Fort Rucker spouse ‘social’ explores artistic possibilities
June 2, 2011
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker spouses interested in exploring their creative sides will want to mark their calendars for the Creative Social June 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bldg. 8950, 7th Avenue, The Commons Family Support Facility.
“The Creative Social is an opportunity to get like-minded ‘artsy’ military spouses together to network and share information and resources, as well as ideas,” said Deborrah Cisneros, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Family readiness support assistant.
“There will be no exchange of money or attempt to sell anything at this event, which we hope will be the first of many such opportunities for spouses to share their creative ideas and exchange information,” Cisneros said.
The concept of the Creative Social was the inspiration of Sarah Geraci, a flight student spouse, who upon arriving at Fort Rucker sought ways to explore her ‘artsy’ side. She found an outlet for her photography and sculpture talents at the Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities.
Geraci said it was also through her involvement with the Fort Rucker Spouses’ Club that she was able to meet a handful of other crafting spouses.
“When I move to a new town, I seek out the local art community as a way to become immediately involved. I saw an ad in the Army Flier requesting submissions for the DCCAH Annual Juried Show,” she said. “Now I participate in every show. To put it simply, I love to make things for people to look at.
“Being in the Army and moving a lot makes it important to find a peer group with similar interests. This event will be a way for artistic and creative spouses to reach out to one another and form bonds through art,” she said. “I hope everyone who ever thought about pursuing their artistic talents will join us for this two-hour get-together.
“All with artistic interests falling under visual art, computer graphic art, music, writing, woodworking and quilting are invited to attend,” Geraci added. “Even those with only an appreciation for art are welcome to come. Maybe you’ll find a friend to visit an art museum with. It will be a fun time to explore many possibilities.”
For more information, call Cisneros at (334) 255-0960.