First Friday is tomorrow and we have a wonderfully talented featured arts for May: Michelle Pendergrass. Through the use of mixed media and acrylics, Michelle is able to process life through her creativity. “Ugly and beautiful intersect on canvas as I work through figuring out who I am and what’s left of me as I dig through the layers to unearth that which I thought was dead. The loss is extravagant. The Grace is sufficient.” –From Michelle’s artist statement. You can find more information about Michelle and her art on her website.
Join us tomorrow evening, May 3rd, from 6-9PM to meet the artist and check out her work.
Tuesday, April 2nd, we will be hosting a Community Conversation. Jessi from Fletcher Place Community Center will be sharing about the organization. The purpose of the evening is to learn more about local organizations making a difference in our communities. As a southeast neighborhood resident, I’m excited to hear about Fletcher Place Community Center and their goals for my community. Come by Tuesday evening at 7pm for a relaxed conversation. Refreshments will be provided.
Check out Fletcher Place Community Center’s website!
This Saturday, March 30th, RoE Creations will be hosting an Easter Chocolate Basket making event from 11AM-1PM. Bring the family to learn how to make chocolate for Easter and build your own Easter baskets. The cost is $10 per child and $5 per sibling. There will be coloring pages, activities and free snacks & beverages! You will need to RSVP ahead of time so all the necessary supplies will be ready for you. You can check out the Facebook event page to find out more information or go directly to the PayPal link to sign up.
On February 28th at 7pm, Emily Litsey will be teaching an art class on acrylic paint and an introduction to landscape techniques. The cost for this event is $15 and covers the lesson, materials, and refreshments. Come hangout, have fun, and leave with your own work of art!
RSVP–either email firstname.lastname@example.org or register here.
Fletcher Place Arts and Books Internship Program
The Fletcher Place Arts and Books Internship program is designed to be creative, hands-on and flexible. We are seeking applicants who are eager to become involved in creating events that connect community, literacy and art as well as individuals who are considering a career in the creative arts.
Arts Administration Intern
The Arts Administration Intern offers opportunity to learn aspects of gallery administration, art handling and installation, fundraising, event coordination and public relations. Responsibilities range from running First Friday events, installing art for events, creating advertisements and working with others on events that promote literacy, art and community. This position will be suit an individual who is eager, flexible and works well individually as well as with small groups. In this position, the intern will have flexibility and be able to see his or her own project ideas come to life during the internship.
Scheduling of work time can be flexible to fit each intern’s needs. We ask for a commitment of 5-10 hours a week for at least 8 weeks. All internships are unpaid and arrangement for school credit is encouraged if applicable.
Interested applicants should send a letter of inquiry, resume and three references to: email@example.com
Black and White with a Splash of Color by Holly Denihan
Join us March 1st from 6-10PM as we feature Holly Denihan. Her paintings draw the eye to specific places in the image through the use of black and white and color.
From Holly’s Artist Statement:
“Most of my work has consisted of black and white with a splash of color emphasizing the shadows and highlighting accent of the background. I also enjoy painting flowers with every petal as its own unique piece.”
Get a preview of Holly’s work on her website.
I’m excited to see her work for this exhibit!
See you March 1st! There will be an artist reception from 6-9PM.
Update: Due to some preparation for First Friday, we are going to cancel this event. Email your ideas–We already have a few organizations/speakers confirmed for the next few months!
I have this idea–I want to create a monthly event to talk about topics that interest our community. Ideally, I’d love to have local non-profits share what they do, how they do it and how others can get involved. I like learning about new issues, and I love hearing how people have been creative and adventurous in tackling community/global/life issues.
I’ve talked with a few non-profits and they are excited about having an opportunity to share. Look for more details on this to come! When I was brainstorming ideas and topics, I decided it would be more exciting and effective if I invited YOU to join in my brainstorming process.
So, you are invited to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas or topics that you would like to discuss. If you know of a local non-profit that you think may be interested in, let me know.
If you would like to sit down with me and just talk about the possibilities of this idea, meet me at the gallery January 29th at 7pm for one hour.