Mother, artist has many inspirations


A vote is a contribution

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Michele Stokes stands with her artwork in the Champaign County Arts Council’s gallery.

Michele Stokes stands with her artwork in the Champaign County Arts Council’s gallery.


Submitted photo

The annual “Bad Art by Good People” fundraiser for the Champaign County Arts Council is accepting donations and votes.

Each year, local people from all walks of life volunteer to create art for the tongue-in-cheek contest.

Artist of the day

Today’s featured artist is Michele Stokes. She is the marketing manager Airlite Plastics Co.

Stokes is an graduate of Urbana High School and University of Findlay.

Her interests are photography, motherhood and high school football.

Regarding her artwork, Stokes said, “Thank goodness for Pinterest.”

This year’s artists are Kerry Brugger, Chad Miller, Stephen McCall, Audra Bean, Lyndsey Murphy, Brad Winner, Brian Nicol, Michele Stokes, Heather Brackney, Blair Stinson, Vicki Deere-Bunnell and Heather and Ryan Hostetler.

About the fundraiser

A donated piece of art from professional race car driver Richard Petty is also part of the fundraiser. The piece will be part of the dinner and auction held on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Arts Council’s office and gallery at 119 Miami St. in Urbana. Tickets are available for the dinner and auction for $25 each. Live bidding on the art pieces will take place on March 1.

As part of an ongoing campaign leading up to the dinner, online votes for the artists’ pieces are being collected for $1 per vote at https://www.champaigncountyartscouncil.org

Watch the Urbana Daily Citizen during the days leading up to the dinner for profiles on individual artists and photos of the artists with their creations.

Sponsors for the Bad Art by Good People fundraiser include:

Gold level: Coppertop, Fonda Lou Eaton

Silver level: Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, The Peoples Savings Bank, CRSI, The V. Patrick Hamilton Group, LLC Re/Max Alliance

Bronze level: Dr. Steve Bohl

Michele Stokes stands with her artwork in the Champaign County Arts Council’s gallery.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2019/02/web1_Michele-Stokes.jpegMichele Stokes stands with her artwork in the Champaign County Arts Council’s gallery. Submitted photo
A vote is a contribution

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