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Benefit concert tomorrow
The Winston-Salem Jaycees will host its
annua] Band Aid for Bum Survivors benefit
concert on Friday, Oct. 3. Proceeds aid the
state's only two bum centers - the NC Jaycee
Bum Center in Chapel Hill and the Bum Center
at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
This year's concert will be held at Southern
Smoke Eatery, 3441 Myer Lee Drive. Doors
open at 7 p.m. Three bands - Shoemaker &
Estep, The Next of Kin and The Time Flyers -
are donating their talents to the event.
Tickets are $10 each, or two for $18 at the
door. VIP packages are available for individuals
and businesses. The event also includes a 50/50
raffle and a silent auction, with items donated
by the Carolina Hurricanes, Old Winston Social
Club, Major League Baseball. RedBox and
"1 can't say enough good things about this
event It's one of my favorite of our 100-plus
projects every year," said Winston-Salem
Jaycees President Scott Underwood. "We're
bringing businesses, volunteers, the arts and
members of the community from all walks of
life to celebrate the survivors and to lend sup
port to the bum centers that see our loved ones
through these tragedies."
More information about VIP packages and
sponsorships is available at www.bandaidfor
Truliant Federal Credit Union is casting real
members and their families to be featured in the
organization's 2015 wide-reaching ad cam
The campaign will run in Triad, Charlotte,
Virginia and South Carolina markets, and com
municate Truliant s commitment to help guide
members' futures. Casting is being managed by
Truliant s Charlotte-based ad agency. Tattoo
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markets are encouraged
to enter for the opportu
nity to be featured on
billboards, print ads.
magazines and direct
"We are very excit
ed for the upcoming
campaign and all that it
represents." said Karen
chief marketing officer.
"As we considered how to convey our Life
Improved brand and who to cast, we immedi
ately thought about our own stars - our mem
bers whose lives we strive to improve every
Interested parties must be members of
Truliant and submit a short narrative on why
they like being a part of the credit union and
how Truliant has improved their life.
Six to eight members and their families will
be selected to participate in the campaign,
which will kick cfT with a professional photo
shoot late in 2014 To be considered for the
casting call, members can submit a 100 word or
less account of how Truliant has improved their
lives along with contact information and a fam
ily photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 24.
For more information, visit Truliant.org/cam
A short film by Endia Beal, interim director
of Winston-Salem State University's Diggs
Gallery, is part of a new exhibit at Samuel
Dorsky Museum of Art at State University of
New York in i
until Dec. 14.
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by Bealv who
last summer She produced the acclaimed video
with equipment funded by a grant received
from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem &
The video. "9 to 5," is a narrative comprised
of real interviews given by minority women
about their personal experiences with prejudice
and racism within the corporate space. Each
woman participated in a five-minute video
interview. The similarities between their stories
formed the baseline for the narrative.
Robinson attends 'Scandal' fashion launch
Sheila Robinson with actress Kerry
CHtONICLE STAFF REPORT
Sheila Robinson, the publisher of Triad-based Diversity Woman maga
zine. attended the launch of The Limited's new collection inspired by the hit
drama "Sirandal "
The Sept. 22 New
York City event was
attended by Kerry
Washington, the star of
the ABC show.
Washington hailed the
collection for embody
ing the elegance and
power of the show,
which centers around a
Washington teamed with Lyn Paolo, the costume designer for "Scandal,"
to create the line, which includes 42 looks and an assortment of pants, jack
ets, outerwear and tops.
Robinson was invited to the exclusive event by Linda Kearns, whom she
worked under at DuPont. Kearns is now an apparel brand strategist for styl
ists like Paolo.
Allen receives Arts Council's top honor
Arts Council Photo
Simona Atkins Allen with Arts Council Board Chair Steve Berlin and Arts
Council CEO Jim Sparrow (right).
i CHRONIC! I si \M RETORT
Simona Atkins Allen was presented
with the Arts Council of Winston
Salem and Forsyth County's coveted
Arts Council Award for a lifetime of
volunteerism in the arts. Allen accept
ed the award during the Arts Council's
65th Annual Meeting on Sept. 22. She
was nominated for the award by the
board of Delta
one of the mov
behind the cre
ation and devel
opment of Delta
Fine Arts and
has been an
leader on many
A granddaughter of Winston-Salem
State University founder Dr. Simon
Green Atkins, Allen has continued her
family's rich legacy of service.
