buzier, who will be exhibiting their work.

It's good fun for a good cause.

Wednesday, April 5 - Friday, April 7
Plein Air Paint A Shotgun Workshop      taught by Karen Hitt and open to artists of any experience and any medium.     
Sign up at the History, Culture and Art Center, 86 Water Street.  Bring your own supplies. Scholarships available.

"Karen's paintings capture influential daily moments, and the lasting effects these memories play on our hearts and minds throughout our lives.  Her paintings accentuate the effects of light to the scene adding to the luminosity of Karen's award-winning artwork."

On Tuesday, April 4: Meet & Greet with the Artist
And see Karen's work at

Be sure to save the date: Sunday, April 2
Reception 4 p.m. & Celebration 5 p.m.
Holy Family Senior Center, 7th Street & Avenue L
View a historic exhibit of rare old photographs of Holy Family School and The Hill community followed by music and dance performances.  Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks.

And Click Here for a complete calendar of pearls events coming in April.

pearls supports the work of Save Our Shotguns (SOS), a non-profit organization founded in 2016 by a group of local residents who sought to rescue the classic shotgun houses found in their neighborhood that were in various states of deterioration, many hidden under a jungle of overgrowth.  They saw in the restoration of these structures a means to preserve history, create affordable housing and provide jobs.

You can help Save Our Shotguns by: 

no amount is too big or too small; donations in the form of a building or lot are welcome. 

for our upcoming pearls event, there are all sorts of opportunities for you to pitch in.

to find out more. 

We appreciate your support!