Public Invited to Reception for Local Artist

Lisa McCollum Upcycles Canvases from Goodwill for Her Stunning Portraits, Landscapes and Abstracts

(AUGUSTA, Ga) - Hire Grounds is hosting a wine and cheese reception featuring the artwork of livelong Augusta resident Lisa Arnold McCollum on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 6 – 8 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.

McCollum is an honor graduate of Augusta State University earning a degree in mass communication/public relations and business administration. She is the owner of McCollum Advertising & Consulting, as well as ONE designs, LTD where she designs branding and identity campaigns, business portfolios and strategic marketing and promotion material. You can see her each weekday morning on WRDW News 12 and WAGT 26 as host of the award-winning television show, THRIVE EVERYDAY with Lisa McCollum, a virtual lifestyle program.

McCollum specializes in still portraits and landmarks including historic Augusta, Augusta National Golf Club, Charleston and Hilton Head, SC. She also refinishes furniture and creates handmade jewelry.

“I particularly enjoy abstract painting using vibrant colors, metallics, foils and textures,” she explained. “Through painting, I am able to disconnect from the high-speed demands of everyday life and connect with my inner peace every time I pick up the paint brush.”

Hire Grounds is part of the local Goodwill organization, and McCollum is an active Goodwill ambassador. A unique aspect of her art is that she purchases almost all her mediums from Goodwill stores, refurbishing and restoring each piece and using it as her canvas.

“We are really excited to have Lisa’s art on display this month,” said Ashley Brown, Senior Manager of Community Outreach at Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA. “She is such a strong supporter of Goodwill, and it’s just awesome to see these materials purchased from our stores turned into truly beautiful personalized pieces. Anyone looking for a unique gift idea is going to find something really special in this collection.”

McCollum’s artwork will be on display through the end of the month and is available for purchase, with a percentage of sales benefitting Goodwill’s mission to build lives, families and communities one career at a time.

Hire Grounds is located at 3179 Washington Road and regular business hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

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Photo cutline: Augusta artist Lisa Arnold McCollum

Lisa Dec Artist | Goodwill Corporate
Lisa December Artist | Goodwill Corporate