SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University's Department of Contemporary Art and Theater partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Panhandle to raise money for mentoring programs for children in the community.
The event, A Little Affair to Make a Big Difference, was held Sept. 24 at Shepherd University.
The artwork, created by children attending the event, will be auctioned off in spring 2012 at The Purple Iris in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Caryn Michael, senior art education major, helped plan for the daylong workshop to help foster an appreciation of art as the boys and girls learned new skills while creating original paintings for the sale.
Katelyn Smoot, senior photography major, documented the children's work and took photographs of their paintings, prints of which they will receive later.
For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Panhandle, go to www.bbbswv.org.