Roger Wells belts out Cher lyrics on the dance floor during the 2018 Art of Illusion fundraiser at the Dairy Barn Arts Center. (WOUB Public Media/Nickolas Oatley)

PHOTOS: Art of Illusion at The Dairy Barn Arts Center

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Saturday, February 10 marked the 2018 installment of the Art of Illusion, a fabulous fundraiser for various organizations which is organizer every year by Roger Wells of Attractions Salon. This year the proceeds from the event went directly to the newly renovated Dairy Barn Arts Center. The night featured the likes of Lady Gaga, Cher, Adele, Stevie Nicks, Liza Minelli, and many more. The incredible drag performance was chronicled by WOUB’s Nickolas Oatley and Michael Johnson. 

Roger Wells, dressed as as Cher (left) and Victoria Jackson, dressed as Rihanna (right) check out one another in their dressing room during the art of illusion fundraiser show for the Dairy Barn at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio, on February 10, 2018. WOUB Public Media/Michael Johnson)
Victoria Jackson performs songs dressed as Rihanna for a fundraiser at the Dairy Barn on February 10, 2018. Victoria has been performing in drag for 12 years. (WOUB Public Media/Michael Johnson)
Lucy Lipps (right) admires Roger Wells’ outfit prior to their performance at the Dairy Barn. (WOUB Public Media/Michael Johnson)
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A performer’s wig sits on a manican in the dress room. (WOUB Public Media/Nickolas Oatley)
Roger Wells, performing as Cher, dances and sings around the audience at The Art of Illusion Fundraiser for the Dairy Barn. (WOUB Public Media/Nickolas Oatley)
Victoria Jackson does a cartwheel while performing as Rihanna. (WOUB Public Media/Nickolas Oatley)
Lucy Lips performs as Adele. (WOUB Public Media/Nickolas Oatley)