Friends Keep Potter's Work on Display While She Is Ill

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Saturday, May 06 2006 May 6, 2006 Saturday, May 06, 2006 5:20:39 PM CDT May 06, 2006 in News
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For the first time in the 21 years of the Brookside Art Annual, an artist who is unable to attend will still have her creations sold. That came about because of Dawley's friends. They wanted to help after the 50-year-old potter became ill with pneumonia while traveling to an art show in Florida. She has been in the hospital since March, hooked up to machines in a comatose sleep. Dawley was picked for one of the 190 available slots at the show from a pool of more than 1,000 artists. Until this year, artists have been required to be present, or they are disqualified. Director Donna Potts says this is the first time that anyone has asked that the rules be suspended. Friends of the artist volunteered to set up and staff her booth this weekend.

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