Story & Photography by Amber Storey-Knight
Sixteen highly respected local artists from in and around Jackson graciously presented their impressive artwork at the 4th Annual Speaking of Art fundraiser to benefit the West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center. Chandelier inside the Neely House, was a perfect venue for displaying various styles of art. Artists represented were: Jacque Hillman’s Reconfigured Jewelry; Lesley Rickman, potter; Lisa Kersey, artist; Elaine Vars, fiber artist; Mary P. Spellings, artist; Rose Byrum, artist, Dana M. Groff. Jr., artist; Jan Strickland, potter; Tuva Stephens, artist; Lendon Noe, artist; Libby Lynch, jewelry artist; Suzie Newbill, artist; Greg Phillips, wood turner; Allison East, artist; Matthew Watkins, artist; and Rachel Payne, artist. Guests enjoyed delicious food provided by Chandelier, and they wandered from room to room enjoying the plethora of artwork, jewelry, pottery and woodwork displayed as far as the eye could see.
The West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center is not limited to speech therapy and hearing aids. Support and treatment are given for all types of difficulties with communication stemming from an accident, a developmental delay, Autism, ALS, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, stroke and many other issues. For more information visit wthsc.com or call 731-668-6076.