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Mornings unPHILtered - Meet the arts centers Artist in Residence
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    Friday on “Mornings unPHILtered,” host Phil Boyum’s first guest was the Averitt Center for the Arts Artist in Residence Lindsay Jenkins. Jenkins offers art classes for youth and adults every Thursday at the Averitt. The youth classes run from 4 – 5:15 p.m. and the adult classes run from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m., and cost $20 each. Jenkins also offers private lessons for those who prefer personal instruction.
     Jenkins has extensive teaching experience teaching in the arts, having worked at Georgia Southern’s Summer Studios for the past three years. This year the Averitt sponsored the camp, and Jenkins was asked to become their next artist in residence.
     Jenkins also has an art exhibition that opens tonight at the West Main Art Gallery as part of the “First Friday” event. Entitled “Technicolor Reruns,” Jenkins described her art: “During the 1950s, art containing atomic nightmares and invaders from outer space sublimated the fears of the Cold War era. My paintings are a chance for catharsis, a kind of journal, and a way of sublimating my own fears and anxieties.”
Jenkins continued, “My work is figurative, representational, and expressionistic, surreal, and sometimes bordering on cartoony. Color is used intuitively; inspired by the Fauves use of jellybean brushstrokes, the illustrations of pulp comics, and Technicolor movies.” Original works of art will be on sale, and prints will also be available.
Jenkins also will assist Dr. Annette Laing with her Camp Snipesville, which will be held during the week public school is out – Oct. 12 – 16. Held at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall in Statesboro daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., it costs $140 per child, and is for children between 8 _ and 12 years old.
Also on Friday’s show were Annette Holloway, founder of the Statesboro-Bulloch County African American Business Owners Coalition (AABOC) and LaToya Collins-Jones, its current president. They announced they are holding a ‘3 on 3’ basketball tournament at Langston Chapel Middle School on Saturday. The entrance fee will be either $2 or one can of food (to be donated to Food Bank) and $1.
The main focus of the AABOC is to make local small businesses more professional, by offering classes and seminars on business education. They will hold another Educational Empowerment Summit in the near future. AABOC encourages people to spend their money patronizing small businesses who in turn will support the community much more than large franchises.
The monies collected are part of a fundraising effort for the AABOC, who intend to hold an “Extreme Makeover” of a small business in the community. The doors will open at 10 a.m., and the teams will play until a champion is crowned. For more information, contact Miss Holloway at 536-0713.

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