People’s Choice Award by Chaba Simpson
Youth Inspired by Art Show
Over 600 visitors enjoyed visual and performing arts at the Second Annual Union Arts Council Art Show in the Courthouse during last weekend’s Louisiana Watermelon Festival. Visitors of the art exhibition voted for the “People’s Choice”, which was awarded this year to Chaba Simpson for her painting entitled, “Peaceful”. About forty five works of art were exhibited at the show and live musical performances entertained art goers. It was free to enter works of art and free for the public to visit the art show. This is was the second year that the Union Arts Council sponsored this event. “We want to spread the word about Union Arts Council, and get more local art lovers involved,” said Bob Ward, UAC exhibit chair. This event did just that. Union Parish Artists displayed their art work and local musicians performed for the art-inspired crowds. Local entertainer, Amanda McDowell, organized the Performing Artists that entertained the crowds and Bob Ward headed up the visual art exhibition. “Without the individuals that volunteer for the Union Arts Council, this event would not be possible,” said Nancy Love, President of UAC. “We want to thank all UAC volunteers for this event, including Joyce and Jimmy Grier, Dona and Jim Funderburk, Jean Jones, Betty and Gary Thomas, Chaba and Robert Simpson.” There were a number of young artists that displayed their talent and showed interest by signing up to be involved with future events of the Union Arts Council. “It was so good to see so many young artists express their interest in the performing and visual arts, said Joyce Grier, member of UAC Board of Directors. You can follow Union Arts Council events on their Website, https://unionartscouncil.com/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UnionArtsCouncilLouisiana. Union Arts Council has a monthly members meeting on the first Monday of each month (no meeting in August) at 4:00 PM, at the Farmerville United Methodist Church. These meetings have guest speakers, visual art demonstrations, and performing arts shows. All art lovers and supporters are invited.
Shauna Hamilton gave a wonderful piano performance at Union Arts Council’s Open Membership meeting Monday, May 18th. She sang a variety of music, including a piece from The Sound of Music.
UAC meets every third Monday of the month at 4pm at the United Methodist Church in Farmerville for an Open Membership meeting, and everyone is invited to attend. Each month we feature a different artist. If you sing, dance, play an instrument, write, paint or do any art form, we’d love for you to share your art with us. Contact UAC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at our next Open Membership meeting Monday, June 15, 4pm. Artist TBA
Barbara Houser presented “Chalk Painting” at the Union Arts Council’s March Open Membership meeting.
Attendees enjoyed the “Chalk Painting” presentation by UAC’s board member, Barbara Houser.
The UAC’s Open Membership meeting is the third Monday of each month. The next meeting is April 13th, 4pm. Linda Ward will present “ACEO’s, tiny art”. The membership meetings are open to anyone interested in the arts. The meeting takes place at the United Methodist Church in Farmerville.
UAC held its first Open Membership meeting, with a hands-on presentation by artists Adam Lewis and Wren Rogillio. They presented “Fun with Plaster,” to demonstrate the possibilities for a children’s workshop. The SAC members in attendance enjoyed painting small plaster shapes.
Our next Open Membership meeting is Monday, March 16th, 4pm, at the United Methodist Church, Farmerville. The meeting is very informal, and we will have an artist/presenter. We welcome anyone interested in furthering the arts in Union parish.
(left to right) Linda Ward, Adam Lewis, Wren Rogillio, Joyce Grier
Betty Kennedy, new UAC member and artist, works on painting a small plaster animal shape.
The finished painted shapes!
Anyone and everyone interested in the arts is welcome to attend the Union Arts Council’s Membership Meeting on Monday, February16th, 4pm, at the United Methodist Church in Farmerville. Our current plans are to have a monthly membership meeting, with special guest presenters.
Our presenters at the Membership Meeting are Adam Lewis and Wren Rogillo. Adam is a musician and Wren is a photographer.
Adina Miller received Best of Show
Audie Maxey received 1st Place 3-D, professional
Chaba Simpson received the People’s Choice Award
Melanie Douthit received 1st Place 2-D Professional (no picture available).