Painting For a Purpose to commemorate World War I

March 8, 2017 GMT

Painting For a Purpose, the monthly adult painting party offered at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

2017 marks the second year that Painting For a Purpose is being offered by the 6th Cavalry Museum with local artist Durinda Cheek as the featured instructor. Cheek has been a familiar face on the local, state and regional art scene since 1989.

Cheek has selected "Remembrance Day" for the March 23 class. Guests will paint a field of red poppies, made famous by the World War I poem "In Flanders Field" to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I.

The cost is $40 and includes a catered dinner, canvas, painting supplies and instruction so each guest leaves with a completed 16x20 acrylic work of art. Dinner will be served from 5:30-6 pm and is catered by Alicyne Roth. Guests are encouraged to bring the adult beverage of their choice and an apron or old shirt to protect their clothes.

The 16x20 canvas will be pre-sketched, with Cheek demonstrating painting techniques, how to mix colors and give individualized instruction so each guest finishes their painting that night. Door prizes, music and camaraderie add to the fun.

Proceeds from Painting for a Purpose benefits the 6th Cavalry Museum, the non-profit museum located on the former Army Post in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The museum is ADA-compliant and is equipped with a lift to the second-floor community room where the class is held. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20 participants. Register on-line at 6thcavalrymuseum.com. For more information or to receive the registration form by e-mail at chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com or call 706-861-2860.