Benefit Auction Mortgage Marathon

Join Pocosin Arts' Mortgage Marathon

This year’s Fund-A-Need, the “last leg” of our Mortgage Marathon, will take us across the finish line to pay off the remaining $12,000 on our studio building at 201 Main Street in Columbia, NC. Constructed in 1920, the Davis & Coffield Building is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are 100 pins available, and when you give $125 or more, you will receive a lasting memento of your contribution. This building is significant because it is where opportunities for learning, sharing, personal growth, and friendship begin!

Hand-crafted pins by Alexis Spina​
What happens in our studios? Tyrrell High School students learning to make bowls for the annual Empty Bowls project, an international effort to fight hunger.
A diverse group of artist from across the United States participated in a two-week summer residency program with support from the John & Robyn Horn Foundation.

How does Alexis make those brick Pins?

Alexis Spina Pocosin Arts Metals Studio www.pocosinarts.org

Meet Pocosin Artist in Residence, Alexis Spina, the artist behind the creation of the beautiful, limited edition pins. Alexis holds a BFA degree in studio art from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in jewelry/metalsmithing, and minors in printmaking and ceramics. In 2018 she earned her MFA from The University of Georgia. Alexis will be in residence at Pocosin Arts through June 2021 and is currently teaching virtual Community Jewelry & Metalsmithing classes and Art After School.

Mortgage Marathon Contributors 2017 -2019

David and Edie Armstrong
Joe and Carol Augustine
Jayme Bain
Wade Brickhouse
Allison Brusko
Georgann Eubanks & Donna Campbell
Chowan Arts Council
Sammy and Candace Cox
Stewart Davenport
Dominick and Karine Delafoy
Brian and Fay Edwards
Joe & Judy Evans
Mary “Lib” Fearing
Charlotte Fitz
Liz Garrett
Stan Harmon
Dick Heiser

Phil and Judi Hewett
Mary Ellen Hill
Celia Hook
Carl and Elaine Jones
Chip and Lynn Jones
Joanne Dehoney and Andy Keeler
John & Janie King
Butch and Tobi Kirkman
Gregg and Betty Lasseter
Russell and Rose Lay
Sarah Hooper Lazure
Tim Lazure
Allen Lee
Carol Soo Lee
William Massey
Maureen McCarthy
Barbara McFadyen
Lynn Nash
Tim Neilsen

Charlie and Midge Ogletree
Bryan & Juliana Owens
Anne Patton
Feather and Willy Phillips
Michael Reardon
Matt Repsher
Nathan Richards
Geordie Robison
Frank and Lueta Sellers
Bill and Frances Smyth
Lynn Taylor
Anne S Urquhart
Doris Van Dorpe and Sonny Van Dorpe, Jr.
Ron and Robin Vick
Janet Walker
Michele R Yellin
Marlene True