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WINDMORE TRI-FOLD BROCHURE 2017

QUICK LINK:  INFO & REGISTRATION FOR CROSSROADS YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Registration open. Auditions are on a rolling basis.

QUICK LINK: AUDITION INFO FOR “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – RADIO PLAY”
Submit your audition information in advance! See you on Saturday October 7, 2017.

AUDITIONS for Windmore’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play” will take place on Saturday October 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm at The Barn on the campus of Lord Fairfax Community College located at 6480 College Street, Warrenton, VA. Nothing to prepare for auditions, just come to have fun. Optional: Dress in clothing representative of the 1940’s. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The play is adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling and will be directed by Jeff Walker. Produced by special arrangement with Playscipts, Inc. Casting 25 roles of mostly adults and also a few children.Ages 50 plus highly recommended to audition. This production is part of the new Windmore “Young at HeART Series” through a PATH Foundation grant. Pre-register for auditions by clicking the Quick Link above or HERE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: “SALT AND PEPPER” PLAY RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND. PERFORMANCES ON NOVEMBER 4 AND 5, 2017.

The production of Salt and Pepper will take place on November 4 and 5 in Fauquier County after already playing to full houses in Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock. The play is presented by the Windmore StageWorks Program and will again be directed by Johncie Flannagan Carlson.For more information and to order tickets online, click HERE. “Salt and Pepper” will be presented at Warrenton Middle School located at 244 Waterloo Street, Warrenton. The Saturday performance is at 7 pm and the Sunday matinee takes place at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 each online and $12 at the door. For group rates, call 540-547-4333. (Salt and Pepper Logo Image by Katherine Hansen.)

                                                SEASONS ART EXHIBIT
            AT CULPEPER MEDICAL CENTER JULY 10 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
Windmore is partnering with Culpeper Medical Center for an art exhibit. Entitled Seasons, the exhibit takes us through a year of seasonal art. Spring and summer transcends from one end of the display. Fall, along with winter, meanders on a path completed by Norman Rockwell’s “season of giving” depiction. All the paintings are symbolic and take us through seasons of life that include reflection, rest, learning, growth, celebration, generosity, and even uncertainty with crossroads along the way. 

“Plein Art Painter” by Millie LaneMost of the pieces of art are by Northern Piedmont artist Millie Lane in whose honor Windmore offers a scholarship each year to graduating high school seniors majoring in the arts in college. The art was donated to Windmore by the Lane family. Millie, who passed away in 2010, was a prominent local 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, 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 for her paintings and often exhibited her work in Fauquier and Culpeper County. She had a 40 year career as a nurse earning many awards for creative and innovative programs and a place in Who’s Who in American Nursing. Millie’s nursing career included working in both Fauquier and Culpeper Hospitals.

All of the sales of the Seasons art exhibit benefit local scholarships to high school seniors who will be majoring in the arts in college. Culpeper Medical Center is located at 501 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA.

WINDMORE RECENT PAST EVENTS

                    WINDMORE WRITERS PRESENT SELF PUBLISHING WORKSHOP
SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
Windmore writers are excited to present a teaching day entitled: “Self-Publishing 101: You Wrote It, Now What?” This program will be presented on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Culpeper Baptist Church in room 313. Writers of all ages are invited.The cost is $25 for Windmore members or $35 for non-members. Lunch and handouts are included. Expert authors will address writing tips, editing, formatting, illustrations, self-publishing suggestions, promotion, and much more. Pre-registration is required. More information and registration can by found by clicking HERE.
 
PEN-TO-PAPER WRITERS GROUP HAS PUBLISHED NEW 2017 ANTHOLOGY!
COPIES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Twenty-one authors submitted their stories and poetry to the Windmore Foundation for the Arts’ fifth anthology. This special edition, In Other Words, is to honor Windmore’s 30th Anniversary. The stories address everything from love to inspiration, animals to friendship, and funny stories to sorrowful situations. In prose and poetry the writers describe natural wonders, their holiday beliefs, and their views about the future. Some of the stories are beautifully illustrated by four Windmore members who submitted their photography.

The book will be available for the first time at the June 22, 2017 at the General Membership meeting to celebrate the 30th Anniversary. Books purchased from Windmore are ten dollars. It is also available on Amazon.com for $11.99 plus shipping and handling or in an e-book edition available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $2.99. If you would like to purchase the book from Windmore after the meeting, contact Fran at pen-to-paper@windmorefoundation.org.

