Painting a brighter picture

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2013

An array of examples of stools that are for sale to benefit Chairs for Charity at Bottles N Brushes. MICHAEL QUIRK/JOURNAL SCENE

A recent seating change at Bottles N Brushes has led to a charitable opportunity that benefits local children.
The studio plays host to art classes six nights per week and the usual stool seating was recently replaced with chairs. Instead of selling the lot of stools as a whole, they have begun a cause entitled Chairs for Charity.
For $50, stools can be bought with designs ranging from Clemson and USC themes to zig-zags already painted on. If the customer has a different design of their own, they can speak with an artist and get a customized stool. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Dorchester Children's Center, a treatment center for children who have been abused or neglected.
Only 18 blank stools remain from the original 45 and studio director Joanna Marson said they don't plan on stopping when the inventory runs out.
“Some people have been bringing in their own stools for us to paint,” she said. “This is something near and dear to our hearts and we want to make this an ongoing thing.”

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