Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fine Arts Recap - Throwback Thursday

Why is this Fine Arts post a "Throwback Thursday"?
Because we revisit April 2011! Hey, it's never too late to highlight a sister's achievements!
And it is the perfect way to wrap up a month of busy fine arts activities.

"Catharsis and Sublimation"
The Florida State Art Therapy Association (FSU ATA) presented artworks by current FSU Art Therapy students.

The show occurred Friday, April 1st during the First Friday Gallery Hop at Fire Ants Studio in Railroad Square Art Park.

Our super talented sister Erin B (Iota Psi, Elon) showed two works of art that evening. In the photograph to the right you can see the mixed media works - the bird above her and the tree to her right.

(Feb 2013 update:  Erin graduated successfully and was married this past November in Tallahassee. We hope she and hubbie Ryan remain with us in Tallahassee for many years!)

We also featured Erin's work here:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stubbs Education Foundation for Music Scholarships

It's time for another "Party with a Purpose!"

What better to celebrate Fine Arts then with sisters as we support other sisters and musical talent?!

Stubbs' Educational Foundation, Inc. provides Music and Academic Scholarships
to students in the Tallahassee area.

Buy your ticket now and enjoy all the fun:

here we are last year - YES, we did have that much fun! Back Row (all Brother of Hermes members):  Marc, Chris, Chris Front Row:  Jenn (Theta Lambda), Britain (Beta Eta), Joy (Gamma Iota), Amy (Zeta Upsilon), Magie (Pi) and Tara (Beta Eta)

And here were are from year's past:

Saturday, February 16, 2013

See the Beauty ...

Let's celebrate fine arts with some beautiful fabrics and interior design!

Three of our local sisters are in the business:  Susan at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics (Beta Eta), Wendy at Furniture Showcase and Design (Gamma Iota) and Keenan (Gamma Chi, Quincy, FL)

Please enjoy this lovely article from the Tallahassee Democrat's Home & Design magazine about Susan.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Celebrate Valentine's with Fine Arts & a Good Cause

Our Beta Eta sister Stefanie's son Brian was diagnosed with dystonia when he was in high school at Lincoln. Stefanie and Brian traveled to New York to find relief from the disease that struck him so swiftly and suddenly. Happily, he graduated from FSU May 2012 and is able to walk thanks to set of batteries implanted in his body. The family started a research fund to continue the research into this third most common form of neurological, muscle tremor disease.

Tickets for dinner and the Off-Broadway Musical performance of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" on February 14th and 15th at the University Center Club at FSU will benefit the research program.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Congrats to our sister Chris Parrish in Thomasville

We were so excited to read this Facebook post on Britney's page:  "Congratulations to my Mom for getting teacher of the year!!! Woo hoo so proud!! — with Chris Taylor Parrish."
Both Britney and Chris are Beta Sigma sisters who graduated from University of Georgia.

We are so happy for you Chris and am glad they recognized your hard work!

February 1, 2013

Rick Perkins finalists announced


THOMASVILLE — Three faculty members at Southwest Georgia Technical College (now Southern Regional Technical College) have been selected as finalists for the Rick Perkins Award

These finalists include Heidi Bivins (Anatomy & Physiology), Glenda Hatcher (Medical Assisting), and Chris Parrish (Business Administrative Technology).

The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction honors technical education’s most outstanding instructors. Instructors are nominated by their peers and students, and those instructors with the most nominations were selected as finalists.

“Our Rick Perkins Award nominees represent excellence in instruction at Southwest Georgia Technical College. These three instructors have been nominated by their colleagues, one of the highest honors that a faculty member can receive from their peers. I wish our three instructors good luck in the upcoming competition for Instructor of the Year and know that they will do well as they exemplify teaching excellence, innovation, and leadership,” Dr. Craig Wentworth, SWGTC President.

This award has been an ongoing, statewide event since 1991 and is designed to recognize technical college instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields.

Formerly known as the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence, the Rick Perkins Award was renamed in memory and honor of Thomas “Rick” Perkins, an instructor at West Central Technical College, now West Georgia Technical College, who received the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence prior to his untimely death.

To become the state Rick Perkins Award winner, nominees go through three phases of selection: the local technical college level, the regional level, and the state level.

The state Rick Perkins Award winner serves as an ambassador for technical education in Georgia and must have made significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in his or her field of instruction.

The winner must also exemplify excellence and a commitment to the mission of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The statewide winner, who will be announced at a ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia, will carry the title of the Technical College System of Georgia Instructor of the Year.

The SWGTC Rick Perkins finalists have already competed in interviews. This SWGTC winner will represent the college at the regional competition to be hosted at Moultrie Technical College (Tifton Campus) on Feb.  28.

All regional winners will compete for the TCSG Instructor of the Year title and will be announced on April 25 at the GOAL and Rick Perkins Award Ceremony.

Southwest Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Friday, February 8, 2013

2nd Saturday Outing to Celebrate MacDowell Month

What better way to celebrate MacDowell Month than by enjoying local art and sharing with your family? Teach your children early about Fine Arts and the importance of supporting and loving art!

Second Saturdays at MFH both delight and educate
12:30 AM, Jan 13, 2013

Getting their fingers dirty with pastel crayons and creating art together on a Saturday afternoon will always be a fond memory for local mom Jennifer Humayun and her 10-year-old daughter, Ursula.

Humayun said they were just looking to spend a day at the Museum of Florida History when they stumbled into the Second Saturday activities. The group of about 20 parents and children took a tour of the museum’s temporary exhibit, Reflections: Paintings of Florida, 1865-1965. After the tour they recreated one of the works in the exhibit.

“It’s enriching because the kids don’t realize that they are learning about the history of Florida and then art,” Humayun said. “All these different aspects that are woven together — art, history and spending time with family — people should be out here. This will be a memory I never forget.”

Second Saturdays at MFH have been going on for years, said Bonnie McCluskey, museum program supervisor.

The program is always focused on an exhibit at the museum and is family oriented, added Jennie Brock, museum educator. In the coming months, activities on Second Saturdays will include story time about Florida wildlife and a recycled art project.

“It teaches the kids a sense of their history — what their environment was, where they come from — and I love that they are doing it through art,” said Antje Meissner, who brought her children to the museum for the activities.

“It’s difficult to get kids interested in art exhibits and I think they are doing a great job with that here,”she added.

Special guestPerdita Ross came for this month’s program and led the hands-on art project.

“I hope they took away that art is always about something,” Ross said, local artists and art educator.

“It has significance to where you live, what you see and history.”

“The kids were a lot of fun,” she added.

Ursula had a good time, plus she got to learn about sable palms being the state tree and about whooping cranes.

“I like drawing and being able to be creative,” she said. “And it’s really fun that kids get to learn about plants and Florida history — but in a fun way.”

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Celebrate 35 Years of Refuge House in Leon County!

We are proud to support Refuge House's 35 years of helping domestic violence survivors in Leon County! We hope lots of people visit the Thrift Shop on Saturday for this fun event.
For our sisters:  Fill your Saturday with fun by celebrating our local collegiate who is winning a scholarship at the Alumnae Panhellenic of Tallahassee luncheon at 11:00 a.m., and then swinging by by the Refuge House's Thrift Shop to show support for Refuge House's 35th Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy the big sale and party!  
Look for Danielle their development director and our Alpha Chi Omega sister!  

Monday, February 4, 2013

MacDowell Month Ideas

From Daily Good, a list to grow your creativity that is perfect for MacDowell Month!

Art Every Day Tasks