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Palustris Festival Offers Something For Everyone

THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. For four days, 100 events celebrating the visual, literary and performing arts will play out at 30 venues across the Sandhills. Presented by the Arts Council of Moore County, the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area, and PineStraw magazine, the third annual Palustris Festival is scheduled for March 22-25. “I am really excited about the 2012 Palustris Festival, where there is definitely something for everyone,� says Chris Dunn, executive director of the Arts Council. “We have incredible headliners, great art exhibits, wonderful lectures, theater, dance and many more special events. We also have more hands-on events for the young and the more experienced wouldbe artists.� Started in 2010, the Palustris Festival offers a concentration of many diverse and unique cultural performances and events in only four days. PHOTOS BY HANNAH SHARPE/The Pilot The goal of the communitywide Last year’s Palustris Festival offered many diverse and arts festival is to offer events that will attract residents and visitors to unique cultural performances. Moore County while showcasing what makes Moore County unique scenic beauty, our deep-rooted history, unique and special: the artists, musicians and world-class golf, bed and breakfasts to four-star writers we produce locally and attract from all resorts, eclectic restaurants, boutique retailers and over the world, a variety of art galleries, our equestrian events.

          

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 The name “Palustris� (pronounced puh-LUS-tris), part of the Latin name for the longleaf pine, was chosen because of its unique connection to Moore County. One visit to our area and you can’t miss the influence of the longleaf pine. Even the names of our towns, like Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Pinebluff and Whispering Pines, give you a sense of this special connection. In fact, Moore County is home to one of the largest stands of virgin longleaf pine forests in the country (160 acres in the Weymouth WoodsSandhills Nature Preserve called the Boyd RoundTimber Tract), which is also home to the oldest living longleaf pine tree known in the world at more than 463 years old. In keeping with the desire to have the Palustris Festival as accessible as possible, many of the events are free and open to the public. For more information about the Palustris Festival, including ticket information and prices where applicable, visit the Palustris Festival website, www.palustrisfestival.com, or call (910) 692-2787.


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Schedule of Events of landscaping will be held at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public; but donations accepted. Children welcome. Walking shoes recommended. Tours closed in inclement weather. Ball Visitor’s Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3882

Wednesday, March 21 Southern Pines Rotary Palustris Gala 6 p.m. The second annual Palustris Gala will be a formal cocktail party to kick off the 2012 Palustris Festival, and will feature miniperformances by artists participating in the four-day, communitywide arts event. Sponsored by the Southern Pines Rotary Club, funds raised will promote community and international service projects. Tickets: $50. Tickets may be purchased from any Southern Pines Rotarian, The Country Bookshop, or at the door the night of Gala (if available). Belle Meade, 100 Waters Drive, Southern Pines

Thursday, March 22 Secular Art with Sacred Meaning 7:30 a.m. — 9 p.m. Secular Art with Sacred Meaning is an art exhibit that features the works of SCC art instructor Ray Martin. His work is largely allegorical and symbolic in

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Arts in the Garden Sculpture Exhibit, Tours and Lecture 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Enjoy a self-guided strolling tour of the SCC Horticultural Gardens. Sculpture in the gardens will be by artists from across North Carolina. Guided tours of the gardens will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the half hour. A short lecture on the history

8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Friends of the Arboretum invite you to enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the Village Arboretum. Trail maps, designed and illustrated by local artist Susan Edquist, are available at most entrances to the park. In addition, enjoy Art and Nature, an exhibition of sculpture by art students from Moore County Schools, located throughout the Arboretum. The Village Arboretum, which is adjacent to the Pinehurst Village Hall, is part of Rassie Wicker Park and is maintained by the village of Pinehurst, Parks and Recreation Dept. The 35-acre tract is planted with hundreds of native trees and shrubs providing year-round interest. The trail system is perfect for walkers and nature lovers. Many of the trails are wheelchair accessible. Dogs on leash are welcome.

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Beth Roy Paintings & Dian Moore Pottery 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Art exhibit at Campbell House Galleries featuring paintings by Beth Roy and pottery by Dian Moore. Growing up in rural Michigan, artist Beth Roy acquired the foundation that allows her paintings to come to life today. She began riding horses at an early age, and her lifelong relationship with them has allowed her to translate them beautifully. Her works are currently represented in Swansboro, Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Beth and her husband, Tom, live on their farm in Vass. Dian Ellis Moore began her experiences with pottery 33 years ago while living in Ohio. She attended classes at the Cuyahoga School of Art, and by the time the family moved to Pinehurst in 1982, she decided to retire from her career in dental hygiene and work with clay. For 25 years Dian displayed and sold her pottery at Midland Crafters. Her pots were also sold at many crafts shows and at more than 90 shops and galleries in the eastern US. Free and open

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Events From Page 3 to the public. Children welcome. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 6922787

