SCAA NewsNotes Fall 2010 Master .indd by yaofenjin


									         South Cobb Arts Alliance
                                           News for artists & supporters of the arts in South Cobb County, Georgia

A Quarterly Newsletter                                                     Fall 2010                                                      Vol. 12 No.4

Inside this edition . . .
               Christmas House Show                 Storytelling Festival                                         National Juried Show Awards
               Offers New Surprises                 The Storytelling Festival in honor                            On Friday August 21, The SCAA
               The Christmas House Arts &           of Clark Dubard began on Saturday                             23rd National Juried Exhibition
               Crafts Show has expanded to          afternoon October 23rd. Harry                                 opened at the MHAC. The show,
               offer even more handcrafted          Leftridge (above) reenacts the village                        juried by nationally known artist
               items for your gifts this year.      blacksmith. The festival featured                             Larry Walker (above), bestowed
               A special area designed just         storytellers, family fun and activities                       17 awards upon contestants. See
               for young shoppers is a new          for all ages. See complete story &                            complete story on page 4.
               addition. See story on page 2.       details on page 3.
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Oliver! Launched
With A Twist
By Vanita Dauphanais
Oliver! A Theater Project Footlights
Production final presentation for
2010 represented a major milestone
for director, Elizabeth H. Weaver.
A veteran of over twenty years in
theater production, Mrs. Weaver
hails Oliver! as one of the largest
cast she has ever assembled. She
speaks highly of the skills, expertise
and fortitude of those assisting
her in the culmination of this final                Oliver! is welcomed into the community amidst a brisk fall evening.              Photograph By Bob GlickSmith

production for the year.                            throughout this production demands                             an incredible array actors of all ages
In her directors notes, she states                  it. A major premise of the production                          and skill levels as it opened to a
that, “I have always believed that                  is “God is Love”. She goes on to                               small, but dedicated and invigorated
this production would require adults                state, “ I believe that everyone in the                        audience on a brisk fall evening.
filling adult roles, and children                   cast deals with love on some level                             And despite the near winter like
filling children’s roles to make                    during the show.”                                              temperatures the weekend event
this production a success. The                      Oliver! Indeed was a great                                     brought close to 2,000 patrons to the
wide range of emotions covered                      production utilizing the talents of                            amphitheater. nn
South Cobb Arts Alliance                                                                                                               NewsNotes

Editor’s Letter
 As the year draws closer to an end, and as we prepare to phase out 2010, I would like
to welcome you to our final edition for this year. It has been an exciting and prosperous              Cobb County Board of Commissioners
year. And as I look back over the many achievements, accomplishments, and events we                    Tim Lee ................................... Chairman
all have been a part of through the South Cobb Arts Alliance, I am confident that 2011                 Helen Goreham ........................ District 1
will find us looking forward to new opportunities and challenges, and trying to bring                  Bob Ott ..................................... District 2
to our members, Cobb County and the communities we serve even more memorable                           Thea Powell ............................. District 3
moments for the New Year.                                                                              Woody Thompson ....................District 4
                                                                                                       David Hankerson ........ County Manager
During 2010 we were provided an opportunity to bring to you a rich theater experience,
the exchange of cultural arts through our gallery and exhibitions. A deeper connection
                                                                                                       South Cobb Arts Alliance
to the history of the area through a multitude and variety of family and fun events, and
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an opportunity to enjoy the music and entertainment of a diverse group of performing
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artists. We hope to be able to forge ahead in this tradition through 2011.
We continue to ask for your comments and responses to our many communication                           Web
devices that we touch you with, to better serve and provide for you a richer and more
meaningful cultural experience through this organization. It has always been our                       Derek Nowatzki .......................President
objective to encourage appreciation, education and participation in the arts–performing
                                                                                                       Lorien Trapani ................1st V. President
or visual for our members and the neighborhoods around us. So, please continue
providing us with the high caliber of responses and opinions you have always provided.
If there is anything we can do to better serve you, please feel free to email me at                    Carol Collins ................ 2nd V. President                                                                                                                     Programs
On behalf of our staff and communications team, we would like to wish you all a Merry                  Barbara Hollis ......................... Treasurer
Christmas and a Happy New Year! nn                                                                                            Storytelling Festival
                                                                                                                   Friends of the Mable House
                                                     Bob GlickSmith, NewsNotes Editor
                                                                                                       Deborah Karwisch .......... Rec. Secretary
                                                                                                                               Christmas House
                                                                                                       Sheila Giddens .............. Gallery Curator

Christmas House
                                                                                                                                       World of Art
                                                                                                       Carol Peterson ............ Director at Large
                                                                                                                                     National Show
Expands–Offers                                                                                         Bob GlickSmith .......... Director at Large

Even More                                                                                              Harry Leftridge ........... Director at Large

