Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Artworks keys in on piano teacher

Pattie Odom, Director of City Art Works, and Assistant Director, Bill Cook, have announced that Don H. Bickham will now be teaching music at the art center.

Bickham brings more than 40 years experience to this position.

"It just amazes me that there is so much talent here and it's kind of undiscovered," Bickham said. "I am just shocked that there is so much hidden talent here."

Bickham graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education at Southern University, Baton Rouge and a Master of Arts in Music Education at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As music teacher of Special School District No.1, in Minneapolis, he planned, organized and executed musical training for Junior, Senior and Middle school students.

When working as assistant to editor of The Minneapolis Spokesman newspaper, he supervised a staff of 10 full- and part-time employees, wrote editorials, performed advertising, public relations, billing and proofreading services.

One of his many honors was directing the Central High School Band (Minneapolis), which performed at the T. C. O. I.C. International Convention. He also plays at three area churches each Sunday.

Currently, he is accepting students approximately age 10 and older who wish to study piano, trumpet, flute, guitar or saxophone. For more information call 377-3512 or 299-3512.


Starting Saturday, February 2, artist/art teacher, Jeanne Mason, will offer adult beginning drawing classes.

The class will be a four week, two hour session. The class will run until February 23.

For more information call 560-9909.

Currently, City Art Works has multi-media and photography displays of Minden Artists titled, "Originals II."

The center has a variety of artists that teach everything from face painting, hip hop and clogging, stained glass to abstract collage.






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