Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
June 8- Art on the Square Children’s Art Camp 2010
Children are invited to participate in the annual Art Camp. Space is limited. Get your forms in soon.
For more information visit www.aots-athens.com.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Cooper & Company Live airs at 6am, noon & 9pm Tuesday - Friday
Catch Country Rover Episodes Live Monday 6am & 9pm.
SINCE Janurary 2003, WTZT-TV in Athens, AL, known as ZTV-11, has been Local and lovin' it, with shows that focus on local people and places in the Tennessee Valley. Jamie and Gloria Cooper own and operate ZTV-11, as well as host and produce the morning show, Cooper & Company.
For more info about Betty Burchfield please visit her website at:
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
People of this world do not understand our Christian language. How can we speak to them in a way that they will understand? People of the world do not think it is necessary to believe. How can we get past their defenses to get to their hearts? The world, in trying to sell its philosophies understands one thing that we forgot. A person will not really believe something until it speaks to his feelings and his spirit.
The media uses what they know about how the mind works and the power of the arts, drama, photography, film, dance, story telling, etc. to speak to people and sell us whatever they want. This is a pity because the arts originally belonged to the people of God. Now they are seldom used and often categorized as superfluous or unnecessary. From stories of the son’s of Seth, to the portrayals of the prophets, to the dances of the Israelites, to the stories of the Rabbis, to the medieval Passion plays that portrayed Christ’s last days on earth, to film and story today, believers have always used the Arts, for worship, evangelism, teaching, enjoyment and exhortation. Why have so many churches thrown the gift of the creative arts back in the face of our Creator God? The only reason I can think of is fear.
Fear is never a good reason to make a decision. If the arts are corrupt in the world, then we need not to say the arts are corrupt. We need to bring them back to where they belong, in the holy service of Our King.”
Excerpt taken from:
“In Defense of Christian Arts”
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
9th Annual His Gifts and Presence New England Arts Festival
This event is open to visual artists, musicians, singers, dancers and poets of all ages.
All submissions are subject to approval and/or juried by the festival review committee and must be received by May 29th. Incomplete submission will not be considered. You must submit form, fee and submission (CD, DVD or slides). Artists may sell their works and approved merchandise and keep all profits.
Free lodging will be available for out of state participants who submit as associates before May 29th, (based on
availability). Submission deadline is May 29th.
Artists understand that we are NOT insured for safe- keeping of artwork and by submitting, assume own
liability. We take measures to prevent damage or theft. Drop off art work Friday June 25th between 9am &
10am or shipped & received by June 18th. Art work must be picked up June 26th at 8:30pm promptly.
For complete Submission Form and more info about event please visit:
Sponsored by New Life Church and New England Christian Arts Council in Biddeford, Maine
The resources, materials and ideas on this site are designed to Equip, Connect and Inspire artists and churches of all denominations for their place in God's renewal of the arts, and the art’s role in God's transformation and redemption of the world. This site features original information and also serves as a portal to other organizations who are pursuing God's heart for the arts and humanity.
Art News passed along by David Edwards at Lowe Mill Arts from LeAnn Siefferman at Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center- Huntsville, AL. Please help if you can.
Sorry to keep harassing everyone, but I am in desperate need of volunteers for this Sunday’s art class for kids with special needs. The class starts this Sunday, May 23 at 1:30 and should last no more than 1 ½ hours. I need 7 volunteers who would like to work one-on-one with a child in this class. We are going to do a “dance” themed project with acrylics and mixed media on canvas boards. We are also going to try and do a large collaborative “Alabama” themed art project to display at our Coach Gene Stallings event on June 5th. If you guys aren’t able to help, could you maybe forward this to someone you think would be interested?
The artwork will be auctioned off at Merrimack Hall’s fundraiser this august. For more info on the Gene Stallings event, Dance Your Dreams! or Merrimack Hall, please visitwww.merrimackhall.com and if you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me!
Please spread this to anyone you think would be interested and have them contact me.
Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center
Art News from Clayton Bass, Huntsville Museum of Art
March 23, 2010-
In its ongoing efforts to encourage creativity and engage artists of all ages in our community, the Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) will present a juried exhibition, Imagine Tomorrow, opening on June 13 and closing on September 5, 2010. The title theme is intentionally broad, and should allow artists a wide range of interpretations, which will make for a fun, engaging show with many perspectives represented.
