Tribute to Winnie
Winiford Bailey has been an active member of the Rinehart History Committee for many years. She painted and donated five framed paintings that were raffled at the annual reunions. Each of the paintings depicted a place or event pertaining to the Rinehart family. The proceeds from the raffles were used to meet the cost of supplies, telephone calls and postage for the Book Committee.
After the Rinehart History Book was published, Winnie continued to collect and record the family's history. She has produced a yearbook for each of the ten years since publication of the book.
Winnie's interest in preserving her family's history extends to all of her ancestral lines. This web site is an effort to share some of the volumes of information she has collected.
Winnie has also been active in her community, giving the benefit of her expertise to young and old alike. The following article was published in the Scio Community News, November 2000.
Bless you, Winnie, for your devotion and commitment to your extended family and to your community. We truly appreciate the untold hours you have spent in collecting and preserving the family history for the current and future generations.
WINNIE BAILEY AND SCIO STUDENTS CREATE MURAL
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Student Artists Portray Scio's Past
by Michael Ivan
For the second year in a row, students of art instructor Winnie Bailey have created a mural for the annual Brush With Art show held this weekend at ZCBJ Hall. Under her tutelage, the students rendered a piece of Scio's past, the Thomas Creek covered bridge. The bridge was torn down in the early 1900s.
Eighteen of Mrs. Bailey's students, ranging in ages from eight to eighteen, spent August through November working on, "When Scio Had A Covered Bridge." The mural depicts the bridge that ran across Thomas Creek in downtown Scio.
The foundation for the painting was a photograph of Main Street near the turn of the century. The image shows the town and its people in the foreground and tapers back to the bridge. Bailey said it was the first time a lot of the students worked with foreshortening, which uses lines to create an illusion of distance or depth.
In the foreground, the student artists added what Bailey refers to as "scrap" to the street scene. These are added elements that are not in the original photograph. The artists chose to render images of early 20th Century automobiles and a wagon to increase the sense of activity in the street.
The composition created other challenges for the artists through the use of a limited color palette. Bailey had the students work with earth tones ranging in oranges to browns. To stretch the color scheme as far as possible, the students had to mix varying amounts of the same colors.
"It was thrilling when the kids caught on to what they were doing," said Bailey. In the early stages of the project, the finished image was difficult for some students to imagine. Their excitement grew as the mural began to take shape and become clearly defined.
"I can't think of anything more rewarding than working with kids," said Bailey, who has been teaching art for more than twenty years. Her students are already discussing what they would like to do for next year's mural.
Reproduced with permission
Scio Community News - 2000
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