Beginning in 1970, Allen chaired
the Projects Committee of the
Winston-Salem Chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, which guided
the incorporation of Delta Fine Arts,
which was the Southeast's first gallery
and arts organization founded by black
A former Delta Arts Board mem
ber. Allen has donated countless volun
teer hours to Delta Arts as a consultant
and as a member of numerous commit
tees. Over the past 40 years, her contri
butions have helped bring the work of
American artists to the city, including
permanent murals by Dr John Biggers
at Winston-Salem State.
She also played a role in the North
Carolina Museum of History's presen
tation of "Behind the Veneer: Thomas
Day, Master Cabinetmaker," a two -
year exhibition featuring 53 pieces of
Day's furniture. She presented the
request for help to the North Carolina
Department of Cultural Resources for
the purchase of the furniture and was
instrumental in fundraising.
In 2001, she chaired a capital cam
paign and worked to identify and
acquire the property for the current
location of the Delta Arts Center at
2611 New Walkertown Road.
Due to her fundraising efforts and
extensive knowledge of African
American art and artists, in 2009 Delta
Fine Arts presented the landmark
"Reflections: The Afro-American
Artist," which featured 100 works of
art by 80 African-American artists and
was accompanied by performances,
lectures, and dialogues with artists.
The exhibition was held at the Benton
Convention Center and was seen by *
more than 10.500 people, including
7,000 students from local schools.
The Arts Council's R. Philip Hanes
Young Leader Award went to Philip
Pledger, founder of the annual music
festival Phuzz Rhest. The Arts
Development Award for a collaborative
innovative project went to Peppercorn
Children's Theatre and Reynolda
House Museum of American Art for
their eight performances of "Five Row:
Growing Up with Reynolda."
Four retiring trustees - Bill
Benton, Cheryl Lindsay, Wanda
Merschel and Silvia Rodriguez - were
recognized as well.
Photo by Jeffrey Toomer/City of W-S
Winston-Salem Police Officer Fleurette Gregory
Phillips performs the national anthem on Friday,
Sept. 19 to start the Fourth Annual Moonlight
Madness 5k and Fun Run downtown. Hundreds
took part, raising much-needed funds for the
United Way of Forsyth County.
Emmy nod for CDI
film about bats
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
A feature science documentary. "Killer in the Caves," produced in
part by a local research team in collaboration with the Center for
Design Innovation (CDI), has been recognized with an Emmy nomi
nation for Outstanding Cinematography in a Documentary Film by
the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
CDI design researchers Nick Hristov and Louise Allen directed a
team of students from Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and
UNC School of the Arts (UNCSA) in the production of film footage
that anchors the overall piece.
i ne mm describes tbe plight ot bats along
the East Coast due to White Nose Syndrome,
a human-spread fungus that has devastated
millions of bats in one of the largest known
population declines. Funded and distributed in
North America by the Smithsonian Channel in
collaboration with a German production
house, taglicht media, the production will be
distributed globally by the National
The CDI team filmed and contributed the
signature material that gave the story the dis
tinct visual feel that secured the F.mmv nnml.
nation. The production acknowledges recent UNCSA graduates Ian
McClerin and Eduardo Uruena, recent WSSU graduate Brittani
George, and current WSSU junior Curtis Rice. Representing a new
generation of scientist-storytellers, the team utilized high-speed and
thermal imaging not only to examine and push scientific and techno
logical frontiers, but also to communicate scientific discoveries on a
very visible global scale.
The film is competing for the award in a category with CNN and
Animal Planet - giants in the filmmaking industry. Hristov and Allen
planned to represent the collaborating entities at the awards ceremony
in New York City on Sept. 30.
CDI was established in 2005 as a multi-campus research center of
the UNC system, the result of a partnership between Winston-Salem
State. UNC School of the Arts, and Forsyth Technical Community
College. Ongoing research activities at CDI continue to push the
boundaries of scientific possibilities and stretch the thought processes
that lead to new knowledge and design applications. Unique collabo
rations, educational programs, and projects put new technologies and
ways of thinking into the hands of students and increase the skillsets
available to regional businesses.