The Nevada Arts Council has graciously awarded an operating support grant to Soulfood Studios! Their support is critical to helping us "keep the lights on". This grant will help to sustain basic utilities for the organization as the water & sewer is installed (hopefully in 2022)...
Small crowds. Big Fun! Summer is here and community festivities are back in swing... This year our Snake Valley Festival art booth was held in a building with four walls & a roof! No need for time-consuming setup or breakdown of tents & tables. Many, many thanks to the Moore - Joy project (see below).
Trick or Treaters young and old made art with Glow-in-the-Dark paints, crayons, and makeup...oh so cool in the Black Light!
Have some Glow-in-the-Dark fun while you trick or treat!! Although we are still *under construction*, stop by Soulfood Studios and get creative with glow-in-the-dark body crayons, paints, and makeup...free to all! Invisible in daylight, check out your cool designs in our black light.
Sun, Oct 31
5:30 to 7:00ish (NV)
Across from Sugar, Salt & Malt
Thanks to the diligence of a certain Ghost Dog and his herculean efforts, Soulfood Studios has a new roof! new siding! new doors! new windows! and the list goes on. The cellar door has been rebuilt. The bathroom has expanded. It is so cute! Many thanks to Dave Moore for material and labor donations. Many thanks to Adrienne Joy for the original structure and the parcel.
Great news! Soulfood Studios has received a land donation from Adrienne Joy and contributions from Dave & Roberta Moore for fixing up the old post office on this property!! SOULFOOD STUDIOS MAY FINALLY HAVE ITS OWN HEADQUARTERS!! I am eternally gratefully to the Moores and Ms.Joy. Dreams are starting to take shape...
Our artists are booked!!!
Stargazer Inn, David Cochrane, and Home Farm have graciously agreed to house our artists!
Many thanks to Home Farm for continuing to provide a place for our children to do art!
Thanks to my cousin Michelle Rushford Perkins, my hubby, my son, Brian Morrison, Lizzie Satriano, Joanne Dalton, HamiFami kids and all my 2018 donors! <3
Students learned about the history of body percussion and got to take part in their own step dance with Jason Nious, Kishema Pendu Malik, and Danielle Hicks
I applied for and received a $1500 NAC grant for an artist residency in February!! Jason Nious will be returning with his group Molodi to teach step dancing and body percussion for the Baker Elementary, Garrison Elementary and EskDale High School students (see 2016 pics in our Gallery). We are excited for his return.
Thanks to the generosity of Jenna Dalton and friends (Brian Rose, George Kunz, Stephanie Ferris, Jim Dalton, Joanne Dalton) for her birthday fundraiser on Facebook!
Our second art camp was a success, with daily attendance ranging from 12 to 24 local and visiting youth. We are grateful to the artists for their long treks to the desert, and to our devoted volunteers who helped to make each day so harmonious and fun!
Auntie V has done it again, with a generous donation of $2500 from the Snake Valley Scholarship Fund. We are so grateful to her and the Baker Boys from Diversity Days. Her contribution has been key in creating our second annual art camp!!
S.T.E.A.M. = Science, Technology, Engineering, ART & Math
Soulfood Studios teamed up with the Baker-Garrison P.A.T. to purchase and assemble "DROID Inventor Kits" from littleBits. Students worked in teams to build R2D2 droids to auction at the Harvest Festival. The auctioned droids helped to offset costs for the P.A.T. portion of funding. (Click on images to enlarge)
July 4th to July 8th, 2018 at Home Farm. Workshop ideas include: Daily singing/drumming/chanting, Healing circle/talking circle/dancing circle, Yoga honoring the feminine, Bodywork in the osteopathic tradition, Pilates, Food Justice, Gender, Body Type & Fashion, Medicine Walk with local herbs, Mess Painting and Dancing with the ‘Mother’, Ceremonies to honor each major coming of age in a woman's life, menses, pregnancy, cronehood.
Thanks to donor Michelle Rushford-Perkins for her $2000 donation to Soulfood Studios. This is enough to fund Art Camp 2018!! In addition, generous Facebook donations were also received from Jenny Casper Hamilton, Jessica Madsen Zimianitis, Nicola Rushford, and Donna Kuiper. So grateful for their support!!
Our first art camp was a stunning success! Over 22 participants showed up!! A remarkable figure for a town of 250. Many thanks to Soulfood Studios Board Members - Joanne Dalton, John Woodyard, Diane Pierce, Nomi Sheppard, and by proxy Geri Mendoza's partner David Cochrane for volunteering their time. Thanks also to Chayo Duran, Sundar Woodyard, and Jenny Hamilton for helping out. Thanks again to Home Farm with the help of Charles Davis and Val Taylor, for the use of their space. We are so grateful to the artists who literally drove hundreds of miles to be with us.
As one parent wrote to me, "...my kids loved the art camp! Thanks so much for all your time and investment into doing it. "
Our second annual Art Booth at the Snake Valley Festival was equally successful, with high participation and appreciation from parents who posted pics on Facebook, "She had so much fun today! 😙😚😍😘 thanks Nomi MartinSheppard"