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ARRAC Newsletter Sept2011

ARRAC Newsletter Sept2011

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Published by Marty McIntyre
Alabama River Region Art Center's September newsletter
Alabama River Region Art Center's September newsletter

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OnSaturday,October29,  bringyourownpumpkinand   learntodoextremepump-  kincarving”fromARRACs  extraordinarywoodcarver,  DylanGoodson.Youwillearntocarveawitchina   pumpkinasDylanwalksyou   througheachstepduringthe   three-hourExtremePumpkin   Carvingclass.Classsizeis  limitedto12,ages10andup. WhileDylan’sworkusually   sellsfrom$450-$2000,thisclasswillbeabargainat$15per  person/BYOP*or$25foraparent+child.WatchDylanatworkat  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaKjSFiplnQ    WhileDadandthebigkidsarecarving,a'LilPunkinPumpkin   Decorating”workshopwillbegoingoninanotherstudioat  ARRAC.AFallpumpkinneverlookedsowonderfulasonethat  emergesfromanARRACstudiocompletewithstickers,“gems,”  paint,andglitter...lotsofglitter!Moms,Dads,Grandparentsand   childrenarewelcome,anyage,$5aperson.We’llprovideasmalpumpkin.We’llalsophotographallpumpkinsforanonlinecontest  throughourFacebooksite.Winnergets2weeksFREEoftheir  choiceofoneKids’ArtsClub. 
Alabama River Region Arts Center 
Providing high quality, affordable programs 
ExtremePumpkin   Carving&Decorating......................1  BoardofDirectors...............................2   ComputerDonations..........................2   PotteryStudio......................................2   AboutUs............................................2   MeettheARRACLeaders....................3   ArtsClubReport.................................4   Out&About.......................................5   ChiltonCtyArtsCouncilFest..............5   BarkinthePark...................................5   BrainsforDinner.................................5   EventsCalendar..................................6   PumpThe'Tump.................................6   MugsFestinJanuary...........................6   VolunteerSchedule.............................7   EmbellishClass...................................7   OurSponsors......................................8   MembershipBenefits..........................8   Bluegrass/Sit&Sew.............................8   
Sept. 2011
Vol. 1/Issue 11
UPDATE
TheRiver  Region's  Centerfor  theArts  
ExtremePumpkinCarving&'LilPunkinDecorating   
Our Mission Statement:
The Alabama River Region Arts Center’smission is to bring the People of the RiverRegion together and enhance communitylife through a supportive environmentwhere people of all ages, backgrounds andabilities can study, create and present art.
Time:  
9am-12   
Cost:  
$15perstudentOr$25foraparentandchild(agesten   andup.)  
Suppliesandtools:  
*BringYourOwnPumpkin.Students  shouldbringtheirchoiceofajack-o’-lantern,orpie-size   pumpkin.Alistofneededtoolsandmaterialswillbesupplied   attimeofsignup.Maximumof12students.Minimum    enrollmentis6carversClassprojectwillbecarvingawitchinapumpkin. 
Inside This Issue
 
