Join us for painting, writing, music making, sewing, sculpture, film making, singing, dancing, you name it – in studio or plein air! You are welcome to come for any or all of it.
Turner Hall River Rats for the Arts invite you to a Right Brain Weekend at Bellair Outback (10 miles South of Boonville) with artful hosts Holly Hughes and Charles Stegner.
All art forms welcome….painting, writing, music, dance, photography, sewing, sculpture, environmental installations for the woods, creek or pond, you name it - in the studio or plein air. If you can’t think of your own project we can help you come up with a way to nurture your creativity. We will have some project options and materials available.
All welcome. Pass this on to anyone who may want to spend a weekend exploring their creative side.
CAMPING: LOTS of space for tents. ALSO if you'd like to stay over there are in side and outside deck spaces for sleeping bags and some sleeping mats / cots to share. PLEASE RSVP - email@example.com or - Holly and Charles - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-509-0964. SPACE IS LIMITED: RESERVE you tent space or sleeping cot/mat.
Friday: 3:00 Come anytime after 3 to claim your camp site and set it up. Dinner on your own. Grill available. 7:30 Social gathering. Meet and Greet. Nature hike to get the lay of the land: creek, pond, woods, labyrinth, studios. Discuss logistics needed for your art projects. Share your intentions, goals so we can all be supportive of each other. 10:00 Enjoy the stars and fire fly magic. This is the peak season for fire fly mating and it is just 2 days after the new moon, so we will have a dark sky and both the stars and fireflies will be extra spectacular.
Saturday: Bask in nature and immerse yourself in your own creative process all day. 6:30 Pot Luck and afterwards Share your artistic experience.
SUNDAY; Morning coffee and tea on the porch. Pack up and attempt to return to your other life.
BRING YOUR OWN: Bug spray Flashlight Chair or blanket Food and drinks Art supplies Tent / sleeping needs (Some cots and mats are available, reserve one if needed) Something to share at the pot luck sat night
DIRECTIONS: GPS DOES NOT WORK! IF YOU USE IT YOU WILL NOT BE HERE! From Boonville take HWY 5 south 8.1 miles to Bellair Rd. Turn right onto Bellair Rd (see little white church with beautiful stain glass windows) Follow Bellair Rd 1.5 miles to our colorfully painted gate on the right.
Sara Cleaveland leads the September Community Sing.
Community Sing Events 2nd Thursday of each month All are welcome!
Free Valentines Date Idea! Our next sing- Thursday, February 14th Refreshments Served!
7-8:30 pm State Fair Community College 701 3rd Street, Boonville Administration Building - 3rd Floor
Note:We've moved the Community Sing to a new location at State Fair Community College. Parking is available on 3rd Street. We will be in the middle building with the signage. Use the front entrance. If you have any questions please call 660-537-4139. (There is parking in the back but you will need to come around to the front entrance.)
We started this group for people who love to sing. The emphasis is on raising our voices together. Instruments are welcome, but we also encourage a capella singing and exploring harmony. Here's a quote from songleader, Lisa Littlebird, "It's an ancient, natural pathway– an authentic connection with oneself and the world. When joining voices in community, the benefits are immeasurably magnified. Singing in community cultivates wellness, mindfulness, empathy, and joy." Check out her song libraryhttp://thebirdsings.com/song-library/
Participants will sit in a circle and each person will have the opportunity to suggest a song, lead a song or pass. Bring lyrics to a song to share or teach us something new. We also have Rise Up singing song books.There is no charge for this event but please consider joining the River Rats organization to help support projects like this in our community. The goal is not performance necessarily but to experience the act of singing in a group. No experience necessary!We sing for the joy of it! Contact us For more information.
Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical written by Meredith Ludwig and Cathy Barton