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Brenner Children's Hospital offering annual
'Footprint' holiday card
The 2015 annual Brenner Children's Hospital foot
print card illustrates a Christmas tree designed from
infant Ruth Lupita .Cristobal's footprints. Ruth was
born earlier this year weighing less than two pounds.
She is now home with family after an extensive stay in
the Brenner neonatal intensive care unit. All proceeds
from this card go toward Brenner Children's Hospital.
Ten cards and envelopes are included in a set and
sell for $10 a pack or $8 a pack if more than ten packs
are purchased. The inside of the card reads, "Wishing
you all the joys of the holiday season."
In addition to the Brenner Children's footprint
card, another card option created by Elkin artist John
Furches and titled "Candle Light" is available for pur
chase. Furches' card displays a Moravian candle and
snow scene that features the same holiday greeting
inside as the footprint card. This is the 17th consecu
tive year he has donated artwork to the Brenner
Children's card project.
Cards can be purchased by phone at 336-716
7987. Cards are also available for purchase from local
store partners: Golden Apple, Mainstream Boutique,
Southern Home and Kitchen, Bevello, Rosie's
Hallmark, Monkees of The Village, and Accessorize
Calling all African-American artists
In early 2016 Delta Arts Center will host its third
juried exhibition, "Invitational 2016@Delta Arts."
African-American artists from North Carolina are
invited to submit work samples by Jan. 1,2016. Up to
three digital images should be sent via email to
email@example.com (attach jpeg or tif
Please identify each work by name of artist, title of
work, date, exact size, and medium in the body of the
message. An artist statement (of 200 words maximum)
must also be included. Jurors will be announced at a
The criteria is as follows: all works must have
been completed in the last three years; all types of
two-dimensional media are acceptable, but works can
not exceed 90" x 72"; all types of three-dimensional
media are acceptable, but small works (to be placed on
a pedestal) cannot exceed 18" at the base; large, free
standing sculptures cannot exceed 36" at the base or
be taller than 72"; all entries must be ready for hang
ing; and identification labels must be securely
attached to the back of the work.
If selected, the work will be exhibited at the Delta
Arts Center from Feb. 2 through April 30, 2016. All
work must be available to be exhibited for the duration
of the exhibit. An opening reception will be held on
Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6 pm.
All images submitted may be used for publicity.
Pauline Strong Skinner celebrates 100th
On December 5 Mrs. Pauline Strong Skinner
"Linda celebrated her 100th
birthday surrounded by family
and friendrfrom various parts of
the state. Mrs. Skinner relocated
from Omaha, Neb. to Charlotte
in early 2000 and later moved to
Winston-Salem due to health
issues, where she is in the care of
her nephew Elder James Vincent
Little and his wife Evangelist
Vanessa Little. Best wishes to
Mrs. Skinner on achieving this
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Habitat for Humanity Executive Director to
Sylvia Oberle will retire as executive director and
chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of
Forsyth County in May 2016, Habitat's board of direc
tors has announced.
Oberle, who joined Habitat Forsyth in February
2006, has led the organization through a period of
unprecedented growth, doubling the number of fami
lies served, broadening its housing products to include
rehabs and repairs, and establishing a strong neighbor
hood revitalization focus. In addition, under Oberle's
leadership. Habitat has increased its ReStore revenue
with a new flagship store on Coliseum Drive and a
second store opening in Kernersville. The board will
begin a national search for a new executive director,
Dunnagan said. Plans call for the new director to be
hired by late spring.
Wake Forest Law graduates top overall in N.C.
Wake Forest University Law graduates had the
highest overall bar passage rate (which includes
repeaters) at 83 percent among North Carolina law
schools for the North Carolina bar exam in July. That's
compared with a state overall passage rate of 58 per
cent, according to the North Carolina Board of Law
Applications available for City of Winston
The city is accepting applications for the next class
of "City of Winston-Salem University" to be held for
11 weeks starting Feb. 11,2016.
Classes meet Thursday evenings for three hours.
Topics will include city governance and finance, sani
tation, utilities operations, streets and transportation,
public safety, planning and economic development,
housing and recreation.
Participation is limited to residents who live in
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and will be select
ed through an application process. City of Winston
Salem University is free; however, participants have
the option of earning continuing education credit
through Winston-Salem State University for a nominal
fee of $25.
Applications must be received by 5 pjn. Dec. 31
and are available at the Marketing and
Communications Department in City Hall, 101 N.
Main St.. Suite 336, or by calling CityLink 311. The
application is also posted online at
www.CityofWS.org and can be printed and mailed in,
or filled out and submitted online. For more informa
tion, call CityLink 311.
Local photographer, UNCSA
dancers create art project
BY MAYEESA MITCHELL
FOR THE CHRONICLE
Home of the National
Black Theatre Festival,
numerous art galleries and
the oldest city symphony in
North Carolina, Winston
Salem has celebrated the
arts for decades.
Even in the art-filled
city of Winston-Salem, fine
arts like photography and
performance arts like
dance don't often mix.
But local photographer
set out to
with his most
Daniels. "I I
want to reflect ?
edge the City
ot Arts in my work.
The first showcase in
the project, which will
include five photos, will be
in the Sawtooth School of
Visual Arts from Dec. 4-21
as part of the "Deck The
Halls" fundraiser program.
