Norcross art event to support Copeland

NORCROSS -- Snellville isn't the only city sending support to local grad student Aimee Copeland, who is now back home after suffering from a flesh-eating bacteria that left her a quadruple amputee.

Norcross has plans for a fundraiser called "Art for Aimee" to help the Snellville family with medical costs.

The fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, showcasing art inspired by Copeland's passion for life, a press release said.

Artist Vicki A. Johnson is donating a portion of the art sales to help with the medical expenses, since she recognizes the perserverance and spirit in Copeland that will help her face life-changing challenges. The work, the release said, "reflects (Johnson's) opinion that art is an expression of intrinsic energy taking form throgh color, texture and creativity, and a gift to be shared universally."

Copeland, who greeted supporters during her first public event Friday at the Snellville Town Green, is expected to be on hand for the fundraiser. The evening also includes live music and jazz vocals.

All proceeds collected from this event by will be donated to the Aimee Copeland Fund. Donations are not tax deductible.

To donate to the fnd and for more info about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Norcross Welcome Center & Museum at 678-421-2049 or email ckitchen@norcrossga.net.