Seventh Annual Women of Significance a “art-ful experience”

Local artists will be a major highlight of this year’s annual Women of Significance Luncheon to benefit Genesis House.
Genesis House is the shelter operated by Good Samaritan of the Ozarks that offers shelter, assistance, and education to women and their children in domestic violence situations.
The shelter is dedicated to helping women and their children “begin new lives free from further victimization,” according to Good Samaritan of the Ozarks website. Genesis provides counseling, shelter, care, victim advocacy, life skills classes, transportation, work training and restart assistance for abuse survivors.
The popular event raised nearly $15,000 last year to benefit the shelter, the women who use it, and their children.
The art will range from paintings, photography, jewelry, home decor and other items created by local artists.
Some of the artists who have committed pieces to the event include Pix by Jax, Pam Johnson, Tim Chiasson, and even popular Daily Guide columnist Jennifer Bressner, who is also a very creative painter, as well as others too numerous to name.
Joyce Michaels of Michael’s Frames and Things is organizing the art for the event. She said they are still looking for donations of art from local artists, as well, and artists, photographers, crafters, etc. who would like to donate items are welcome to.
Ursula Lebioda, an event planner, told the Daily Guide in an interview Friday afternoon that the planners are excited to add this new element to the popular fundraising event this year.
“The focus of the event is to raise awareness about the shelter and the need in the community, but we’re also super excited about the fun we have in store for Women of Significance,” Lebioda said.
This year’s speaker will be Carol Keeler Daniel and the event will still have its popular fashion show.