The Montgomery Christian School (MCS) 2021 Art Splash Committee hosted their annual fundraising event, Art in the Garden, on May 13, raising $250,000. Proceeds will provide MCS scholarships to deserving students in need. The “COVID-friendly” event was held in the backyard of Tom and Amy Methvin’s home in Montgomery’s historic garden district.
“What can be better than helping our children?” Methvin said. “Because many children at this school through no fault of their own do not have the same chance in life as others do, we are glad to help these students lift themselves and their families out of poverty for generations to come.”
The day-long fundraiser began with a Garden Preview Event, which was open to the public, followed by an Artist-Sponsor Party to recognize artists and sponsors for their support. The event also included a Virtual Auction Event.
Featured artists included: Alisa Koch, Jeanie McRae, Francie Hogan McCullers, Barbara Davis, Jamie Mitchell, Nan Cunningham, Watt Spratlan, Judy McLean, JoAnne Staley, Barbara Grimes, Ellen Davis Hoffman, Natalie Stanley, Kevin King, Lauren Foshee, Sissy McClinton, Marybeth Farris, Kate Seawell, Camilla Armstrong, Foad Araiinejad, Richard Mills, Carol Ballard, Ed Brummal, Walter Carroll, Warren Christopher, Joan DiLaura, Carol Pugsley Jones, Melanie Morris, Pacrates, Carol Barksdale, and Tim Vaught. Taniyah Flynn, winner of the city-wide senior high “Up and Coming Artist” contest, was also featured.