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Volume40,Number46 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, July 24, 2014
Artwork of young patients featured in SECCA exhibit
BY TODD LUCK
THE CHRQNK I E
An exhibit of artwork created by Brenner Children's
Hospital patients opened last Thursday at the Southeastern
Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
The works in "Outside the Box" were created by repur
posing cardboard and include iridescent masks and animal
The youngsters' creations came to
life through Arts for Life, a nonprofit
that offers art, music and creative
writing programs to Brenner patients
and their families during their hospital
"We help transform these kids'
rooms into artist studios," said Rachel
Zink. executive director of Arts for
Life, which is headquartered in
Asheville and also works with kids at
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Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte and Duke Children's
Hospital and Health Center in Durham.
"Outside the Box" also includes unique landscape por
traits. in which photographs of the kids donning masks have
been digitally inserted into their own art work, and a five
minute movie the children wrote and star in. The young per
formers wear animal masks in "The Ruby Heart Adventure."
which was shot and edited by Jena Lacey. an art major at the
University of North Carolina who interned with Arts for Life.
The program depends on interns and volunteers to lead
the hospital art classes it offers. Ana Littman founded Arts for
. Life in 2001 at Brenner, where her 11-year-old sister was
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Photos by Chanel Davis
Larry Little speaks.
BY CHANEL DAVIS
Meshon Payton, a fast food eatery
employee, traveled from Durham to
Winston-Salem Tuesday to march with a
small group of others down Patterson
Avenue for what he believes is "only
"They're getting paid unfair wages at
their facility. I think they should get paid
lor what they do to
help other people and
they should be treat
ed better," said
Payton, who is part
of group of grass
roots activists from
across the state who
came to town to sup
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ized the event, which
began with remarks
by a litany of spirited
speakers at Lloyd
before it spread to the
streets for the march.
Cox's call to action
was answered by
members of groups
like Raise nn for 41 S
a fast food workers
advocacy group, and the educators group
Speakers and marchers singled out
Winston-Salem-based Novant Health,
which runs IS hospitals and hundreds of
clinics and outpatient facilities in the
Carolinians and Virginia.
Cox, a radiology technician at Novant,
said the company offers limited job securi
ty, low pay and poor access to health care
for many of its workers, especially those in
areas like Food and Nutrition,
Transportation and Housekeeping.
"In any workplace, workers rights are
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Brenner Children's Hospital patient Michael Wilson. 14, points
to his art on display.
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(From left) Dr. Serenus Churn, Bria Torrence, Zi'Peria Alford. Rev. Delores McCullough, Dr. Dennis Leach Sr.. and
Ministers Conference President Willard Bass.
Fulfillment of King's Dream
Ministers Conference gives out scholarships
BY TODD LUCK
I HE CHRONIC I I
The Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and
Vicinity made an investment in the future early this month
when it announced the latest recipients of its Martin Luther
King Jr. Memorial Seed Fund Scholarships.
Six recent high school grads received the $1,000 schol
arships. which are funded with donations collected during
the Ministers Conference's annual MLK Day service.
Some of the students joined Ministers Conference mem
bers at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Thursday. July 10.
Scholarship Committee Chair Dr. Serenus Churn, pastor of
Mt. Zion Baptist, told them that they were selected because
ministers believe they represent hope for a brighter tomor
"That's why the Ministers Conference and your local
churches have pooled their resources," he said. "You are our
messengers to the future."
Recipients must have at least a 2.0 GPA and have a his
tory of church, civic and school involvements. Bria
Torrence. 17, applied for the scholar
ship after learning about it from her
pastor. Dr. Dennis Leach Sr. of
Morning Star Missionary Baptist
The North Forsyth High School
graduate is heading to the University
of North Carolina at Greensboro to
"I've been a giving person since I
was younger, and I feel like if you
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anything." she said of her decision to go into the health care
field. "So it'd be great to help people with their health, it's
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Couple put skills to good use at new eatery
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It's where "Winston meets Kingston."
That's the catchphrase for Warren and
Gorjean Moore's new Silas Creek
Crossing restaurant. Irie Rhythms.
Irie is a Jamaican word that means
"good" and rhythms relates to the couple's
background in music and dance, as well as
the smooth Jamaican tunes that constantly
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