“Oceans of Possibilities” was the theme for the mini art camp created by Franklin Memorial Library. Emanuel Arts Council was asked to provide the art instructor and Terrie Daniel was selected to facilitate two short sessions at Vann Community Center in Swainsboro on June 13th.
“We were happy to help out,” said Jacquie Brasher, executive director of Emanuel Arts Council. “Terrie is an accomplished artist who has worked with the EAC art camp in previous years and I knew she would be perfect.” Daniel is a graduate of East Georgia State College, and a current student at Georgia Southern University working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art.
The art project Daniel came up with was to create a Dream Book that she guided the students into making. “Students were accompanied by a parent or a guardian and had a great time coming up with what they love about the beach and ocean,” said Brasher. “They then went on to create their own personal Dream Book.” Each session was about an hour-long, one at 10 am. and the other at 2 p.m. Approximately 20 students signed up for each session.
The Emanuel Arts Council, Inc. (EAC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose purpose is to empower and grow the community through cultural programs in all areas of the arts. The EAC operates through donations, fundraisers, and grants. EAC Board President is Kenny Griffin, Desmal Purcell is Gallery Director, and Katelyn Moore is Secretary. Members of the EAC board serve on several other boards in the county including Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce, Historic Twin City, Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center, Pine Tree Festival, Downtown Development Authority, and the Emanuel Coalition for Cultural & Economic Development.
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