art you piedmont arts new slet ter jan jun 12 more than 200 guests attended the 50th gala it was great to see old and new friends of piedmont arts as we marked five decades of bringing visual and performing arts to the area news · oct 6 2011 piedmont arts receives artstars award from the dir ector the past six months have been exciting for piedmont arts the organization celebrated its 50th anniversary on september 30 with more than 200 guests attending its 50th gala it was great to see old and new friends of piedmont arts as we marked five decades of bringing visual and performing arts to martinsville henry county and the surrounding area many thanks to all who helped make the gala a huge success including our 50th gala committee co-chaired by kay smith and jimmy warren and committee members susan critz marty gardner and betty lou pigg also we are so grateful to all those who helped with decorating and mailing and the many other tasks that went into this event please refer to our donation page to see those who also provided a gala sponsorship as we embark on our next 50 years piedmont arts is launching a strategic planning process led by our 1st vice president david stone of solid stone fabrics as part of this process we want to hear from you an online survey is currently available please go to our website and click on the survey link to take this quick survey we would greatly appreciate your feedback i hope you will take advantage of all that piedmont arts will be offering over the next few months including aquila theatre s performance of oscar wilde s the importance of being earnest in february and poco and pure prairie league in may also in our galleries in the coming months check out works by dianne smith and norman rockwell s tom sawyer and huckleberry finn kathy rogers the shining star award is bestowed upon an arts organization in each region that has an extraordinary impact on the community successfully develops community partnerships as well as business legislative and local community support contributes to k-12 education and that has stood the test of time artstars judges called piedmont arts a model of the arts in creating a cohesive community accepting the dominion artstars shining star award are l r piedmont arts representatives carolyn beale studio 107 coordinator bernadette moore director of marketing and public relations kathy rogers executive director barbara parker director of programs and joyce staples board president piedmont arts was awarded a 2011 dominion artstars shining star award from virginians for the arts at a special ceremony at hollins university s eleanor d wilson museum in october artstars awards recognize two arts organizations in each of five regions of the commonwealth that best demonstrate the ability to enhance communities lift spirits and build a better quality of life the awards are made possible through a $30,000 contribution from the dominion foundation the philanthropic arm of dominion resources we are honored to join with virginians for the arts in recognizing the commonwealth s best we value and appreciate the efforts of each organization to enrich our lives and strengthen our communities virginia m board president of the dominion foundation
exhibits mar 10 apr 28 2012 in 1935 george macy the publisher of the heritage press and limited editions club books invited norman rockwell to illustrate mark twain s the adventures of tom sawyer and the adventures of huckleberry finn rockwell visited hannibal missouri twain s boyhood town to find authentic details to include in his work twain s vivid descriptions of character setting and mood were an inspiration to the illustrator who considered each of the writer s scenes to be complete and perfect to the last detail sixteen signed limited edition prints from rockwell s own collection on loan from the norman rockwell museum comprise this exhibition featuring the artist s timeless images for these american classics also on view enigmas and life a retrospective of works by sandy puckett in the lynwood artists gallery members reception and artist talk friday march 9 2012 · 5:30 pm · piedmont arts jan 14 feb 25 2012 norman rockwell s tom sawyer huckleberry finn surf ace soul often compared to that of richard mayhew and norman lewis artist dianne smith s work has the ability to incite emotion with lush palettes and expressive shapes she creates meaningful imagery that challenges the viewer to see and consider the materials used and their relationship to the world also on view civil rights memorabilia from the collection of reverend thurman echols and in the lynwood artists gallery pottery by bill and susan moore members reception and artist talk friday january 13 2012 · 5:30 pm · piedmont arts may 19 jul 7 2012 expressions 201 2 o ff ering an e cle cti c m ix of s ty le s a nd m ed ia t his op en entry juri ed exhi bit fe atu res work by loca l and regional artists artists who wish to enter work in expressions ca n d ownload a pros pe ct us and entry f orm at w w w piedmontarts o r g prior to the entry date of may 5 2012 norman rockwell schoolmaster flogging tom sawyer collotype 1936 norman rockwell museum collection easton press mbi inc opening reception and awards ceremony friday may 18 2012 · 6:30 pm · piedmont arts
