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Camp ARTumpka

Lazy, crazy, hazy artsy days of summer. Join in the fun! Alabama River Region Arts Center (Arts Center) is organizing two weeks of summer "Camp ARTumpka” for children 6-1 4. Pick one or both. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere of creative expression and appreciation of visual and performing arts. Two weeks of camp are scheduled June 4-8 and July 9-13, 2012, from 9 AM to 12 Noon. Pay full camp fee by April 28, and get a Camp ARTumpka t-shirt first day of camp! Camp fees: $85 a week ARRAC members/$95 a week Non-members. Fees include a non-refundable registration fee of $15. Register as soon as possible. Limited space! Registration forms available online or stop in at the Arts Center or email for more information. ARRAC will offer activities from the following: * Clay Slab Art * Design/Stencil making * Discovering Painting Materials * Creative Writing * Mommy (Daddy) and Me * Music/voice * Puppetry/Drama * Found Object Sculptures * Sewing/Hand-crafts At the end of the week-long camp, there will be a time to gather as a community for “Show & Tell” for parents and other participating children.

Free Camp ARTumpka t - s h i r t wi t h f u l l p a i d e a r l y r e g i s t r a t i on b y 4 / 2 8 Alabama River Region Arts Center

MAR. 2012 Vol. II /Issue 3

The River Region's Friendly Place for the Arts

Inside This Issue Camp ARTumpka................................ 1 News from the Center......................... 2 Elementary Art Show...........................2 About Us............................................ 2 Board of Directors............................... 2 Digital Arts/Events............................... 3 WordPress Web Design.......................3 Classes & Workshops.......................... 4 Sit & Sew............................................ 4 Volunteer Schedule............................. 5 Get Involved....................................... 5 Arts Clubs........................................... 5 Wish List............................................. 5 Bluegrass Jam Music News.................. 6 Jazz Fest.............................................. 6 Creative Venue....................................6 Ways to Praise Sunday Special.............7

Our Mission Statement:

The Alabama River Region Arts Center’s mission is to bring the People of the River Region together and enhance community life through a supportive environment where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can study, create and present art.

The Alabama River Region Arts Center is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization. Providing high quality, affordable programs


ARRAC Board of Directors Officers Rick Bowman - Vice President Marilyn Winborn - Secretary

News from The Center


Elmore County Elementary Schools' Art Show: Hallmarks of creativity & talent

Members at Large Geoff McIntyre Frank Sullivan - Executive Director

One of the first of over 2000 works of art by Elmore County's Elementary School students, was the pink castle by Britt Bass-Holtville Elementary School.

About Us

The Arts Center is a volunteer based, community supported organization that derives its funding from public

and private donations, contributions, grants, benefactors and the proceeds from memberships, Artist Space,

Rentals, Gallery Art Sales and special events.

Eclectic Art Teacher Jennifer Ellis was the organizer and coordinator of the Elementary Students' Art Show, held March 22-31 at the Alabama River Region Arts Center. Over 2000 individual pieces of artwork were collected from the schools in the Elmore County School District. Selected works were placed in frames and displayed in the hallway and the (appropriately named) Van Gogh Room. Many parents and their young artists attended the opening of the show on Thursday night, March 22. Proving that children of any age can accomplish great things with the right tools (and even burnt out, dried up markers) and a paint brush and water, the Arts Center walls were transformed with amazing color, form, and best of all, imagination. The work mounted to the walls, will remain up until the week of May 7th. Stop by to see what is inspiring our younger artists. Their work is scattered throughout this issue.


Alabama River Region Arts Center

300 West Tallassee St Wetumpka, AL 36092


Digital/Arts Events

NEW! WEB DESIGN workshop!

The average small business owner can expect to spend between $1200 and $3500 for a standard 5-page website.

In a few short hours you will learn to:

1) PLAN: Following this roadmap, you will define, gather, and organize your website content.

2) BUILD: We will actually build and configure a fullfeatured commercial website and blog using WordPress.

3) PUBLISH: You will learn how to get your website/blog online. 4) RELAX: You've just saved a ton of money!

