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Art and Music Scholarship Finalists to Perform

The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center announced the finalists for their art scholarship this week.The finalists in both categories will compete for $500 first prizes at the awards show on Saturday, March 30, at the Arts Center.

Melanie Laten, a local art teacher and owner of the Laten House Bed and Breakfast in Fayetteville, started the scholarship program in 2016. The program coincides with National Children’s Art Month.The program is administered by the Arts Center, which provides some of the prize money. Additional funds were raised by the Fayetteville Rotary Club during a silent auction at its Artoberfest wine and cheese event last year.

Student artwork will be on display to the public in the Arts Center gallery on Saturday, March 30, beginning at 4 p.m.The awards show will begin at 7 p.m.Each finalist will have approximately 10 minutes to present their art while projected pictures of their art are shown. Music finalists will each perform a 15-minute set.The presentations and performances will be considered as part of the judge’s final decisions. Robert Foster will perform a 15-minute set while the judges make their decisions.The show will end with the announcement of the winners and the presentation of checks.Art scholarship finalistsSophie Buck enjoys painting in all mediums and has experience with acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, and charcoal.

Last year, Sophie was a finalist and third place winner in the FLC Arts Center Scholarship. Sophie has entered hundreds of pieces of art, crafts, and photos in the Lincoln County Fair and 4-H contests, and she has won numerous best of show ribbons in art, photography, cartooning, and handicrafts.Sophie has also entered and won multiple times in the Tennessee Magazine art contest. Besides being an artist, Sophie also plays the fiddle, viola, guitar, mandolin, and most recently the cello.Last year, she was the first place winner in the music scholarship offered by the Arts Center. Sophie is currently the fiddler in the Rocket City Ridge bluegrass band.

She plans to go to college and pursue a major in graphic design.Maria Self says, “Art is my passion, stress relief, and favorite hobby.” She uses art to flue her creativity that spills into my everyday life. She developed her true love and appreciation for art when she first started high school and ever since then she cannot imagine life without art.It has become an essential tool in her life and a way for her to express what she cannot put into words. She plans on pursuing a career in art, because, “I want to do what I love for the rest of my life.I want to expose others to God’s amazing gift of art.” Music scholarship finalists Madelyn Goedde has always been fascinated with art and music.The sounds of a musical piece coming together or the way colors melted through the canvas fueled a burning passion for both. Madelyn took up drawing at an early age and is self-taught in divisions of drawing, sketching, watercolor and illustrating.

She has taken a few painting classes using acrylics and furthering her technique. In 2017 Madelyn entered a sketch in the Tennessee Magazine and won second place.She has entered her paintings in the Lincoln County Fair, placing third. Madelyn had a late start in getting into contests because of her shy nature, but she is looking forward to sharing her skills in the future.Madelyn has been taking piano lessons for a little over a year now and has been told many times that she has a gift. During her spare time, Madelyn loves to be swept away into a world of writing.

Poetry, books, and short stories seem to be the things that she is best. Madelyn hasn’t yet finished a complete book but hopefully plans on publishing at least one by the end of her high school years.Travis Leimer is an 11th grade homeschooled student with Riverside Homeschool Umbrella Program. He has received his Eagle Scout Award and continues to work with the younger Scouts.Travis is a member of the 4-H Honor Club and 4-H All Stars and participates in many 4-H activities. He plays guitar with the First Baptist Fayetteville youth band and praise band and is involved in serving the church in various ways.He also plays guitar and sings once a month at three of the local nursing homes. Besides music, Travis enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his friends.

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A 19th-century warehouse on Governors Island will become a permanent arts center

Governors Island is gettings its first permanent home for artists this year as the effort to turn the 172-acre former military base into a year-round cultural,The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) announced on Monday plans to transform a 1870s warehouse into a 40,000-square-foot center for arts and educational programming.
In 2009, LMCC became one of the first tenants on Governors Island, which opened to the public in 2005 after serving as a base for the Army and then the Coast Guard for more than two centuries. Photo by Zachary Tyler Newton When it opens in September, LMCCs Arts Center at Governors Island will include studios, galleries, rehearsal spaces, and a cafe.According to the Wall Street Journal, the renovation of the 19th-century warehouse will cost $12 million and will retain the buildings historic details while keeping its spaces multipurpose.We are thrilled to create a space on Governors Island that fosters curiosity and engagement with artists research, development and presentation, Lili Chopra, the executive director of artistic programs for LMCC, said in a statement.
The newly renovated Arts Center is designed for larger exhibitions and more public programs, enabling greater depth and insight into the artistic and creative process.LMCC has partnered with the Trust for Governors Island on the renovation, which involves designs from PEI Cobb Freed Partners and Adamson Associates Architects.The arts center will feature artists in residence year-round with free programming happening during the Islands public season, currently between May 1 and October 31. LMCCs first season will officially run between September and October of this year, with exhibitions by Yto Barrada and Michael Wang, plus Open Studios.Themes of the inaugural season focus on ecology, sustainability, and resilience.The city has spent over a decade working towards turning Governors Island into a year-round community, opening in 2016 a 40-acre park with ball fields and playgrounds.
And last summer, a temporary glamping retreat came to the Island for the first time as part of a three-year agreement. LMCC and the New York Harbor School are the only year-round tenants on the Island currently.Last August, Mayor Bill de Blasios administration launched the public review process for the rezoning of Governors Island, a major part of turning the Island into a 24-7 hub. The rezoning includes 33 acres on the southern half of the Island and would allow for low-and mid-rise commercial buildings.While a federal deed restriction prevents any residential development on the land, student housing and hotels are permitted.We are unlocking the potential of Governors Island by investing in arts, culture and education, de Blasio said in a statement.

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