Local artist captures moon in new light for good cause

Local artist captures moon in new light for good cause

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A popular silent auction event is returning for its seventeenth year. The Land Trust of North Alabama is gearing up to host its annual "Moon Over Three Caves Dance" on September 17 and one local artist is donating her time and talents toward a great cause.

Mary Jones is no stranger to the annual event. In 2009, Jones began contributing her art to the fundraiser that collects money to help the preserve the land of North Alabama. She designs and paints rain barrels featured in the silent auction.

"Dance by the Light of the Moon" is the name of Jones' ninth installment. When I asked her what inspired her design for this year's barrel, Jones said:

I wanted to capture the essence of this bright light, moon. And the flow of it creating a peaceful energy, rather than a loony energy.

The former Randolph School art teacher says it's all about trial and error. Jones says mistakes happen in the creative process that can take her art in different directions, sparking new ideas.

Dinner for this year's event will be provided by Washington Square Catering and entertainment by Carla Russell and Kozmic Mama.

In addition to Mary Jones' piece, the silent auction also includes other great works of art provided by local artists.

Tickets are still on sale for this year's "Moon Over Three Caves Dance."

Event organizers say tickets go quickly and that all proceeds go to help maintain the beauty of North Alabama.

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