Louisville, KY – (April 18, 2013) – This year’s 4th Annual Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby Day in downtown Louisville will feature will award-winning ballroom dance entertainment from Blair’s Ballroom, music performances, art exhibits and a silent auction.
The event supporting the Lomenta Foundation, which funds special arts initiatives including the Annmarie Campbell MSU Art Student Scholarship, is sponsored by the University of Louisville’s Lion Eye Bank, Rooibee Red Tea, and Fetter Printing. It takes place 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday May 4 in the Brown-Forman Playroom, 626 W. Main St.
Dawn Marie Yankeelov, mother of the late artist Annmarie Campbell, will host the art breakfast, which is open to those 18 and over.
The buffet breakfast event that will include an exhibit and sale of works by selected Derby Morning’s Art Ambassadors artists; a silent art auction; reggae, jazz and rock music by the Johnny Doughnut Experience; and an exhibition of Annmarie Campbell’s work, along with selected arts and crafts.
A cash bar with feature mimosas. Rooibee Red Tea, the local, bottled organic ready-to-drink tea, will be available for purchase and samplings.
Buffet catering will include egg creations, bacon, seasonal fruits, quiches, assorted cheeses, muffins, scones, breads and decadent desserts, including the pie of the day.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through the Showclix website at www.showclix.com/event/AnnmarieArtBreakfast, or by calling the Aspectx communications and public relations firm at (502) 292-2351. Reserved sponsor tables will be $250 for 8 people.
Information and links for ways to contribute can be found under “Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby” at Facebook, Power2Give.org and at www.aspectx.com.
Details of the Event are posted at www.aspectx.com. The Lomenta Foundation also has a Facebook page, where tickets can be purchased.
Young artist’s memory recognized
Annmarie Campbell grew up in Louisville and was a passionate artist and Murray State art graduate who understood both the dark and the beautiful sides of weathering life’s journeys. She devoted much of her time to drawing, printmaking and photography. Her work investigated relationships of duality, principally attraction and repulsion.
At the time of her tragic death as a result of an alligator attack during an outdoor adventure near Ocala, Fla., in May 2006 at age 23, Campbell was an artist-in-residence at Fancy That in Paris, Tenn. Yankeelov established an art scholarship in her daughter’s name at Murray State to support art students. The Lomenta Foundation’s goal is to raise monies to support students up to a full scholarship each year.
Previous and currently committed exhibitors include: Michael Waddell (fused photography); Vian Sora (mystical works from Baghdad); Alan Bernstein (currently exhibited at the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center); and other artists in other genres.
The Lomenta Foundation’s mission is to fund and empower activities that support growth and expansion of individuals being trained at higher academic institutions in the arts, or already working in arts communities, expressing or exploring issues, genres and thought-provoking ideas.
Murray State University maintains a strong academic reputation and has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report and other college ranking publications. It is Kentucky’s only public university to be listed in the U.S. News & World Report top tier for past 18 consecutive years.
The Annmarie Campbell MSU Art Student Scholarship goes to a junior or senior who must apply by submitting at least 10 images of any type of art as printed pictures or in digital form by email. The winner is selected after review by two Murray State art professors. The student must have a 3.0 GPA and maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to be eligible to receive the award again. Further details are at murraystate.edu/scholarships and murraystate.edu/art
The Annmarie Campbell Memorial Zen Garden can be found at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Bullitt County near Clermont off a trail around Lake Nevin. Details available at bernheim.org/memorial.html