Have you met the current artist-in-resident at the Corning Center for the Fine Arts? If not, here’s your opportunity to meet Zack Jones during a wonderful event. At the “Art and Historic Preservation” opening reception October 9th from 3-9 p.m., you can enjoy the creative atmosphere at the gallery while meeting Zack and enjoying his latest series of paintings. The Corning Winery will be on hand, Tim from the “Swamp Boy Blues” will be performing and Dede Johnson from the Omaha Clayworks will be sharing her passion for art. Also enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and home brew. If you miss the reception make sure you stop by during October to meet Zack and hear his story. Zack Jones is an Iowa native that moved back from Phoenix four years ago. Zack’s a full time oil painter developing a name for himself while bringing the arts to rural Iowa and now bringing rural Iowa into art. He joined Corning Center for Arts Residency program in June 2010. Jones entered the program to work on commission projects but was captivated by Corning’s Opera House renovation. Hope to see you October 9th. I plan to be there. It’s awesome! To learn more about the Corning Center for the Fine Arts check out their website at www.corningfinearts.org.
Archive for September, 2010
“Hey all you Raider fans, stand up and cheer and clap your hands.” Yep, it’s that time of year again . . . HOMECOMING! Welcome back alumni. We have another great weekend planned and sounds like the weather should be welcoming also. The festivities begin Thursday night with Farmers’ Market, Y-teen Cake Auction and Pep Rally with coronation of this year’s Homecoming King. The Friday kicks off with Chamber Coffee and Alumni Registration at the Lauvstad Center. Don’t forget to sign up or attend some or all of the wonderful tours that are planned this weekend. Community volunteers put in long hours preserving the history of the community, restoring properties to their shining glory, and adding new resources in and for Adams County. Take time to visit with these volunteers and thank them for their dedication to the community. This year’s tours are House of History, Corning Center for the Fine Arts, Corning Oera House, Johnny Carson Birthplace, Aquatic Center, Icarian Historical Center, Alegent Health Wellness Center, Corning High School, Corning Winery, and Alegent Hospital. You can also help support the community while visiting with classmates, neighbors, or family at the Senior Jersey Auction, Opera House Baked Potato Bar, CCFA’s Post Parade Social; Adams Community Foundation’s Meet & Greet Wine Tasting, COHCC Operatoberfest, Junior Class Tailgate Meal, Breakfast at the Legion, Breakfast at the Beach, FICF Paul Gauthier Golf Tournament, FICF Adams County Country School Reunion, All-Grad Social and Banquet, Community Homecoming Praise & Worship and/or Golf at the Happy Hollow Country Club. Of course you won’t want to miss the Homecoming Parade or cheering on the Red Raiders Friday night as they take on AHST (Avoca, Hancock, Shelby, Tennant). “We’re loyal to you Corning High!”