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2013 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


FRONT COVER Ella student’s art from Pre-K Great Start in Art (2012)


Dear Friends, Welcome to our sponsorship guide for 2013! There are many exciting events planned for our galleries, grounds and classrooms. Please read through the many opportunities for everyone to be involved at the Ella. It is our hope that you will also find an opportunity to be a benefactor to the organization though a sponsorship, whether it be as a Day Sponsor all the way up to being a Presenting Sponsor for an event, exhibit or educational programs. The Ella cannot survive and thrive without our sponsors. In 2012 49% of our operating budget was provided through this sponsorship program and donations. Your support is necessary to the continuation of quality programming for our community. Please help provide enriching classes, stunning exhibits and opportunities for area school children to continue having the pioneer living experience. As you page through this guide, please plan your year with us! I would be happy to personally tour and discuss these opportunities with any of our potential sponsors - Please don’t hesitate to contact us! Thank you in advance for your support. Most sincerely, Amy Reimann Executive Director

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N IO AT UC ED ART CLASSES

Year round studio classes and workshops for adults, teens, children, and toddlers include Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, Mixed-Media, and Drawing. Classes are available for all skill levels and vary in length from 5 to 8 week classes to one day workshops.

FACT:

We had over 600 registrations for our 2012 Summer Camps for Children.

ONE-DAY WONDERS Children make new friends and engage in art projects that relate to the season for their choice of 1 to 5 days a week. Spring themes include Spring Magic and A Bird’s Eye View. Summer themes include History Mysteries, Drama and Acting, Going Green, Wild and Wacky Creatures, Super Heroes, Passport Week, and the Civil War. Winter themes include Snow-tastic adventures, the Ice Age, Penguins, and much more!

ARTS GO TO SCHOOL

One of the Museum’s most beloved programs, AGTS takes art into kindergarten through 6th grade classrooms via trained Museum volunteers who expose students to art concepts and prints using the Visual Thinking Strategies technique. AGTS brings art to many schools that have been forced to eliminate their programs due to budget constraints.

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HISTORY PROGRAMMING

Photo Credit: Tim Bair

EARLY ELEMENTARY TOURS

Grades Preschool through 2 Children will learn about the Museum as well as visit the galleries or historic buildings, hear a story, and create a hands-on art piece to take home.

EARLY MICHIGAN FESTIVAL DAYS

Grades K through 6 Over the course of this two hour visit, children will experience life at the turn of the 19th century. Students will visit a wide selection of historic buildings including the farmhouse, schoolhouse, log cabin, and general store. Children will play pioneer games illustrating features of pioneer life.

JACKSON’S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

History Goes to School Program (Grades 2 through 5) Elementary classes learn about Jackson County’s connections to the anti-slavery movement and the Underground Railroad. Students learn how local citizens helped escaping slaves on their path to freedom in the 19th century.

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PIONEER LIVING

Grades 2 and 3 The longest-running of all Ella’s programs, Pioneer Living has delighted second and third graders since its inception in 1975. A full day field trip to the Museum will show students how pioneer children lived in the early days. Students churn butter in the log cabin, write their lessons on a slate in the old Dibble schoolhouse, and try their hands at bartering, weaving, or woodworking. Do you remember your Pioneer Living experience?

“Students are amazed as they do hands-on activities and learn how differently pioneer kids lived—from roping beds and filling straw mattresses to making thread and weaving it into cloth.” -VIRGINIA KENT, PIONEER LIVING DOCENT SINCE 1988

Students run into the Dibble Schoolhouse during Pioneer Living.

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SUGARING AND SHEARING

March 24, 2013 Sugaring & Shearing Festival in late March celebrates the arrival of spring on a 19th century farm with ‘sap to syrup’ demonstrations, sheep shearing, children’s art activities, food, and free admission to the Museum’s galleries.

ELLA’S PATIO PARTY

Every Thursday evening, April 18th - September 5th 5:30 - 7:30 PM Patio Party attendees enjoy live music, good company, and snacks with a cash bar. It is free for members and $3.00 for non-members. Guests are invited to take a stroll through our Exhibit Galleries and our scultpure-filled grounds while they’re here!

ART, BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL

June 8, 2013 Art, Beer & Wine Festival is held in early June and is a day of sampling wines and craft beers, purchasing creative work of regional artists and much more, all on the beautiful grounds of the Museum campus.

A TASTE FOR THE ARTS

August - November At our Taste for the Arts fundraisers, generous hosts provide a gourmet meal and entertain guests for an evening.

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SPEAKING WITH SPIRITS, CEMETERY WALK

August 3, 2013 Actors will portray historic Jackson area Civil War soldiers and women of the Civil War era at their grave sites as guided tour groups walk through Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

October 6, 2013 Fall Harvest Festival takes place on the first Sunday in October and celebrates harvest time with cider and donuts, period demonstrations in Ella’s farmhouse kitchen, pumpkin painting, antique tractor parade, farmers market, new exhibitions, and art activities for children.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE & HOLLYMART

December 7, 2013 Tour the historic buildings of Farm Lane decorated for Christmas. Enjoy family friendly activities including make and take art projects for kids and holiday treats HollymART gives guests the opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts such as ceramics, photography, jewelry and more for the holidays.

Art, Beer & Wine Festival hosted over 40 artist booths in 2012. Photo Credit: Tim Bair

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B HI EX STATEWIDE FINE ARTS COMPETITION

January 12 - March 23, 2013 The theme for the 2013 competition is The Power of Portraits. This juried exhibition has $3850 worth of awards available, with Best of Show receiving $1000.

