Hannibal Arts Council to present Bad Art by Good People

KHQA's Rajah Maples paints watercolor that will be auctioned off for the Hannibal Arts Council (Photo courtesy of the Hannibal Arts Council).

The Hannibal Arts Council is planning to auction off "Bad Art by Good People" this Friday night.

The new and innovative fundraiser pairs local community leaders with area artists/mentors to create artwork.

That art will be auctioned off at a special event at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Hannibal Arts Council.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available at HAC.

Reservations may be made by calling HAC at 573-221-6545 or emailing

All proceeds will benefit the Hannibal Arts Council and its programs.

The Bad Art by Good People title is truly meant to be tongue in cheek, as the end-product of the community leader working with an artist/mentor will more than likely be good and in some cases may surprise us all. Participating community leaders for the inaugural fundraiser include: Dr. Debbie Baumann – Hannibal Regional Healthcare System; Joel Booth - F&M Bank and Trust; Dr. Michael Bukstein – Hannibal Clinic; McKenzie Disselhorst – Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce; Michael Gaines – Hannibal Arts Council; Mary Lynne Richards - Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department; Mayor Jim Hark – City of Hannibal; Kate Dougherty – Down Country; Julie Leverenz – Hannibal Regional Healthcare System; Rajah Maples – KHQA; Jimmy O’Donnell – James O’Donnell Funeral Home; Stacy Roach – The Gallery Salon; Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd – Missouri 10th Judicial Circuit Court; Janet Wells – HNB; Josh Williams – Harold & Louise Assisted Living.

Participating area artists/mentors include: Steve Ayers; Brenda Benson; Rebecca Butler; Kim Caisse; Brenda Beck Fisher; Kelly Eddington; Patricia Garey; Pat Kerns; Sally Poole Kintz; Josh McCurdy; Deb Myers; Stephen Schisler; Cyndi Taylor; Kevin Warning; Lisa Weise.

The Hannibal Arts Council is excited to connect community leaders and artists in a new way by implementing this new fundraising concept, which was modified from ones produced by similar arts organizations in Kansas and Ohio.

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