Every Tree Tells a Story Photo Exhibit 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 2010 Landslide: Every Tree Tells a Story traveling photography exhibition featuring 26 images of 12 different locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including photos by Frank Hunter, of the Bleeding Pines in Southern Pines. This traveling photography exhibition features sentinel and specimen trees, allées and boulevards, urban forests, formal and vernacular — things that surround us and are living reminders of our heritage. These trees and tree groupings recall our nation’s past and have the potential to bear witness to coming generations. These natural and living features command the same awe and admiration that our culture bestows upon the arts, architecture and design. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 6922787

A Fine Art of Fractals 10 — 10:50 a.m. Eric Ton, fine arts professor at SCC, will offer a lecture with a multimedia presentation showing, explaining and tracking the development of fractal art. Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations and media. Fractal art is usually created indirectly with the assistance of fractal-generating software, iterating through three phases: setting parameters of appropriate fractal software; executing the possibly lengthy calculation; and evaluating the product. In some cases, other graphics programs are used to further modify the images produced. This is called post-processing. The word “fractal” was coined less than 20 years ago by one of history’s most creative mathematicians, Benoit Mandelbrot,

PAGE 5 whose seminal work, “The Fractal Geometry of Nature,” first introduced and explained concepts underlying this new vision. To view some of Eric Ton’s artwork, visit www.ericton.weebly. com. This lecture is free and open to the public. Clement Dining Room, Dempsey Student Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3878

Artfully Done Exhibit & Open Studios 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. The Exchange Street Gallery at the Artists League of the Sandhills is presenting Artfully Done, featuring paintings in all mediums by members of the League. The Artists League members’ studio spaces will also be open. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-3979

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Double Takes 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Eye Candy Gallery, in partnership with the Sandhills Photography Club and area artists, presents Double Takes. A collaboration of photographers and artists, Double Takes seeks to showcase photography as fine art and the interconnected inspiration between photography and a variety of art media. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Eye Candy Gallery, 275 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 246-2266

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Follow the Leader Art Class 10 a.m. — 1 p.m. With an instructor leading the way, complete a small oil painting to take home with you. The Artists League of the Sandhills will furnish all supplies. Open to anyone with a desire to paint. Space is limited, thus reservations are required. Dress code: Painting clothes. Admission $25. Call to make reservations. Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-3979

Pottery Experience 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Linda and Jim Dalton, of Linda Dalton Pottery Studio, are opening their

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THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. Bella Filati’s customers. The work will be submitted in all knitted and crocheted categories. Vote on your favorite piece. The Italian phrase “bella filati” translates to “beautiful yarn.” Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Bella Filati, 277 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-3528

historical facts about the early life and industry in the Sandhills and the railroad. Marva will explain the reasons you won’t want to leave our area once you get “sand in your shoes.” Children (ages 8 and up) welcome. Cost: $15/adults, seniors; $10/children 12 and under. Tour gift included in price. Reservations required. Call (910) 295-2257 or email reservations@kirktours.com. Tour departs from the Southern Pines Train Station. Southern Pines Train Station, 235 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 295-2257

doors for studio tours, Q and A sessions, kiln openings, throwing demonstrations and a chance to purchase your own bisqued pot, glaze it yourself and then see it being fired in the raku kiln. After a few minutes of cooling, it’s ready to take home! There will be a children’s play area all day with plenty of clay and shaping tools to allow young (or old) Sandhills Community College minds to be as creative as they wish. Free and open to the public. Bring a Arts and Crafts Sale/Exhibit bag lunch and stay a while. 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. This arts and 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Gallery open crafts sale will feature wares made by for tours and shopping. SCC students and faculty. The sale 10 a.m. — 12 p.m. Glaze your New Century Middle School students will present the will include scarves, jewelry, holiday own raku session; $25 for glaze your cards, note cards, toys and more. own raku piece, limit of six people per theatrical musical “Guys and Dolls Jr.” during the festival. Free and open to the public. session, reservations required. 1 p.m. Children welcome. Throwing demonstration. Dempsey Student Center, Sandhills Kirk Tours History Tour of 2 — 4 p.m. Glaze your own raku Community College, 3395 Airport Road, session;$25 for glaze your own raku piece, limit Southern Pines and Aberdeen Pinehurst, (910) 695-3821 of six people per session, reservations required. 10 — 11:15 a.m. Kirk Tours is offering a Linda Dalton Pottery, 250 Oakhurst Vista, special historical windshield tour of Southern Meet the Artists at Broadhurst Gallery West End, (910) 947-5325 Pines and Aberdeen. The 22-year veteran 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. Broadhurst staff and visitMarva Kirk will narrate the motorized tour and ing artists will provide tours, demos and gallery Bella Filati Customer Showcase share local history and facts of our beautiful talks. Possible out-of town visiting artists include Sandhills area. You’ll hear stories about Horse 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. View a dazzling Jim Adams, Judy Cox, Jason Craighead, Linda Country, famous authors, ambassadors and showcase of goods knitted and crocheted by Ruth Dickinson, Jim Gaither and Louis St. Lewis.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 Check online for updates and to preview the artists works: www.broadhurstgallery.com. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Broadhurst Art Gallery and Gardens, 2212 Midland Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-4817

