October 2008 Archives

October 31, 2008

NC art major runs in to another group of North Carolinians in China

Gardner-Webb art major Brad Lail, who is traveling in China, runs into a group from Randolph County, N.C., including Dwight Holland. (I've written about Lail's China trip previously.)

An extraordinary person (as Lail discovers in meeting him), Holland has long been a leader in the arts community in Randolph County. I found some bio info:

Dwight M. Holland (Guest of Honor) was a primary mover to bring art to the Asheboro area schools many years ago by becoming the first art teacher in their schools. Mr. Holland was also instrumental in establishing the Mooring Art Center in Asheboro which hosts the annual North Carolina Potter's Conference. Retired from a career as Curator of Design and Planner of the North Carolina Zoological Park, Mr. Holland returned to the Zoo as Interim Director for a year. He continues working during retirement by being involved with many national consultations on artificial habitats. His recent project is the artificial rock outcropping in front of Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.

In 1998, Mr. Holland approached the East Carolina University School of Art and Design for the purpose of donating his extensive collection of pottery and contemporary ceramics. His interest is to provide a "hands-on" experience to others with ceramic works that are ordinarily placed in "untouchable" museum collections. In addition to the ceramics works, accompanying transcript interviews and audiotapes of thirteen Seagrove potters are available for research purposes. Since East Carolina University School of Art and Design has a large studio ceramics program within North Carolina, the Dwight M. Holland Ceramics Teaching Collection is under development and is housed in Jenkins Fine Arts Center at ECU.

October 27, 2008

I want to meet a Hot Sauce Queen

Hot Sauce QueenThis another one of those first name Lails, but it's not everyday you run across a Hot Sauce Queen. Lail Kathryn deLauney is the Cajun Hot Sauce Festival Queen IV of the 2008 Cajun Hot Sauce Festival, held back in April in New Iberia, LA.


(Photo from laffnet.org)

A sunny side up story

Proving once again, every Lail is famous for something.

October 6, 2008

eCorpTV launched by Rob Lail

Rob Lail today announced the launch of eCorpTV.com, a video-sharing channel dedicated exclusively to corporate videos. He's president and co-founder of the Wayne, Pa., company.

October 1, 2008

Mark Lail commits to Winthrop

Mark at WinthropThe News Sentinel's Jesse Smithey did a nice story on Mark Lail committing this past Sunday to play baseball at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.

A Winthrop coach first saw him playing in a tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with his summer traveling team, the Tennessee Copperheads. He was invited to a camp at the university and made his official recruiting visit over the weekend. Mark is a senior catcher with Bearden High School's baseball team in Knoxville, Tenn.