The StageWorks program of Windmore Foundation for the Arts is holding auditions in Culpeper, Virginia for youth ages 6 through 14 to act, sing, and dance in the musical, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. Director Adriana Bustamante seeks a cast of up to 20 youth. Auditions will take place on Monday August 8 and Wednesday August 10 at the Culpeper Baptist Church from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Preference is for youth to arrive with a prepared song (bring a CD or website link with your track). A headshot, resume, and monologue are also suggested but not necessary. Callbacks will be on Friday August 12, 2016. Performance dates will be Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23. Stage crew positions are also available. Culpeper Baptist Church (courtyard entrance) is located at 318 S. West Street in Culpeper. For more information visit: www.windmorefoundation.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 540-445-1096. See you at the auditions!
WINDMORE’S MILLIE LANE COLLECTION OF “SUMMER BREEZES” ON
EXHIBIT AT DEJA BREW IN WARRENTON
Windmore’s Millie Lane Collection of “Summer Breezes” is on exhibit at Deja Brew in Warrenton, Virginia located at 22 Main Street. The first of the 17 paintings, “Caladium Flower”, image attached, has sold already. All proceeds from the sold paintings benefit scholarships for high school students majoring in the arts during college. Windmore is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing the visual, literary, and performing arts through awareness, participation, and education. Stop by Deja Brew Warrenton to see the exhibit and enjoy some great food and beverages with menu items that consist of plenty of fresh, organic, no sugar added, and soy-free choices for any health conscious appetite.
REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR CROSSROADS YOUTH ORCHESTRA
WINDMORE WELCOMES NEW CONDUCTOR SAMUEL RUNOLFSON
Samuel Runolfson has been hired to conduct Crossroads Youth Orchestra as it celebrates its fifth year anniversary of providing music education for youth ages 12 to 18. Mr. Runolfson holds a Masters of Music in Cello Performance and a Bachelors of Music Education. Mr. Runolfson has conducted the Bonneville Youth Orchestra, Weber State Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, Lincoln Youth Symphony, Morgan Valley Chamber Orchestra, as well as various junior and senior high schools, music education clinics, and music festivals. As an active musician, Mr. Runolfson currently performs with the Manassas Symphony Orchestra.
Crossroads Youth Orchestra is a program of Windmore Foundation for the Arts that serves the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock. Registrations are currently being accepted for Crossroads Youth Orchestra. For returning orchestra members from previous years, please complete the above linked Crossroads Youth Orchestra application form. To inquire about becoming a member of the orchestra for the first time, please email email@example.com or call 540-317-1115. Rehearsals for all orchestra members will begin on Thursday August 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm in Culpeper Baptist Church.
Meet the conductor! All interested parties are invited to meet and welcome Mr. Runolfson at the Windmore Annual General Meeting that takes place on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The meeting, open to the public, takes place on the first floor (courtyard entrance) of Culpeper Baptist Church located at 318 S West St, Culpeper, Virginia. During part of the meeting, Mr. Runolfson will be speaking to the audience as well as performing on the cello. Please sign in at the Crossroads Youth Orchestra hospitality table. Registrations will be accepted for the 2016-2017 season at this meeting or via mail. For further information, visit www.windmorefoundation.org or call 540-317-1115.
ART DEMOS ON THURSDAY AUGUST 25, 2016
Two locations: Warrenton and Culpeper
August 25 –10 am to noon – Art Technique Demonstration for “Water Media – Layering with Watercolors and Acrylics” at Sunny Reynolds Photography – Studio 19 at 81 Main Street, Warrenton.*
Discover the wide range of Golden paints that are fluid in motion: High Flow, Fluid Colors, and QoR Watercolor. Learn how to make the best archival choices from a collection of products. Beginning with traditional watercolor techniques using QoR Watercolor, we move into more contemporary ideas including using Golden products in journaling. This will include an assortment of applications such as: pouring, staining, granulation, blooms, splash, and “white-out” tricks for saving that uncooperative watercolor painting. We will then work with QoR Watercolors in combination with Golden Acrylics to explore the resoluability of watercolor and the permanence of acrylics. Finally, attendees will learn how to take advantage of Golden and QoR Grounds to create myriad surfaces for their work: from paper-like surfaces with the QoR Grounds, to utilizing unique substrates such as wood panels, fabrics, and plastics with Golden Grounds. Finally, we will cover the options of Archival Varnishing of watercolor surfaces, for preservation without using glass. Attendees will receive a selection of the products discussed to take home and explore the breadth and depth of Golden’s professional product line.