on sta ge special ev ents feb 2 2012 · 7 pm · martinsville high school auditorium may 5 2012 · 7:30 pm · martinsville high school auditorium on stage country-rock pioneers poco found success early in their career and four decades later rusty young who wrote and sang massive hits like crazy love still leads this incredible band poco continues to record and release new material including a critically acclaimed 40th anniversary dvd when pure prairie league formed no one had put a label on the music they played along with groups like the eagles they reached mainstream radio listeners by the mid-70s and singles like amie climbed the charts today ppl continues to record and tour the world the importance of being earnest on stage aquila theatre s production of oscar wilde s classic play overflows with razor-sharp wit and dizzy romantic comedy the tale follows two young men who bend the truth to add a dash of excitement to their lives however their deceptions eventually cross paths resulting in a series of hilarious discoveries that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits this new production brings an all british cast of superb professional actors to the stage in a show that dazzles tickets at www.piedmontarts.org this to ur e ngage ment o f aq ui la the atre c ompany is f unde d throu gh the mid atlantic tours program of mid atlantic arts foundation with support from the national endowment for the arts poco pure prairie league an evening with these country-rock legends will be unforgettable tickets at www.piedmontarts.org $28 reserved $18 adult $15 senior $10 student $28 reserved $18 adult $15 senior $10 student mar 30 2012 · 7:30 pm · theatreworks black box theatre join twain in his private study for an intimate face-to-face conversation filled with stories and anecdotes taken directly from his literary works actor ron jewell s personable performance is delivered as if the humorist is telling the tall tales and yarns for the first time jewell channels his muse so convincingly that the audience will believe they have actually spent the evening with the real mark twain tickets at www.piedmontarts.org $12 mark twain at large
cl a sses other ev ents 105 e church street uptown martinsville first friday art walk jan 6 feb 3 mar 2 apr 6 may 4 jun 1 · 5 11 pm visit uptown martinsville for a night full of art food and fun travel church street from the southern virginia artisan center all the way to the rives theatre galleries restaurants and studio 107 are open from 5 7 pm or later end the night with live music at the rives theatre beginning at 8 pm first friday art walks are free may 19 2012 · 2 4 pm · piedmont arts self-guided and held rain or shine third saturday stroll apr 21 may 19 june 16 · 3 pm 7 pm visit uptown for classic cars music art and fun studio 107 is open e v ery third satu rd ay of t he m onth from ap ril to oc tobe r during the martinsville cruise in more info at www.piedmontarts.org/studio107 st udio 107 ev ents birthday f amil day y admission free join piedmont arts as we celebrate our 50th anniversary with a birthday-themed family day kids can enjoy crafts snacks and fun birthday-themed games family days are always admission free and open to the public jan 5 feb 2 mar 1 apr 12 may 3 jun 7 · 9 am 3:30 pm b ob ross techniq ue w or kshop spend the day at piedmont arts learning to paint like a master a 16 x 20 canvas and brushes are provided a roll of paper towels is required to register call 276.632.3221 admission free join piedmont arts and richmond ballet as members $65 non-members $75 feb 1 2012 · 7 pm · piedmont arts 350 minds in motion dancers from local schools take the stage for an awe-inspiring performance the 2012 final performance will showcase dances that explore financial literacy through dance students will better their understanding of the mechanics and the athletics of economics apr 19 2012 · 7 pm · martinsville high school auditorium minds in motion d a ncing makes cents a ncient gr eeks modern li v es poetry-drama-dialogue admission free join piedmont arts and aquila theatre for professionally performed readings from greek drama actors will lead a discussion encouraging audience members to share their impressions and experiences ancient greeks/modern lives poetry-drama-dialogue is a program that has been made possible by a major grant from the national endowment for the humanities great ideas brought to life any views findings conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the national endowment for the humanities minds in motion team xxl
photo highlights 1 3 2 4 5 1 exhibit curators christine carr right and amy moorefield of hollins college lead a gallery talk on the fleeting glimpse 2 former piedmont arts executive director toy cobbe left and susan ferrell formerly of the virginia museum of fine arts pose at the 50th anniversary gala in september 3 in june piedmont arts participated in the united way s day of reading over 50 students visited the galleries for free tours and storytime with piedmont arts board members 4 in october barefoot puppets performed in local schools as part of piedmont arts educational outreach program lr alyssa ramsey barefoot puppets founder heidi rugg tyler johnson taylor holthausen puppeteer sam rugg and the rugg s daughter pose with puppets from trickster tales after a performance at mt olivet elementary 5 will gravely poses in his creative cocktail attire at the 50th anniversary gala in september.
