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Summer Arts Camp Accepting Applications

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Theresa Timmons-Shamberger

info@timmonsarts.org 501-804-0669

www.timmonsartsfoundation.org

Release Date: May 9, 2016

Summer Arts Camp Accepting Applications

The Timmons Arts Foundation, in conjunction with Arkansas Baptist College, The Derek Lewis Foundation, Pulaski County Youth Services, PepsiCo Foundation, The First Tee of Central Arkansas and Bass Pro Shops, kicks off the 3rd annual “Cultivating the Arts Youth Summer Camp!”  The five week arts camp begins July 5th, and continues daily (Monday – Friday) through August 5th.  100 beginner-level students ages 7-12, with an interest in the arts, will be selected to receive instruction in six areas of art. Subjects include visual art, vocal performance, Instrumental music, dance, theatre and fashion design.  All students will also receive instruction in fitness activities and education in nutrition.

To apply, parents are asked to complete an application, available at the Timmons Arts Foundation website,www.timmonsartsfoundation.org, before 5 p.m. May 30th. Alternatively, paper applications can be completed and mailed to the Foundation, postmarked no later than May 30th.

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Please email info@timmonsarts.org for an application.  Once completed, please mail to;

Timmons Arts Foundation

P.O. Box 13328 Maumelle, AR 72113

There is no cost associated with this camp.

The host camp site is Arkansas Baptist College, located at 11621 Doctor MLK Jr. Drive in Little Rock. Camp begins at 7:30

a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. daily. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Transportation to and from the camp will not be provided.

The Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Foundation will immediately begin reviewing applications in the order in which they are received and will continue consideration through the application deadline. Students selected for the camp will be notified no later than June 12th.

Should you have any questions, or are in need of an application, please contact us at info@timmonsarts.org


Designers Choice Fashion Preview Hosted by Tamar Braxton & Donna Terrell

Designers Choice Fashion Preview

Presents

“MUSIC MEETS FASHION”

Hosted by TAMAR BRAXTON & DONNA TERRELL

Benefiting
The Timmons Arts Foundation

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On Saturday, April 2nd, The 9th Annual Designers Choice Fashion Preview (DCFP) brings you,”Music Meets Fashion”, Little Rocks premier fashion charity event!!

Hosted by Grammy and Emmy nominated entertainmer Tamar Braxton and Fox 16’sDonna Terrell, DCFP’s Music Meets Fashion will feature a variety of the best local acts in live music and some of the most talented designers in the Central Arkansas area. DCFP will fuse two loves into one event, celebrating music and fashion to provide one incredible experience!

6:30pm, VIP will enjoy an unforgettable VIP reception which includes a meet and greet with hosts, heavy hor d’oeuvres, VIP bar, VIP seating, and swag bag.

7:00pm, General Admission will be admitted on to the red carpet.

7:30 – Showtime! Music Meets Fashion Begins!!!

Our featured Designers and musical artist will give you an experience that spans several genre’s of music, infused with exciting collections!

Designers Choice Fashion Preview
Saturday, April 2, 2016
General Admission – $40
VIP $75
Location: Metroplex Event Center
Address: 10800 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, AR 72205
E-mail: info@timmonsarts.org

Tickets are available
www.dcfplr2016.eventbrite.com.

Featured Designers
Aaliyah Fisher, Bruce Davis, Emily Alsop, Remi Hodges, Sarah Turner, Shara Buford, Shonda Stroud Ali Shamaa, Tim Camper, Crystal Perkins & Shenetta Patterson (Faithful Chics/Epiphany Boutique), guest designer Andrew Nowell and celebrity designer Korto Momolu.

About our Charity

The Timmons Arts Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non profit organization, is dedicated to promoting and highlighting the importance of the arts in our community be creating opportunities to develop the talents of our youth, as well as supporting arts programs in local schools and youth organization.  TAF assists in obtaining art supplies and musical instruments to schools with existing arts programs to assure that all children have equal access to a complete education.  Children deserve a well-rounded education, and learning through the arts is an essential component for all children. Visit us at www.timmonsartsfoundation.org.