WALTER KOELZ: EXPLORER, NATURALIST AND COLLECTOR

January 19 - April 20, 2013 Walter Koelz, born in 1895 in Waterloo, Michigan was a zoologist and collector who through his career acquired many artifacts on his world travels. With loans from the University of Michigan’s Museum ofAnthropology,the Ella Sharp Museum will display objects that show the scope of his collecting career from his life’s work.

UNDER THE BIG TOP: EARLY MICHIGAN CIRCUS featuring THE LEWIS BROS. COMPANY

March 30 - September 7, 2013 This exhibit will explore the wonderful world of Michigan Circuses from the late 1800s into the first half of the 20th Century and feature the Lewis Bros. Circus. The Lewis Bros. Circus wintered in Grass Lake and was owned by Paul Lewis of Jackson. It will feature circus posters, photographs and memorabilia from various Michigan Circuses.

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B HI EX MEMENTOS OF THE CIVIL WAR

April 27 - August 31, 2013 The original artifacts in this exhibit were used during the war and have survived as mementos of the conflict and the era. The majority of the artifacts are from the collection of Roger Heiple, nationally recognized historian of the Civil War.

ELLA’S STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF

September 7 - October 19, 2013 This exhibition will feature artistic works done by the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History’s art students, faculty and staff. All works will be for sale and benefit the Museum.

EDWARD CURTIS COLLECTION: NATIVE AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

September 7 - January 7, 2014 This exhibition will feature the photographs of Edward Curtis (February 16, 1868 - October 19, 1952), a photgrapher of the American West and of Native Amerian peoples. The exhibit will highlight artifacts from local collectors and the collection of the Ella Sharp Museum.

FACT:

30% of adults and children that visited the Museum’s exhibits in 2012, came on free gallery admission Saturdays. That’s nearly $10,000 worth of admissions given back to the community.

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ART Á LOAN

September 21 - October 19, 2013 A collaborative effort with Jackson Civic Art Association, Art à Loan gives Jackson County student artists a chance to see their work professionally framed and hung in public, first at the Museum and then in public areas around the county. “The Art à Loan committee has succeeded in honoring the young artist and welcoming public support in encouraging the arts in our young people of Jackson” -CITIZEN PATRIOT, VOICE OF THE PEOPLE, RICK AND LINDA TARANTOWSKI (2011)

AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM: THE LURE OF THE ARTISTS’ COLONY

October 26 - January 11, 2013 (Organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania) This exhibition features some of the Reading Public Museum’s best American Impressionist paintings and drawings dating from the 1880s through the 1940s. Artists in the exhibition include: Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, and William Merritt Chase among others.

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE GARDEN

Curator Ken Thompson selects and installs ten contemporary sculptures on the Museum grounds amidst the historic buildings. The exhibit changes yearly in the spring.

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PROVIDE A DAY OF FREE ADMISSION TO EXHIBITS

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Sponsor a day that is special to you and provide a day of free admission to all six of our galleries. Day Sponsorships are available for $365 and include lunch for two at Ella’s Granary Restaurant. Your sponsorship will be recognized in the Museum lobby on the sponsored day and on JTV’s Bart Hawley Show. ? 2012 was the first year of the Day 15 Sponsor program and through the generosity of people like you added 15 days of free admission to the 52 already free Saturdays during the year. Sponsoring Saturdays are also encouraged, by doing so your contribution will help keep these $365 Day Sponsors Saturdays FREE!

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$1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $5,000 MUSEUM INCOME Exhibits 4% Grants 4% Education 6%

Your Sponsorships & Donations 49%

Events 9%

Membership 10%

Endowment 18%

$15,000

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Thank You 2012 Sponsors! EDUCATION

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Platinum Sponsor Frank Main Bill & Vi Sigmund Foundation

Platinum Sponsor Allegiance Health

Gold Sponsor Franklin Charitable Trust Louis Glick Trust Silver Sponsor Scott Machine, Inc. Bronze Sponsor Ajax Heating & Air Conditioning Craft Agency Diversified Precision Products Grant & Isabelle Brown of Brown’s Advanced Care Jim & Mary Geisman Anne Freidus Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. Edward Scott EXHIBITS Platinum Sponsor NorthStar Capital Advisory Services, LLC Gold Sponsor Andy & Julia Walz Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Silver Sponsor Industrial Steel Treating Company Bronze Sponsor Dana C. Aymond Dawn Foods Foundation Carl & Linda English Roger & Margaret Korten Dr. Cynthia Rider Steve & Kathy Syrjamaki Trinity Holding

Gold Sponsor Bond & Company PLC Consumers Energy Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers, Inc. Jim Winter Auto Group Walton Agency Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Silver Sponsor American Title Company of Jackson Bronze Sponsor Advanced Fluid Technologies Art Moehn Chevrolet-Honda David & Judy Busack Jack V. Butterfield Investment Company Citizens Bank Wealth Management Richmond Brothers Dr. Cynthia Rider Steve & Kathy Syrjamaki The Idziak Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management DAY SPONSORS Jeff & Karen Beers Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery Tom & Nancy Evanson Headliners Design Studio Ed & Tina Heap JTV (Bart & Karen Hawley) Ladwig’s Culligan Water Conditioning Bernard & Kathy Levy Paragon Charter Academy Polly’s Country Market Susan Rochester Matt & Stephanie Rosenberg Michael Shore Benjamin R. Snidecor Memorial John & Elaine Stewart Jeanné Wickens


Sponsorship Form Please indicate your sponsorship selection by circling the sponsorship opportunity next to the desired sponsorship level.

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Checks payable to: Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth Street Jackson, MI 49203

Questions? Give us a call: 517-787-2320 Contribute on-line at www.ellasharp.org


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