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September 2014

The Azule 

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SEPTEMBER 2014
 
 
September 26-28, 
 
 A TEACHERS' RETREAT 
 
This is the first of a series of Professional Development Retreats for school teachers and other educators

Starting FRIDAY after 3pm with Meet and Welcome Activities, including a STORY CIRCLE led by Camille SHAFER.

 

The CORE CURRICULUM will be on SATURDAY with:
 

- "The School Community" by Frank MARTIN (from USC/SCSU) and Omari Fox: Presentation of the Collaborative Models; Mental Health of Students; Environment Influence; Civic Learning and multiple intelligence strategies; Guidance and Counseling.
 

- "Curriculum Development / Art Integration" by Michelle SUTTLE and friends: Workshops by a poet, a visual artist and a musician. Integration of the four components of the arts - visual art, music, theatre and dance - throughout curriculum is the focus of this presentation.  

SkillShare to include hands on experimentation with art and curriculum and conversation on the traditional Montessori principles.

 

SUNDAY will be the time to brainstorm for the next retreats and see how Azule may become an exchange space for teachers (classes, skillshares or retreats).

 

            

RETREAT IS OPEN TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS
RETREAT FEE, 
$50-$90 (choose a price comfortable to you), includes Workshops and all Meals (Friday Dinner; Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; Sunday Breakfast & Lunch).
It is HALF PRICE for Madison County residents.

OVERNIGHT STAY is $20 a NIGHT. See www.AZULE.org
Payments arrangements are possible. EVERYONE DESERVES ART!

 

E-MAIL to AZULEart@gmail.com, ATTN TEACHERS' RETREAT
or CALL Omari at
803.378.2616 or Gwylene at 843-607-5811


Other accomodations are available in Hot Springs. Send us an e-mail to get a list of them.

 



           
 

October 15(evening)-19(mid-day) 
 
"WORDin NATURE"

 

          WORDS IN NATURE was initiated by AZULE in 2012, with Jean-Marie Mauclet (an Azule Board Member who was a stone carver), Andrew Hesed (a stone mason who built many of the stone walls at Azule) and Phinias Chirubvu (a visiting letter carving specialist from South Africa). 

        This year, WORDS IN NATURE will attempt to look at the BIG picture. And WORDS IN NATURE proposes more than stone work. 

- We will search for the words with a Poetry SkillShare and Story Gathering.

- We will look at Azule's grounds, learn about and identify spaces, trees, boulders, rocks and walls, for words that may be as temporary as sounds or as permanent as letters stamped in stones, and everything in between.

- We will envision and practice characters, lettering, signs or graffiti; learn some tools and material; practice on individual stones you may bring home.


THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS

The four-day PROGRAM (Thursday through Sunday) is $45. SATURDAY only is $15. And SUNDAY is $10. OVERNIGHT STAY is $20 a night.    
Prices do not include food. Cooking will be done together. 
 
 HALF PRICE for Madison County residents. 

Payments arrangements are possible - EVERYONE DESERVES ART!
E-Mail to AZULEart@gmail.com, Attn: WordsInNature
or Call Sherry (704-421-8624), Omari (803-378-2616), Gwylene (843-607-5811) or Camille (828-622-3533)


 EVERYONE DESERVES ART, A LEARNING EXPERIENCE OR A REST!




  
Traditional Food Preservation
On September 13th Natalie Marsh
gave a workshop that included:
Root cellaring and garden row storage
Fermenting sauerkrautki>, and kombucha
Drying and tincturing of medicinal and culinary herbs
 
  "The workshop on food preservation was very good! We had a nice group of about 13 people. Natalie is very knowledgable and presented the information clearly.  She had prepared samples of her sauerkraut, beans and kombucha for tasting at lunch time. The conversation was lively at lunch, as people shared their thoughts on the different food preservation methods, what they wanted to try, and sometimes what they had learned from parents or grandparents. Thanks Natalie for a lot of new ideas, and for making it fun too!!!" Lynda

Meet our Members

WHO IS BEHIND THE SCENE
AT AZULE?

                           JONELL J. LOGAN  is an artist and educator who has dedicated her career to creating arts access for various audiences. She is currently the Director of Education of Public Programs at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture in Charlotte, NC. Originally from New York, Logan worked at various museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum and Studio Museum in Harlem. She now lives in Belmont, N.C. where she manages Juan Logan Studios in addition to her position at the Gantt Center. 


 

                             MICHELLE SUTTLE  is a native of North Carolina, advocate of children, community, and education. She is a glass artist and art instructor. Currently working towards a Masters degree in higher education and art therapy,  Michelle feels Azule is magical, inspiring, and our commitment to community development through the arts is admirable. She looks forward to being a part of the future growth of the organization.

 

 

 

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Participants in the Portrait Project

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AZULE, situated in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Carolina, has been running a residency program for artists, educators and activists, or anyone in need of a retreat or a special gathering since 2010.
APPLICATIONS for Residencies/Retreats/Meetings are available on line at www.AZULE.org
UPCOMING DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15, 2014
 
Coming in JUNE 2014 are sculptor/painter THADDEUS BREJWO, writer ANDY BETHEA, musician/singer ADDAE JORDAN and THE ASHEVILLE WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY. 


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"AZULE Imagine...," - the video - is now in HD!
Here is the link: AZULE IMAGINE ... 
"Down a winding two lane road in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina is an artists' retreat that is considered a work of art in itself..."  Azule Imagine... follows the development of this new concept in artist's residencies that serves not only the artist but the surrounding community. 
Produced by BBarash productions and  ManojSepiastory.com, with music by Roger 'Hurricane' Wilson and Elise Witt.
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And to ALL DONORS: thank you so much for helping AZULE board members and volunteers to move AZULE on its necessary journey. Come, visit and participate. Invite your friends!
AZULE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible from your income.
 
AZULE's Mission is "To provide an environment where artists and community meet, learn and work together through the arts in their many forms."
 
For a visit call Camille 828-622-3533 
For information on AZULE's programs, to make any proposal, to apply for a residency or retreat, to book AZULE or to register for any of our offerings, visit AZULE website www.AZULE.org or e-mail us at AZULEart@gmail.com 
You are all invited!
Azule may bring you the opportunity to meet great artists, attend a SkillsShare or learn about a traditional Appalachian Skill, experience a rejuvenating space for residencies, retreats, staff or wellness meetings. Come and visit, give us a call.
Apply online www.AZULE.org
For more information
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send us an e-mail <AZULEart@gmail.com>
 

Visit our website at AZULE.org


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