   WINDMORE PARTICIPATED IN BUSINESS INDUSTRY DAY ON AUGUST 4, 2017
AT EASTERN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL, CULPEPER
Windmore Board President Jeff Walker hosted the Windmore exhibit at the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Business Industry Education Day Event (BIE) on August 4, 2017.
Executive Director Debra Smyers, CYO Strings Ensemble Conductor Dawnn Fletcher , and Program Director of Arts Education for Youth Adriana Bustamante also greeted teachers and businesses. Windmore enjoyed being a sponsor of the BIE event.

WINDMORE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – JUNE 22, 2017

The public is cordially invited to attend the annual Windmore Membership meeting on Thursday June 22, 2017 to learn more about the programs, events, and opportunities that Windmore provides for the community. The meeting will be held at the Culpeper Baptist Church located at 318 S West Street, Culpeper, VA (courtyard entrance) at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST ON TWO SUPERB PERFORMANCES
AND SOLD OUT SHOWS!
PETER PAN MUSICAL AND FAMILY DAY
AT VERDUN ADVENTURE BOUND ON JUNE 17, 2017

PETER PAN MUSICAL AND FAMILY DAY
AT VERDUN ADVENTURE BOUND ON JUNE 17, 2017
PERFORMANCES OF PETER PAN AT 1 PM AND 5 PM
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Windmore partners with Verdun for a full day of family fun. Two performances of the musical Peter Pan, Jr. will take place at 1 pm and 5 pm at Verdun’s Anne Marie Sheridan Amphitheatre. Food will be available for purchase. Additional vendors will promote arts and crafts, health, sports, etc. Mandy the Clown will be frolicking around Verdun with her usual antics and also provide some balloon art when she is not on stilts or riding her unicycle. Verdun is located at: 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville, VA. Gates open noon to 7:45 pm. Event occurs rain or shine.

Mandy the Clown will entertain children in between the two performances of the musical Peter Pan on June 17, 2017 at Verdun.

Tickets include one performance of the musical Peter Pan: $5 for ages 7 and under, $7.50 for ages 8-18, and $10 for adults. Tickets online above and by clicking here. Please read ticket details carefully to choose which performance(s) you will be attending. Advance ticket holders receive: general admission early seating priority and guaranteed indoor seating if it rains. Tickets will also be available at the gate on June 17.For more information call 540-547-4333, email peterpan@windmorefoundation.org, or visit the Windmore website: www.windmorefoundation.org


Windmore Peter Pan Musical Theater Camp to take place at Verdun!
Peter Pan Summer Camp
! June 1 – June 17, 2017

Windmore is pleased to announce a wonderful partnership with Verdun Adventure Bound located in Culpeper’s Rixeyville, Virgina! Windmore will present the Peter Pan Musical Theater Camp from June 1 – June 17 for ages 7 to 17 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Verdun. The camp will take place over 12 weekdays and culminate in two performances on June 17. Youth will learn all aspects of theater including auditioning, acting, singing, dancing, choreography, set design, props making, and performing in a full production.  On Saturday, June 17 the summer camp youth will perform the musical Peter Pan, based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. The camp will take place at Verdun’s Anne Marie Sheridan Amphitheatre. More information here.

WINDMORE PEN-PAPER WRITERS GROUP TO PUBLISH NEW 2017 ANTHOLOGY
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Windmore is now accepting works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and memoirs. Photography or original art about the stories will also be included in the publication. Windmore’s new anthology will be published this year. All Windmore members are encouraged to submit their writings or illustrations for consideration. Non-members can join Windmore for an annual membership fee of $15 youth, $35 for an adult, or $45 for an entire family. For more information: visit www.windmorefoundation.org, email fran_cecere@yahoo.com or call 540-547-4333.

The most recent anthology, published by Windmore, is Words Across Time. The book is a celebration of twenty years of creative writing by members of the Windmore Foundation for the Arts. For months the writers from Pen-to-Paper submitted their poems, stories, and essays to the anthology committee. It was difficult to select from such amazing talent. The anthology team chose the submissions that touched us by making us think, laugh, or cry. A few copies are available for purchase. Email Fran Cecere for more information at fran_cecere@yahoo.com or call Windmore at 540-547-4333.

NEW! NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE CIRCLES!
Windmore proudly announces a new opportunity to participate in a Native American Flute Circle!  The sounds of the Native American flute are renowned for making wonderful healing sounds. The purpose of the group is to join together to learn, create, and perform healing music. The group meets at 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month and continues at Culpeper Baptist Church located at 318 S.West Street, Culpeper at least through June 2017. Prior musical knowledge is not necessary. No flute is needed for the first session. Flutes are available for sale at a modest price.  For more information and to reserve a place in the group, call Windmore at 540-547-4333.

