Appalachian Center Fall Semester 2008 Events

EVENTS

09-01-2008

11:00 a.m.

Grand Opening of Appalachian Center Gallery

Help us celebrate a six-month renovation of the Appalachian Center Gallery and offices with food, music, new installations and exhibits. Music by the Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble, including alumni Josh Noah, ‘08 and Ashley Long, ’08. Local soupbeans and cornbread will be served beginning at 11 am.

09-09-2008

5:00 p.m.

Second Tuesday Old Time Traditional Music Jam Session

All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing old time, traditional music. We will begin with a half-hour slow jam for beginners, then move to playing at regular speed.
(Free and open to the public) (please note earlier time than usual to correspond with the Farmer’s Market)

Location: Farmer’s Market behind College Square.

09-10-08

7:00 p.m.

Film: Paper Clips

PAPER CLIPS is the moving and inspiring documentary film that captures how students in the small, rural community of Whitwell, Tennessee responded to lessons about the Holocaust—with a promise to honor every lost soul by collecting one paper clip for each individual exterminated by the Nazis. This inspiring project, which resulted in a memorial railcar filled with 11 million paper clips (representing 6 million Jews and 5 million gypsies, homosexuals and other victims of the Holocaust) which stands permanently in their schoolyard, is an unforgettable lesson of how a committed group of children and educators can change the world one classroom at a time. Linda Hooper, principal of Whitwell Middle School, will be present for a question and answer session.
Co-sponsored by Brushy Fork Institute, Campus Christian Center, Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS), and GEAR UP.
(Free and open to the public)

Location: Phelps Stokes Auditorium

10-14-2008

5:00 p.m.

Second Tuesday Traditional Music Jam Session

All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing old time, traditional music. We will begin with a half-hour slow jam for beginners, then move to playing at regular speed.
(Free and open to the public)(please note earlier time than usual to correspond with the Farmer’s Market)

Locations: Farmer’s Market behind College Square

10-15-08

12:00 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.

Mountain Day at Berea College

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni celebrate Mountain Day with the Appalachian Center-sponsored student group, Bereans For Appalachia. Contact Campus Life at x3290 or emailfor more details on Mountain Day.

Location: Indian Fort Theatre (rain site, Upper Seabury Gym)

10-16-08

8:00 p.m.

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts

Traditional music taken to a whole new level! A talented singer, storyteller, and historian Appalachian folk music, Holt has collected and performed traditional Appalachian music and stories for over 30 years. He and his band, The Lightning Bolts, entertain audiences with their electrifying instrumental wizardry and the warmth and humor of traditional songs.
A Stephenson Memorial Concert, co-sponsored by Berea College Convocations.
(Free and open to the public)

Location: Phelps Stokes Auditorium

10-17-08 to
10-19-08

Celebration of Traditional Music

The Celebration of Traditional Music strives to represent homemade music passed on from person to person in the Appalachian Region and the musicians who play it. Old time string band music, blues, traditional gospel singing, ballads, and acoustic instruments are featured in a family-friendly atmosphere. Berea College’s students, faculty, and staff welcome the public to enjoy this festival of roots music and dancing on our campus. Bring your instruments, feet, and voices, and enjoy the many jam sessions and opportunities to learn how to sing, play, and dance to this music. This year, we’re even offering a special children’s concert on Friday evening.
(Open to the public, some events are free, others have a charge associated. Berea College students free with ID to all events.)
Please see the CTM website for full information on the festival.
Co-sponsored by the Campus Christian Center and EcoVillage.

Location: Berea College campus

11-07-08

7:30 p.m.

Jeff Biggers, Appalachian Heritage Featured Author Reading

Jeff Biggers will be reading in honor of featured author, Don West, for the Appalachian Heritage Featured Author Reading celebrating the fall 2008 issue. Refreshments at 7:30, reading at 8:00 pm.
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Theatre, and Speech Communication.
(Free and open to the public)

Location: Appalachian Center Gallery

11-11-2008

6:00 p.m.

Second Tuesday Old Time Traditional Music Jam Session

All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing old time, traditional music. We will begin with a half-hour slow jam for beginners, then move to playing at regular speed.
(Free and open to the public)

Location: Second floor connector, Bruce-Trades Building

11-20-08

3:00 p.m.

Appalachia: Where is That, and Why Haven’t We Been There?

Filmmakers Jamie Ross and Ross Spears will share excerpts from their latest project, Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People and discuss their philosophy of film as social commentary. This Kentucky premiere of their powerful documentary—to be a prime-time PBS broadcast in 2009—breaks new ground as the first environmental history of any region.
Co-sponsored with Berea College Convocations.
(Free and open to the public)

Location: Phelps Stokes Auditorium

11-21-08

7:00 p.m

Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People, parts 1 & 2

APPALACHIA breaks new ground as the first environmental history of any region — combining the work of scientists such as E. O. Wilson with writers such as Barbara Kingsolver and native storytellers such as Freeman Owle to paint a picture of the region as never seen before. The prime-time PBS broadcast of the four part series in 2009 will shine the national spotlight on the region and its rich natural and human treasures as never before. Berea will be hosting the Kentucky premiere of this groundbreaking series with scenes so powerful that it has been called “pure poetry.” Tonight’s showing will include the first two hours of the broadcast.
Co-sponsored by ESE and Dean’s Office.
(Free and open to the public)

Location: Phelps Stokes Auditorium

11-22-08

3:00 p.m.

Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People, parts 3 & 4

For thirty years the James Agee Film Project, with filmmakers Jamie Ross and Ross Spears, has been producing award-winning films on the culture and history of the American South. Their roots run deep in the region, and their films have repeatedly won wide attention and praise from national audiences, including an academy award nomination. Saturday’s showing of the last two hours of APPALACHIA will conclude the series.
Co-sponsored by ESE and Dean’s Office.
(Free and open to the public)

Location: Phelps Stokes Auditorium

12-09-2008

6:00 p.m.

Second Tuesday Old Time Traditional Music Jam Session

All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing old time, traditional music. We will begin with a half-hour slow jam for beginners, then move to playing at regular speed.
(Free and open to the public)

Location: Second floor connector, Bruce-Trades Building.