Truth Be Told Event at STC Creates Artists, Donors
November 6, 2013 - Sixteen people at Southeastern Technical College were able to become artists, decorators and donors all in the space of two hours, thanks to a Truth Be Told class on Oct. 24.
Truth Be Told Art held a class in the Toombs Auditorium on the college’s Vidalia campus, teaching attendees how to create unique pieces of art, with proceeds going to a number of charities, including the United Way. The would-be artists came from across the region, and many were employees of Southeastern Tech.
“Interest around STC was sparked about Truth Be Told Art when Blythe Wilcox [STC’s director of human resources and auxiliary services] posted a picture of her art creation from a Truth Be Told Art Party that she attended,” said Lauren Hofmann, purchasing specialist at STC and one of the event’s organizers.
Truth Be Told Art was started by Elizabeth Hilliard in Macon as a faith-based project: “God showed me that He wanted me to teach women who think they can’t paint how to paint and get His Truth on it.” The company holds “parties” with entry fees so that they can provide free-of-charge parties to select groups in communities from Georgia to Haiti.
“I was truly inspired by the message of the founder of Truth Be Told Art,” said Hofmann. “It was inspiring to hear of a woman’s small business start-up success and the impact that she has had around the world.”
The Vidalia event was well-received, and when each artist looked at their finished piece, patterned and emblazoned with a single letter and Bible verse, they shared the same surprised, proud look as everyone else.
“Each project was as unique as the person that painted it,” said Hofmann. “Our art class has since sparked another Truth Be Told Art class later in the month where many women of all ages will get together and share in the Truth Be Told Art experience. I love the community we live in!”
With their attendance, the Truth Be Told participants helped to support that community. Some of the proceeds from the class went to the United Way of Toombs-Montgomery-Wheeler Counties, which has, since 1988, provided year-round financial support for twenty six local human-service member agencies.
For more information on events at STC’s auditoriums, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.