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(2015 Calendar Below)

Vision & Voice
Writers & Artists Present Together
 Sun. April 26, 3- 5:30pm

Sample of the Program for Vision & Voice.  26 Writers present with Joyful Jewel Artists. 
Kate Ladd
Kate Ladd
"Pink Bouquet"
Pearls, pearls, pearls,                                          
Round, curved, voluptuous.
Their language subdued,
So much softer
Than diamond’s hard glimmer,
Desire to cut glass.
Always right,
They begged to be touched, savored,
Played with, tasted,
Gently unfolding,
Willingness to bloom
Like the response of spring roses
To  light’s embrace.
      Poetry by Sheridan Bushnell                           

Nancy L. Smith
“Figuratively Speaking”
Reception May 3, 1 – 3pm
at the Joyful Jewel
Nancy L Smith
Nancy L Smith
"Toward the Light"
In this work, Nancy explores the language of the human form in a variety of mixed media painting techniques. Using line and texture, she contrasts the fluidity of inner growth against the solidity of exterior stillness. The addition of totems in many of the works adds another layer for the viewer's individual translation. Her work is both contemplative and exciting.

Joe Woodson
live music
Sun. May 6, 3 – 4pm
at The Joyful Jewel
 Joe Woodson, a Joyful Jewel favorite musician, brings his evocative and nostalgic Americana music with homespun humor and amazing voice.

Reading/ Interactive Discussion
Sunday, May 17, 2015      3:00 - 4:00 pm
at The Joyful Jewel
  Maggi Grace will read from her new book Sixth Sense Caring:  Stories of Creative Eldercare.
          Do you know your child’s or your partner’s or your father’s favorite music?  Do they know the little things that bring you comfort when you are sick?
         As caregivers, one of our goals is to help our loved one feel recognized. It is rewarding for both parties when we find a way to turn a mundane task into an engaging, personal exchange. Please join us for a lively, interactive discussion, as we begin to develop our ‘sixth sense’ for making good and inspired choices along the changing route of every caregiving experience.



April 17 30 Cora Food Pantry “Empty Bowls” Auction items on display
April 26 Vision & Voice presentations:  Writers & Visual Artists 3 – 5pm
May 3    Featured Artist Reception: Nancy L Smith  Water Media Painting May 3 – Joe Woodson “American Originals” live music, 3 – 4pm
May 17 – Maggi Grace “Sixth Sense Caring: Stories of Creative Eldercare”                 3-4  pm workshop and book reading
June 7    Featured Artist Reception: Andrea Batsche    Fiber Art 
June 13 – Fairy Hair Flare comes to Joyful Jewel
                 2 – 5pm; appointments every 10 minutes 
June 20 – “Women Awaken Contributors” with Anora McGaha 
                 and other NC writers of poetry and prose  2 – 4pm
July 5  Featured Artist Reception:Beth Bale Painting
August 2 Featured Artist Reception: Stacey Lewis Painting                        Sept 20  Featured Artist Reception: Sharon Blessum Stone Speak 
              Book & Oracle Cards       
Sept. – Laura Thurston “Folk Music Originals” 7 – 9pm
October 4  Featured Artist Reception: Kate Ladd Acrylic Painting
Oct. 17 – “Women Awaken Contributors” with Anora McGaha  
                 poetry and prose readings, 2 – 4pm
November 1     Florence Johnson    Watercolor and India Ink  
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