Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

Appalachian Center Fall Semester 2007 Events

Events

9-28-20077:30 p.m.

Appalachian Heritage Featured Author Reading Novelist Silas House reads from his latest works with Kathy
May presenting artwork from her late father, featured artist,
Russell May.
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Theatre,
and Speech Communication.

Location: The Commons, Woods-Penniman Building

10-26-2007
Ongoing

Made to Be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers Exhibit
of handcrafted stringed instruments from Kentucky and information
about their makers.
Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council.

Location: Hutchins Library

10-9-20076:30 p.m.

Second Tuesday Traditonal Music Jam SessionAll ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing traditional music. In case of inclement weather, we will move to the connector in the Bruce-Trades Building, second floor.

Location: Tents behind BC Visitor’s Center at the Farmer’s Market

10-11-2007Noon

African American Communities in Madison CountyBerea College Sociology professor Dr. Jackie Burnside will show slides and discuss her new book, Berea and Madison County, over lunch.  Please RSVP to 985-3140.

Location: Bruce Building Room 226

10-18-2007 to10-21-2007

33rd Celebration of Traditional MusicA diversity of talent is in store: Joe Thompson, Bob
Carlin, and Steve Terrill; Betty Smith; Roger Cooper
and Michael Garvin; Rabbit Hash String Band; McGuire
Sisters; Cherokee Women’s Choir. See Appalachian
Center
for
a full schedule.

Special events at the Celebration of Traditional Music:

Thursday, October 18

8:00 p.m., Phelps Stokes Chapel

Carolina Chocolate Drops and Joe Thompson.

Kickoff to the 33rd Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM), a young African American string band joins their mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson. Co-sponsored by Berea College Convocations.

Please note: The Symposium will be held on Friday
this year instead of the usual Saturday.

Friday, October 19

3:00 p.m., Activities Room, Alumni Building

Where the Coal Trains Load: World Music from Eastern Pennsylvania

Folklorists Michael and Carrie Nobel Kline share music and oral histories from the Pennsylvania coalfields, highlighting its ethnic diversity.

11-1-20071:30-3:30 p.m.,

College-Wide Symposium: Identity and Diversity in AppalachiaJoin Dr. Bill Turner, Summar West, Dr. Deborah Weiner, Carl Thomas, and Patricia Tarquino for revealing insights into the richness of Appalachian diversity.

Co-sponsored by Berea College Convocations, Black Cultural Center, African and African-American Studies, Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS), and Dance Programs.  

Location: Phelps Stokes Chapel

10-26-2007 to11-30-2007

2:00 p.m .

Windows on the Past: The Cultural Heritage of Vardy, a Melungeon Community Reception and gallery talk 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November
3. This photographic exhibit documents one Tennessee
town with a significant population of Melungeons, an
Appalachian group with mixed ethnic heritage. Gallery
talk by DruAnna Williams Overbay, Vardy Community Historical
Society secretary.

Location:
Hutchins Library

11-12-20073:00 p.m.

and 7:30 p.m.

Biodiversity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Come and learn more about biodiversity in Appalachia as Heather MacCulloch and volunteers share more about their work documenting flora and fauna and developing a model for biodiversity research.

Location: Trustees Room, Seabury Center

11-13-20077:00 p.m.

Second Tuesday Traditional Music Jam Session All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing traditional music

Location: Second floor connector, Bruce-Trades Building

11-16-20077:30 p.m.

Appalachian Heritage Featured Author Reading Novelist Gurney Norman reads from his latest works. Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Theatre, and Speech CommunicationLocation: The Commons, Woods-Penniman Building

12-11-20077:00 p.m.

Second Tuesday Traditional Music Jam Session All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing traditional music.

Location:Second floor connector, Bruce-Trades Building

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