Handcrafted Items                                                                                      Slade Gulledge ............ Director at Large
                                                               Photograph Courtesy of Barbara Weible
                                                                                                       Susan Cromer ........... Mable’s Tea Room
By Deborah Karwisch
                                                                                                       Ann Cummings ....................Hospitality
The Christmas House Arts & Crafts               You’ll be able to get those last minute gifts                                         Scholarships
Show has expanded to offer even more            while being entertained by Kayla Taylor,                                     Summer Concerts
handcrafted items for your gift list this       Steve Moore and Joanna Maddox. Come                    Wink Giddens ............... Parliamentarian
season. A special area designed just for        early and enjoy the festivities with us.               Myra Hall .............Community Outreach
young shoppers is a new feature complete         The Mable House Arts Center is located
with Santa’s helper to assist the little ones                                                          Diane Huie ....................Correspondence
                                                at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton. For more
with their secret purchases.                    information, call 770-819-3285. nn                     Mission Statement:
The show runs December 3rd–12th, and                                                                   To build our community by encouraging
the hours are Monday–Saturday 10am to           Like us on       or for a taste of what’s              appreciation and active participation in the
6pm and Sundays 2pm to 6pm. However,            coming visit us at:                                    visual arts, performing arts and local heritage.
during the last weekend of the show,                    We will strive to advance to high levels
availability has been extended to run                                                                  the artistic standards of our members, our
                                                                                                       community and the general public by offering
concurrent with the Tea Room Concerts.                                                                 opportunities to extend experiences, to
                                                                                                       increase skills, and to share understanding
                                                                                                       philosophy, techniques and knowledge. nn

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                   Christmas at the Mable House 2010
                        Mark Your Calendars . . .
                                           Christmas House Arts & Crafts Show . December 3–12 (Mon—Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 2pm to 6pm)
                                           Unique gift items from such as bath & body, clothing, embroidery, edibles, fiber art, florals, glass, home decor,
                                           jewelry, metal art, ornaments, pottery toys & woodcrafts. Open late some days. Call 770.819.3285 for information.

                                           Mable’s Tea Room ** ............................... December 3–10 from 11am to 2pm (closed Sunday)
                                           A tradition for over 20 years where friends and family gather for homemade soups & desserts, delicious salads &
                                           sandwiches. Call 770.819.3285 for reservations or special party seating. Proceeds benefit art assistance for local
                                           area students.

                                           Silent Auction ......................................December 3–12
                                           Bid on a wide variety of items donated by local artist & businesses. Proceeds benefit the preservation of the
                                           Historic Mable House & outbuildings.

                                           Candy Cane Hunt .......................... December 4 (10 am-noon)
                                           Bring the family for some outdoor holiday fun on the grounds of the Historic Mable House. Activities include,
                                           cookie decorating, crafts, marshmallow roasting, photos with Santa & the Candy Cane Hunt complete with pizes.

                                           Mommy & Me Tea ...............................December 5
                                           Invite mom, grandmother and the kids to a holiday tea party. Kick off a new holiday tradition. Table seating starts
                                           at $40 for four, $80 for eight and includes lunch. Call 770.819.3285 to reserve your table.

                                           Concerts in Tea Room .........................December 11 & 12 (Sat & Sun 5pm & 7pm)
                                           Fantastic entertainment in a warm and family style setting. Table for four–$50. Table for eight–$100, includes hor
                                           d’oeuvres, wine and coffee. Call 770.819.3285 to reserve yours. Selling out fast.

                                           Art Classes at MHAC .......................... December 14 (registration) Classes Start January 10
                                           It is a wonderful gift for the holidays to give the gift of art. All of the art class offerings may be seen on the web at
                                  under the arts center link for Winter/Spring 2011.
Image courtesy of

Annual Storytelling
Festival at MHAC
Provided Family
Fun and Festivities
By Barbara Hollis

On October 23rd the South Cobb
Arts Alliance & Cobb County Parks,
Recreation and Cultural Affairs
presented an exciting event for the
community. The annual Storytelling
Festival featured lively and entertaining
stories for all ages.                                            A simple game of marbles brings smiles and fun for the masses.                  Photograph By Lorien Trapani

Did you know that the historic Mable                           Renowned storyteller Joanna Maddox                          life in Mableton from demonstrations
House sits on land once owned by                               delighted audiences with songs and                          by a blacksmith, weaver, and quilters.
Cherokee Indians? Barry Stewart Mann                           stories from the 1800’s. Mary Hill and                      Children could make their own dolls,
shared stories about Mableton’s first                           Marc Miller described life for the early                    shuck corn, pet a miniature cow (and
inhabitants. All enjoyed Uncle Remus                           Mable family. Cassandra Edwards                             other animals), make farm animal
tales by Josie Bailey. A one room                              presented puppet shows with active                          puppets, ride on a wagon, play old
school house introduced participants                           participation from those attending.                         fashioned games, decorate bird houses,
to reading, writing and arithmetic of                          And as if the stories were not enough,                      write a picture Indian story, and learn
long ago with Cathy Kaemmerlen.                                festival attendees learned about early                      about making honey and butter. nn