th a nk yo u corporate partners sustaining partner 10,000 14,999 bassett furniture industries hooker furniture corporation the lester group major partner 1,000 4,999 burchhodgesstone inc american electric power william roscoe reynolds bb&t suntrust bank martinsville first savings bank carter bank trust blue ridge packaging corp appliedfelts inc partners 500 999 virginia glass mirror co inc lou harris inc southwestern virginia gas co the martinsville bulletin fidelity bank fred d smith jr p.c t r properties inc contributors 499 and under ashbrook audiology bms consulting king s grant s k office products inc tacoma inc eye physicians surgeons of martinsville virginia blower company martinsville dupont credit union west window corporation snyder orthodontics mallard mallard cpas llc foundations and grants new members denotes upgrade 8.01.11 11.01.11 sustaining patron ralph c lester harvest foundation hooker foundation charity league of martinsville henry county groves-chaney foundation county of henry hermes family foundation mr and mrs j clyde hooker joe and toy cobbe bill and irene kennedy fund the lacy foundation lucy pannill sale foundation city of martinsville helen s and charles g patterson jr charitable foundation trust william whidbee sale virginia b sale foundation virginia museum of fine arts national endowment for the humanities mid atlantic arts foundation arts midwest virginia tourism corporation patron barbara and guy stanley patron teresa and blaise plageman judy carter gray j acks on wa lter tod d mr a nd mrs ga ry cardwell family melany reeves stowe wes and dawn mills becki williams vasquez shanna francisco-king russ and lynn carrico john and terri richardson susan and will smith kerri holland wilson mallory and richard l joyce mr and mrs james r fisher wendy philpott jim and tonie mcmillan single l hugh tucker gina all stephanie l hudson lynn garrett sandra coleman karen mcgee teena j crawshaw jean sapp senior carolyn r drew peggy m hamilton dorothy k napper marie a ramsey mary r jones janette g hairston david chittum mary r pickett in -kind co ntrib utors arovik signs bassett office supply collinsville engraving gardner barrow sharpe reynolds rives s brown realtors smith chaney dex publisher of the centurylink yellow pages yellowbook taco bell bryant everett florist prillaman landscape dimensions draper flowers gifts simply the best janice cain stationery solid stone fabrics marc workshop wdbj7 woodall s music virginia museum of fine arts 50th anniversary gala sponsors platinum sponsors paige and jay frith susan and will pannill amy and don lampe gold sponsors applied felts inc bb&t bb&t wealth management chemical solutions inc toy and joe cobbe gardner barrow sharpe reynolds suzanne and rusty lacy silver sponsors ruth groves chaney fidelity bank joy and mike haley betty lou and ron pigg reflections day spa brenda and joe williams donation of patio in honor of purnell ascough kay smith and julie work members reception sponsors the fleeing glimpse civil war redux susan critz shar and greg peitz kahty h rogers lynwood artists community partners arts at the rives theatre lynwood artists piedmont arts guild piedmont writers guild reynolds homestead theatreworks community players virginia foothills quilters guild
make an investment in the arts sta ff kathy rogers executive director brandon adams director of exhibitions barbara parker director of programs bernadette moore director of marketing public relations heidi pinkston education coordinator carolyn beale studio 107 coordinator barbara bradshaw admin assistant facilities rental manager pamela allen finance manager nathaniel cooper maintenance supervisor cecil jones tim king james martin gary waller security join now become a member of piedmont arts and celebrate a 50-year history of art in martinsville and henry county your membership will support the development of mhc as an arts and cultural community while ensuring piedmont arts remains a center for the exploration of arts and culture in our area new and renewing members may use the form below or visit www.piedmontarts.org support us to sign up piedmont arts is 501c3 organization you r m embership su ppo rts · free admission to the galleries · exhibits by regional national international artists · guided tours · discovery room activities · in-school and on-site educational programming · workshops for kids and adults · treasure chests and other classroom art resources · on stage performing arts series · community partnerships membership benef its include · reduced class fees · discounts on gallery purchases · invitations to exhibit openings and performances · art you newsletter · facility rental for private events piedmont arts memb er ship new member renewal i m an educator membership levels senior student family major patron $25 $50 $250 $499 individual patron museum patron $35 $150 $249 $500 $999 board of dir ector s joyce staples president david stone 1st vice president dr david martin 2nd vice president paul huckfeldt treasurer judy matthews secretary legacy society friend of the arts lynwood society $1,000 $2,499 $5,000 $9,999 creative society $2,500 $4,999 schottland society $10,00 and up name address directors paula burnette martha cooper sandra cox india dillard narda dixon annie katherine hairston ronald hairston anne jacobsen billy kirby judy mattox joan montgomery shar peitz linda reynolds cindi showalter anne vipperman dr james beckner ex officio immediate past president city state zip email phone metho d o f pay ment check account number visa mastercard e x p date signature i would like to donate to the endowment in the amount of my employer has a matching gifts program please attach required forms make checks payable to piedmont arts return to 215 starling ave martinsville va 24112.
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