Southern Talk: A Pure Form Of Art (and Gift from God) 11:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Ray Linville, SCC associate professor of English and humanities, will examine Southern speech patterns and describe major influences that have created uniquely regional expressions. Free and open to the public. Clement Dining Room, Dempsey Student Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3867

History Tour of Pinehurst by Kirk Tours 12:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m. Marva Kirk of Kirk Tours will narrate this motorized, historical windshield tour of Pinehurst, sharing local history and facts of our beautiful Home of American Golf. You will hear stories, history and historical facts about famous people, the cottages, hotels, generals, Pinehurst Winery, the Casino and many more, including Annie Oakley, who lived here for seven years. Come on this tour to learn how “we protect the past, preserve the future and slow down time just a little bit.”

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Children (ages 8 and up) welcome. Cost: $15/adults, seniors; $10/children 12 and under. Tour gift included in price. Reservations required. Call (910) 295-2257 or email reservations@kirktours.com. Tour departs from the Pinehurst Theatre Building. Pinehurst Theatre Building, 90 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-2257

Little Orphan Annie Anglo Saxon Junk and Scat Band 1 — 2 p.m. Join award-winning writer and poet Stephen Smith and two of his musical friends, Larry Allen and Rick Smith, for a lively combination of poetry and song, all with a distinct local flavor. Be prepared to sing along and laugh out loud. Free and open to the public. Dempsey Student Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 246-5361

The Sistah Reading Club: The Help 2:30 — 3:30 p.m. Join Gwendolyn Russell and Alfreda Stroman of The Sistah Reading Club as they lead a literary analysis of AfricanAmerican women working domestically for

THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. white Southern families. Review themes from the book “The Help,’ by Kathryn Stockett, racism, moral issues and civil rights. Free and open to the public. Clement Dining Room, Dempsey Student Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3872

Gallery Talk: Secular Art With Sacred Meaning 4 — 5 p.m. Virtually all art in various cultures manifested as conversations with the divine, until the industrial revolution in the West. During a time of increased secularism, there are still artists passionate about expressing truths of the spirit. This lecture will take place in the Teresa Woods Reading Room, then lead to a gallery tour in Hastings Gallery, featuring artwork by Ray Martin. Free and open to the public. Teresa Woods Reading Room and Hastings Gallery at Sandhills Community College Boyd Library, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3879

Rooster’s Wife Presents Folk Singer Peggy Seeger in Concert 6:46 — 9 p.m. Peggy Seeger is a historic figure in American folk music. Playing six instruments, Ms. Seeger is a song-maker, folk singer and activist from the world famous Seeger family. This will be her last U.S. tour. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $15/advance,

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$18/at door. Children under 12 free. Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-7502

History of Beach Music and the Shag 7 — 9 p.m. More details TBD. Admission: $10 (includes refreshments) Aberdeen Recreation Station, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen, (910) 944-7275

Ava Gardner Film Festival 7:30 p.m. Born in tiny Grabtown, N.C., in 1922 to poor farmers, Ava Gardner became one of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies. The Sunrise Theater will host a variety of her best films. Tonight: “Barefoot Contessa’ (1954; 128 min.) Admission: $7. Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-8501

Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo 8 — 9:30 p.m. The Arts Council of Moore County presents a special opening night concert for the Palustris Festival featuring the Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo. Join us for an inspired and intimate evening of duo performance from NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis and his Quartet’s longtime pianist, Joey Calderazzo. While their paired evolution

has been a brightness at the core of an adventurous band that itself has added light and heat to the music of its time, on their spectacular duo collaboration “Songs of Mirth and Melancholy,” Marsalis and Calderazzo reveal an ever deepening musical relationship and provide the listener with a glimpse into their musical journey. Tickets: $25/in advance, $35/at door. Tickets available at www.palustrisfestival.com or at the Arts Council Campbell House office, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Pinecrest High School R.E. Lee Auditorium, 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines

Friday, March 23 Secular Art with Sacred Meaning 7:30 a.m. — 9 p.m. Secular Art with Sacred Meaning is an art exhibit that features the works of SCC art instructor Ray Martin. His work is largely allegorical and symbolic in content and conjures meaning in a manner parallel to the logic of dreams. Ray’s work includes mixed media paintings and constructions as well as oil and watercolor pieces. Hastings Gallery at Sandhills Community College Boyd Library, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3879

