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Gatorpalooza 2019 to feature ‘painted bake sale’ at BA
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One of the paintings - a banana split - that's part of the "painted bake sale" Thursday at Bulloch Academy's "Gatotpalooza 2019" is shown above.

The Bulloch Academy Art Club is sponsoring a “painted bake sale” and art exhibition on Thursday to help provide scholarship funds for the Summer Art Camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

The “Calorie Free” Bake Sale will be held in the lobby of the school’s gymnasium from 5–7 p.m. as a part of the school’s Gatorpalooza 2019. The sale will feature paintings of sweet foods, cakes, pies, fruits and other desserts usually associated with a conventional bake sale. Bulloch Academy art teacher Vanessa North and senior Julianne Akers cooked up the idea for the painted bake sale.

“Students suggested a bake sale,” North said, “but bake sales are a little boring. However, if your art teacher is teaching a few lessons on Wayne Thiebaud, an American artist best known for his still lives of yummy edible treats, then students could study his technique and paint a piece of cake or cookies or anything we see in a bake sale. Some even included anything sweet. Being unable to snack on the treats makes the bake sale completely calorie free!”

“The goal of our Art Club is to help the arts community,” said Akers, who also is a part-time employee of the Averitt Center for the Arts. “We saw the opportunity to help the Averitt Center provide arts education to those who otherwise couldn’t afford it. We decided to use art to help us raise funds for scholarships. We all agreed that is was a unique spin on the traditional bake sale and a great way to incorporate art with the project.”

According to Akers, the BA Art Club will sell about 100 paintings made by elementary, middle and high school students. Each painting is $10.

“For a mere $10,” North said, “one can have some awesome art in the kitchen! So, Thursday beginning around 5:30 in the afternoon, please come over to the gym lobby for our Calorie Free Bake Sale and art exhibit. While you are there, catch some of the awesome music directed by Christine Dominguez and Ashley Wren. The high school drama students will also practice their piece for the GISA region One-Act Play competition in the cafeteria.” 

Other events at the Gatorpalooza include an Open House (5–6 p.m. campus-wide), musical performances (5:30–6 p.m. in the gym), literary performances (5–5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria), an art showcase (5–7 p.m. in the gym lobby), a book fair (5–6 p.m. in the media center) and the annual faculty/alumni basketball game (6:15–7 p.m. in the gym).

For more information, contact the school at (912) 764-6297. 

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