Special Events

 

OCTOBER 3-4, 2015

gRAND FESTIVAL OF ART

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OCTOBER 16-17, 2015

ALABAMA ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

IT'S A JUBILEE & YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

HELD RIGHT HERE AT THE EASTERN SHORE ART CENTER

HOME OF THE 2014 AAEA ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR, NANCY RAIA! SO PROUD!

 

 

ATTENTION ALL ALABAMA ART EDUCATORS: Register Now For Early Bird Discounts!!

2015 AAEA Conference Registration Form

The Alabama Art Education Association is a professional organization of art educators dedicated to advocating art education by following national standards, providing membership services, professional growth and leadership opportunities.

 

The Alabama Art Education Association is an active affiliate of the National Art Education Association .

 

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"Poppies for Veterans: Symbols of Sacrifice"

Poppies have been a symbol for the sacrifices of veterans since the poem “In Flanders Field” was written in 1915. The poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red color becoming a symbol for the blood spilled in war.

Our Ceramics Department has embarked on a massive effort to make several thousand red ceramic poppies inspired by the installation “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” at the Tower of London in November, 2014. The poppies will be installed at ESAC, both inside and out, and at the Fairhope Veterans Memorial at Henry George Park on the bluff overlooking Mobile Bay. In addition to the ceramic poppies, the exhibit will include art from other media such as fiber, paper and paint, and will be crafted and contributed by individual artists and art organizations, adults and children, from around the area.

Friday, November 6, 2015 (Fairhope’s First Friday Art Walk)

Exhibit of poppies in the galleries and outside on the grounds of ESAC

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Veteran's Day)

The Installation of ceramic poppies surrounding the Fairhope Veterans Memorial in Henry George Park will be on view to the public between noon until sunset. After a sunset memorial service, poppies that have been purchased may be selected and taken home. Ceramic poppies will cost $20 each, or $50 for three.

*** Presale tickets are available online HERE and at the Art Center starting August 7th--right in time for First Friday Art Walk! ***  All proceeds from the sale of poppies will be donated to selected LOCAL veterans’ organizations.

 

PHOTO BY: SHERRY STIMPSON FROST


We are looking for volunteers to help make the poppies! No prior experience in clay is needed, only a willingness to learn something new! Poppy making sessions are scheduled here at ESAC in Studio 2 during the following times: 


Thursday, August 20 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday, September 1 @ 10am
Wednesday, September 2 @ 10am
Saturday, September 12 @ 2:30pm
Sunday, September 13 @ 2:30pm
Monday, September 14 @ 10am
Sunday, September 27 @ 2:30pm
Monday, September 28 @ 10am


**Note that the afternoon sessions in September are starting at 2:30, not at 2:00 pm. This eliminates interference with open studio and church times. Also, for those interested in doing a glazing session, they will be Sept 12, 13, and 14.**


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Sessions are filling up fast---which means we have THE BEST VOLUNTEERS! Don't worry though, we have plenty of volunteer opportunites!***

Anyone over 14 years of age is welcome. For more information, visit our Facebook:

www.facebook.com/PoppiesForVeterans

YOU MUST HAVE A RESERVATION TO ATTEND.  To reserve a spot in one of our sessions, please email Gaye Lindsey at gplindsey@bellsouth.net.

Tea for Two: Join Gaye Lindsey at the Fairhope History Museum to talk about the poppy project
Tuesday, September 15 @ 2 p.m. in the Museum Council Chamber

24 North Section St.
Phone (251) 929-1471
Hours: 9-5 Tuesday through Saturday
Admission: Free

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