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PHOTOS: 'Wine Not Support the Arts?' Draws Dozens to the Barrel Room

Nearly 100 people stopped out to the Barrel Room Monday night to support local artists and help raise money for the non-profit organization, New Work City Foundation

Don't think you missed your chance to catch all the wine-inspired artwork in .

Although "" kicked off with an opening celebration Monday night, wine lovers can still check out all the works from local artists through March 3 and vote for their favorite artist through Feb. 25.

Monday's "Wine Not Support the Arts?" event drew about 95 people to the Barrel Room Wine & Beer Bar. The event was hosted by New Work City Foundation, which distributes grants to businesses and organizations in Stark County for the purpose of creating jobs.

"Everybody's getting some wine and just relaxing," Barrel Room owner Adam Todd said during the end of the event. "It's been a great success."

North Canton resident Sue Hicks displayed her artwork, which included "Grape Expectations," a delicate water color piece depicting a bunch of grapes. (You can find more from her on her website.)

"It's like it's just expecting to be wine," Hicks said of her work.

"I've been doing a series, and it just fit in with my series of how things around me make me feel."

"Wine Not Support the Arts?" aimed to raise money for New Work City Foundation as well as grow the arts in the North Canton community.

That's something Hicks said she's all about.

"I've only started diving into this in November, and it's exciting to see how much reaction there is toward art."

Vicki Stanley February 08, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Wow! What a great night! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the New Work City Foundation to create jobs. Hope to see everyone back at The Barrel Room on February 27 when we announce the People's Choice winner!
Danielle Kimble February 08, 2012 at 01:21 PM
What an excellent way to build arts appreciation for the North Canton community- and also contribute to creating and supporting jobs in Stark County. The number of attendees at this event clearly demonstrates the community's respect and passion for the arts, as well as their desire to get people working! And linking all of this with wine... what a wonderful idea. Congrats NWCF!

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