Saturday April 28 9:00am – 5:00pm

COST: $249.00

Learn to creatively do it yourself and put those dollars to work elsewhere. And because you 'Did It Yourself', you can update your web site—whenever YOU get ready—without having to hire someone. The Alabama River Region Arts Center’s mission of bringing the people of the River Region together, enhancing community life, and providing a supportive environment where people can study, create and present art is the purpose behind our newest Workshop offering—web design. Starting Saturday, April 28, Marilyn Winborn of Winborn Web Design will be partnering with the Alabama River Region Arts Center to offer an intensive design workshop that will teach you to use Open Source software to design your own web site for yourself or business, and save money in the process.

UPDATE/MAR. 2012 Members Only Painting Workshop: Camaraderie & Crits Fridays 1 pm - 5pm Paint with friends. For ARRAC Members only: come bring your painting project to the Arts Center for camaraderie & (friendly) critique to challenge you. “Why stay at home, (painting) alone in your room?” (Thanks to Liza Minnelli for some singing there...). Drop in during these hours. We have a few easels...first come, first served! Bring your current “project” and supplies. Painting is more fun with friends. No, this isn't a “Class,” nor is it “Follow the leader: step 1 ., step. 2., etc.” This is like being back at Art School, only you have a nicer car! Come join us. If your ARRAC Membership has lapsed (Membership is 12 months) you can easily renew. Fees are reasonable: Students & Seniors (over age 55) $20 a year; Individual Memberships $35; Family Memberships $40.

PREREQUISITES: • Able to use a word processer - (Word or Notepad) • Able to use a Windows PC. • Able to use the internet. • Bring a laptop computer.

Register at ARRAC or online (via PayPal) at Includes lunch & snacks. Brought to you by Winborn Web Design (334) 478-4862 and ARRAC.

Student Photo by Sue Huey

Digital Photography Haiku Gossamer white wisps Spidery netting — center stage Diamonds in fog.

-Marty McIntyre


Alabama River Region Arts Center


Classes & Workshops


April Events & Classes Fri Mar 30

1 :00pm – 5:00pm

Thu Apr 5 Fri Apr 6

4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 :00pm – 5:00pm

Sat Apr 7

Fri Apr 13

9:00am – 12:00pm 9:00am – 12:00pm 4:00pm – 5:00pm 5:30pm – 7:00pm 1 :00pm – 5:00pm

Sat Apr 14

9:00am – 12:00pm

Thu Apr 19 Fri Apr 20

4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 :00pm – 5:00pm

Sat Apr 21 Thu Apr 26 Fri Apr 27

12:00pm – 2:00pm 4:00pm – 5:00pm 5:30pm – 7:00pm 1 :00pm – 5:00pm

Sat Apr 28

9:00am – 4:00pm

Thu Apr 12

Sat May 5

9:00am – 5:00pm

Members' Paint Workshop: Camaraderie & Crits Arts Clubs Members' Paint Workshop: Camaraderie & Crits Sit & Sew Bluegrass Jam Arts Clubs Brainers Meeting Members' Paint Workshop: Camaraderie & Crits Metal wire wrapped pendant-jewelry design class* Arts Clubs Members' Paint Workshop: Camaraderie & Crits Digital Photography for Beginners* Arts Clubs Brainers Meeting Members' Paint Workshop: Camaraderie & Crits Advance Registration Deadline Camp ARTumpka WordPress for Web Design*

Sit 'N Sew

Saturday, April 7

9:00am - 12:00pm FREE- bring your machine or hand project to work on. Call 334-578-9485 for more information.

9:00am – 12:00pm Sit & Sew 9:00am – 12:00pm Bluegrass Jam Sun May 6 2:00pm – 4:30pm Ways to Praise Sunday Special Concert Sat May 12 9:00am – 4:00pm ARRAC's Yard Sale * Advance registration and confirmation by instructor required.

Beginning Digital Photography*

Wire Wrapped Pendant Jewelry Workshop April 1 4

Sat., Apr. 21

12:00pm – 2:00pm Fee: $30 Get off the "AUTO" button. Learn to use all the features on your camera. ** Advance registration is required so that your camera model PDF manual may be incorporated into the materials. No cell phone photography training. Contact instructor with camera model information


Alabama River Region Arts Center

9:00am - 12:00pm Fee: $50.00 + supplies

Learn to make your own beautiful pendant. Note: stone and wire choice may vary Contact Arts Center for more information and to register. *Pre-registration required

300 West Tallassee St Wetumpka, AL 36092


Get involved!

