Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

December 2007

SCHF Announces Board Members for 2008

The 2007 Annual Meeting and Luncheon was held at the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex on November 28, 2007. At this meeting the following board members were elected for another term: Nancy Bell, Hobbs Freeman, Charlie Gholson, Anita Houston, Joey Halinski, Bill Longfellow, and Landman Teller, Jr. Melody Golding was selected to fill the one vacant position on the board.

Local artist Melody Golding is a member of the Royal Photographic Society. Her work has been included in the permanent collection at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. She received a congressional award for her exhibit Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember which has been exhibited at several locations including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. Golding has documented complex architectural wonders and the natural environment as well as preserving moments in the incredible lives of others on four continents. This exhibition is currently on display in Vicksburg at the SCHF through December 14, 2007.

The staff of the SCHF greatly appreciates the talents and time donated by its Board of Directors which ensures the continued success of the Cultural Center.

Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember
Photography Exhibit by Melody Golding

Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember, a photography exhibit by Melody Golding, will continue to be on display in the Cultural Center Academy Building through December 14 during the Center’s office hours.

Hurricane Katrina left a wake of destruction along the Mississippi Gulf Coast including 238 deaths and 67 people declared missing. Vicksburg photographer Melody Golding joined the relief efforts as a volunteer for the Red Cross and witnessed first hand the aftermath of the devastating storm. Her unique sepia toned silver gelatin prints are the basis for her latest exhibit, Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember.

Stories written by survivors of the storm accompany the images to document not only the devastation of the storm, but also the determination of the people of Mississippi to endure and prevail.

This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Mississippi Humanities Council. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Warren Central Madrigal Dinner
Singe Feaste - A Renaissance Madrigal Dinner

The SCHF Auditorium will be the venue for a special holiday event: Singe Feaste, A Renaissance Madrigal Dinner presented by the Warren Central High School Choral Department.

Singe Feaste will be held on December 7, 8, and 9. Seating will begin on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 pm. Seating for the Sunday program will be at 1:00 pm. Tickets for the program which include dinner and the performance are $25.00. Please contact the Warren Central Choral Department at 601.631.2916 for reservations.

Saint Joseph Community Orchestra

Friday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. the SCHF will host the Saint Joseph Community Orchestra performing its annual Christmas Concert.

Cost of the performance is $10.00 or admission with a Saint Joseph’s Arts Patron Membership Card.

The mission of Saint Joseph Arts is to provide the residents of our region with cultural and educational opportunities as a method of enriching the quality of life in northeast Louisiana and adjacent areas of the Lower Mississippi Delta.

They seek to continually provide “at home” access to quality performers and programs in the arts to our residents and students without the need to travel long distances to enjoy professional presentations.

The concert will be in the SCHF Auditorium. Please use the Crawford Street entrance.

Southern Book Club

The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month.

There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. The group focuses on Southern authors and subjects, but is open to any good read. Book and author suggestions are welcomed.

For the December holiday, the Southern Book Club will discuss A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19.

Please call the SCHF office for meeting location or for more information.

River Kids After School Art Program

The River Kids After School Art program is winding down its fall semester. Our teachers Daisy Anderson and Rebecca Lancaster have worked tirelessly each week with the students to expose them to art. We are grateful for their ability to share their many gifts and talents with the students.

Registration for the Spring River Kids Semester will begin in January. The first day of the Spring Semester will be January 17, 2008. Open to any child in 1st grade through 6th grade, the program accepts 60 students for the art class on Thursdays from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.

The River Kids Program is designed to encourage children to discover and develop their creative talents. The program is free, but requires a full semester commitment from the parents.

The free after-school program is partially funded through an operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the generous support of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation members and corporate sponsors, the City of Vicksburg, and various appropriations.

The Perfect Gift!

Do you need a gift for the person who has everything?

A membership to the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is always a perfect gift!

In place of a trinket or gadget, make a donation or buy a membership in that special someone’s name. This valuable gift will help provide supplies to children in our free after-school art and music program, or help bring a performance or exhibit to the entire community.

Call the office at 601-631-2997 to make arrangements today!

We’ll send a special notice to the recipient to acknowledge your thoughtful gift and add them to our mailing list.

For more information about activities, membership, or rentals, please call or stop by the SCHF office, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS  39180, 601-631-2997.

1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: 601-631-2997
Fax: 601-631-3734

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