‘Specialized’ volunteers: JCA looking for more volunteers and docents

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen “They diligently prepared for the tours which they guide,” she said. “They learn about the artists and their artwork. People like to know something personal about the artists as well as their professional background.”Ballpoint pen artist Don Stewart exhibited at the Johnson Center and was featured in an art talk. He also conducted a summer teachers’ workshop.Stewart had completed an internship at the Mayo Clinic but found the lifestyle of a surgical resident clashed with his creative side.“Don Stewart chose a career in art rather than in medicine,” Dye said. “Knowing that, added interest to the exhibit.” Sponsored Content You Might Like Officials repond to shooting in Rose Circle (photos) A shooting occurred at Rose Circle at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday. One black male suffered from a gunshot wound on… read more Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) By Blood Sugar Blaster ‘Specialized’ volunteers: JCA looking for more volunteers and docents A woman observes paints at Johnson Center for the Arts.center_img Dye said docents prepare differently depending on the group.“Our docents will provide different information to a group of university students than what they will prepare for elementary students,” she said. “Usually, when young students visit the Johnson Center, one docent will be what some call a ‘wrangler.’ That docent will help keep the group together and direct the students through the exhibit.”Some docents enjoy working the desk and answering the phone, while others prefer going into the classrooms and working with the students to help prepare them for their visit to the Johnson Center or as a follow-up to their visit.Docents are also available to present programs at civic clubs and organizations or anywhere they are invited, Dye said.The Johnson Center has other volunteer opportunities for both women and men.“We have ‘meet the artist’ events and we often get together with the artists in a very informal setting,” Pritchett said. “Many artists are men so, it seems natural to have men talk about their exhibits. So, we encourage men to join our docent group. We have something for everyone who wants to donate time and talents to the Johnson Center.“As our community becomes increasing aware of the value of the arts for people of all ages, we anticipate that we will need even more docents and other volunteers at the Johnson Center.”Anyone who is interested in being a Johnson Center volunteer is encouraged to call the art center at 334-670-2287. Published 4:00 am Thursday, March 12, 2015 Print Article The Johnson Center for the Arts always has a place for those who want to become volunteers and docents are specialized volunteers.“We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities at the Johnson Center but the focus of our docents’ group is on the artwork and the artists,” said Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director.Dye said the Johnson Center docents are dedicated to their responsibilities. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Docents are more than just tour guides. They make the experience at JCA one to remember.Definitions historically found in the “dictionary” don’t always tell the full story. Docent is defined as a person who acts as a guide, typically on a voluntary basis, in a museum, art gallery, or zoo.Judy Dye would say that the docents at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy are friends who have a deep appreciation of art and want to share their passion with others.“To be a docent, you don’t have to be an artist,” said Dye, who is president of the docent group at the Johnson Center. “You don’t have to have a background in art. You just need to have an appreciation of art and a desire to learn more about art and those who create it.” Docents are more than just tour guides. They make the experience at JCA one to remember. 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first_imgn Singer Gordon Grahame is hoping the £14 million Kingsmill ad campaign will boost his career. Gordon, 39, who performs as Lucky Jim, was stunned when parent Allied Bakeries asked to use his song, You’re Lovely To Me.The Edinburgh-born musician said: “I have been playing tiny gigs, but this will allow me to take things to a whole new level.”n The former Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Charles Clarke, will be the keynote speaker at the Forum of Private Business’ second national Small Firms Summit on 17 October at Central Hall, Westminster. The event aims to give owners and managers of smaller businesses a chance to meet and discuss how different aspects of government policy affect their companies. Book online at [http://www.fpb.org/summit].n Caterers will receive a £10 HMV voucher for every two cases of Tetley 2 x 1100s bought between 2 April and 11 May. If they buy 10 cases, they can choose between £50-worth of HMV vouchers or a Pure Digital Radio. Buying 48 cases will mean they are eligible to receive a mixture of the two gifts or the latest Sony DAB Micro Hi-Fi Unit.n The family behind the Patak’s brand is considering a sale of all or part of the business and has hired the investment bank NM Rothschild to review a deal with Unilever or Heinz, or the sale of a stake to private equity. Chairman and chief executive Kirit Patak said the review was intended to help the business become “the world’s leading supplier of authentic Indian food”. The family is understood to be keen to retain some involvement with the company.last_img read more

Scotland hammer Northern Ireland

first_img Weir doubled their lead two minutes later with a close-range shot past Emma Higgins, while Avilla Bergin came close to pulling one back for the hosts with a cross into the Scottish box just before the break but her effort was cleared. Four minutes into the second half Weir added her second – a brilliant long-range effort into the top corner – to leave the hosts struggling to get anything out of the match. Scotland’s Julie Fleeting came on a substitute midway through the second half as she returned to the squad for the first time since August 2011. Both sides were creating chances and it was Ross of Swedish club Vittsjo GIK who put the score beyond doubt as she celebrated her second of the afternoon against Alfie Wylie’s Northern Ireland side 15 minutes from time. Jane Ross and Arsenal’s Caroline Weir were on target with a brace apiece as they handed the Scots a 2-0 half-time lead with two goals in as many minutes before adding two more in the second half. Anna Signeul’s visitors, who handed Glasgow City’s Fiona Brown a debut at Solitude, went in front through Ross, who managed to hit both posts with the ball before it crossed the line. Press Associationcenter_img Scotland Women claimed a comfortable 4-0 friendly victory over Northern Ireland in Belfast on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition launched: Key specs, features, price and everything else you should know

