"(Greensboro, NC) – The Twice-Annual Leanne Pizio’s “Keep It Local” Art Show continues into its 18th year and expands the artists and artistic media exhibiting since 1997.  The Fall Home Show is scheduled for Halloween, Sat., Oct.31 at Stealing Crow Farm from 10am – 4pm at 2409 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC.  The Rain Date is Sun., Nov.1 at the same time and location.  Parking is available on site for free.

This year’s showcase focuses on over 20 local visual artists in a variety of media in an exciting, festival-style setting supporting the “Buy Local” philosophy.

Founder, Organizer and local potter Leanne Pizio highlights, “I feel gratified that I can give this opportunity to my fellow artists.  This bi-annual event brings together a variety of artistic media and gives these artists a chance to sell their works to our community.”

Works will be for sale in a variety of media: pottery, jewelry, fiber, glass, sculpture, painting, mixed media and other original works.

The event includes a popular and unusual way to support our local food banks: the Art Hunt takes place between 11am-2pm (or until artworks run out) by requesting a donation for the Servant Center.  Basic participation rules are similar to an Easter Egg Hunt: small pieces of artwork are hidden within a roped-off area of the yard; people who donate either 6 cans of food or $5 are allowed to go into the area to find one piece of artwork.  In 2011, over 500 pounds of food were raised for the local food bank.  The Fall event’s proceeds will support the Servant Center of Greensboro; to learn about their mission: http://www.theservantcenter.org/.

Live music will be provided by local bluegrass/rock band The Acoustitians during the event.

The Stealing Crow Farm began in 2008 by local potter Leanne Pizio.  Leanne’s studio includes a gallery space, kiln room and working studio space in a converted barn behind her home in Oak Ridge.  Her work is collected and exhibited throughout North Carolina and the country.  Leanne is known for her original hand-carved black on white, wood-cut sgrafitto style of pottery.

For more information about the Stealing Crow Farm or the bi-annual Home Show, please contact Leanne Pizio by calling 336-337-6493 or by e-mail: leannepizio@gmail.com."

- A Press Release

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