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Holy Innocents' again has A Heart for the Arts
by Bobby Tedder
February 19, 2014 10:29 AM | 1342 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Holy Innocents' art teacher Judie Jacobs looks over various art projects with senior Ciel Rodriguez.
Staff/Samantha M. Shal Holy Innocents' art teacher Judie Jacobs looks over various art projects with senior Ciel Rodriguez.
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A Heart for the Arts is back to help the weather-weary shake those winter doldrums and then some.

The biennial event, benefitting the Fine Arts Alliance at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Sandy Springs, will be held at Summerour Studio in west Midtown Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“It’s just fabulous ... because it really incorporates so many different aspects and allows everyone to participate and help out,” said event Chair Jennifer Hayes. “And it’s really a fun, energetic morning for not just the HIES community but the public as well.”

The celebrated confluence of art, jewelry and fashion is expected to draw a crowd of about 250. A kaleidoscopic array of sights and sounds is being orchestrated with organizers’ express intent to make it a memorable morning.

The alliance, celebrating its first decade of existence, is comprised of Holy Innocents’ parents who have set out to promote and enhance the school’s fine arts programming. The event itself is a reflection of its students’ range of cultural exposure.

“You’ll leave with a great feeling,” said alliance President JayneAnn Milling. “You’re talking about an atmosphere featuring a variety of music being played and great shopping and dining in a warehouse-type space with exposed brick and high ceilings and windows.

“It’s such a positive experience.”

Attendees are invited to kick off the morning with a Champagne brunch courtesy of Carole Parks Catering while perusing the wares of the 25 artists and 12 jewelry artisans selected to participate. A fashion show — parents and teachers serve as the runway models — featuring the gender-specific offerings of Tootsies and Miller Brothers will help cap off the day.

The previous alliance presidents are also slated to be honored during the event. Proceeds from the event will provide support to the chorus, band, orchestra, drama, visual arts and media literacy programs.

“You get a Champagne brunch, a bazaar and a fashion show ... and we’re working really hard behind the scenes [to deliver],” Hayes said. “And we intend to meet and exceed [all] expectations this year.”

IF YOU GO:

o What: A Heart for the Arts

o When: Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

o Where: Summerour Studio, 409 Bishop St., west Midtown

o Tickets: $80

o Information: www.hies.org/aheartforthearts
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