To do all this, we need you.
There’s something about autumn, isn’t there? To me, it emphasizes change more than any other season—giving us a chance to look back and to start gazing forward.
This past season was Juno Lamb’s final year with the Arts Council of Tamworth. We have been fortunate to have her tremendous talents in our corner for nearly a decade. Under her leadership many in our community, adults and children alike, have felt their lives nourished by the arts. And, maybe most importantly, we have felt our experiences in these workshops and performances draw us closer together.
This togetherness was felt throughout the residency with mural artist, David Fichter. In March the community poured into the K.A. Brett School to join students in building a glass mosaic to celebrate Tamworth’s 250 years. It gave us a chance to look back at our history, collectively, and decide what story we have to tell.
Residents came from all over town to learn how to cut tile, laugh over local lore, and share a new memory together. We hope all who see the mosaic, now gracing the walls outside Brett, find a little piece of themselves and the town they love reflected in its images.
This fall, we welcome Carly Goss as our new executive director. Carly, a weaver and singer, herself, living in Bartlett brings a strong background in the arts along with a keen eye and enthusiasm for building community wherever she goes. We hope you’ll come out and introduce yourself to Carly this season!
You won’t want to miss what we have planned. It all starts on Friday, October 21st with TUELO, a South African group that is sure to heat up the Barnstormers with its beats. And, the beats won’t stop...hip-hop poet and playwright Aaron Jafferis joins us in January. And in May, Egyptian multi-instrumentalist and dancer, Karim Nagi, comes to town. For full details, visit our website at artstamworth.org.
You can continue to show your support for Arts Tamworth by joining in on all the fun. All our programs are free and our concerts will continue to be Choose-Your-Own-Ticket price, as we believe strongly that art should be accessible to all.
If our mission resonates with you, we hope you’ll consider a donation to us today—at any level. Our donors are the reason we can continue to bring these opportunities to the community. We also couldn’t do what we do without the help of dedicated volunteers.
Whether it’s a home-cooked meal for our artists, or an item for our winter auction, if you want to be involved, please be in touch. The answer is YES—we need you!
Courtney Spalding-Mayer, Board President
Arts Council of Tamworth