Atlanta jeweler hosts event for KSU College of the Arts

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 8‚ 2007 − Atlanta jewelry designer Margot Townsend will host an…

Georgia (Mar 8, 2007) — Atlanta jeweler hosts event for KSU College of the Arts

Cheryl Anderson Brown


Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison

Writer/Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ Assistant Director of Public Relations for the College of the Arts‚ 770−499−3417 or

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 8‚ 2007 − Atlanta jewelry designer Margot Townsend will host an event benefiting the Kennesaw State University College of the Arts in her factory showroom‚ located at 1500 Southland Circle near Howell Mill Road‚ on Thursday‚ March 22. On that day‚ the showroom will be open 10 a.m.−7 p.m. and a portion of all sales will be donated to the College of the Arts. There is no admission fee.

The event‚ called “Pre−Flight Check−In: A Gem of an Event‚” highlights some of the features of the college’s upcoming sixth annual benefit gala‚ which has the theme‚ “Come Fly with Us.”

"Ms. Townsend's jewelry is always popular in the auction at our gala‚" said Joseph Meeks‚ dean of the college. "When we asked how we could have a greater presence for her work this year‚ she offered to open up the entire shop for us."

Although Townsend’s showroom will be open all day on March 22‚ there will be a special reception with Dean Meeks and the members of the benefit gala committee at 4 p.m. During the reception‚ guests will enjoy live music‚ mini dance lessons‚ door prize drawings and a sneak peek at the Atlanta Driving Club’s luxury cars.

"This is a great event because it highlights the fun and excitement of the gala and absolutely anyone can attend‚" says event coordinator Melanie Dobbins‚ who has already been doing some pre−shopping. "Margot Townsend has designs that can fit any style or budget‚ from the college student to the fashion leader."

Margot Townsend Inc. is an international jewelry design‚ development and manufacturing company that creates sterling silver jewelry‚ fashion jewelry‚ gifts and accessories for multi−channel retailers around the world. Townsend is well−known for her museum replica pieces‚ including reproductions of the Smithsonian Institute’s collection‚ as well as best−selling items for retailers like Neiman−Marcus‚ Horchow‚ Saks Fifth Avenue and Coldwater Creek.

For more information about the “Pre−Flight Check−In‚” visit or call 770−499−3214.

The KSU College of the Arts sixth annual benefit gala will take place on April 28 at the FlightWorks Executive Terminal at the Cobb County Airport (McCollum Field) in Kennesaw. The evening includes dinner‚ dancing and live/silent auctions. In its first five years‚ the annual benefit gala raised more than $1 million for scholarship endowments and student−learning initiatives.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit