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Cultural

EVENTS

Exhibitions and Artalks The 1912 Gallery, Emory Train Depot Fall 2012 Artalks (discussions by the artists of their work and lives as artists) are scheduled at 7:30 pm in the Board of Visitors Lounge, Van Dyke Center. The 1912 Gallery opens for viewing at 6:30 pm before the Artalk and following for a reception with the artist. The 1912 Gallery hours are noon to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday (or by appointment) when the school year is in session. For more information, call 276-944-6866 or email atcoulth@ehc.edu. See inside brochure for full descriptions of the art exhibits.

Artalk: Tuesday, August 28, 7:30 pm Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge

This publication describes educational and cultural happenings that the College

Exhibit: July 28 - Sept. 8 IN•SIGHT•2012 E&H Faculty Biennial Exhibition

EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE is pleased to share with the public. Make an outing of it while taking in an E&H event. Stroll across campus, renowned for its beauty and history, as the

Details of (from left to right): Diving Platform: Hungry Mother Lake II, Charles Goolsby; Dumpster #1, H. Lee Jones; Blue Butterfly, Anna Kaarina Nenonen; Wee Willie, Prince of Whales, Michael Wright.

Memorial Chapel Carillon rings in the hour. Visit The 1912 Gallery in the historic train depot. View works in the permanent collection on exhibit in the Van Dyke Center and see the latest student work in Byars Hall.

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Exhibit: Sept. 18-Oct. 20 (except Oct. 10-13)

Process Josh George, painter Artalk: Monday, Sept. 17, 7:30 pm Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge Crick, 48 x 36 inches, mixed media (oil and acrylic paints, collage, varnish) on wood panel, 2012

For more information and to confirm events contact Office of the Arts Coordinator, 276-944-6846, the Public Relations Office, 276-944-6130, or check the College website. Emory & Henry is a co-sponsor of the Arts Array Series. A complete schedule is available through the Arts Coordinator.

Exhibit: Oct. 30-Dec. 8 (except Nov. 21-24)

Slight Resolve: Recent Woodcuts and Cut Paper Works Jennifer D. Anderson Artalk: Tuesday, October 29, 7:30 pm Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge

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Assault, Jennifer D. Anderson, handcut paper, 13 x 9 inches, 2012

Cover: Helen White and Wayne Henderson

Emory & Henry College FALL 2012 artalks • lectures • concerts • plays • artalks ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED

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August Artalk

IN•SIGHT•2012 E&H Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Tuesday, August 28, 7:30 pm Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge Offered every other academic year, an exhibit by the faculty in the Emory & Henry Art Department is designed to enable students and visitors to appreciate the professional work each faculty member does in his/her field of interest. Exhibitors include Charles W. Goolsby, professor of art and chair of the Art Department, and adjunct professors H. Lee Jones, Anna Kaarina Nenonen and Michael Wright. The Artalk is in conjunction with the exhibit in The 1912 Gallery through September 8. See other side for exhibit information. Free of charge, no reservation required.

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Lectureships & Festival

September Concert

Groseclose Lecture in Biology

Thursday, September 6, 7:30 pm • Memorial Chapel

Monday, September 10, 4:30 pm Wiley Hall Auditorium

Traditional Appalachian Music: Wayne Henderson & Friends

Wayne Henderson is a National Heritage Award recipient honored for his craftsmanship as a luthier and his renowned finger-style Appalachian guitar playing. Sponsored through the National Council for Traditional Arts, the Smithsonian Institute and Office of Arts America, Henderson has toured broadly in the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He is joined by three other performers who each are well known for their stellar Appalachian music renditions: Helen White, award-winning singer, multiinstrumentalist and composer; Herb Key, bass; and Jeff Little, piano. Reservation and admission fee required. See below for information.

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Cooperation and Conflict in Social Amoebae Joan Strassman

Dr. Strassman’s lecture incorporates aspects of genetics, evolutionary biology, organismal biology, and basic research methods. Strassman studies cooperation and cheating in the social amoeba Dictiostelium discoideum, a single-celled variety of slime mold that lives in the soil. She is a biology professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Free of charge, no reservation required.

Concert

The Birth of the Baroque: Treasures from 17th Century Italy Guido’s Ear, Early Music Ensemble

Friday, October 19, 7:30 pm • Memorial Chapel Young Australian-born baroque violin virtuoso Aaron Brown leads this dynamic trio with Dongmyung Ahan, baroque violin, and Gabriel Shuford, harpsichord, in an engaging program that takes the audience on a journey from rowdy Renaissance dance and song to the dazzling virtuosic sonatas and sublime melodies of the Baroque. Based in New York City, Guido’s Ear has performed at the Connecticut Early Music Festival, Vanderbilt University’s Great Aaron Brown, Dongmyung Ahan, Gabriel Shuford Performances, the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and Queens College. Reservation and admission fee required. See below for information.

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Concert

Morningstar Flute Ensemble

Sunday, October 28, 3 pm • Memorial Chapel Expect to hear more than the wellknown C-flute in this ensemble. Morningstar Flute Ensemble is composed of five members of the flute family; the high-pitched piccolo; the C-flute, staple of the flute family and the instrument that comes to mind when “flute” is mentioned; the mellow and sultry alto flute; the low tones of the under-girding bass flute; and the very deep sound of the 6-foot contrabass flute. Morningstar Flute Ensemble was founded in 2006 by Charlotte Ellis, a freelance musician and composer living in Kingsport, Tenn. Reservation and admission fee required. See below for information.

Presentation

Local Authors Writing Appalachia: Three New Books Thursday, September 20, 7:30 pm Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge

Attendees are in for a treat when this panel of seminal figures in the fields of Appalachian studies, social justice and place-based scholarship gather to discuss cross-cutting themes of their recent books (Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia, Helen Lewis; Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia, Stephen L. Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith; The Poco Field: An American Story of Place, Talmage A. Stanley). Readings, conversation and thoughtful reflections make this an event not to be missed. Free of charge, no reservation required.

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Staley Lecture Helen White and Wayne Henderson

Jeff Little

Theatre Performance

Sunday, October 21, 8:15 pm Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge

“Agate Hill to Appomattox” Susan Bates Smith

Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 pm Wiley Hall Auditorium Barbara Bates Smith’s one-woman play is adapted from the works of New York Times bestselling authors Lee Smith, Ron Rash and Allan Gurganus. It features home-front glimpses from varying perspectives of the Civil War— from Lee Smith’s plucky young girl orphaned by the war, to Ron Rash’s young “Lincolnite” wife of a Union soldier under suspenseful threat in Confederate territory, to Allan Gurganus’s “Oldest Living Confederate Widow”—telling amusing and poignant tales from her repertoire. Reservation and admission fee required. See below for information.

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Mark or John, Which Gospel Do We Trust? Stephen L. Harris

Can a careful comparison of the Gospels give Stephen Harris new insight into these old, familiar writings? After 2,000 years, does Christ still meet us as the unexpected one? Prepare to be surprised by the different images of Jesus in the Gospels of John and Mark. Dr. Harris is professor emeritus of humanities and religious studies at California State University and author of numerous books. Free of charge, no reservation required.

31st Annual Literary Festival

Maurice Manning, poet

Thursday, October 25, 2:30, 3:30, 7:30 pm Friday, October 26, 2:30, 3:30 pm Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge Susan Bates Smith

Maurice Manning of Kentucky is the author of four books of poems, the first of which, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 2000. Since then he also has published A Companion to Owls (2004), Bucolics (2007), and The Common Man (2010), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The 31st Literary Festival will include a reading by Manning, three papers about his work, and a public interview with him. Free of charge, no reservation required.

Artalk

Process Josh George, painter

Monday, September 17, 7:30 pm Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge Josh George has always been attracted to the urban landscape. “It holds a different kind of beauty,” says the artist. “The decaying masonry work of time tested dwellings and the dismal skies that surround them. Quilt-like patterns are revealed when you view through these arrangements.” The Artalk is in conjunction with his exhibit in The 1912 Gallery from September 18 to October 20, except October 10 through 13. See other side for exhibit information. Free of charge, no reservation required.

October Theatre Performance

“44 Plays for 44 Presidents” E&H Theatre Department

Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 7:30 pm Sunday, October 7, 3 pm • Wiley Hall Auditorium Emory & Henry’s Theatre Department kicks off its season by getting ready for the upcoming Presidential election. “44 Plays for 44 Presidents,” by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston and Karen Weinberg, is a chronological and often witty look at each of our 44 presidents. This fast-paced play veers wildly from the comic to the tragic, and will leave you wondering where the presidency has been, and where it will go next. Kelly J. G. Bremner serves as stage director and Daniel L. Wheeler as design and technical director. Please note the play contains adult language. Reservation and admission fee required. See below for information.

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Artalk

Slight Resolve: Recent Woodcuts and Cut Paper Works Jennifer D. Anderson Monday, October 29, 7:30 pm Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge

Jennifer Anderson has long dealt with the ephemeral; taking into account the vulnerable, delicate nature of life while gently asserting the persistence of memory. In Slight Resolve, her recent body of work, she extends this emphasis in a new direction through the selection of materials and process. Anderson is professor of art at Hollins University. This Artalk is in conjunction with her exhibit in The 1912 Gallery from October 30 through December 8, except November 21 through 24. See other side for exhibit information. Free of charge, no reservation required.

November Concert

E&H Choirs Fall Concert

Sunday, November 4, 3 pm • Memorial Chapel This fall choral concert features the Emory & Henry College Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Women’s Ensemble, led by conductors Robert Matthews and Christianne Roll and accompanied by Robert Greene. Please join us for a delightful afternoon of choral music. No admission fee, but reservations are required. See below for information.

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Theatre Performance

“The Seagull” E&H Theatre Department

Thursday-Saturday, November 15-17, 7:30 pm Sunday, November 18, 3 pm • Studio Theatre

Maurice Manning

* Ticket/Reservation Information For general admission tickets and/or reservations, contact the E&H Arts Box Office: 276.944.6846 or atcoulth@ehc.edu. Ticket prices: $12 at the door; $10 in advance; $8 for individuals 55 years of age and above, or for students from other institutions. Special Savings On Advanced Tickets: Four tickets may be purchased in advance at the rate of $32 ($8 each). They may be used together or individually through May 15, 2013. All events are free to E&H students and employees. Reservations apply where noted.

Chekhov’s classic “The Seagull” is often considered one of the finest plays ever written. Set in the Russian countryside, these 19th century actors, writers, lovers, and dreamers seek to find the happiness that so often alludes them. Susan Wilder serves as stage director, Tori Williams as scenic designer, and Daniel L. Wheeler as costumes and technical director. Reservation and admission fee required. See below for information.

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December Concert

Christmas at Emory E&H Music Department

Sunday, December 2, 7:30 pm • Memorial Chapel The Emory & Henry Music Department offers this annual holiday program, one that has become a beautiful tradition, eagerly anticipated by participants and audience members alike. Sounds of the holidays are enjoyed in the glow of candles and the beauty of the E&H Memorial Chapel sanctuary. No admission fee, but reservations are required. See below for information.

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