"Blue Harmony" is a blown glass, blue-tinted globe surrounded by multi-colored feather patterns. Only 100 have been produced, and each will sell for $40.

MORGANTOWN -- Steptoe & Johnson, Arts Monongahela and glass artist Ron Hinkle have partnered to increase yearly funding for Arts Monongahela's Steptoe & Johnson-Cyndi Jones Impact Grants Program.

The grants program was established in honor of the late Cyndi Jones, a member of Steptoe & Johnson and Arts Monongahela board member. As a partner in this effort, Upshur County glass artist Ron Hinkle has been commissioned to design a limited edition ornament. The sales of which will allow Arts Monongahela to multiply the impact of Steptoe & Johnson's contribution.

The ornament, dubbed "Blue Harmony," is a blown glass, blue-tinted globe surrounded by multi-colored feather patterns. Only 100 have been produced and each will sell for $40. Every ornament is specially wrapped and includes a certificate of authenticity.

"The grant program not only helps Arts Monongahela, but it helps us honor Cyndi's memory and her commitment to supporting arts in the community," said Jacquelyn Core, a member of Steptoe & Johnson's Morgantown office and Arts Monongahela board member. "We hope to make the sale of this ornament an annual tradition."

Sales begin Oct. 30, and will continue through Dec. 15. To order, call Arts Monongahela at (304) 291-6720.

Steptoe & Johnson is a business focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment and litigation. It comprises over 180 lawyers resident in seven locations throughout West Virginia and Ohio. For nearly a century, the firm has demonstrated its commitment to quality, personal attention, experience, skill, and resources to client-focused service.

Arts Monongahela grew out of the collective effort of artists, arts administrators, business persons, public officials and interested individuals in the community working together to create a better Morgantown area in the state of West Virginia. Initially a project of the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce's Vision 2000 program (now called Vision 2020), Arts Monongahela was officially incorporated as an independent agency in October of 1999. The organization promotes public appreciation and interest in all of the arts, including, but not limited to dance, dramatic and performing arts, literary arts, music of all types, and visual arts.

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