(May 12 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Art for Hope Takes Place at ArtSpace May 22-June 1



Show to raise awareness and funds for Relay for Life

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) —Art for Hope, a fundraiser benefiting the Caddo Parish Relay for Life, will take place from May 22 until June 1 at ArtSpace.

Local artists along with students from Centenary College will donate their artwork that will be available for sale during a silent auction during the 11-day show. A reception will kick off the event Tuesday, May 22 from 1 — 4 p.m. to start the bidding process.

Artwork has been generously donated from artists including Jack Waterman, Marabella Dunn, Charles Madden, Bruce Allen, Neil Johnson and Kelly Wiggins.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Caddo Parish, the main volunteer-driven fundraising event of the ACS. Relay for Life not only raises money for cancer research and cancer patients, but also raises awareness, and celebrates the lives of survivors and remembers those who lost their lives to cancer.

ArtSpace is located at 710 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. For more information, contact Charles Madden at email.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.