Blowing in the Wind - Winter Dessert Theatre Series -
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.
Friday, March 7, the Stokes County Arts Council will present “Blowing in the Wind” performed by Barrie Howard. “Blowing in the Wind” is songs from the revolution….. of the 1960s, that is. Yes, it was a revolution in many ways. The British invaded again, this time with moptops and electric guitars. Brown vs Board of Education was ten years old but schools were still widely segregated. A lot of kids grew up in a place called Viet Nam. History moved rapidly in the first few years of that decade and a lot of that momentum was fueled by music.
Barrie Howard presents a program that tracks the music that had its roots in American history with an emphasis on Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, and Bob Dylan.
“The point of the program is to entertain. Our main back up group at any show is our audience. Singing is not mandatory but it’s definitely encouraged. If you happen to learn something, I guess that’s OK too.”
“Blowing in the Wind” will be presented as part of the Stokes County Arts Council’s 2014 Winter Dessert Theatre Series on March 7 at the Green Heron Club, 1110 Flinchum Road, Danbury, NC 27016. Tickets are $15 general audience, $13 seniors 60 and older, and $11 for Stokes Arts members and students 18 and under, and includes dessert and the performance. Performance begins at 7pm dessert served beginning one hour prior to the performance at 6pm. Dessert Sponsored by the Green Heron Club, Dan River Company and Southwyck Farm Bed and Breakfast
For tickets or information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336 593-8159 or visit www.StokesArts.org
The 2014 Winter Dessert Theatre Series schedule (all performances start at 7:00PM with dessert served beginning at 6:00PM).
Scholarship Applications Due March 14th
The Stokes County Arts Council announces a scholarship available to Stokes County residents. The council established the SCAC Scholarship to assist a worthy young individual or individuals in pursuing their artistic goals in higher education. These yearly scholarships are awarded to Stokes County residents graduating from one of the county high schools who plan to major in an arts-related field. A student currently attending an institution of higher learning with the same career goals may also apply. An institution of higher learning approved by the Scholarship Review Committee must have already accepted the student.
The scholarship will award up to $2,000. The amount of the scholarship is based upon the financial need of the applicant. The recipient may reapply every year. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution. The winner or winners will be selected by a committee made up of the SCAC Board of Directors and from the community at large. No immediate relative of an applicant may serve on the committee. The decision of the committee is final.
Applications are due at the Arts Council office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14th 2014. The committee will not consider late applications or incomplete applications that are not in the office by the close of business on March 15th. Applications are available online: 2014 Scholarship Application (.doc) Call (336) 593-8159 for additional information.
Free Concert: The United States Air Force American Clarinet Quartet - March 15th
King, NC, March 15, 2014– Enjoy a concert given by the United States Air Force Heritage of America, American Clarinet Quartet at King Moravian Church Fellowship Hall, 234 W. Dalton Rd., King, NC on Saturday, March 15 at 6:00PM. The concert is free and open to the public.
The American Clarinet Quartet, recently re-activated to the USAF Heritage of America Band, provides virtuosic and enthusiastic performances for audiences from South Carolina to Maine. Drawing on years of professional experience, these four accomplished musicians present an exciting and polished program that captivates audiences of all ages. The American Clarinet Quartet ‘s diverse repertoire includes traditional classical repertoire, rousing patriotic marches, Klezmer music, Broadway, Jazz, Latin and South American music, as well as their own original arrangements.
Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among all the US military service branches. These world- class musicians are stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. They travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, presenting over 300 events annually for the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events. The USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of communicating Air Force core values and preserving and enriching America's military and musical heritage into the 21st century.
Contact Information: Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or www.stokesarts.org. MSgt Shelley Steepe, Director of Operations (757)-225-3295 firstname.lastname@example.org www.HeritageofAmericaBand@af.mil
Tammera Donovan in the Apple Gallery during March
The Stokes County Arts Council will host local artist Tammera Donovan in the Apple Gallery, Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina during the month of March 2014. An opening reception will be held in her honor on Friday, February 28, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Apple Gallery.
Tammera Donovan moved to Stokes County in 2010 from Davie County and has been a North Carolina resident for the last 20 years. Originally from New Jersey, she studied fine art and photography at Ridgewood School of Art and Design in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She worked in the photographic industry for 20 years.
Donovan is very interested in saving animals and the rescues have inspired her to do many of the paintings she has completed. She is one of a handful of North Carolina permitted fawn rehabilitators.
Donovan has authored a book that will be educational and inspiring in its descriptions of what deer rehabilitators do. She will be announcing the book release along with her art exhibit hosted by the Stokes County Arts Council. The book will also feature a collection of Donovan’s photographs taken of some of the fawn she has raised and released. Donovan’s love for animals without a doubt shine through in this exhibit.
The exhibit will be on display February 26th through March 25th. The Apple Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the opening reception and view this beautifully displayed exhibit.
Stokes County Artists - There are many talented visual
artists living in Stokes County. The Visual Arts Committee has started
to gather those talented folks in one place in order to showcase
their artwork. If you are an artist and would like to submit images
to the gallery, please email email@example.com.
For more artists and images please vist the Stokes County Arts Council's
Visual Artist's page at: www.pbase.com/stokesarts
Please Note: Anyone
with disability(ies) who needs an accommodation to participate at
any Stokes County Arts Council event or program is requested to
inform us 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of the event or program.