South Cobb Arts Alliance                                                                                                                                                                          NewsNotes

SCAA 23rd National Juried Art Exhibition Awards
On Friday evening August 21, 2010 The
SCAA 23rd National Juried Exhibition
opened at the Mable House Art Center.
The exhibit was attended by over 200
guests and most of the award winners.
Musical entertainment for the evening
was provided Brian Frey.
The show was juried by nationally known
artist and Professor Emeritus, Larry
                                                                                                 Karen Beswick Founders Award
Walker. The purpose of the exhibition was                                                        Liefje Smith, Cultured Bird 1                                               SCAA Award of Distinction
to bring to the local community a unique                                                                                                                                     Rosiland Webb, River Birch Bark
opportunity, to see, stage and participate                              Awards of Excellence ---------------------------------------------------------
in a national exhibition close to home.
Seventeen awards, along with 5 purchase
awards (highlighted in red) were bestowed
upon the competing contestants. nn

                                                                       Liana Delgado, Curvature

                                                                                                                       Susan Grill, Model’s Break #2        Tadashi Torii, New Beginnings        Sandra Willard, Nine Tulips
                                                                                                                                                            Transformation V
                                                                      Awards of Merit -----------------------------------------------------------------

Award winners (l-r) Veva Dunkel, Mike Nalley, Evelyn Britt, Charles
Anderson, Liefje Smith, Kyle Boyer, Liana Delgado, Jane Springfield,
Cameron Hampton, Robert Myers, Ruth Gogel, Carol Peterson, Mary
Russell, Rosalind Webb, Arlaine Morrison, & Samuel O. Williams
                                                                      Robert A. Myers, Mechanicsville Ruin #1     Veva Dunkel, One Alone
                                                                                                                                                        Samuel O. Williams, Invictus        Ruth Gogel, Song of the Ages

                                                                      Honorable Mentions -------------------------------------------------------------

                                Photographs By Harry Leftridge

                                                                                                                                                                                            Mike Nalley, Warning
                                                                      Cameron Hampton, Interested Party       Jane Springfield, Trailside Diorama II
Larry Walker gives gallery talk
                                                                                                                                                       Evelyn M. Breit, Under the Light

    Thank You 2010 Sponsors!

                                                                                                                                Mary Russell, Angels In The Garden                   Susan Blackmon, Tapestry
                                                                        Aralaine Morrison, Morning On My Front Porch

                                                                         Purchase Awards
                                                                         Wink & Sheila Giddens
    Alisha M. Thomas Morgan                                              Carol Peterson
     State House Representative, District 34                             Scott & Lorien Trapani
                                                                         Ann Wallin
                                                                         Yardy & Barbara Williams                                   Alex Serio, Dogwood Corner                              Charles Anderson, Lupescal

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The SCAA Scoop
On Thursday December 2, 2010 from 7pm until                                                                                 The class using your supplies will cost $15. For
9pm at MHAC on Floyd Road, SCAA will be                                                                                     reservations email
holding its annual members party and sneak                                                                                  or call 770-944-3160.
preview of Christmas House Arts & Crafts
Show. The party is for SCAA members, their
families and Christmas House vendors and
their families. You can call the Mable House at
770.819.3285 for additional information.
Long time friend of the Mable House Art
Center, John T. Hooper passed away during
the fall of 2009. John, an ardent supporter and
docent for MHAC for many years was known
for his keen sense of humor, being dutifully
                                                                                                                                                                 Ann Cockerill’s Snow Artist
diligent and unwavering in his support and
loyalty to the MHAC. In 2003 he was voted as                                                                                Jessica & Mariah Snell will have items for
“Volunteer of the Year” for Cobb County. John                                                                               sale at the Back to Nature Holiday Fest Dec.
was honored for his hard work and dedication                                                                                4 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Check
to the MHAC by the planting of a Maple tree                                                                                 out the CNC website for more details.
and the placement of a plaque on the grounds
in his honor. The plaque was dedicated to John                                                                              The SCAA Scoop is a new feature to our
T. Hooper on September 15, 2010.                                                                                            newsletter and will highlight member
                                                                                                                            activities. If you have recent news of
Ann Cockerill will be teaching “Art with a                                                                                  your art events, sales, upcoming shows
                                                  Maple tree and plaque in honor of John T. Hooper
Twist” Dec. 4 &11 from 2–5pm at The Red                                                                                     or would like to share current news with
Cockerill Gallery in Austell. She will be          including supplies is $25. Also fine art classes
                                                                                                                            other members, email Bob GlickSmith at
painting the “Snow Artist” (see photo) or you     are Thursday mornings from 10 to 12:00 &
can add an outhouse instead. The class,           Friday afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30.

