News Release: City of Tallahassee
This week, nights at the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts will be anything but silent. Starting tomorrow, Dec. 10, City employees will share their musical talents with the public, singing and playing a variety of toasty tunes including some holiday favorites at LeMoyne’s annual Holiday Show. This partnership is an expansion of the City’s popular TOWN Show, which showcases the artistic works of retired and current employees.
“City employees have artistic gifts and musical talents that seem to defy what you might typically expect from engineers, planners and other trade professionals,” said Jeanne Kimball, retired City employee and member of the TOWN Show committee. “Through our partnership with LeMoyne, we can support the gallery and local artists, while promoting the passions of employees all at the same time.”
The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, which is located at 125 N. Gadsden St., is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This year’s Holiday Show showcases ornaments, artwork and affordable holiday gifts from 95 participating artists. The showcase is open to the public for a small fee of $3 per person or $7 for a group or family. Members of the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts may attend for free.
While the Holiday Show can be viewed during the center’s regular business hours, City employees will be delighting visitors during the nighttime portion from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. They will also perform from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, with a special concert by the band Cows Don’t Care from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Helen Lind Sculpture Garden, located in the backyard of the LeMoyne Gallery. Kenny Hill Band will play from 6 – 8 p.m. on the front porch of the LeMoyne Gallery. A few of the City employees who will be participating include Jennifer Hill from Human Resources, Steve Hodges and Frank Dietrich from Planning and Drew Schroeder and Mike Bellamy from Fire. A complete line-up can be viewed in the attachments section.
The City’s TOWN Show, which refers to Tallahassee’s Own, recognizes employee artists who provide quality services to citizens each day and retirees whose past work has contributed to the City’s excellent reputation. Initiated by City Manager Anita Favors Thompson, the TOWN Show will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year.
For more information on the Holiday Show, please call the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts at 222-8800 or visit LeMoyne.org.