Phoenix Rising School students featured in local newspaper’s story

Photo by Megan Hansen
“Selena Niemi, left, and Avignon Capezio work on a painting that’s going to auctioned off later this month.”
Published in the Nisqually Valley News, June 8, 2012.
Copyright © 2012 Lafromboise Communications, Inc., used with permission.

“Cultivating Creativity”
“Private school holding art auction”

“Phoenix Rising School is hosting an art auction 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at the school in Rainier.

The event is a first-time fundraiser for the private school, which currently teaches 55 children in preschool through seventh grade.

Initially they were just going to have an afternoon tea, but the event kind of took off, said Heidi Smith, communications and outreach manager.

International artist Stephen Bennett, who has painted celebrities such as Sharon Stone and Michelle Pfeiffer, has a sister who lives in the Yelm area.”

“‘It’s the rising role arts plays in the business world that has the school looking to expand its programs, said Aaron Rodriguez, executive director and chief financial officer for the school,” quoting Megan Hansen in the Valley Life section of the Nisqually Valley News:
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Copyright © 2012 Yelm Online, used with permission.

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