The Florence Thomas Art School will host the 6th Annual Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts beginning August 4th, 2018. The celebration will consist of three events: an Opening Reception, a Symposium, and an Expressive Arts workshop in conjunction with a month long exhibit including the work of local and regional female artists.
The Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts is sponsoring The Backstreet Concert in West Jefferson on Friday, August 17th, featuring The Mountain Laurels, a group that performs a blend of Americana, Celtic and folk music. This concert is free & open to the public from 5:30 pm – 7 pm.
Events during the Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts will take place at the Art School located at 10 South Jefferson Avenue in West Jefferson, with the exception of the backstreet concert which is held at the West Jefferson Backstreet Park. All events are free and open to the public with the exception of the Expressive Arts Workshop which requires prior registration and a $35 fee.
The Expressive Arts Workshop is taught by Pat Morrison who has degrees in Special Education and Art, and a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from ASU. The class is open to 15 students at $35 per person. To register for the workshop please contact 336-846-FTAS (3827) or register online.
Announcing the 2018 Exhibiting Artists:
This annual event is designed to celebrate and remember Corey Anne Considine’s life, by examining and celebrating women and their Influence in the arts, while supporting and nurturing young female artists.
Corey Anne Considine passed away in a vehicle accident in Calistoga , CA on June 6,2013. A native of AsheCounty, she would have celebrated her 30th birthday that August. From her youngest days, she was a passionate advocate for women and girls. Corey had a passion for drawing, painting, dance and design. She was involved in the healing arts and was a great nurturer. She was launching a new line of herbal face creams under the brand of Napa Valley Beauty using a photo of her late grandmother as the model on the label.