History of DCFP
Initially launched in Little Rock, Arkansas and named the largest fashion show in the state, the Designers Choice Fashion Preview showcases fashion designs created by local designers in Little Rock and surrounding areas with the mission of providing them a platform to showcase their talent and network with buyers and consumers alike.

Past DCFP hosts and participants include Project Runway alum KORTO MOMOLU, Supermodel TYSON BECKFORD, actors LAMMAN RUCKER and BORIS KODJOE, actresses MEAGAN GOOD, NICOLE ARI PARKER and VIVICA FOXX, FOX news anchor DONNA TERELL, RECOCHAPPLE from Bravo Televisions “The Fashion Show” and Project Runway Alums JERREL SCOTT and MYCHAEL KNIGHT. The combination of local designers, and celebrity powerhouse hosts has given the Designers Choice Fashion Preview local, national, and international exposure!


Timmons Arts Foundation presents the Midsouth Summit Black Expo

 

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Office of Communications & Marketing
10800 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, AR 72204

info@timmonsarts.org

News Release

February 24, 2016

12th Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo Feb. 27th

LITTLE ROCK – The Twelfth Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo, presented by Steve Landers Auto Group, UAMS Cervical Cancer Education , Arkansas Department of Career Education, Arkansas Department of  Workforce Services, Ortho Rehab & Specialty Center, UAMS Colorectal Cancer Screenings & Preventive Programs and the Timmons Arts Foundation, will celebrate black history month with a family-friendly event highlighting the importance of health education, information and screenings, infused with entertainment and shopping.

The expo is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 27th at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. The Midsouth SummitBlack Expo will showcase 100 cultural & historical exhibits, minority businesses, health and education information & screenings, entertainment, voter education, tax preparation, employment opportunities and fashion. The expo will kick off with the Black History Quiz Bowl Breakfast, followed by the finals of the Black History Quiz Bowl and a full day of stage entertainment, featuring guests like Rodney Block, the St. Mark Choir, Genine Perez and more!

The UAMS MammoVan mobile mammography unit will be on hand to provide mammograms.

The MidSouth Summit Black Expo is FREE to the public.

 

Event date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Event Time: 9am – 3pm

Location:  The Metroplex Event Center

10800 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, AR  72204

For more information, call Theresa Timmons Shamberger at 501-804-0669 or info@timmonsarts.org


Timmons Arts Foundation Launches Fundraising Campaign on #GivingTuesday

Timmons Arts Foundation Launches Fundraising Campaign on #GivingTuesday

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LITTLE ROCK – The Timmons Arts Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to promoting awareness of and exposure to the arts through education, has joined the national #GivingTuesday movement and will launch a fundraising campaign on Tuesday, Dec. 1, to purchase new instruments for Cultivating the Arts Youth Summer Camp.

“The #GivingTuesday movement is all about encouraging people, in this time of giving thanks and holiday spending, to consider how they can improve their communities, support local causes and, ultimately, help make a better world,” said Theresa Timmons, founder and administrator of the Timmons Arts Foundation.

Supporters of the arts are encouraged to visit www.donatetimmonsarts.org, to contribute. They are also encouraged to make a sign stating what the arts mean to them and post it to social media with the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #TimmonsArtsFoundation.

The public is invited to a reception from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Juanitas, 614 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, for light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and musical entertainment. The reception will also provide an opportunity to donate in person, though there is no admission charge.

“We believe empowering our children is the most meaningful gift we can provide them, and that is our mission.” Said Timmons. The school districts have been very supportive in loaning the foundation instruments in the past, but it’s imperative, with the growth of the camp, that the foundation acquires its own instruments.

Established in 2012, #GivingTuesday (www.givingtuesday.org) aims to harness the power of social media on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, bringing together charities, families, businesses and individuals, to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, a contrast to the way Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with shopping.

The Timmons Arts Foundation was formed in 2011 to support local arts education. It has provided need-based scholarships for local arts programs, including funding the purchase musical instruments and purchasing art supplies for local schools. In 2014, the organization launched its most ambitious effort, a month-long summer camp that provided daily instruction in various media – visual art, dance, instrumental performance, vocal performance and fashion design – for 65 at-risk students age 7 to 14 from across central Arkansas at no cost to them. In 2015, enrollment increased to 83 at risk students.

“Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors and the efforts of many volunteers, Cultivating the Arts Youth Summer Camp was a phenomenal success,” said Timmons. “We want to continue that success and provide all of our children the opportunity to express themselves through art!


Timmons Arts Foundation Awarded $2,500 Grant by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation

Timmons Arts Foundation Awarded $2,500
Grant by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation

LITTLE ROCK – The Timmons Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting awareness of and exposure to the arts through arts education, has been awarded a $2,500 grant by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation. The award was presented during a ceremony at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in downtown Little Rock on May 26.  “We are truly honored to be selected to receive this support from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation,” said Theresa Timmons-Shamberger, founder and administrator of the Timmons Arts Foundation. “We are pleased and humbled to be recognized by such a prestigious organization, and proud to say our organization’s mission aligns with the Foundation’s ideals.”

The grant was part of $50,000 in awards presented to 18 local nonprofit organizations by the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation. The grants, administered by the Arkansas Community Foundation, will support programs of these organizations during the 2016 calendar year.  “I am so excited about the opportunity to support the very important work of the Timmons Art Foundation. Through their work, we are investing in the future as we make investments in the lives of these young people,” said Charles Stewart, chairman of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation.

The Timmons Arts Foundation was formed in 2011 with a mission to support local arts education. It has provided need-based scholarships for local arts programs, including funding the purchase of musical instruments and purchasing supplies for local public school arts programs. Last year the organization launched its most ambitious effort, a month-long summer camp that provided daily instruction in various media – visual art, dance, instrumental performance, vocal performance and fashion design – for 65 at-risk students from across central Arkansas at no cost to them.

“Thanks to to our generous donors and sponsors and the tireless efforts of many volunteers, including our Board of Directors, we’re tremendously excited to be planning Cultivating the Arts Summer Youth Camp 2015 and are currently contacting accepted applicants for this year’s camp,” said Timmons-Shamberger.

The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation seeks to provide financial assistance to improve education, youth development and health and wellness in black and other under-served populations in Arkansas. As a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, the foundation provides grants to other charitable endeavors in the black community whose primary focus is in the areas of youth development, health and wellness, education, and business and economic development.


Summer Arts Camp Accepting Applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Theresa Timmons-Shamberger
info@timmonsarts.org
501-804-0669

www.timmonsartsfoundation.org

Summer Arts Camp Accepting Applications

The Timmons Arts Foundation, in conjunction with Arkansas Baptist College, The Derek Lewis Foundation, The First Tee of Central Arkansas and Bass Pro Shops, kicks off the 2nd annual “Cultivating the Arts Youth Summer Camp!” The four week arts camp begins July 6th, and continues daily (Monday – Friday) through July 31st. Sixty five beginner-level students age 7-12 with an interest in the arts will be selected to receive instruction in five areas of art. Subjects include visual art, vocal performance, Instrumental music, dance, and fashion design. All students will also receive instruction in fitness activities and education in nutrition.

To apply, parents are asked to complete an application, available at the Timmons Arts Foundation website,www.timmonsartsfoundation.org, before 5 p.m. June 5th. Alternatively, paper applications can be completed and mailed to the Foundation, postmarked no later than June 5th. Please email info@timmonsarts.org for an application. Once completed, please mail to;
Timmons Arts Foundation

P.O. Box 13328

Maumelle, AR 72113

There is no cost associated with this camp.

The host camp site is Arkansas Baptist College, located at 11621 Doctor MLK Jr. Drive in Little Rock. Camp begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. daily. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Transportation to and from the camp will not be provided.

The Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Foundation will immediately begin reviewing applications in the order in which they are received and will continue consideration through the application deadline. Students selected for the camp will be notified no later than June 12th. Should you have any questions, or are in need of an application, please contact us at info@timmonsarts.org


Timmons Arts Foundation Named Community Organization of the Year

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LITTLE ROCK – The Timmons Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting awareness and exposure to the arts through arts education, has been named the Community Organization of the Year by the School for Religious Studies in North Little Rock. The award was presented at the 15th annual Capital Awards Banquet held at the Jacksonville Community Center on Oct. 11.