A Brief History of
Candlelite Concert
Series & Team
By Ann Cummings
                                                  Carol Peterson, Ann Cummings (co-chair), Marc Miller (co-chair), Kathey
The summer Candlelite Concerts Series was         Miller, Kathryn Coleman, Carolyn Conover, Betty Sisk, (kneeling) Robbie

established 21 years ago as part of the South
                                                  Edwards holding Rowan Edwards, our newest (and youngest) member.

Cobb Arts Alliance commitment to bringing         three concerts a season to five, and ocassionally
free entertainment to the citizens of Cobb        we may have six.
County. The free concerts are supported by        It has always been the focus of SCAA to
a partnership with the Mable House Barnes         showcase local talent. In 2005 we found Kayla
                                                                                                                            Kayla Taylor’s September performance at MHBA         Photos By Bob GlickSmith

Amphitheatre, Mable House Arts Center, Cobb       Taylor Jazz and this group has become a                                            2010 Candlelite Concert Series Sponsors
County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs.      mainstay. Kerry Ayres and Rambunctious Band                                Atlanta West Carpets; Sayward Masselter, COSTCO;
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners            was given 20-year appreciation recognition for
                                                                                                                             Nathan Sudol, Edward Jones; Derek Nowatzki, First
also supports the free concerts.                                                                                             Citizens Bank; Caric Martin, Georgia Power; David
                                                  appearing in 20 consecutive concert seasons.                              Stewart, Keller Williams; Mac Scheidegger, Martin’s;
Originally the concerts were held on the lawn     The concerts moved to the Mable House                                     Tina Christopher, Mexico Lindo; Christian Echeverry
by the historic Mable House. The county                                                                                            and Wehunt Mechanical; Chris Wehunt.
                                                  Barnes Amphitheatre in 2003. nn
would bring in a flat bed truck and the bands
were responsible for providing their own                     2005–2010 Performance History of Candlelite Series Concert
sound system. Later SCAA contracted to have           5000
lighting provided.                                    3750
Attendance has grown over the years from a            1250

few hundred in attendance to over 1,000 at                    2006          2007         2008         2009          May        Jun           Jul           Aug             Sep       2010
any given concert. The season has grown from

South Cobb Arts Alliance                                                                                           NewsNotes

  SCAA Closes Southeastern Pastel Exhibit
It was Thursday afternoon November                                                                  Participating Artists
11th, the day after the Southern Pastel                                                        Dolly Alexander, Sarah B. Arnold,
Society’s Exhibit concluded, that I                                                            Sallie Burns Atkins, Martha Bator,
caught up with show curator, Sheila                                                         Donna Biggee, Evelyn M. Breit, Pamela
Giddens. She shared with me closing                                                          Chapman, Mikki Root Dillon, Nancy
thoughts on how she felt the show                                                            Everett, Lisa Gleim, Kristina Laurendi
                                                                                            Havens, Barbara Jaenicke, Cyndi Marble,
fared. Sheila stated that, “She was very
                                                                                             Ronnie Offen, Ronald Pircio, Terry E.
pleased with the show’s reception, the                                                       Powers, Junko Ono Rothwell, Marsha
well organized group of individuals she                                                      Savage, Susan Knight Smith, Camilla
worked with and the nice turnout for                                                                Stoltz, and Sharon Weiss.
the event.”
Thanks goes out again to the following
                                                                                            We Need Your Photos . . .
individuals and contributors for their                                                      Send your pix,
roles in the success of this event:                                                         photos, and any
Vanita Dauphanais, Carolyne Britt,                                                          other pertinent
Shaleen Tibbs, Heather Swanson,                                                             information
Harry Leftridge, Wink Giddens, Ann                                                          about SCAA
Tewelow, Ann Cummings, and all the                  Donna Biggee’s Pastel, Sitting Pretty   events, classes,
ladies working on the reception.                                                            and exhibits at
                                           will feature original oils, pastels and          MHAC. eMail to
This being the last show in the gallery    watercolor, sponsored by The Roswell             Bob GlickSmith.
for the year, her attention now turns      Fine Arts Alliance due to launch in              The email address
towards a mixed media event, which         early January 2011.                              is:

Highlights from The Southeastern Pastel Society Show

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            Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
South Cobb Arts Alliance                                                         NewsNotes

A Sincere Thanks To Our Sponsors

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A Quarterly Newsletter                  Fall 2010                               Vol. 12 No.4

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