J.K. and Erica Brister Purchase Autumn De Forest Painting to Benefit Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center’s Education and Outreach Programs

Art phenom Autumn de Forest’s colorful new portray fetched $25,000 all through a reside auction fundraiser for arts education applications.

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updated: Could 25, 2021 14:00 CDT


One particular of art phenom Autumn de Forest’s colorful new paintings fetched $25,000 all through a reside auction fundraiser on Could eight at the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) in Hendersonville, Tenn. Mud and Pearls, de Forest’s playful acrylic-on-canvas depiction of muddy pigs with glistening pearls, was purchased at auction by Sumner County Residents J.K. and Erica Brister. Funds from the auction will be made use of to guidance arts education and outreach at the MACC.

“Erica and I are devoted to serving to the MACC carry out its arts education mission,” claims J.K. Brister. “We are primarily pleased to devote in and guidance the get the job done of Autumn de Forest, who manufactured a huge effect on our daughter Beautiful all through a grasp class at the MACC. Erica and I consider in the MACC and share the eyesight of art continuing to elevate, encourage and invigorate the local community of Sumner County.”

Autumn de Forest, who is now 19, has been an crucial skilled artist for most of her existence. Her works are collected close to the world, and she has manufactured appearances at equally the White Residence and the Vatican, where by at age 14 she met Pope Francis and gained the Global Vatican Award in Portray and Art. She staged her to start with exhibition at the MACC in 2017 and led a grasp class for place youth.

J.K. and Erica Brister are extensive-time supporters of the MACC. In 2017, they became the MACC’s really to start with founding customers, and their generosity has been very important to the MACC’s success and expansion. Funds from their buy of Mud and Pearls will help guidance the MACC’s Art Soon after Faculty and Homeschool Art applications. It will also provide funding for adult art classes and arts outreach applications to underserved youth, people and navy veterans. “We are unbelievably grateful to J.K. and Erica for every little thing they’ve completed for the arts,” claims Cheryl Strichik, the MACC’s Govt Director and CEO. “The MACC proceeds to reward each individual working day from their eyesight, leadership and generosity.”

The most tangible indicator of their guidance for the arts is Mud and Pearls, which the standard general public can see on screen by means of June thirteen at the MACC’s current show, The Artistic Evolution of Autumn De Forest. The Bristers have also agreed to make the portray out there for long term exhibitions, where by it will probable cling together with other de Forest works in the MACC’s Lasting Memory Collection.

J.K. Brister is the Senior Vice President of Gross sales and Functions at U.S. Pest Safety, and Erica Brister is the organization’s President and CEO. U.S. Pest Safety is the primary pest management organization in Tennessee. With their headquarters situated in Hendersonville, the Relatives-owned and operated small business has a lot of department spots across the region that services countless numbers of household and professional prospects in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is conveniently situated off Gallatin Pike just a few miles east of Rivergate Mall. The location serves as a haven for the arts, hosting major art exhibitions during the year. It also delivers classes and summer season camps on art and film for young children and grownups. Monthaven Mansion is out there to lease for weddings, receptions, showers, company staff-building classes, and non-public events. For additional info, visit www.monthavenartsandculturalcenter.com or contact (615) 822-0789.
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Supply: Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center