DCCC Acrylix Art Club Completes Sweet Service Project for Salvation Army of Lexington
April 17, 2013 – The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen of Lexington is looking a little sweeter these days, thanks to a donation of four large paintings created by members of the Acrylix Club, the visual arts and graphic design club at Davidson County Community College.
The paintings, which measure 48 inches by 60 inches, are a nod to posters commonly seen in the 1920s to the 1940s of doughnut girls who would help men at war with breakfast. The project served as a perfect community service opportunity for the group.
Aaron Adkins, Acrylix president, says the club received a request for their artistic talents from the Salvation Army in the fall. “The soup kitchen didn’t have any artwork or life, and I thought DCCC’s art club could help produce a few dramatic pieces to add some color and vibrancy to the area,” Adkins says.
The club worked on the pieces for nearly six weeks, all while attending classes at DCCC. Students helping in the project included Adkins, Debbie Davis, Nathan Godbey, Jennifer Gogin, Brittany Grice, Vicki Hill, Amanda Lane and Courtney Odom.
“I was glad to help out the Salvation Army, and it’s great that we can give back. After all, the Salvation Army does a lot for the community; this is a simple way we can help,” says Gogin,
“I’m really impressed with the final results, and we are glad we were able to able to help such a worthy organization,” Adkins adds.
The artwork will hang in the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, located at 314 Ninth Ave. in Lexington.
*Editor’s Note: Pictured from left to right in the front row are Courtney Odom, Debbie Davis and Nathan Godbey. Pictured from left to right in the back row are Jennifer Gogin, Aaron Adkins and Amanda Lane. Artists not pictured are Brittany Grice and Vicki Hill.
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