Field Trips for 2014
Thematic Connections - Fairy Tales, Growth and Change, Imagination, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Reading, Strength of Character, Wishing.
Thematic Connections - American History, Biography, Civics/Politics, Courage, Courage and Honor, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Fairness, Government, Growth and Change, History, Literature, Multi-Cultural, Music, Possibilities, Public Speaking, Reading, Responsibility, Social Studies, Strength of Character, Writing
First Friday features Photographs by Brandon Cawood
December First Friday
Not All Wear Capes
Photography by Brandon Cawood
December 6th 5:30 p.m.
Friendship House & Guild Partner to Raise Scholarship Funds!
LAST SATURDAY TO BID AT "A FESTIVAL OF TREES"
November 23rd - 10 AM till 3 PM
Jonas Performance Hall - FREE
FESTIVAL OF TREES FUNDRAISER WITH THE FRIENDSHIP HOUSE
The Creative Arts Guild is always up for partnering. So it was no surprise that when Friendship House Executive Director Mary Thelma Norris called Guild Executive Director Terry Tomasello and offered up a new fundraising idea – A Festival of Trees! Both nonprofits agreed to host a this inaugural event to benefit their scholarship programs. The Festival of Trees will open at November’s First Friday in the Jonas Performance Hall and offer attendees a winter wonderland of designer trees, wreaths, stockings and more.
A Festival of Trees committee put together an event that would offer sponsors and DIY (Do It Yourself) elves an opportunity to create a tree, wreath, stocking or centerpiece that would be part of a silent auction the month of November. Organizers have been pleasantly surprised by the participation and are excited that the community will be able to welcome the holidays in such a festive way.
Tree themes include University of Georgia, Auburn University, Christmas in the Cabin, Snow Queen, Cowboys, and much more. Traditional holiday wreaths and stockings filled with goodies will be auctioned off as well. Friendship House Chair Patty Mooney states, “We are so excited at the creativity we’re seeing as our designers come up with ideas. The trees are gorgeous and we hope folks will want them for their homes and businesses and come out and bid.” Designer elves include Kellie Smith, Tatum Hackney, Debbie Daniels, Simmy Terry, Sara Pennington, Robin Hurney, Marjorie Mitchell, Toni Hitte, Mohawk Group, Kristy Harden and H2B Creative.
Festival of Trees opened November 1st at 5:30 and was featured at the Guild’s First Friday in November with our lead sponsor Textile Rubber who will be offering a six foot designer tree as part of the auction. Bidding is open through November 23rd at 3:00 p.m. and items may be picked up November 24th just in time for the holidays.
Holiday Music & Festival of Trees at the Guild
IN CONCERT series to feature Creative Arts Guild Music Faculty
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm
Creative Arts Guild Music Instructors will provide the program for the next IN CONCERT at the Creative Arts Guild.
Scheduled performers are Jim Burdick - piano and violin, John Demerdjian – voice and piano, Charles Edholm - guitar, Lisa Elders – flute, Russell Martin – voice, and Christine Pope – French horn (accompanied by Justin Maxey – piano.)
Jim Burdick has been an instructor of violin and piano at the Guild since 2003. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University. He played in the CMU Orchestra and organized string quartets. He also graduated from Pittsfield (MA) Community Music School, where he studied violin and viola performance, music theory, composition and piano. Jim is currently Concertmaster of L’Abri Symphony Orchestra, and a member of Ceilidh Celtic Ensemble.
John Demerdjian has been an instructor of voice and piano at the Guild since 2012. He has a Bachelor of Arts Education from Lee University, and is pursuing a Master of Church Music from Lee. He is Director of Music Ministries at Varnell United Methodist Church, and has served as a music specialist in local elementary schools and middle schools.
Charles Edholm has been an instructor of guitar at the Guild since 2013. He has a Bachelor of Music Performance in Classical Guitar from Lee University. He is a musician for Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee. He has served as a volunteer teacher at Blythe Bower Elementary School, also in Cleveland.
Lisa Elders has been an instructor of flute, piano, saxophone and recorder at the Guild since 2000. She is now also the Guild’s Music Director. Lisa received a B.S. in Music Education and B.A. in Music from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. She also received an Associate of Music Business and Master of Music in Flute Performance from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She is principal flutist with the Northwest Georgia Winds, and a charter member of the Rome Area Flute Ensemble. She has performed with the Rome Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Players of the South.
Russell Martin has been an instructor of voice and piano at the Guild since 2013. He received a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Music Education K-12 from Northwestern University. He has been a private coach and instructor for 25 years. He served as Murray County High School Choral Director from 2005-2008. He has been a director and performer in numerous musical theatre productions.
Christine Pope has been an instructor of piano and brass instruments at the Guild since 2003. She received a Bachelor of Music Performance and Bachelor of Music Theory from Florida State University. She also received a Master of Music from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of International Horn Society, American Federation of Musicians, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society.