“What an amazing night! I’m truly grateful to the School for Religious Studies for nominating the Timmons Arts Foundation as Community Organization of the Year,” said Theresa Timmons, founder and Executive Director of the Timmons Arts Foundation. “All of the nominees are phenomenal in what they do for the community and are all winners to me!”

The Timmons Arts Foundation was formed in 2011 with a mission to support local arts education. It has provided need-based scholarships for local arts programs, including funding the purchase a musical instruments and purchasing supplies for local arts programs. This year, the organization launched its most ambitious effort, a month-long summer camp that provided daily instruction in various media – visual art, dance, instrumental performance, vocal performance and fashion design – for 65 at-risk students from across central Arkansas at no cost to them.

“Thanks to to our generous donors and sponsors and the efforts of so many volunteers, including our camp counselors and Board of Directors, as well as our extremely talented instructors, this year’s camp was a phenomenal success. We’re excited to already be in the planning process for next year’s camp, and we hope to make it even larger,” said Timmons.

Founded in 1978, he School of Religious Studies (SRS) is a private, post-secondary institution accredited by NAPTI (National Association of Private Theological Institutions) and Worldwide Accrediting Commission. It’s courses and programs are designed to prepare men and women in areas of counseling, christian education, leadership, ministry and administration. For 15 years it has hosted the SRS Capital Awards Banquet to honor organizations and individuals that strive to make a difference in the local and extended community.


Opening of Arts Camp to feature Arkansas’ First Lady

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The Timmons Arts Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to promoting awareness of and exposure to the arts through arts education, is delighted to announce that Arkansas’ first lady Ginger Beebe will be the guest of honor at the official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Foundation’s inaugural Cultivating the Arts Summer Youth Camp.

“We are thrilled to have not just the first lady of our state, but a long-time advocate of the arts and a champion of children’s health issues as the featured speaker at our ceremony,” said Theresa Timmons, who established the Foundation in 2011. “I can’t imagine a more appropriate figure to help launch our camp, which includes education in arts as well as fitness for kids.”

The ribbon cutting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 W. 12th St., Little Rock. The camp, which is offered at no cost to participants, is presented in conjunction with the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association and the First Tee of Arkansas and is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council.

The goal of the camp, which has selectively chosen 50 participants from local, at-risk students, is to provide introductory arts education in the areas of visual art, vocal performance, instrumental performance, dance and fashion design, as well instruction in the art of healthy living through fitness and nutrition education. The camp runs daily from July 7 to August 1.

In addition to the first lady, the program for the day’s kickoff includes remarks from Timmons and a ceremonial ribbon cutting courtesy of the Little Rock Area Chamber of Commerce. Following the speakers, guests will be invited to meet camp educators, who will be on hand to discuss their programs and offer demonstrations. Cake and punch will be served.

For more information or to answer any questions, please contact the Foundation at info@timmonsarts.org.

WHO: Timmons Arts Foundation and First Lady Ginger Beebe

WHAT: Cultivating the Arts Summer Youth Camp Ribbon Cutting

WHERE: Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 W. 12th Street, Little Rock

WHEN: 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1


Cultivating the Arts Youth Summer Camp Accepting Applications

Summer Arts Camp Accepting Applications

The inaugural Cultivating the Arts Summer Youth Camp, presented by the nonprofit Timmons Arts Foundation, and in conjunction with the AMDPA and The First Tee of Central Arkansas, is now accepting applications.

The camp, which begins July 7 and continues daily through August 1, will accept no more than 50 beginner-level central Arkansas students age 7-14 with an interest in the arts and provide them with instruction in four of their chosen areas of artistic interest.  Subject choices include visual art, vocal performance, musical performance, dance and fashion design.  All students will also receive instruction in fitness activities and education in nutrition.

