Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What's Happening at The Center

What's Happening at The Center

Mary Temple's Resignation

Long time Gallery Manager Mary Temple has decided to retire at the end of this month. Mary has held the position for nearly 10 years and has been vital to the growth of Arts of the Albemarle. Her accomplishments are many - most recently, she oversaw the move into The Center, expanding into a space housing five galleries. She has watched and encouraged artists, craftsmen and photographers grow and develop, and mentored many volunteers throughout her career. She will be missed by many and we wish her well in her retirement. Watch for more information about a celebration of appreciation!

Yes You Can!! Limited Space Available!!

Think you can't learn how to paint? Yes You Can! Kelly Cameron is teaching a beginning painting class for adults called Yes You Can, Beginning Basic Acrylic Painting! Students will learn the fundamentals of painting - holding and caring for your brushes, recognizing different types of brushes, the difference between acrylics/watercolors/oils, how to plan your painting, composition, blending, shading, and mixing paint. The 6-week class will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, beginning October 27th and concluding December 1st. Cost is $75 per person for members ($85 for non-members), plus a $10 registration fee. To register, please call 252-338-6455.

New Workshop With Margie Sawyer!

Mark your calendars for November 4 & 5! Margie Sawyer will be holding a Collage & Mixed Media workshop! The class runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Cost is $75 for members, $85 non-members. $10 registration fee. For more information and to register, please call 252-338-6455.

Albemarle Craftsman's Fair Next Weekend

The 51st Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair will be held Oct. 23, 24 & 25 at Knobbs Creek Rec. Center in Elizabeth City. The Fair is rumored to be the oldest juried demonstrating show in North Carolina. With the motto of “To Teach-To Learn-To Create,” you will be able to watch as over 50 craftsmen from all over North Carolina and Virginia share their methods and techniques. You may also enjoy the on-site caf├ę, featuring Montero’s Restaurant. General Admission Weekend pass is $4 ($3 for seniors and students). For more info call 252-562-5441, email info@albemarlecraftsmansfair.com or visit www.albemarlecraftsmansfair.com

Calling all card players!

Get your party of four together and play the card game of your choice at our Fall Card Party and Luncheon, held on October 28th at 11:30 am at First United Methodist Church. The cost is $25 a person, and includes a delicious homemade lunch. There will be a boxed lunch provided and door prizes, too! RSVP by Wednesday, October 21st to info@artsofthealbemarle.com or call 252-338-6455.

Easels for Sale!!

Arts of the Albemarle has three beautiful, 5-ft. brass colored easels for sale! We are offering them for the great price of $50 each! If you are interested, please stop by The Center or call us at 252-338-6455.

Cheers! Cheerleading!

Come join the fun with cheers, dances, games and crafts on Monday, October 26th (a teacher work day for Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools). 5 to 10 year olds will attend from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm ($30 per student). A class for 3 and 4 year olds will be held from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm ($15 per student). Both will be held at The Center. For more information or to sign up, please contact Cindi R. Parker at 919-821-5755 or cheerscamp@aol.com.

Also, mark your calendars for the November clinic, to be held on Wednesday, November 25th, over Thanksgiving Break!

Events at The Center

The Holiday Season is just around the corner! Host your next corporate or personal event here at The Center! Once a flagship department store and corner of commerce for downtown Elizabeth City, The Center now houses The Jaquelin Jenkins Gallery, The Maguire Theatre, and the Twiford Room. Let this historic jewel lend its ambiance to your next occasion.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 252-338-6455.

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