Two New Videos, An Upcoming Photo Exhibit and Linda Carlisle and Rita Rice-Ledford Join The Team

Healing Seekers is proud to announce the release of two more educational videos. Filmed in Madagascar, the videos center around cultural traditions of healing and geography.
The Board and Team wish to express their deep gratitude to the Emily Millis-Hiatt Donor Advised Fund (High Point, NC) for making these additional educational videos possible. The webisodes will be available on-line and accessible to educators both locally and internationally. THANK YOU!

Madagascar: Ombias Healer, Tibi’s stomach treatment, and Sacred Seeds

Healing Seekers | Madagascar: Ombias Healer, Tibi's stomach treatment, and Sacred SeedsThe Healing Seekers Team explores Madagascar and spends time with a healer known as an Ombias. An Ombias heals both through information received form the spirits or ancestors and with medicinal plants. His wife, a Tromba, heals through spiritual embodiments. In this segment, the team’s Director of Videography, Esteban Barrera ( “Tibi”) has a stomach issue that the healer agrees to help. Although the treatment is quite uncomfortable, Tibi continues to feel better throughout the day.
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Geography of Madagascar: Masoala Peninsula and the Tsingy

Healing Seekers | Geography of Madagascar: Masoala Peninsula and the TsingyThe Healing Seekers Team takes time to explore two extremes of Madagascar’s diversity. From the lush, wet rainforests of the Masoala Peninsula they encounter constant rain and cool conditions. In complete contrast is the dry, arid region of the Tsingy. The Tsingy’s sharp rock formations are unlike anything the team has ever seen.

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Healing Seekers joins with Theater Arts Gallery (TAG) for Photography Exhibit; Slane & Slane Jewelry Piece to be Raffled – January 16th, 2014

Please join us Thursday evening, January 16th for the opening reception of the Healing Seekers’ Photography Exhibit. Photographs taken by members of the Healing Seekers Team while on expedition will be on display and available for purchase. The evening will also include a beautiful piece of Slane & Slane Jewelry to be auctioned off, courtesy of Heath and Landon Slane. (Healing Seekers is honored to have Heath as a member of our Board of Directors).

Since the opening of the High Point Theatre facility in 1975, Theatre Art Galleries has been High Point’s primary provider of visual arts. High Point Theatre – itself a wing of the International home Furnishing Center – offers a wide range of performing arts throughout the year that complement TAG’s visual art exhibits. This powerful combination makes the facility one of the region’s premier destinations for visual and performing arts.

TAG began as an affiliate of the High Point Area Arts Council. In 1992, Theatre Art Galleries was incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. TAG is now in its 20th year of independent operation.

Housed inside the High Point Theatre in downtown High Point, Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) hosts exhibitions of visual art from the traditional to experimental. In two floors of spacious galleries, TAG programs approximately 16 exhibitions yearly featuring solo and group shows.

Theater Arts Gallery
220 East Commerce Ave.
High Point, NC 27260

Exhibitions are open to the public, free of charge.

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Linda Carlisle and Rita Rice-Ledford join Healing Seekers’ Board of Directors

Healing Seekers continues to grow and strengthen. Our Board of Directors is thrilled with the addition of two new members, Linda Carlisle and Rita Rice-Ledford.

Linda Carlisle

From January 2009 to January 2013, Linda A. Carlisle served as Secretary of the N. C. Department of Cultural Resources under Governor Beverly Perdue.
Prior to her appointment, Carlisle was a corporate and banking executive, entrepreneur and active community volunteer. Early in her professional career, she served in a broad range of executive positions with, now, Bank of America, serving in lending, marketing and management positions. In 1979, she and her husband started an office equipment sales and service company, expanding with offices in central and western North Carolina.

After selling the business in 1989, she continued to serve as President of the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fortune 200 Company until her retirement in 1997. After retirement, she expanded her focus on community, educational and political interests. Secretary Carlisle has been extensively involved in leadership roles in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, providing leadership, strategic planning, financial expertise and key resource development.

Her community involvement has included the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, UNCG and UNC School of the Arts Boards of Trustees, the Kenan Institute for the Arts, Triad Stage, UNC-TV Board of Directors and the N.C. Economic Development Board. She has served as a founding Board Member of a new community bank, SterlingSouth Bank, now Bank of North Carolina and on the Corporate Advisory Board for Biscuitville, Inc.

In January 2012, Secretary Carlisle was named to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, which advises the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on matters pertaining to the vital U.S. tourism industry. During her tenure leading the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, her key focus was on expanding the understanding of the Creative Economy’s impact and contribution to the state’s economic environment. Her “Creativity Means Business” message has been credited with a higher profile of the creative assets of the state and a broader appreciation of their role in creating a dynamic environment for economic development.

Secretary Carlisle has been honored with numerous service and business awards including the Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, UNCG Alumni Service Award, “Most Influential People” by the Triad Business Journal for nine years, and the State of N. C. Order of the Long Leaf Pine.She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University.

Rita Rice-Ledford

Rita Rice Ledford has been involved in the field of education for nearly forty years. Her early experiences as a special education teacher led her to co-found Unlimited Learning, Inc., a tutoring business serving students with special needs, which subsequently became Noble Academy (formerly known as Guilford Day School), an accredited K-12 school serving students with learning disabilities from the Greater Piedmont Area. In addition to her considerable classroom teaching experience Rita has held numerous other positions within the education arena including that of Head of School and Dean of Student Affairs at Noble Academy, part-time instructor for the special education program at UNCG, and Director of Development for both Noble Academy and New Garden Friends School.

Rita-Rice-Ledford (far right) chats with Board Member Dennis Franks, Celine Cousteau, and Board Member Nancy Franks at gathering.

Rita has also served as a volunteer consultant in support of fundraising efforts for various non-profits in the area. She served as a fundraising coordinator for the A-T Children’s Project and the Pendle Hill Friends School capital campaign, as well as a strategic planning volunteer for Sanctuary House and Greensboro College. Rita’s contributions to the education field and her community have been recognized in a number of ways. Her work has been highlighted in feature articles appearing in Business Journal, ADDitude Magazine, and Connections (Greensboro College Magazine). She also received the 1992 Ernst Young/Merrill Lynch Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the 1995 Greensboro College Alumni Excellence Award, and the 2003 UNCG School of Education Outstanding Achievement Alumni Award.

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