Don't miss your chance to see how creative St James Artisans are on May 19th! They've taken 30 mirrors and transformed them into 30 works of art. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit the arts in Brunswick County Schools. You can pay at the door on May 19th from 3 to 5 pm at the St James Community Center or buy your ticket in advance at any of these locations:
May11, 5:00-6:00pm, St James Community Center
May 15, 9:00 - 10:00 am, St James Community Center
May 17, 2:30-4:00, St James Community Center
On Friday evening, the 6th of April, more than 20 participants enjoyed a program that included middle eastern dance history, a fashion show of various dance costumes both folkloric and cabaret, tasty snacks, and a dance lesson in a popular Egyptian dance. This event was presented by Jasara (Tanya Nickson), a professional belly dancer with more than 40 years experience, and addressed the fine art disciplines of music, dance and fiber art.
Fun was had by young and young at heart! SUFA volunteers painted many little faces on a brisk windy Saturday morning. Princesses, Wonder Women, Spidermen, and pirates (to name a few) were running on the Members Club practice field to gather eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you to Troon and the many grandparents and parents who donated to a worthy cause. Monetary donations will be distributed to Brunswick County art teachers.
Volunteers were Nancy Adelis, Donna Kanich, Allie Lull, Marian MacKerer, Kathy Pace, and Herb Pritchard.
Susan Sokoloski is the St James Sales Center Featured Artist this month. Read more abou her work at http://www.stjamesartisans.com/sales-center-featured-artist.html. Congratulations to Susa!n
Escape to the exotic world of middle eastern dance: learn the history, see a fashion show of elaborate costumes, get your own hip scarf and learn a simple Egyptian pop dance. Jasara: has been a Middle Eastern dancer for 40 years; studied dance in Morocco, Turkey and Greece; has performed at Wolf Trap and National Theatre. You are never too old to dance! This fun event will be held at St. James Community Center, limited to 36 students for $25.
Refreshments provided. BYOB event: wine/beer only.
CHECKS PAYABLE TO STEPPING UP FOR ARTS (SUFA) can be mailed to
Nancy Adelis, 3863 Ridge Crest Drive, Southport, NC 28461
or left at the Artisans' Gallery. PLEASE INCLUDE: CLASS, PHONE, and EMAIL on your check.
SUFA (Stepping Up for Arts) is holding many interesting and varied workshops this year. A ZONE Photography Class, was held on March 29th at the St. James Community Center, with Instructor Stefano Sagri. This was a hands on workshop with 7 students who learned how best to determine exposure using the Zone technique. Steve provided examples along with a slide presentation. He then took the class outside where they got a chance to practice their newly learned information using their own cameras. Check out the slideshow below from the workshop!
As part of SUFA's mission, we offer ongoing workshops in the fine arts for the County. Proceeds support art scholarships and school grants. Our calendar for the first half of year is as follows:
--Zone Photography with Stefano Sagri on March 29th, from 1:30 - 4:00, at the St. James CC, fee of $35.00 payable to SUFA. Designed for beginners and intermediates using a digital camera with manual exposure capability. Class limited to 12.
--An Evening of Middle Eastern Dance Magic with Jasara on April 7th, from 7 - 9 pm, at the St. James CC, fee of $25.00, payable to SUFA. Includes refreshments, history of dance, thematic fashion show, and dance lesson. BYOB. Class limited to 36.
--Painting the Founders Club Marsh - an Afternoon of Watercolor with Nancy Shulte, on May 7th, from 1:00 to 4:OO pm at Founders Club, fee of $35.00 payable to SUFA. Includes all art supplies. Class limited to 16.
--Visually Marketing Your Art through Website Design with Caroline Quinn, June 2018. Date TBD.
Please mail or drop off your check starting March 6th to Nancy Adelis 3863 Ridge Crest Drive, Southport NC 28461 (or leave it for Nancy at the Artisans' Gallery). Please include your phone and email for confirmation purposes.
SUFA awards fine art scholarships each year to deserving graduating seniors from Brunswick County schools. These students must be accepted to an accredited two or four year college with an intent to pursue the fine arts, even if not as a major. Fine arts include, but are not limited to, visual art, music, dance, chorus, theater and computer art.
The application, which is due by April 20, 2018, can be downloaded from this website (click here). In addition, an application can be procured from any fine art teacher or guidance counselor at the Brunswick County high schools.