Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

October 2007

River Kids Program – Free After-School Art Program Continues This Fall

SCHF’s free after-school art program began on Thursday, September 13. 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 will require a full semester commitment from the parents.

River Kids Art will expose creativity through drawing, painting, crafts, collage, ceramics, sculpture and many more exciting techniques.

The program is being filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center office at (601) 631-2997 or stop by at 1302 Adams Street.

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.

Experienced, accredited educators plan and teach each class. This year’s instructors are Daisy Anderson and Rebecca Lancaster.

Photography Workshops by Camilla Calnan Return October 2 & 3

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will host two photography workshops by Camilla Calnan, Hand-Coloring Photographs, October 2 at 5:30 p.m., and Digital Camera How-To, October 3 at 5:30 p.m., both in the Academy Building. Calnan hosted two well-received photography workshops in 2003.

Hand-Coloring Photographs

In this two-hour class session on October 2 starting at 5:30 p.m., the instructor will share techniques for tinting photographs. The instructor will bring a hand-printed, black and white art print from her own collection for each student to work on. Students are encouraged to bring a photo (preferably black and white) that they would like to add color to (any finish will suffice). We will be working with Marshall Oils, watercolor pencils and pastels, and discussing different approaches to tinting and toning. Techniques for sealing and preserving tinted photos will also be discussed. The cost of the class is $20 per person.

Digital Camera How-To

In this two-hour class session on October 3 starting at 5:30 p.m., students will bring their own digital camera to learn how to take better pictures. They will photograph around the SCHC grounds and return to the classroom to discuss what was shot. The workshop’s purpose is to help students to become more comfortable with their cameras and to learn about photographic and ascetic basics. All ages are encouraged to attend with any questions about digital photography. Each person needs to have a digital camera, and it would help to have its manual and its video cable (to play images on a TV). The cost of the class is $20 per person.

Camilla Calnan graduated in 1997 as salutatorian of St. Aloysius High School. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi for 2 ½ years, studying Literature and Photography, during which time Calnan worked at the Vicksburg Post as a photojournalism intern and later as a staff photographer. She then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Asheville and graduated through an independent degree program of Art Photography, Literature, and Photojournalism in May 2002. In Asheville, Cami has been building her photography business shooting weddings and portraits as well as selling fine art prints and teaching photographic workshops to share her 13 years of photo experience. Calnan works with images taken in Vicksburg and Asheville, exclusively. She sells work in Vicksburg at Art and Soul of the South and at the Cinnamon Tree, both on Washington Street.

Ballroom Dance

The SCHF offers monthly ballroom dance classes. James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, teaches classes in ballroom, Latin, swing and many other styles of dance.

Class will meet Sundays, October are 14th and 28th from 5 - 7 p.m. in the academy building.

Both individuals and couples are welcomed. The fee is $20 per person for each two hour session. For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

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 October, the Southern Book Club will discuss Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17.

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

Resonator Guitar Workshop and Concert with Johnny Bellar – November 2 & 3, 2007

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will host a resonator or Dobro guitar workshop with Nashville artist Johnny Bellar at the Cultural Center on Friday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $200 for a two day session and $150 for one day. Johnny Bellar will perform a concert at the Southern Cultural Heritage Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2007. The concert is free and open to the public.

The resonator guitar is an acoustic instrument invented in the USA in the 1920’s. It is usually played with a metal slide. The lap steel guitar, the electric version of the resonator guitar, was a popular choice of country musicians from the 1930s to the 1950s. It has recently experienced a resurgence and is becoming popular again among “retro” country musicians.

Johnny Bellar has toured as one of four featured performers in the national Masters of the Steel String Guitar tour. He worked as a musician at Opryland, USA, and has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw, Nashville Now, and the Ralph Emery Show.

Reservations are required for this workshop, so please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 for more information or to make reservations.

Cooking Workshop:
What to Eat During the Week

Back by popular demand, the SCHF presents a cooking workshop led by Kristin Gluck of …By Request, Unique Pick-up Foods. The class, What to Eat During the Week, Simple and Tasty Meals Sure to Please, will be held in the SCHF Academy Building on Tuesday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again in the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

A class with everybody in mind, from empty nesters, busy mom's, newlyweds, and singles, this class will have a meal for you. Quick mix and match items to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Good enough to serve any night of the week, healthy enough to eat every night of the week.

Kristin Gluck enjoys creating foods with interesting flavor combinations using fresh and healthy ingredients. Gluck has offered seasonal cooking workshops over the course of the year at SCHF.

Reservations are required for the class. The fee for the class is $25 for SCHF members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited, so call today!

To register or for more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

Opening November 15
Photography exhibit
by Melody Golding

Katrina:  Mississippi Women Remember

SCHF 2007 Annual Meeting

Please make plans to attend the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation’s 2007 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, November 28 at noon in the SCHF Auditorium.

This year’s guest speaker will be Melody Golding.  Melody will present a slide show and lecture on her latest photography exhibit, Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember.

The meeting will also include a brief overview of the past year at SCHF and what to look forward to in the future.  New board members and officers will also be elected.

The meeting is open to any SCHF member or to any guest interested in learning more about the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the annual meeting, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

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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