Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Magdalene & Friends Art Show

In conjunction with the Nashville Art Crawl, we are pleased to announce the opening of the Magdalene & Friends Art Show at the Downtown Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 3 from 7pm - 9pm.

We have collected an exciting array of art work featuring pieces by the women of Magdalene and friends:

among others.

Come join us for the reception but if you are unable to come that evening, you may view the work Monday through Friday from 9 until 2 by entering through the church office on 5th.

For additional info,
contact Carole at events@thistlefarms.org or 615.298.1140.

photo credit: Ashley Hylbert

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Big Congratulations And Thank You To Director Shaun Silva!

Shaun Silva, video director for country superstars Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn & Kenny Chesney (just to name a few!), took away the coveted VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR award at the 2010 CMT Music Awards! Each winner picked a charity of their choice and CMT One Country, for the third year in a row, made donations to these charities.

Sweet Shaun chose Magdalene & Thistle Farms as his charity and we are the lucky and grateful recipients of this great donation! Thanks so much, Shaun, and congratulations from all your friends at Magdalene & Thistle Farms.

Shaun and his lovely wife, Shannon Brown.

Photo credit: Ed Rode

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Favorite Poet Teaches At Magdalene

Essence magazine has named Stephanie Pruitt one of it's "40 Favorite Poets," as part of the publication's 40th anniversary celebration. Stephanie has been teaching writing workshops at Magdalene and we are so grateful for her generosity and talent she shares with us! As Becca Stevens says, "her poetry is as beautiful as her spirit."

To see Essence's online portfolio of Stephanie, click HERE and for the story in Nashville Scene, click HERE.

Congratulations, Stephanie!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tis the Season for Thistles & New Geranium Spray

The latest Thistle Farms newsletter is hot off the (virtual) press and available NOW! Get info on our new Geranium Spray and updated on how Thistle Farms was affected by the Nashville flood.

Read it HERE and sign up to be on our mailing list for all the latest happenings at newsletter@thistlefarms.org.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bonnaroo Bound? Don't Forget Your Geranium Spray!

If you're heading out to Manchester, TN for the four day music & arts festival known as Bonnaroo, make sure you have your Thistle Farms Geranium Spray! It's an all natural mosquito repellent (using all natural lemongrass and citronella) with a hint of lavender that keeps you smelling good too.

(And don't forget your sunscreen either!)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thistle Farms Is Saving My Life

From Thistle Farms Internship Coordinator, Ali:

The geranium spray is working its charm in Mexico. I forgot it one night and was swarmed with mosquitos. Also, since I didn't bring any perfume, it has served as a lovely alternative.

It is unbelievably beautiful here, and the people have the most tender hearts. I wish you all were with me.

Love you all very much, ali

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Repost from Carolina Postcard

We love finding little gifts in cyberspace. Last week, we found a sweet post about a baptism at St. Augustines Chapel, the community that birthed Magdalene/Thistle Farms. Two of our graduates had babies baptised: Shelia with her daughter, and Val, with her grandson. To read the piece and see some beautiful pictures, click HERE.

Thank you, Carolina Postcard.....