Feb. 23, 2012
-- Celebrated American Artist – Steve Penley visits Cumberland Academy of Georgia
An excited group of students welcomed popular southern artist Steven Penley to the Cumberland Academy of Georgia gym for a talk and demonstration of artistic techniques on Tuesday February 21. Mr. Penley is a celebrated American artist who is best known for his paintings of historical and popular icons. Penley works with Coca-Cola and is famous for his paintings of United States Presidents.
Steven Penley spoke to the students about his artistic career and taught them techniques on how to paint. Penley arrived at the assembly with a portion of an Albert Einstein painting. He demonstrated to the students how he paints as well as let them participate in finishing the work of art. The students were able to get their hands dirty and work with him on the piece that will later be donated to the school for auction at the Great Gatsby Gala. His contribution is valued and will help the school continue to build into the future.
The Cumberland Academy is hosting the Great Gatsby Gala on February 25, 2012 at seven p.m. Enter the secret world of a speakeasy inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s popular novel, at Cumberland Academy for dinner, drinks and a live silent auction. A casino with games as well as entertainment for dancing will be set up. 1920’s attire is encouraged but not required. The silent auction includes a villa in Costa Rica, an Australia Resort stay at beach side Netanya Noosa, and many more. Tickets to this event are 150 dollars, but donations are also accepted. This fundraiser will benefit the school having a lasting effect on current and future students. For more information on the Great Gatsby Gala please contact the co-chairs Danielle Poppens or Cathi Arora at (404) 835-9000.
Cumberland Academy of Georgia, Inc. is a non-profit independent private school that is fully accredited and dedicated to providing a tailored learning experience for all. The school welcomes students with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, Learning Disabilities and ADD/ADHD.
650 Mt. Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 ∙ 404-835-9000 ∙ http://www.cumberlandacademy.org