Strawberrry Festival + Artists' Fair Benefit Haiti Saturday at St. Luke's

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Amybrooks3.jpgLuscious homemade strawberry shortcake, an A-list bluegrass band and a host of well-respected members of Metuchen-Edison's growing artists' community will join forces in a benefit for Haiti Relief on Saturday, June 5th from 2-5 on St. Luke's church green.   Admission to the event is $5 for adults; children are free. Tickets are available at The Raconteur Bookstore and What's the Scoop, both on Main Street.  
 
Each artist has agreed to donate one work to this benefit event, and each of these works -- which ordinarily command hundreds of dollars each --  will be sold to the public for $50.00.  Among the artists whose works will be for sale are  photographers Nadira Hussain and Judy Weinberg, graphic designers Lauren Rabinowicz and Janice Fried, ceramists Linda LaStella and Evan Jones, stained glass artist Amy Brooks, printmakers Roy Chambers and Robert Shore, and painters Mike Bransfield, Rita Brown, Duffy Dillinger, Edith Pletzner, John Salvi, and Patty Tully. 
 
Bluegrass music will be provided by the New York bluegrass band Astrograss, whose music has been described by the Village Voice as "sweet and sweeping and refreshingly void of irony",  and by well-known Sewaren folksinger Ken Erb.
 
All proceeds will benefit Episcopal Relief and Development's extensive work in Haiti, where the church operates hospitals, clinics, schools and orphanages, all destroyed or severely damaged in the January 12th earthquake.  St. Luke's has undertaken a series of projects to benefit Haiti since the quake, including the very successful British Invasion Tribute concert at the Forum Theatre Arts Center in February and a backpack drive, in which backpacks were filled with emergency items by local schoolchildren and members of the parish, for distribution to homeless families in Port-au-Prince.
 
Here are examples of work by several of the artists who
have donated artwork to this event.

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Thanks to all who supported this event...Selections of artwork @ $50 each netted $1,150 for the benefit of Haitian Education.

We do encourage all to visit this event...the money will primarily be raised through the sale of the artwork: 50 pieces of art will be available for $50 each...50 for $50. The artists have been extremely generous in donating work of really high quality.

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