Art Effects

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Painting by Ron Lewis – 2016 Featured Artist

The place to be for art lovers August 5-6 is Columbia, Tennessee.  This event will have art from 30 artists, both local and from Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.  Maury Regional Health Care Foundation is hosting the art show, which will be held at the Memorial Building, 308 West 7th Street in Columbia.  Hours are Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Art Effects is open to the public and is an art show and sale.  The event serves as a fundraiser for Maury Regional Health Care Foundation.  Entry is free of charge and there will be a free reception with food, wine and punch.

The featured artist for this year’s Art Effects is Ronald Lewis from Birmingham, Alabama.  “Ron has been with us every single year,” stated Joe Kilgore, Maury Regional Foundation’s Executive Director.  Lewis has displayed his art at Art Effects for nine years, and is an award-winning artist, having won over 95 awards for his skill.  Lewis paints in oil, watercolor and acrylic.  To view work by Lewis, visit

“We are honored to have Ron Lewis as our featured artist this year and appreciate his long-term support of the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation,” commented Kilgore.

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Turned Bowl by Bill Summar

Art Effects was begun in 2007, with regional artists appearing each year except last year, when the show was paused for a year to reformat it.  “The two goals were, number one, to create an awareness about the Foundation,” remarked Kilgore. “The second objective was to bring art to our region.

“Many of those artists used to come just once a year,” Kilgore continued.  “Now they’re exhibiting in local galleries and markets.

“It kind of hurts our sales each year, but it’s great for the community.”

Artists interested in showing their work at Art Effects may contact Joe Kilgore, although there is currently a waiting list to participate.

Anyone interested in donating to the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation may visit or call 931-380-4075.

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