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Local artists to participate in LEAA exhibit

GOREVILLE — Through August 14, an exhibit, concerning the COVID-19, will be featured at the Little Egypt Art Association Centre on the Marion Square , with poems, paintings, collages, and even a quilt, in  “COVID-19 Creativity Still Survives.”     

Works will include a quilt created by Lynn Gross, Goreville,  as well as art work by Patty Morrison, also of Goreville.       

Other LEAA artists showing their works in the exhibit will be Missy Carstens, Marion; Marie Samuel, Carterville; Janet Bixler, Eldorado; and Idella Edwards, Marion, along with others.     

Gross also has helped the Shawnee Quilters deliver over 1600 face masks to the Veterans Administration Hospital recently.  She thanked everyone who participated to meet their needs.  “I am so proud of everyone who participated, whether you gave fabric, elastic, bias tape ties or cut masks, the VA was so very grateful.  In addition, it was all done in record time.”  The quilt she created for the art exhibit was made from leftover fabric from the face masks.     

Gross has personally made 300 masks and also helped make gown coverings for “The Voyage,” for its workers’ PPEs.  Other members of the LEAA have also contributed masks.     

The public is urged to drop by the LEAA Centre and enjoy the art exhibit as well as the special exhibit of featured artist, Janet Bixler whose work is seen in the front window.     

The art centre is open these days on a limited basis. Call ahead at 998-8530 before dropping in.

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