first_imgWith the NEX, Vivo was among the first OEMs to bring the in-display fingerprint sensor phone beginning this year. The rest of the Android smartphone manufacturers followed the trend. With the NEX series, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer takes innovation to an all new level. The company follows the same strategy with the new addition to the NEX series, the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition. Vivo launches the long-time rumoured NEX Dual Display Edition in China on Tuesday for a price tag of CNY 4,998, which roughly translates to Rs 52,300.The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition has a lot to look for. Starting from the two screens, to the triple rear camera setup, the Lunar ring with dual LED flash, and the notch less design, Vivo NEX Dual Display is one of the most exciting smartphones that the company has announced in a long time now. The smartphone has been launched in only China for now, and there are no words if the device will head to other markets, including India, anytime soon. As far as we at India Today Tech are aware, the Vivo currently has no plans to bring the NEX Dual Display Edition to India anytime soon.Commenting on the launch of the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition, Spark Ni who’s the Senior Vice President of Vivo says, “As Vivo’s premium line-up, the NEX series offers not only an extraordinary user experience to consumers, it also unleashes our imagination towards the future of design and development of smartphones. Combining a futuristic dual-display design and innovative technologies, NEX Dual Display Edition demonstrates Vivo’s continuous exploration and pursuit of exceptional innovations for consumers.”advertisementLet’s take a quick look at what the newly launched innovative Vivo phone offers to the consumers.Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition specificationsDisplay: The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition comes with two screens, one on the front while the other one sits on the back. On the front, the smartphone includes a 6.39-inch Ultra FullView Display with an improved screen-to-body ratio of 91.63 per cent. The Super AMOLED front display “offers a notch-free and immersive viewing experience to users.” Coming to the rear panel display, it’s a slightly smaller one. On the back panel, the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition comes packed with a 5.49-inch Super AMOLED display.Processor: The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor like other flagships of 2019.RAM: 10GB RAMStorage: 128GB of internal storage. The phone comes in only one storage variant.Rear camera: The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition comes packed with triple camera setup on the back panel. The NEX Dual Display Edition’s triple camera setup consists of a 12MP Dual-Pixel main camera featuring a Sony IMX363 sensor and 4-axis OIS, a specialized Night Video Camera, and the third one is a Time of Flight (TOF) 3D Camera. Front camera: There’s no selfie camera on the new Vivo phone.Software: The smartphone runs Funtouch OS 4.5 on top of Android 9.0 Pie.Battery: Under the hood, the Vivo phone includes a 3,500mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging.Colours: The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition comes in two colour variants — Ice Field Blue and Star purple.Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition features–Without any doubt, the “Dual Display” is the most highlighting factor about the new Vivo NEX. The smartphone comes with two screens, one of the usual front and the other one of the back side. The front 6.39-inch Ultra FullView Display is notchless and sports minimal bezels on the sides giving the users an “immersive” video experience. The rear panel screen of the Vivo phone is slightly smaller than the front one. On the back, the phone includes a 5.49-inch Super AMOLED display which also works as a normal phone screen. Unlike the front display, the back display of the Vivo phone includes the cameras and a Lunar Ring which equips dual LED flash. Vivo basically lets users switch between the displays by swiping sideways with three fingers.–10GB RAM. This is the first Vivo phone to come with 10GB of RAM memory. Previous we have seen phones like Mi Mix 3 to come with a 10GB RAM variant, and now the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition also packs 10GB of RAM. Going by the innovation in the smartphone space, looks like 10GB RAM is going to be the next normal among the Android smartphone OEMs.–Triple cameras of the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition work as both main camera and also selfie shooter. In simple works, with the main 12MP Dual-Pixel main camera the users will not only able to capture a landscape shot but also click selfies. The second specialized Night Video Camera will basically let “users film clear and stable footage in motion and low-light environments”. Lastly, with the TOF 3D Camera comes with 3D sensing capabilities which not only “enables point-to-point distance measuring, but also supports 3D Modeling of the user’s face for enhanced facial recognition, protection and personalized beautification.”advertisement–The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition camera comes with two modes — Mirror Mode and Pose Director. Explaining the two camera modes Vivo says, “Mirror Mode allows users to see themselves in the rear display while being photographed or filmed, while Pose Director can show a posed image or video in the rear display as reference for imitation. Coupled with other camera modes such as AI Scene Recognition, AI Filters and AI Portrait Framing, along with the diffusion lighting from the Selfie Softlight as part of the Lunar Ring, capturing the perfect shot is easier than ever.” –The Lunar Ring that sits on the rear panel includes dual LED flash which will help users click clear shots in low-light circumstances. The Lunar Ring also creates a “glowing band of colors which can signify notifications and even pulse with music”.Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition price and availabilityThe Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition has been launched in only one variant with 10GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. In China, the smartphone has been priced CNY 4,998, which roughly translates to Rs 52,300. The smartphone has been launched in two colours — “Ice Field Blue” and “Star purple” and both the versions are up for pre-orders on Vivo’s China website and will start shipping from December 29 in the country. As of now, there’s no report if the Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition will come to India or not.ALSO READ | Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition launches with 2 screens, 10GB RAM and Lunar RingALSO READ | Vivo V11 Pro Supernova Red variant launched in India for Rs 25,990ALSO READ | Vivo V11 Pro review: Almost perfect for the pricelast_img read more