August 25 – 4 pm to 6 pm – Art Technique Demonstration for “Mixed Media” at Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S West Street, Culpeper.*
Covers a wide variety of tools and techniques for use in Mixed Media projects. Learn about the wide range of Golden Acrylic paints and mediums, as well as QoR Watercolor, giving you a good understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and colors for the best intended application and for archival quality. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects, and how to use Iridescent and Interference colors to add unique qualities to your work. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications. Attendees will receive a selection of the products discussed to take home and explore the breadth and depth of Golden’s professional product line.
*Art demonstrations are $5 for Windmore members and $10 for non-members. Attendees will receive a gift bag of art products. Registration required: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-547-4333.
RECENT WINDMORE EVENTS
FOURTH OF JULY ART EXHIBIT
WITH CULPEPER FESTIVAL
WINDMORE’S “SUMMER SENSATIONS”
Indoors due to weather.
10 am to 4 pm on Monday, July 4, 2016
at Culpeper Fire Department
155 West Davis Street, Culpeper, VA
Framed and unframed work will be displayed
and for sale.
JOIN WINDMORE FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS INDOORS TODAY AT THE FIRE DEPT ON WEST DAVIS STREET FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY ART EXHIBIT WITH CULPEPER FESTIVAL!
WINDMORE’S “SUMMER SENSATIONS”
10 am to 4 pm on Monday, July 4, 2016
155 West Davis Street, Culpeper, VA
Framed and unframed work will be displayed and for sale.
All sales fund local arts scholarships.
More information: www.windmorefoundation.org
Painting displayed is Millie Lane’s “Summer Babes”.
“Beach Babes” by Millie Lane
Millie Lane was a prominent Culpeper artist who passed away in 2010
and in whose memory Windmore established a scholarship.
WINDMORE’S STAGEWORKS PROGRAM PRESENTS
SALT AND PEPPER
a play about aging with grace, courage and humor
Written by Robert Benjamin
Directed by Johncie Flannagan Carlson
Saturday June 11, 2016 at 2 pm – State Theatre in Culpeper, Virginia
Sunday June 12, 2016 at 2 pm – Prince Michel Winery in Leon, Virginia
State Theatre is handling ticket sales for both venues
Tickets $15. To order tickets for either venue, click on the dates above or
visit www.culpepertheatre.org or call 540-829-0292
(Please do not contact Prince Michel Winery regarding tickets)
Further questions? Contact Windmore Foundation for the Arts:
WINDMORE’S “THEATER FOR A CAUSE” STAGEWORKS PROGRAM
A Community Forum on “Anti-Bullying”
Wednesday May 4, 2016
State Theatre in Culpeper, Virginia
Windmore will present a community forum on “Anti-Bullying” that includes panelists and theater vignettes from The Bully Plays at State Theatre on Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 7 pm in State Theatre Culpeper’s Halsey Auditorium.
Windmore’s StageWorks Program will present
The Bully Plays directed by Freya Slocumb:
Blu by Gloria Bond Clunie
Bystander Blues by Trish Lindberg
The Bully Pulpit by Dwayne Hartford
The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois
The event is free and open to the public. State Theatre is located at 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper, Virginia. More information may be obtained by emailing email@example.com or by calling 540-547-4333.
CROSSROADS YOUTH ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT
“FAVORITES FROM THE STAGE AND SCREEN”
SUNDAY MAY 1, 2016 – 7 PM
AT LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL
6300 Independence Ave, Bealeton, VA 22712
- Price: $10 adults, $5 for youth 12 and under
- Date: Sunday May 1, 2016
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Venue: Liberty High School
- Location: 6300 Independence Ave, Bealeton, VA 22712
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-547-4333.
Concert is sponsored in part by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt Memorial Fund
WRITERS PUBLISHING WORKSHOP
PRESENTED BY WINDMORE’S PEN-TO-PAPER PROGRAM
APRIL 25, 2016 in Culpeper, Virginia
Writers Publishing Workshop – Windmore’s Pen-to-Paper program presents a Writers Publishing Workshop facilitated by award winning author Meredith Bond on Monday April 25, 2016 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The location will be the parish hall of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church located at 115 N East Street, Culpeper. Cost which includes lunch is $20 or $10 for Windmore members. Topics covered include: basics of self-publishing, need for proper editing and beta-readers, cover art, the multiple sections included in a book, registering a copyright, publishing options, pre-orders, ISBN’s, formatting, marketing, and social media. For information about Meredith Bond including her bio, books, and blog posts, visit: www.meredithbond.com. For more information about the Writers Publishing Workshop, including registration: email email@example.com or call 540-547-4333. Register online here Under “Purpose” List your name, email address, phone number, and class title as in this example:
Susan Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org. 540-222-2222, Writers Publishing Workshop.