IN MEMORIAM – ROBERT M. BUETTGENS
Contributions to Crossroads Youth Orchestra Program Requested by Family

It is with great sadness to announce that Robert M. Buettgens passed away on January 22, 2017. Mr. Buettgens was a longtime member of Windmore and a supporter of the Windmore Crossroads Youth Orchestra Program.

At the request of Mr. Buettgen’s family, contributions to Crossroads Youth Orchestra are being accepted in memory of Robert M. Buettgens. Donors may contribute to the Crossroads Youth Orchestra Program in general or specifically toward scholarships that are based on financial need to cover a student’s tuition and costs in the program.

Mr. Buettgens Obituary:

Robert (Bob) Buettgens, 69, passed away on January 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Matthew; brother, Alfred and his wife Beverly; two nieces, Denise Kresco and Tracey Clancy; and one nephew, Jeffrey Buettgens.
Bob was a Navy veteran, retired federal investigator after 30 years of service, retired real estate agent in Culpeper. He was involved in establishing Native American Flute Circles in Orange and Culpeper; participated in Jin Shin Jyitsu energy healing group and the local Democratic National Committee. He was involved in helping the Crossroads Youth Orchestra (Windmore Foundation) Scholarship Fund.
Contributions in his name may be made to Crossroads Youth Orchestra, P.O. Box 38, Culpeper, VA 22701-0038. Condolence may be given at Clore-English. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Checks should be made payable to Windmore Foundation for the Arts.

Contributions may be made online via the Donate button at the top of this page. Please designate in the “Purpose” section that the contribution is for Crossroads Youth Orchestra or the Crossroads Youth Orchestra Scholarship Fund.

RECENT WINDMORE EVENTS

Crossroads Youth Orchestra Spring Concert: “A Night Out at the Movies – Pop and Movie Music from Blockbusters to Classics!” is upbeat with popular music to be enjoyed by all ages. There will also be a special piece of music as a tribute to Robert M. Buettgens, a dedicated supporter of Crossroads Youth Orchestra who passed away in January. The tribute piece will be introduced by one of Mr. Buettgens’ Native American Flute Circle students playing the flute.Open to the public, the music concert will take place at 4:30 pm at Culpeper Baptist Church located at 318 S West Street, Culpeper. The concert will be conducted by Samuel Runolfson and assisted by Strings Teacher Dawnn Fletcher. Tickets ($10 adults, $5 ages 12 and under) may be purchased in advance above. Windmore does not charge a service fee for ticketing. Advanced ticket purchases recommended. Tickets will also be for sale at the door.

April 29: ‘LET’S VOLUNTEER DAY”
For Preparation of Sets, Props, and Costumes for Peter Pan Musical

Saturday April 29 from 10 am to 3 pm will be a “Let’s Volunteer Day” in order to prepare for the Windmore Peter Pan Musical and Summer Camp that will be taking place in June at Verdun Adventure Bound. Volunteers are needed to move set pieces, organize props, create folders for the children, assist in preparing costumes, create signage, etc. Bottled water and lunch will be provided. Sign up in advance is required. For more information: call 540-547-4333, or email peterpan@windmorefoundation.org.

SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE FOR “SALT AND PEPPER”
A Play by Robert Benjamin
Directed by Johncie Flannagan Carlson
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6:45 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Location: Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville, VA
Tickets $15.00 – Limited Space –
Reserve Tickets in Advance at www.windmorefoundation.org/salt-and-pepper-tickets/
Questions? Call Windmore at 540-547-4333.
Wine and snacks may be purchased before the play begins and during intermission.
“THE MONUMENTS MEN: SAVING ART AND RESTORING HISTORY” 
GALLERY TALK ON APRIL 23, 2017
   Windmore and The Museum of Culpeper History partner to present, “The Monuments Men: Saving Art and Restoring History” about artist Dorothy Skelton and presented by speaker Fran Cecere. The public is invited to attend this free gallery talk; refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, call 540-829-1749 for reservations and information. The event takes place on Sunday, April 23 from 2 pm to 4 pm at The Museum of Culpeper History located at 113 S. Commerce Street, Culpeper, VA.

Culpeper artist Dorothy Skelton was one of the founders of Windmore. In 1948 and ’49 she was a civilian member of the Monuments, Museums, and Fine Arts (MMFA) project also known as the Monuments Men that returned millions of pieces of art that had been confiscated by the Germans during World War II.

Ms. Cecere learned about Dorothy Skelton’s participation in the Monuments   Men Project when she was the volunteer Executive Director for Windmore. She was contacted by a representative from Fort Bragg who wanted to confirm Skelton’s work with the Monuments, Museums, and Fine Arts project. Cecere spent many hours researching this information and was able to find documentation confirming Ms. Skelton’s involvement in the endeavor.