Inspired by images
from the New York City
Dance Project, Daniels cre
ated the Winston-Salem
Dance Project. The project
aims to capture the spirit of
dance and demonstrate the
between the dancers and
"I wanted to be as orig
inal to myself as possible,"
said Daniels, who has cap
tured unique photo series
since 2007. "I didn't want
to use the big stage. I didn't
want to use the bright
lights. I didn't use profes
sional dancers like the New
York City Dance Project."
Instead of using pro
fessional dancers, Daniels
worked with students from
the University of North
Carolina School of the
wanted to be pho
Paige Amicon, a
fourth year contem
porary dance major
at UNCSA who
helped Daniels find
other students for
reached out to
friends and students
in the department
who would be com
fortable in front of the cam
era. In line with Daniel's
request, Amicon found
dancers from multiple cul
tural and dance back
"We crossed out of our
comfort zone, out of our
own expectations," said
Daniels when speaking of
the generational, racial and
artistic performance differ
ences at play throughout
the shooting process.
During six photo ses
sions over six weeks,
Daniels photographed over
20 dancers who attend
UNCSA. Each dancer was
asked to stay true to them
selves by bringing music
they wanted to dance to
and two costume changes.
"He would ask, 'Is this
her?' and show us the pic
ture to keep it true to the
individual," said Natalie
Kirk, a second year con
temporary dance major
who participated in the
project. "He let us be a part
of the shot and behind the
scenes as well."
Although Daniels has
no background in dance
and has never pho
tographed dancers before,
he was able to connect to
the students during the
"That was the meeting
point between us," said
Amicon. "Owens under
stands music and we [the
dancers] understand music
in dance so we connected
Many of the dancers
expressed a learning curve
throughout the project for
both Daniels and them
"[Owens] had to rein
vent the way he shot each
dancer because they were
so different," said Amicon.
"For us, it was difficult to
transition from dancing
large to dancing with
because there was a small
For more information
about photographer Owens
Daniels or the Winston
Salem Dance Project visit
Photo by Owns Duicli
All dancers in the project danced to Carmina
Burana: O Fortuna performed by London
Philharmonic Orchestra. This dancer drew inspira
tion from the statue David by Michelangelo.
Schools top 100 holiday cards exhibit
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has the Top
100 Holiday Cards exhibit at Delta Arts Center. The
exhibit is sponsored by The Links Inc. and will be on dis
play today (Thursday, Dec. 10) through Dec. 18. A recep
tion will be held for students, family and friends
today from 6 pjn. to 7:30 p.m. at Delta Arts Center, 2611
New Walkertown Road. Admission to the Center is free
and open to the public. For more information, call 336
Human Relations, police to hold community trust
The city Human Relations staff and commission mem
bers will facilitate a "trust talk" between representatives
of the Winston-Salem Police Department and citizens
from 9 a.m. to noon today, (Dec. 10) at the Polo Road
Recreation Center, 1850 Polo Road, Winston-Salem.
The event is open to the public, but pre-registration is
requested by calling Pam Peoples-Joyner at 336-773:
7962. Seating is limited. The trust talk will allow resi
dents and police to discuss community safety, stereotypes,
perceptions, building trust, and other areas of concern.
Council Member Montgomery to hold town hall
Council Member Derwin L. Montgomery will hold a
Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. today, (Dec. 10), to give con
stituents an opportunity to discuss their concerns.
Members of the city staff will attend. The meeting will be
held at Shiloh Baptist Church, 916 E. 12th St. For more
information, contact Carol Brooks-Fonville at 336-462
2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday open house
The S.G. Atkins Community Development
Corporation is having its holiday open house today (Dec.
10) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Enterprise Center at 1922
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Canned goods or unopened
toys are suggested for donations to support the Second
Harvest Food Bank and Toys for Tots. For more informa
tion or to RSVP, call 336-734-6900 or email
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. will be "Small business roundtable:
performance assessment," and from 6 p.m. to 8 pjn.,
"How to self-fund a business." On Friday, Dec. 11 from
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., will be a "Linkedln clinic," and from
1 p.m. to 2 p.m., "Presentation clinic." On Monday, Dec.
14 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. will be "Ask the marketing and
sales coach," and on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 1:30 p.m.
to 2:30 p.m. will be "How can the Better Business Bureau
help." For more information or to RSVP with your name
and guest, contact Jen Oleniczak at jen@theengagingedu
See Calendar on B7
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Groundbreaking sched- ?
uled for Jamison Park
City residents arc invited
to join Mayor Allen Joines
and members of the City
Council as they hold ground
breaking ceremonies today
(Dec. 10) for Jamison Park.
The groundbreaking for
Jamison Park will be held at
1:30 pjn. on Thursday, Dec.
? 10, at the Muddy Creek
Greenway parking lot off
Meadowlark Drive, just
south of Meadowlark Middle
School. The 36-acre park
will include a picnic shel
ter/outdoor classroom, play
ground, walking trails, dog
park, maintenance facility
and parking lots.
Voters approved $3 mil
lion for Jamison Park in the
November 2014 bond refer
endum. For more informa
tion about these and other
bond projects, go to
Events at Flywheel
Flywheel, at 525 Vine
St., Suite 210, will have free
events for anyone to attend. m
Today (Dec. 10) from 10:30 L
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