Newsletter

December 2015


AZULE
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                                                                                                DECEMBER 2015 

WINTER NOTES from Guest Editor and Azule Board Member Lorrie Jayne

 

"Azule, in December, is especially suited to welcome winter’s stark and brilliant dance of darkness and light. December brings the longest night, when Bluff’s midnight skies, dark as indigo velvet, chambers the still silence within, the womb from which birth springs. Earth turns slowly back towards sun,  artists/community stoke the woodstove, gather round the kitchen and table for warmth, companionship, creation, and activism. Camille’s growing mosaic glitters in the winter light. Residents read, write, draw, or gaze out broad windows at the deer and turkey scratching at winter’s feast in the dry grass. Dawn glow streams through stained glass, transforming the natural light of the sun and renewing our spirits. Lux, Lumens, Illumination.

 

If you have been gifted by the presence and activities of Azule this year or would like to contribute to the nurturance of community and art in their various forms, please consider Azule as you give this year.

Your support makes possible the hiring of new staff, and the workshops, artists residencies, skillshares, gatherings around art, community, and social activism that have rocked Azule this year."


 

 

 “Sweet Sixteen 

for Sixteen” 

the first in a series of
community potlucks.

Bring your sweets to share and a $16 dollar donation if you can or any amount.

  Our goal is to raise at least 16k for programming and special events at AZULE in 2016, and what better way to GET STARTED than on the 16th of the 16th

 

The POTLUCK FEATURES AN OPEN MIC & Special Experimental dialogue on the

"Rationale of Irrationality":
A fun workshop integrating the room and community 
in a round robin of conversation, questions, answers and ideas. Led by
Omari Fox and Jean-Marie Mauclet 

 

The Pot Luck is the firsts of Azule's MONTHLY COMMUNITY POTLUCK SERIES, initiated by fabulous new staff members Natalie Marsh and Matt Wallace

"We invite the Madison County community to come out, make new connections, strengthen old connections, and party with Azule! Bring a homemade sweet dessert or supper dish, and any art, poetry, music, or story you wish to share. We are suggesting a donation of $16, but most importantly we want to have a sweet community gathering at Azule! No RSVP required."

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ART, POETRY, & STORIES and party with Azule and the artists of the SWEET 16 for 16 SkillShare MLK Weekend January 15 to 17, 2016.

SATURDAY NIGHT JANUARY 16 -THE SWEET 16 POTLUCK POWER POW WOW KICK OFF PARTY & OPEN MIC

Also:

FRIDAY & SATURDAY SkillShare $65 including two nights at AZULE

*THE RATIONALE of IRRATIONAL- a concentric conversation of 'Why IS THAT?,' "WHY NOT?" "WELL THEN!!" that passes the mic and the concepts to everyone in the room. (trust me YOU'LL LOVE IT).
Includes: AESTHETICS, PERCEPTION, PROCEPTION AND RECEPTION, an Educational Tool W/ FRANK MARTIN; BODY “BARRIOR” - BODY BRIDGE by Lisa Mandle; The DIALOUVRE (dahy-uh-loo-vruh) Tacit Clamor and the Art of Metamorphosis by The Transformational Teaching Collective; WRITING YOUR HEALTH STORY - the healing power of STORIES by Jennifer O; HOW FAST & HOW FRENCH?: The Story of GM CAFE in Charleston, SC & why YOU SHOULD START AN IRRATIONAL BUSINESS; DONT SWEAT the E'STIQUE- 100% Organic Health by Tamar ORI. 

FOR REGISTRATION:
Email to 
azuleart@gmail.com ATTN JANUARY SKILL SHARE

NAME, PHONE #, ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES, PAYPAL or INTENDED METHOD OF PAYMENT: (Please REGISTER FIRST)

You will receive  registration confirmation packet upon receipt of your information.

 

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 We are not the only ones who love Azule. The Laurel of Asheville, a print and digital lifestyle magazine focusing on area art events and culture features a wonderful tribute to Azule and Camille in their December edition

 
 

To read the entire article go to www.thelaurelofasheville.com and click on
“ View the Current Digital Edition" in the top right hand corner.

 

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BEHIND THE SCENE AT AZULE

Welcome New Azule Board  Member 
Gina Zachary Doan

"I grew up in Enka, NC and raised my family in Canton NC and have lived in Spring Creek since August 2014. I am excited to be part of the Azule Board and working with the wonderful folks of Azule and in this community.


     My son Zach is a talented guitarist and currently plays lead guitar for the Joe Lasher Jr Band. My daughter Morgan is a Senior and UNC Chapel Hill with a double major in Mathematical Decision Science and Peace, War & Defense. She enjoys singing and playing guitar. Riley, my youngest,  is a Junior at Pisgah High school. A lover of the outdoors he is also a drummer. I have been married to Barry Doan for 10 years. He was born in Yancey County and was raised and went to school in Madison. He and I have our own business doing drywall, painting and small remodeling jobs. 
 
I enjoy spending time with my family, music, hiking, horses and designing websites.  I also work part time for Hope for Horses, a non-profit equine rescue in Leicester, NC where I design and maintain their website and social media sites. I also write grants and do their accounting." 
 
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RESIDENCY AND RETREAT PROGRAM

NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE:
MARCH 1st, 2016

 

See "INFORMATION" and "APPLICATION" pages on www.AZULE.ORG

Do not hesitate to give us a call if you need to discuss your proposal.
 

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Di Jayawickrema:

was a December’s Resident Artist

Azule was privileged to host Sri Lankan writer Di Jayawickrema for a week long residency this November. Informed by her eclectic background, her fiction deals with loss, memory, and fragile connections across time and place. At the end of her residency at Azule we held a community potluck and where Di shared some of her writings with us.  


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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. 

   Continuing the AZULE PORTRAIT PROJECT

is for us a way to parallel the continuity that Camille has shown in her building Azule - the place. Representing you, participants to the Fall event, and asking you to sign and add a memory or thought to your picture is deepening your and our relationship to Azule in Bluff, Hot Springs, Madison County, North Carolina...

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AZULE's Mission is "To provide an environment where artists and community meet, learn and work together through the arts in their many forms."

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THINKING OF MAKING  A DONATION TO AZULE ? 

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

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!

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, Rebecca Gahagan, Dan Beckwith and Barbara Bates Smith, Jeff Sebens, Betsy and Guy Grund,Nancy Fink.

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

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Photos in this newsletter are by Roger Freeman, Gwylene Gallimard, Donna Cooper Hurt, Matt Wallace 
and the participants to the "AZULE Portrait Project"

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And remember:
the 16th of January 16

Join AZULE for its SWEET 16 Celebration!

Featuring SkillShare Workshops

and launching of the Monthly Community Potluck

 

 

For a visit of AZULE:
call Camille  828-622-3533 

For information on AZULE's programs, to make a 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 and 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
,
send us an e-mail AZULEart@gmail.com

 
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can happen in many ways!  
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