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Holiday Shopping on Amazon? Try Amazon Smile Instead:

https://smile.amazon.com/ You simply choose a charity of your choice for 0.5 percentage of the purchase to benefit the not-for-profit.
Windmore is registered as a choice for you to select.

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Windmore Foundation for the Arts presented the “Legacy of Millie Lane” at the Culpeper Downtown Holiday Open House on November 20, 2016.
The exhibit is held at 162 E. Davis Street from noon to 5 pm.

windmore-millie-lanes-route-three-toward-culpeperWindmore will be selling paintings like the one above by artist Millie Lane to raise funding for local scholarships awarded to high school seniors majoring in the arts in college. 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. Millie received many awards on her paintings and had often exhibited her work in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Orange counties.

3rd Annual Windmore Gingerbread House Making at Lollipop Station
on November 20, 2016

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Tickets on Sale for the Windmore Crossroads Youth Orchestra Concert! The holiday concert takes place on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 6 pm at Culpeper Baptist Church located at 3Windmore CYO with title but no date18 S. West Street, Culpeper, Virginia.

ROLLING ADMISSIONS CONTINUE FOR CROSSROADS YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Current Auditions for Crossroads Youth Orchestra are on a rolling basis.
For information about auditioning and registering for Crossroads Youth Orchestra:
email cyo@windmorefoundation.org or call Carla Jewell at 540-317-1115.

Scholarships based on financial need are available:
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WINDMORE WELCOMES NEW CONDUCTOR SAMUEL RUNOLFSON

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Samuel Runolfson Performing on Cello Photo Credit: “Only in Ogden”

Conductor Samuel Runolfson will lead 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.There are two groups:
1. Strings Only Group: Rehearsals are from 5 pm to 6 pm on Thursdays in Culpeper beginning September 1, 2016. Tuition is $125 per year.
2. Full Orchestra: Rehearsals are from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays in Culpeper beginning September 1, 2016. Tuition is $195 per year.

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 cyo@windmorefoundation.org or call 540-317-1115. Scholarships based on financial need are available. Rehearsals for all orchestra members began on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm in Culpeper Baptist Church. After the concert on December 3, 2016, rehearsal will begin again on January 12, 2017. For further information, visit www.windmorefoundation.org or call 540-317-1115.

Congratulations to cast and crew on the success of
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”!

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.WINDMORE’S MILLIE LANE COLLECTION OF “SUMMER BREEZES” ON
EXHIBIT AT DEJA BREW IN WARRENTON BEGINNING JULY 6, 2016

Caladium plant watercolor resized 12 09Windmore’s Millie Lane Collection of “Summer Breezes” is on exhibit at Deja Brew in Warrenton, Virginia located at 22 Main Street. The first two of the 17 paintings, “Caladium Flower” and “Mount Olivet Church”, have 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.

Millie Lane Mount Olivet Church in Syria Madison County VirginiaMillie 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.

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”.

Millie Lane Couple at the Beach

“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:

info@windmorefoundation.org   540-547-4333

Salt and Pepper Flyer Temp as of 05.04.15 pm Reduced Size


WINDMORE “THEATER FOR A CAUSE” STAGEWORKS PROGRAM
A Community Forum on “Anti-Bullying”
Wednesday May 4, 2016
State Theatre in Culpeper, Virginia

large_55_sa_antibully -1-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.

Guest panelists and speakers from:
Greater Piedmont Trauma Informed Community Network
Toni Hitchcock of Free Art Friday
Payton’s Project – “Freeze Bullying for Payton”

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

      Produced by special arrangement with
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 stageworks@windmorefoundation.org or by calling 540-547-4333.

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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

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  • 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 cyo@windmorefoundation.org or call 540-547-4333.

Concert is sponsored in part by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt Memorial Fund

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, VA - JUNE 4: Dietlinde Turban Maazel, an actress, singer, and violinist born in Reutlingen, Germany, is seen at her antebellum home in Castleton, Va. on June 4, 2015. Maazel's 550-acre farm is also home to a theater, summer festival and young artist training program, started with her late husband, the conductor Lorin Maazel, and she continues to coach students in New York City on a regular basis. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick for The Washington Post)

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
Windmore Legacy-The Art of Millie Lane Son and Daughter-in-Law Feb 2016 StraightenedMillie 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.

Lane-Mille-ArtistMillie 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.

Windmore Legacy-The Art of Millie Lane Son of Mille Lane and Wimdmore ED Shake HandsWindmore’s executive director Debra Smyers extends a thank you to Rick Lane.

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 info@windmorefoundation.org or call 540-547-4333.

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