To apply, students are asked to complete an application, available at the Timmons Arts Foundation website, www.timmonsartsfoundation.org, before 5 p.m. June 6.   Alternatively, applications can be printed and mailed to the Foundation, postmarked no later than June 6.  Please email info@timmonsarts.org for a physical application.  Once completed, please mail to;

Timmons Arts Foundation
P.O. Box 13328
Maumelle, AR 72113

There is no cost to attend the camp, which will be held 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday each week at the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center located at 805 W. 12th Street in Little Rock. Transportation to and from the camp will not be provided.
The Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Foundation will immediately begin reviewing applications in the order in which they are received and will continue consideration through the application deadline, June 6 at 5 p.m. Students selected for the camp will be notified no later than June 7.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Foundation’s Executive Director Theresa Timmons via email at theresa@timmonsarts.org.

We look forward to seeing you this summer,

Timmons Arts Foundation
info@timmonsarts.org


Designers Choice Fashion Preview Benefiting the Timmons Arts Foundation

 

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Designers Choice Fashion Preview – Dallas

Hosted by Korto Momolu

Benefiting The Timmons Arts Foundation

On Saturday, November 23rd, The Designers Choice Fashion Preview returns to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, featuring fabulous collections by local designers from Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Initially launched in Little Rock, Arkansas and named the largest fashion show in the state, the Designers Choice Fashion Preview showcases fashion designs created by local designers in surrounding areas with the mission of providing them a platform to showcase their talent. 

Past DCFP hosts and participants include Project Runway alum KORTO MOMOLU, Supermodel TYSON BECKFORD, BORIS KODJOE, NICOLE ARI PARKER, Page Parkes of Page Parkes of Page Parkes Talent Agency, NFL Superbowl Champion Remi Ayodele, FOX news anchor DONNA TERELL, RECO CHAPPLE from Bravo Televisions “The Fashion Show” and Project Runway Alums JERREL SCOTT and MYCHAEL KNIGHT. The combination of local designers, and celebrity powerhouse hosts has given the Designers Choice Fashion Preview local and national exposure, being featured on Korto Momolu’s special on CNN as well as Fox News, and a sellout crowd each year!  

Featured Designers: 

Aaliyah Fisher, Angel Burrell, Candace Lee, Charles Smith II, Charlotte Quaco, Chelsea B. Stumo, Dora Yim, Lyza Faye,Megan McKinney, Misty Wells, Shonda Stroud Ali Shamaa, Venny Etienne, and Korto Momolu will showcase her New York Fashion Week Collection. 

Proceeds will benefit Timmons Arts Foundation. 

The Timmons Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that assists the school system in continuing the visual arts and music programs, in addition to establishing new programs in schools where art and music are currently absent in their curriculum. In order to support the arts industry, we must assure that art education is present where it all begins…with our youth. 

Founded in December, 2011, The Timmons Arts Foundation has been active in the communities we serve. Our first grant was awarded in April, 2012 to Chicot Elementary School’s Arts and Music Program. Our second initiative was to support families in need by providing over 2,000 backpacks and school supplies at our 1stAnnual Timmons Arts Foundation Back To School Kids Fair. We continued our efforts in Dallas, TX, where W. T. White High School was selected to receive proceeds from Designers Choice Fashion Preview Fashion Show Dallas, 2012.  In April 2013, The Timmons Arts Foundation awarded a deserving Mable Middle School student a new Alto Saxophone. 

 We build our support from the communities through events such as Designers Choice Fashion Preview, which not only provides exposure to our local talent, but also provide exposure and support to a greater cause…the education, enrichment and empowerment of our children.  

 For more information on the Timmons Arts Foundation, visit us at www.timmonsartsfoundation.org,  like Timmons Arts Foundation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @timmonsArts. 

 Tickets

General Admission – $35 (general seating)

Exclusive VIP – $75 (Includes entrance into the VIP Mixer with Full Open Bar throughout the show, a personal meet & greet with Korto Momolu & DCFP designers & VIP Seating)

 DCFP Fashion event is Saturday, November 23, 2013.

 Dallas Wold Trade Center

2050 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207

Doors open for VIP at 6:30pm

VIP Mixer begins at 6:30pm

Doors Open for General Admission at 7 pm

Show starts at 7:30pm

Purchase your tickets today at www.dcfpdallas2013.eventbrite.com 

For vendor or sponsorship information, email info@timmonsarts.org.

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