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                                                                                                           JUNE 15 2015 

Standing Room only! Spring Concerts at Azule!

Azule was the place to be on two occasions in May with fabulous performances by the Archaea Tree Ensemble.  This dynamic trio is comprised of a harpist, Erin Brooker; percussionist, Andy Miller; and a flutist, Jennifer Shanahan.

The first concert featured music composed by Robert Paterson.    The second concert was a world premiers of the collaborative composure by: Dylan Baker, Daniel Fawcett, Susanna Payne-Passmore, Benjamin Richardson, and Scott Shell, all who were present for the performances. 

Local residents attended these concerts in overwhelming numbers. The second performance drew almost 100 people. Standing Room Only! 

Chairs were donated by the local fire dept. Food was provided by the attendees themselves.

This was a delightful and successful event and we are looking forward to more concerts at Azule in the future!! 


--Lynda Wheelock--

Think before you throw away! 
Camille’s art, is a product of re-purposed, re-cycled and up-cycled scraps and broken items. Camille welcomes donations of glass, pottery, porcelain, tiles, stones and more for her ongoing mosaic projects. Thank you for your support!




Alternate ROOTS
 Visual Arts Scholars Visit Azule

The last weekend in May, the Joan Mitchell Visual Arts Scholars from Alternate ROOTS visited Azule for a visit packed with fierce discoveries, honest conversations, and dedicated inquiries. We also laughed, a lot.

Bluff Mountain Music Festival


June 13 The Madison County Arts and Science Council is hosting the annual, Bluff Mountain Music Festival, located on the grounds of the Hot Springs Resort and Spa. It is a daylong outdoor festival that features many of the best traditional, old-time, and bluegrass musicians and dancers in the region. Fun for the whole family! Azule will be there!

Upcoming Azule Residencies for June and early July:

Poet: Yvette Johnson

Painter: Mary-Jane King

Art/Music/Technology Artist: Stephany Lak

Writer/Theater Artist: Anna Carter

Azule is currently accepting applications for future retreats, residencies and skill shares.

The deadline date is


All these years you have been part of the ongoing

"AZULE portraits project"

Hundreds of these portraits are now on canvas and ready for you to sign

Come and Sign yours !
Photos in this issue are contributed by Michelle Suttle, Bill Weldner, Gwylene Gallimard, Donna Cooper Hurt, Alternate ROOTS Visual Artists scholars and participants in the Portrait Project
AZULE's Mission is "To provide an environment where artists and community meet, learn and work together through the arts in their many forms."


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!

THANK YOU : Kathie de Nobriga, Betsy Reiser,
 Gary and Lavonne Roy, Sherry Wilson, Lynda Scott, Michelle Suttle, Jean-Marie Mauclet, Bunny Halton-Subkis, Gwylene Gallimard, Omari Fox and Randy Bell, Henriette Brouwers & John Malpede, Takia Dickens, Joe Ebel, Todd Fowler, Louise Graff, Mark & Joyce Hulbert, Donna Hurt, Lorrie Jayne, Rena Lash, Kim Marin Rollin,   
Tom Morris & Eye Productions, Lisa Mount, Olivier Rollin, Sue Schroeder, Carolyn Stewart, Arlette Vaccarino. 

THANK YOU also to all Board Members who gave countless hours of in-kind work.
And THANK YOU to all who organize, promote or come to our programs.

AZULE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Your donations are tax-deductible from your income.

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 and e-mail us at 

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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.
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