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Fundraiser on September 27 at Marechal Vineyards in Sanger. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reedley-college-literary-arts-celebrate-literary-stars-tickets-63908078784?aff=ebdssbeac.

In October, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will perform MacBeth.
Fresno Poet, Chuck Hanzlicek, will be here in November.
One Book / One College speaker, Susan Orlean, author of The Library Book, is coming in March, 2020.
Margarita Engle in April. She writes a wide range of poetry, picture books and stories for children, young adults, and adults.


RC Learning Center Hosts Local Artist
Carrie Taves, lifelong Reedley Resident, shows her humanitarian themed art
at the Reedley College Learning Center
Reedley, CA— For Immediate Release — On October 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Reedley College Learning Center (Library 111) the public is invited to the grand opening of the RC Learning Center Gallery. The first show features lifelong Reedley resident and artist, Carrie Taves, who will be on hand to greet guests at the grand opening and discuss the pieces from her humanitarian themed paintings. No parking permit will be required from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the day of the event in parking lot “B” (east of the Library along Reed Ave.). If you are not able to attend the grand opening, the gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. excluding college holidays. The public is welcome but parking is by daily permit or meter on campus.
Taves is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley of California (Reedley) and enjoys capturing the various and gorgeous landscapes that only California can hold all in one state. In addition, her portraits display a quality of character, emotion, and personality that is unique to the individual. Through her humanitarian work, Carrie Taves’ passion for painting began as she saw with her own eyes the devastation of extreme poverty. Fueled by her desire to tell the story of beautiful but forgotten men, women, and children who live in some of the darkest corners on the planet, Taves’ work brings a voice to the voiceless, and makes the invisible visible.
The art on display is a collection of her humanitarian work. Taves has long been involved in philanthropic work, and serves as operations manager of the non-profit organization, When I Grow Up. The organization describes their mission on their website, “As a non-profit charity we work to give people an opportunity to help the most vulnerable in society – children, especially poor and orphaned children. Through effective global partnerships we have opened up effective channels for people in the Western world to be able to give and serve directly hundreds of hurting and helpless children around the globe who are now no longer beyond our reach.”
The art on display represents Taves’ experiences in Huruma, Nairobi, Kenya, where When I Grow Up partners with the Furaha Community Foundation. The foundation is located in the slum of Huruma just outside of Nairobi, Kenya and is led by incredible Kenyan leaders and staff that has grown to be a vibrant primary school of 480 children with grades pre-kindergarten to class 8, and a high school of 160 students. Many of the children are HIV positive, orphans, and the poorest of the poor. Each day, the children receive a nutritious meal, quality education, physical and spiritual care, and families/guardians are supported with micro-businesses, social services and health programs. Just recently the Director of Furaha Community Foundation, David Oginga, visited Reedley to meet with leaders and supporters of When I Grow Up and had the chance to see Taves’ art for the first time in person.

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