WINDMORE’S SIGNATURE SERIES PARTNERS WITH CASTLETON FESTIVAL
JEWELL TONE MUSIC AND CULPEPER BAPTIST CHURCH
Artistic Director of Castleton Festival Dietlinde Turban Maazel
will present a vocal and drama improvisation
workshop on Saturday April 16, 2016
Castleton Festival, Culpeper Baptist Church, Jewell Tone Music, and Windmore Foundation for the Arts join together and are pleased to present a workshop by Dietlinde Turban Maazel who is the co-founder, Artistic Director, and CEO of the Castleton Festival. The vocal and drama improvisation workshop for youth will take place on Saturday April 16, 2016 at 2 pm. The workshop, for ages 13 to 20, will be held at Culpeper Baptist Church located at 318 S West Street in Culpeper, Virginia. Utilizing fundamental acting principles, and improvisation, including singing improv with piano accompaniment, the workshop will concentrate on the unique potential each singer-actor has while striving to develop the physical, vocal, emotional, and intellectual skills that enable them to work freely, joyfully and convincingly. In 2009, together with her late husband Maestro Lorin Maazel, Dietlinde Turban Maazel founded the Castleton Festival and continues her dedication to music education there and for collaborative projects. She is currently on faculty at Rutgers University where she created a new course “Acting for Singers” for the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Due to the generosity of all the collaborative partners and Dietlinde Turban Maazel donating her time, tuition for the April 16 workshop is reduced to $15.00 per student. Space is limited and a maximum of 20 youth participants will be admitted to the workshop. Some prior acting and vocal experience preferred. For more information please call Jewell Tone Music at 540-317-1115.
ART EXHIBIT EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 16, 2016
WINDMORE’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PRESENTS
“Legacy – The Art of Millie Lane”
~A Fundraiser for Arts Education Scholarships~
February 6, 2016 – March 20, 2016
Millie Lane’s son Rick and daughter-in-law Carolyn attended
the opening reception for “Legacy – The Art of Millie Lane”
“Legacy – The Art of Millie Lane” exhibition is presented by Windmore Foundation for the Arts from February 6, 2016 – March 20, 2016 at State Theatre Culpeper showcasing and selling the art of Millie Lane to fund scholarships. The special opening reception took place on Saturday February 6 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and also included art, jewelry and pottery for sale by additional local artists, with proceeds benefitting arts programming.
Thank you to State Theatre and ACC for sharing the art exhibition space with Windmore.
Millie Lane, who passed away in 2010, was a prominent Culpeper multi-media artist who enjoyed creating with oils, watercolors, acrylics, inks, mixed media and collage. She was quoted as saying “I have been painting in various media all my life but mainly since 1970, learning and teaching as I go. I love plein air painting in watercolors the best so I can feel what I am painting.” Millie received many awards on her paintings and had often exhibited her work in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Orange counties.
Millie was born December 6, 1938 in Trenton, New Jersey, became a registered nurse and her 40 year career included working at Culpeper Hospital, and as an operating room nurse at Fauquier Hospital. She was a member of Brushstrokes Gallery of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, and had works displayed in old town Fredericksburg, as well as The Arts Center in Orange County, and in Culpeper at the Village Frame and Gallery, Depot, and Library. She was an active member and teacher of the Artists of Windmore Foundation for the Arts and The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. Millie also enjoyed being outdoors, farming, horses and being at the beach which all influenced her choice of content for artwork.
Millie passed away on December 4, 2010, however, her art and memory lives on. “Legacy – The Art of Millie Lane” exhibition, free to the public, is open during intermission at all State Theatre events, as well as one hour before films shown and two hours prior to live performances from February 6 through March 20, 2016. State Theatre is located at 305 S. Main Street and events are listed at www.culpepertheatre.org. One hundred percent of the sales of Millie Lane’s art will go to Windmore’s scholarship fund which awards two one thousand dollar scholarships each year in honor of Artists Dorothy Skelton and Millie Lane. (A fundraising event for Dorothy Skelton’s art was held by Windmore last year at State Theatre.) Founded in 1987, Windmore Foundation for the Arts promotes the visual, literary, and performing arts through awareness, participation, and education. For more information including how to purchase Mille Lane’s Art, email email@example.com or call 540-547-4333.