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Nehemiah Ministries to host Phoenix Art Show and Sale

SPRINGFIELD Nehemiah Ministries Inc. and the Phoenix Arts Project invite the public to the fourth annual Phoenix Art Show and Sale. An artists' collective of guests and staff of Springfield's Loaves and Fishes Soup kitchen will display more than 100 new works of art. The show will feature work from Leonor Rivera, Camille Royal, Migdalia Vasquez, Caren McKenzie, Katie Buotte, Georgianna Lazarus, Jennifer Perrin, Sharon Johnson and Vandy Curtis Dean, and others. Live performances begin at 3:15 p.m., and will feature the Sci-Tech Drum Ensemble, Jo Sallins and local poets. The one-day show will also feature handcrafted gifts from local crafters and the Pulse caf serving snacks, beverages and dinner. Crafters can reserve a table at the event for $15. The show is free to the public. For more information please call 732-7778. The purpose of the Phoenix Art Show is to present creative beauty and developing talent from Springfield's diverse population, to build social bridges and enhance community among local residents, and to build further support for the project. The show is taking place Nov. 14 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut St. Since 2006, Nehemiah Ministries Inc., a local non-profit community development organization, has been providing free art classes and supplies twice a week. In its fourth year, the project has developed into a community of creative hearts from diverse backgrounds, each with their own story. The project is witnessing tremendous artistic growth resulting in beautiful and inspirational work from regular members and the discovery of fresh innate talent from new faces. Together, this unique collective nurtures a vision of possibilities, inviting us to imagine, hope and create together.

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