September 2014

“Discovery Workshop” for Artsplosure Board of Directors

Artsplosure board members and staff gathered at the Center for Community Leadership on Saturday morning, September 27, to participate in a “Discovery Workshop,” a structured session designed to assist key leadership in the development of a prioritized list of actions centered on a specific purpose. The workshop launches a planning initiative for our organization.

Attending were Board President Lori Vitale, Vice President Caroline Russell, Treasurer Julie Wood, Secretary Linda Lillis, Immediate Past President Tom Hester, and members Steve Bryan, Benji Jones, Liz Hedrick, Lee Kirby, Tom Miller, Crystal Sadler, and Chuck Stewart. Representing the staff were Business Manager Glynda Westerbeek and Executive Director Michael Lowder.

The workshop facilitator was Christopher Perrien, who was assisted by Zoey Kernodle.

PopUp Chorus at First Night Raleigh 2015

Our program director hasn’t been able to stop talking to anyone who walks in the office about how “COOL” these guys are. Without auditions, a large group of people (really, ANYONE) meet in Durham each week and enjoy singing. From M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” to Outkast’s “Hey Ya” to Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf,” each session is recorded and posted on the PopUp Chorus YouTube Channel. These videos go viral across the globe and you’ll see why!

PopUp Chrous will be out and about in the streets of downtown Raleigh on New Year’s Eve. Keep an eye on our social media channels as we’ll be joining the PopUp Chorus ourselves to see what it’s really like being thrown into the fun!

Check out more on the PopUp Chorus Facebook Page

Here is one of our favorite performances below. Enjoy!

Raleigh Natives The Love Language to Play First Night Raleigh 2015

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that favorite local band The Love Language will be joining us for First Night Raleigh 2015! Led by frontman Stuart McLamb, the band features over 20 musicians who rotate and “never fail to impress.” McLamb has made the band an institution of “an extroverted community art project made by responsible citizens of a loosely packed scene who know that he will match whatever they contribute.”

The Love Language
We’re taking it back a few years to one of our favorite songs “Hear to Tell” in the video here. Can’t wait to see them take the stage in December!

The Love Language’s most recent album, Ruby Red, released just last summer is available for purchase or listening on their web site below.

For more information, check out their web site at The Love Language.