#2,279 Art of Healing.
by Erin Napier
Every year our hospital hosts a huge dinner party and auction of Mississippi-made art and everyone in town shows up to support it and raise money for free community health screenings for the year. This year I donated a custom house portrait and Ben donated the very last Scotsman Co. tray he made with wood from the Tews’ Home Town house, so we got tickets to come and see all the festivities.
Mama wore a 15 year old dress and looked so elegant. I can only hope to carry myself with such class and style.
This year’s special guest speaker and donor was Mark Landis, one of the world’s most famous art forgers who happens to be a Laurelite. Have you seen the documentary about him called Art & Craft?! He suffers from schizophrenia, but it’s resulted in his ability to exactly replicate artworks by the masters that easily duped the most famous museums around the world. Google his story. It’s incredible.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!