Saturday MARCH 1, 2pm
PRESENTATION BY LAVERNE ZABIELSKI AND SOREYDA BEGLEY
Laverne’s artist expression began with writing, teaching writing workshops and in 1988 organizing the Working Class Kitchen, a forum for producing readings that included poetry, music and performance. To develop the visual aspect of her story she learned the Shibori technique for dyeing fabrics to be used in book designing and wearable art.
Soreyda began her training in sweat shops in Honduras and learned professional sewing and design techniques. In Kentucky she shares her knowledge teaching sewing workshops, most specifically to refugee women and immigrants needing to learn a marketable skill.
This will be a fun and exciting look at fiber art by the masters. Hope you can join us and bring a friend!!!
This will be a pot luck. Time is 2:00, and the potluck will follow later in the afternoon.
For more information on Laverne and Soreyda, see www.lavernez.com
Photographs in this issue are by Laverne Zabielsky's studio, Manoj Sepiastory, residents and participants to the Portrait Project.
APRIL 4 - 6 Capturing and Creating the Story You Want to Tell
This workshop will be tailored to the specific needs and projects of the attendees, focusing on the initial stages of pre-production and production, specially the gathering and creation of raw digital media content. If you have a digital audio or video recording device, please plan to bring it and plan to use it. If you have a script or just an idea, be ready to work on it!
For more information call Gwylene at 843-607-5811 or e-mail to AZULEart@gmail.com The whole WORKSHOP including room and board is $70; People living in Madison County get a 50% discount Payment arrangements are possible,
as EVERYONE DESERVES ART, A LEARNING EXPERIENCE OR REST!
"In a 34-year career in television and video production, I've learned how to research, plan, write and produce stories that are relevant to both broad and narrowly focused audiences. Through digital media, I've given power to the voices of individuals and groups fighting for cultural and social justice. I've also given numerous presentations on this process to audiences ranging from elementary school students to professional organizations, community non-profits and local or national governmental officials."
This program is sponsored in part the Alternate ROOTS' Presenting Subsidies Program.
Participants in the Portrait Project
TAD STAMM and DONNA COOPER HURT
"I had the pleasure of recently meeting Tad Stamm at Azule. Tad left his native Toledo Ohio to move to Bluff, NC in 1976, and currently lives in Asheville. He followed his friends Dave and Camille Shafer to the area and was one of the founding board members of Azule.
Tad presented some of his street photography to a small gathering in October. Much of the work he showed was from his younger days in Toledo. Images of a bygone era flashed across the screen as we discussed his work and famous photographers such has Edward Weston and Ernst Haas. I asked Tad, if he could go back and redo anything what would it be. His response was, “I would have worked harder.”
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 are available on line at www.AZULE.org. 2014 deadlines are:
April 15, June 1, August 15 and November 15.
Coming mid-March are Shannon Gallagher and Cindy Rae Lewis.
"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. ===============================
AZULE is always a WORK-IN-PROGRESS. Olivier Rollin and Doug Wheelock are installing a new hood and ventilation in the kitchen.
And thank you so much toAZULE HOLIDAY DONORS: Randy Bell, Bunny Halton Bubkis, Jaehn Clare, Kathie DeNobriga, Carol Dotterer, David Moltke Hansen, Kat Hastie, Val Lyle, John Malpede, Lisa Mount, Susie Prueter, Don Schmidt, Linda Scott, Andrea Schenck, Amy Thompson, Joyce and Mark Hulbert, Arlète Vaccharino, Sherry Wilson and John Zinsser.
Thank you for helping AZULE board members and volunteers to move AZULE on its necessary journey. We wish you would all come and feel home at AZULE!
For a visit call Camille 828-622-3533
For information on AZULE's programs call Gwylene 843-607-5811
For any proposal, to apply to or book AZULE, use applications on the
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 skillshare or workshop, experience a rejuvenating space for artists' residencies, retreats, staff or wellness meetings. Come and visit, give us a call.