Alpha Chi Omega to sell artwork to benefit CARDV
|2/9/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Art and crafts created by members of Alpha Chi Omega sorority at William Woods University will be sold this month to benefit the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV).
The month of February is important to Alpha Chi Omega members. It is their chance to celebrate "McDowell Month," in tribute to the McDowell Artist's Colony in New Hampshire.
"The colony was Alpha Chi Omega's first philanthropic effort, and we still honor it today," said Erica Begley, an Alpha Chi Omega member from Hannibal, Mo. "Our national organization is also known as a 'musical fraternity.' For all these reasons we take the time to appreciate and celebrate the arts during this month."
The Alpha Chi Omegas will open an "art gallery" to honor this tradition. For the gallery, women of the chapter submitted artwork and crafts that they have created.
"It is a wonderful opportunity for each woman to share her own creativity and inspiration with her sisters. In this way we are also able to share our appreciation of the arts with the entire campus and our friends and families," said Begley.
The gallery opening and reception is from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Alpha Chi Omega chapter house. The gallery will be open Feb. 15 - 28.
"Some of the art pieces will be on sale and donations are welcomed," said Begley. "The money we raise through the event will be donated to the local women's shelter, the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV), which is our current philanthropy and something that is very important to each of us."
For more information, contact Begley at firstname.lastname@example.org.