I want to invite you to join the HMA in this community-wide celebration of the arts. The exhibition will be juried with no entry fees and open to all media. Hopefully many artists will participate and show strong examples of Huntsville’s rich and varied artistic community. In addition, the opening day’s activities will provide an opportunity for participating artists to do demonstrations in the exhibition galleries during the afternoon. The Museum Staff will also host a simple reception that day, and would appreciate any additional food or beverage items that you may wish to bring.
Included is the list of rules for the juried exhibition and the timeline for the project. We look forward to working with you and hope this brings great exposure for your work. Don’t hesitate to contact me should you have questions.
President & CEO
THE HUNTSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART
Celebrating Creativity in our Community
IMAGINE TOMORROW: A Juried Exhibition For All Ages
Artists, please consider: In the future what will life be like on Earth and beyond?
1. No group projects are allowed, only work by an individual
2. Open to all media
3. Only one artwork may be submitted per individual
4. Maximum dimensions for 2-D work, framed or unframed: 36” x 36”
5. Maximum dimensions for 3-D work: 36” x 36”
6. All works must be framed (if frames are desired) and ready to hang when submitted
7. All K-12 student works should include on a separate piece of paper: artist name, title of work, media, grade, and school
8. All college students should include: artist name, title of work, media, and college
9. All other works should include: artist name, title of work, media.
IMAGINE TOMORROW: Schedule
May 21-24, 2010
All works are due by close of business, 5:00 p.m., at the Admissions Desk in the lobby of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Late entries will not be accepted.
May 26, 2010
Judging will take place. Works of art that are not ready to be hung will be disqualified. Judges may also disqualify works of art for reasons of safety or stability.
May 28 – June 11, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Day and Reception: Program - Gallery Walk featuring 2 student artists, 2 college artists, 2 artists from Lowe Mill, 2 artists from HAL, and 2 other adult artists.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Special day for students, college students, and teachers to invite whomever they wish. Reception, partner organizations are invited to add goodies. These artists may also set up demonstrations in the galleries.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Special day for Lowe Mill (same provisions)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Special day for HAL (same provisions)
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Monday – Wednesday, September 6 – 8, 2010
Pick up works from Museum by end of business, 5:00 p.m.
IMAGINE TOMORROW: Awards:
1 - Best In Show $500 Cash Award
K – 8th Grade
1 – 1st Place $250 Cash Award
2 – Honorary Mentions; Receive HMA Student Memberships
9th Grade - College
1 – 1st Place $250 Cash Award
2 – Honorary Mentions; Receive HMA Student Memberships
Adult Category, not in college
1 – 1st Place $250 Cash Award
2 – Honorary Mentions; Receive HMA Individual Memberships
Monday, May 17, 2010
Madison Arts Council's Art on Main
Location: Madison, AL
Date: First Saturday of each month April thru September
Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE two weeks prior to art show each monthInfo: www.madisonartscouncil.org
Saturday, May 15, 2010
God's 7 Principles of Artistic Purpose
I also refer to these as "7 Secrets Every Artist and Designer Must Know But Many Don't"
These are the 7 principles that guide the you, the visual artist, into a relationship with the Spirit of God in order to give God access to the creative gift He placed within you. Much of my workshop material, newsletter articles and overall teachings are based on these principles. I believe that these scripturally based precepts are navigating standards for a right relationship between God and the artist:
1. God is a creative God.
The first thing that we learn about God’s personality is that He is creative.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.…. (continues)”
2. God created you in His image. He designed you to be creative just like He is.
“Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
3. Your creative ability and talent is a gift from God given specifically to you for the benefit of others.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10
4. God has an assignment for you to complete using your creative abilities.
“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
5. God will enable and equip you to complete your assignment.
“And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work. And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.”
6. If you are not connected to God, you cannot complete your assignment. Your talent becomes misused or wasted.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.”
John 15: 1-6
7. If you stay connected to God, He will show you how to complete your assignment!
“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
You are one of God's creations. Your gifts are part of that creation and you can become more of the person you were created to be by expressing yourself through your talents.
"Stuff You'll Never Discuss in Art Class!"