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Chameleon: An Interactive ExplorationPart VI -- Reminiscing Anecdotally
-- Clarence Shepard Day, Jr., once-reknowned author, poet, artist, and outspoken supporter of women's rights
"My love for you is like the ocean: vast, volatile, and potentially deadly."
"The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."
"For you shall go out in joy/ and be led back in peace./ the mountains and hills before you/ shall burst into song./ and all the trees of the field shall/ clap their hands."
"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."
I, A Woman
Prelude (Abbreviated Synopsis of the Synopsis of Technology and Me) -- Strophe -- Growing Up Rich (To The Manner/Manor Born) -- Manhattan! -- Music and Hippiedom -- Settling Down and Yuppiedom -- Technology and Careerism -- Wilderness Basics (Beasts and Heathens Part 1) -- Art and the Internet (Beasts and Heathens Part 2) -- Epic Coitus Interruptus -- Town/Community Life -- Frivolities -- Beasts and Heathens (Finale) -- Recoveries -- Reprise -- Joie Plaisir Eibr -- NOW (New Original Word)
"Located in Jonesborough, the foundation is incorporated as a nonprofit public corporation in the State of Tennessee. The Foundation seeks to foster support for and appreciation of the visual arts in the region. The mission of the Foundation is to provide the communities of East Tennessee and the surrounding region with access to multi-media fine art by recognized artists, to foster art education, art appreciation and community outreach. The Foundation is accepting financial and volunteer contributions to support its mission and programs."
___ In re-establishing public dedication to healthy futures for Historic Jonesborough Tennessee and Mountain Empire Arts and by recently corrected Living Will, JFAF is legatee to one-third of ACR, Inc.-owned and privately-held assets under the responsible supervision of awarely-experienced local co-administrator/legatees.
chronicling the history of our Main Street Jonesborough Fine Arts Gallery from the early labors of its image-architect, retired management consultant and artist/professor Pete Paulin, and its globe-trotting co-director, retired Army Colonel Robert Tregaskis, and their actively supportive spouses, in converting an antique mart into 3-4 'state-of-the-art' showrooms, gift shop and two working studios, recruiting up to 30 crafter-artists in many media to exhibit there and in several town arts events, and creating an arts outreach demo/speakers' programme. All with design and implementation a prominent town citizen terms "brilliant" -- but flawed by our embroiling socio-economic crises, along with Boxcar Betty's eco-shop and a few outstandingly memorable restaurants like The Daily Bread opened also with much flair and promise. Meanwhile, our business-savvy Franklinite mayor assembled a successful rescue package for the International Storytelling Center. And Town management has proceeded healthily toward completion of the Booker T. Washington School Arts Center restorative retrofit and the new Senior Center projects.
___ Pete Paulin responded to my initial project enthusiasm, practical outreach suggestions and informational activities by asking me to become actively official Promotions Chairperson for JFAG and to create and populate its Facebook page, all of which I did gladly. Robert Tregaskis and spouse visited my residence to outline another cyber-related JFA publicity project to which I agreed but its completion was overwhelmingly undermined by functionally-disabling crimes against my person and properties by disoriented desperadoes of our socio-economy.
___ JFAG members participated by invitational media-work display and setup-and-sales presence in the popular town Fine Arts in the Park events of 2011 and 2012, Jonesborough Days Visitor Center exhibits, and a Paulin-arranged initial Gallery Open House which was enjoyably well-attended and media-covered locally.
Several Gallery members, including myself, were encouraged by impresario Steve Cook to donate artwork for the Storytelling Center's 2012 Music on the Square, of which I'm a delightedly long-time annual contributor/supporter/attendee, Fundraiser "Spring TuneUp" Cabaret and Silent Aucton. By all reports, there was an enthusiastically good turnout of supporters and JFAG artwork, and consequently a higher donation total than garnered through prior year benefit events. Nancy Kavanaugh chose a favorite of hers from amongst mine -- and secreted it from the bidding, so it wouldn't end up elsewhere (!)
___ Monique Carr designed and, with Pete Paulin, arranged for strategic display distribution colorfully glossy advertising Gallery handcards for which voting members paid a small additional assessment with our monthly $50-$60 association fee. A materials discount was arranged for members with a national art supply retailer also.
___ Two actively involved and outstanding member artists, Monique Carr and LeeAnn Petropolous, kept working gallery studios for awhile and together hostessed one lavishly interesting open house. Along with other members, they also provided tech expertise for the JFAF website. LeeAnn and I exchanged friendship gifts of her colorful triangular mosaic pendant necklace and my small rustic-framed acrylic "Patriot Missiles."
___ A few JFAF exhibiting Gallery members were crossovers from other regional arts organizations, especially integrally nearby and well-established Watauga Arts League, Nelson Fine Arts Cafe Gallery & Shoppe, and ETSU's Slocumb Galleries.
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"Home -- that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven."
-- Lydia M. Child (1802-1880), abolishionist, activitist, novelist, journalist, and poet who wrote extensively on justice issues for Native Americans, African Americans, and women
"Our life is frittered away by detail.... Simplify, simplify."
Meditations/prayers from Silent Unity's 2008 On Sacred Ground calendar:
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