Volunteer Calendar


March's Hand Piecing Class

There are many ways to get involved: by Volunteering at the Center (see Volunteer calendar this page), by Attending Arts Clubs, by Teaching a class (share your art/craft with others who need a skilled mentor), lastly by Giving (see our Wish List) or contact Theresa Wayne, Artistic Director at, for unique sponsorship opportunities for your business.

Volunteer Calendar Fri Mar 30 Sat Mar 31 Sat Apr 7 Sat Apr 14 Sat Apr 21 Sat Apr 28

6:00pm – 7:00pm 9:00am – 4:00pm 9:00am – 4:00pm 9:00am – 4:00pm 9:00am – 4:00pm 9:00am – 4:00pm

Theresa Sharon Dawn Theresa Marty Sharon

Class samples from Hand piecing class, at left. Dawn Sullivan, top right, leads her class in hand piecing a block for a quilt. Students, clockwise from top left; Terri Peppers, Sharon Ervin, and Elizabeth Cruise. Contact the Arts Center to register for our next scheduled class.

ARRAC Arts Clubs $20 month

Wish List

The Update is published monthly. Your comments, ideas, and story ideas are welcome. Marty McIntyre, Editor Alabama River Region Arts Center Mailing Address: PO Box 1172 Wetumpka, AL 36092 Alabama River Region Arts Center Gallery/Classroom s 300 West Tallassee St Wetumpka, AL 36092


If you have either of these, in good working order, please • Stove contact the Arts • Small refrigerator Center at 334-5789485, or

Volunteer! Teach! Attend! Give! Contact us!

Alabama River Region Arts Center

Painting/Drawing & Guitar Clubs Thursday April 5 Kids 8 and up, it is not too late to get signed up for Arts Clubs at ARRAC. Jon Masters, Guitar Club leader and his class meet Thursdays from 4pm - 5pm; as does Marty McIntyre's Drawing/Painting Club (paints, paper supplied!). Cost is $20 per month. They meet one time a week, and beginners are welcome. No instrument? No problem, we have instruments available for use at the Arts Center during class. Contact for more information. Club registration is available day of Clubs, at 3:45 pm. Parents are welcome to stay or visit in the Arts Center Library.

a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization


Jam&Music News

Plan to Attend!

SOUTHSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL 901 E.B. Payne Sr. Drive, Tallassee AL 36078


Bluegrass Jam April 7 Pray for nice weather! All acoustic instruments and all skill levels welcome. Whether you have a new instrument you are just starting to pluck at or have a passion to sing...we look forward to having you join in the musicmaking. Join us from 9am 12pm, Apr. 7, at the ARRAC.

Saturday: 5:00-8:00 pm Sunday: 1 :30-5:30 pm Sit & Sew

Looking for a creative venue for team-building?

Try the Arts Center. "Business After Hours" with the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce will be held at ARRAC May 8, from 5pm - 7pm. If your group is interested in using the Arts Center venue for your next meeting, please contact Dawn Sullivan, to make arrangements, or email We look forward to seeing your community group. Custom arts activities can also be arranged. Contact us for fees, etc.

More work from Elementary School Art Show: Queen; Hand-by Ethan Parker; Bird; Vine Castle-by Sam Barlet


Alabama River Region Arts Center

300 West Tallassee St Wetumpka, AL 36092



W a y s t o Pr a i s e River Region Sunday Special

Sunday May 6th

2 足 4 pm

Reborn Harmony,

ASouthern Gospel Band / Celebrating Christian Life and Faith

GracePoint Praise Band Grace Point Church

Laurie Harris

Gospel Roots Music fundraiser for

Alabama River Region Arts Center

$3 Donation

Wetumpka Performing Arts Center (adjacent to ARRAC) 300 W. Tallassee St (former Wetmpka Jr/Sr High School) Wetumpka, AL 7

Alabama River Region Arts Center

March 2012 newsletter  

News from March happenings at ARRAC

March 2012 newsletter  

News from March happenings at ARRAC