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Alabama River Region Arts Cente
TheARRAC 
UPDATE/ 
SEPT.2011   
TheARRACBoardofDirectors  metSept.25andBoardoffices  wereelected.FrankSullivanwas  appointedastheAlabamaRiver  RegionArtsCenterExecutive   Director.TheBoardalsoupdated   theByLawstowardsimplifying   theofficerpositionsandmoving   thepositionstotheBoard.Other  businessitemsincluded   reviewingtheBrainsforDinner  effortsonfundraisingevents,  logodesign,marketingeffort  throughlocalevents,and   recognizingtheeffortofthese   volunteers. 
ARRACBoardofDirectors  
Officers  
DonaldMobley-President  RickBowman-VicePresident  MarilynWinborn-Secretary   
MembersatLarge   
GeoffMcIntyre   BillRoberts  AustinThompson   FrankSullivan-Executive   Director  Noticeanythingdifferentthisissue?ThankstoBobHarrisnotonlyforthe   donationofaLinux-operatingsystemcomputer,loadedwithgreatOpen   Sourcesoftware,andflatscreenmonitor;butforhisgracioustraining   sessionandtechsupport.ThankstoBobwewillbeabletopreparethe   newslettertotallyonsiteatARRAC.Thisissuehasbeencreatedusing   Scribus,ournewpagelayoutsoftware. ThankstoPaulPayton,ownerofPayton'sProfessionalPainting,forthe   donationof15gallonsofpaintforthepotterystudio.Thepaintwas  donatedonaSaturdayand5painters(SharonErvin,DonaldMobley,  DawnandFrankSullivan,andRickBowman)startedthenextdayand   werefinished2hourslater(SharonandDawnputinanadditionalfour  hoursoftrimwork).Meanwhile,SallyBlackwelldonatedanunusedkiln. Thankstothe   Birmingham'sDaniel Foundation's  generousgrant,the   PotteryStudioiswelonitsway.Wheels  havebeenordered   anddelivered,walls  painted,andsoon   wewillhavethesink   anddrainsinstalledRickBowmanand   FrankSullivanhave   builtmovabletables  fortheslabroller  andclayblocking.Claywillbethrown,startinginlateOctober.Watchfor  theGrandOpening!ContactFrankSullivanatdirector@arrac.org,formore   informationondates,times,studio&classcosts
ComputerDonations  ThankstothePotteryRoomPatrons  FortheirPaint&KilnDonations  PotteryStudioProgress  fromTheCenter  
The Arts Center is a volunteer based,community supported organizationthat derives its funding from publicand private donations, contributions,grants, benefactors and the proceeds from memberships, Artist Space,Rentals, Gallery Art Sales and specialevents.
AboutUs  
300 West Tallassee St Wetumpka, AL 3609
 
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Alabama River Region Arts Cente
TheARRAC 
UPDATE/ 
SEPT.2011   
NewtoWetumpkafromtheFairhope/FoleyareaisTheresa   WaynejoiningARRACasanexperiencedartcenter  memberandback-officeorganizer,havingservedover5   yearsontheBoardofFoley’sPerformingArtsAssociations  and4yearsontheBoardofGalleryMorganHill(CA)with   thelast2yearsasGMH'sTreasurerandPresident  respectively.Theresa,withaBSMinBusiness  ManagementandMSinFinancialPlanning,is  alsoanartistthatisveryresourcefulhaving   builtandhauledherownpegboarddisplay   systemtoARRAC'soutreachtableattherecent  BarkintheParkoutdooreventTheresawillbetheArtisticDirector&    ResourceCoordinatoratARRACcollecting,  coordinatingandorganizinginformationforaproprietary   databaseofourartists,students,instructors,andassociated   businesses.ThiswillenableARRACtobethe   "clearinghouseoragent"formatchinginstructorswith   students,eventswithdisplays,businesseswithworking   artists/performers,etc.Thiswillalsobeusefulforfuture   programdevelopmenttomeettheneedsanddemandsof  thecommunity.Theresacanbecontactedatartisticdirector@arrac.org   3   
Alabama River Region Arts Cente
MeettheARRACLeaders  
Theresa Wayne
MeetDañetta   Evans,ournew    MarketingDirec-  tor.Originally   fromMontgom-  ery,Detta   movedback   herefromNashville,tobeclosertofamilyHerbackgroundisMarketing/Graphic   Designandshehasalreadygenerated   severalMarketingreportsandanalysestoget  usgoingintherightdirection. TheUpdateaskedDañettawhatbroughther  toARRAC.Heranswer:“Iwasattractedto   thecenterbecauseofitscommunity   outreach...andIwaslookingforstudio   space.[she’sasilkscreener]“Ifoundthe   CenterbyGooglingArtinAlabama’.”  Thanks,Google!Dañettaisawonderful additiontoARRACSharonhasgraciouslyaccepted   tobeourVolunteerCoordinator  (seepg.7).Adedicatedvolunteer  attheCenter(indoorsandout),  faithfulBrainstormer,painterof  thetop-moneyBirdhouseatBark   inthePark,andaloverofdogs;  shenowaddsARRACGallery   schedulerandeventpersonnelstaffingtoherlistoftalents.We   appreciateherwillingnesstojumpinandserve.Comingto   WetumpkafromNebraskawiththeFederalGovernment,  Sharonhasdecidedtoretirehere;aroundMarch2012.Her  decisiontoretireherestemspartlyfrombeinginvolvedwith   ARRAC.Welcome,Sharon(&Heidi,herfour-leggedfriend)
Sharon ErvinDañetta Evans 
Theresa, far left, with happycustomers, March 2011.Left, work by Theresa Wayne.
300 West Tallassee St Wetumpka, AL 36092 

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