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Continuing Education Art & Photography Classes Hastings Art Gallery Jazz Band, Choir, Ensemble and Student Performances Christmas, Valentine’s Day & Veteran’s Day Concerts Summer Concerts on the Green Ruth Pauley Lecture Series Art in the Gardens


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Arts in the Garden Sculpture Exhibit and Walking Tour

8 a.m.— 5 p.m. Enjoy a self-guided strolling tour of the SCC Horticultural Gardens. Sculpture in the gardens will be by North Carolina artists. Guided tours of the gardens will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the half hour. Free and open to the public; donations accepted. Children welcome. Walking shoes recommended. Tours closed in inclement weather. Ball Visitor’s Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3882

Village Arboretum Self-Guided Walking Tour

8 a.m.— 5 p.m. Friends of the Arboretum invite you to enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the Village Arboretum. Trail maps, designed and illustrated by local artist Susan Edquist, are available at most entrances to the park. In addition, enjoy Art and Nature, an exhibition of sculpture by art students from Moore County Schools, located throughout the Arboretum. The 35-acre tract is planted with hundreds of native trees and shrubs providing yearround interest. The trail system is perfect for walkers and nature lovers. Many of the trails are wheelchair accessible. Dogs on leash are welcome. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Walking shoes are helpful. Village Arboretum, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-1900

Beth Roy Paintings and Dian Moore Pottery 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Art exhibit at Campbell House Galleries featuring paintings by Beth Roy and pottery by Dian Moore. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 692-2787

Every Tree Tells a Story Photo Exhibit

9 a.m. — 5 p.m. The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 2010 Landslide: Every Tree Tells a Story traveling photography exhibition featuring 26 images of 12 different locations in the US and Puerto Rico, including photos by Frank Hunter of the Bleeding Pines in Southern Pines. This traveling photography exhibition features sentinel and specimen trees, allées and boulevards, urban forests, formal and vernacular — things that surround us and are living reminders of our heritage. These trees and tree groupings recall our nation’s past and have the potential to bear witness to coming generations. Free and open to the public. Children welcome.

THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 692-2787

A Pressing Matter 10 — 10:50 a.m. Join Nancy Heilman for a fun-filled and informative demonstration on the Victorian art of pressing flowers. Learn how to press flowers, learn to preserve your favorite blossoms, and learn to use pressed material for stationery and/or framing. Free and open to the public. Ball Visitor’s Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 246-4138

holiday cards, note cards, toys and more. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Dempsey Student Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3821

submitted in all knitted and crocheted categories. Vote on your favorite piece. The Italian phrase “bella filati” translates to “beautiful yarn.” Children welcome. Bella Filati, 277 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-3528

Artfully Done Exhibit & Open Studios

Perspectives on the Civil War — 150 Years Later

10 a.m. — 4 p.m. The Exchange Street Gallery at the Artists League of the Sandhills is presenting Artfully Done, featuring paintings in all mediums by members of the League. The Artists League members’ studio spaces will also be open. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-3979

Pottery Experience 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Linda and Jim Dalton, of Linda Dalton Pottery Studio, are opening their doors for studio tours, Q and A sessions, kiln openings, throwing demonstrations and a chance to purchase your own bisqued pot, glaze it yourself and then see it being fired in the kiln. After a few minutes of cooling, it’s ready to take home! There will be a children’s play area all day with plenty of clay and shaping tools. Free and open to CONTRIBUTED the public. e Th re ctu le ’s st Vivian R. Jacobson ay. 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. ho ll wi om al Sh th Temple Be 4 p.m. Frid at n Gallery open for tours tio ilia nc co Re Chagall Windows of and shopping 10 a.m. A true kiln opening. The kiln will be opened after firing for 20 hours at 2,300 Fusions of Cultures: degrees and cooling for 40 hours. These pieces, which include a large variety of The Spirit of Argyll America Revealed decorative functional work, will be for sale. 10 — 10:50 a.m. This lecture is based on 12 p.m. Throwing demonstration. the book “Fusions of Cultures — The Spirit of 2 — 4 p.m. Glaze your own raku session; Argyll America Revealed,” by Ernest Gilchrist. $25 for glaze your own raku piece, limit of six This book speaks of the history and growth of people per session, reservations required. the Southeast, specifically North Carolina. It Linda Dalton Pottery, 250 Oakhurst Vista, connects the roots and heritage of the Native West End, (910) 947-5325 American and African culture to the Scottish and “Argyll” travelers that planted roots and left Double Takes behind the residue of a rich and painted past. 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Eye Candy Gallery, in From the “Tar Heel” origins, tea colored rivers, partnership with the Sandhills Photography Club to the longleaf pine, and the life and works of and area artists, presents Double Takes. A Paul Green, Gilchrist paints a vivid history collaboration of photographers and artists, entwining his own life with the lives of many Double Takes seeks to showcase photography pioneers before. as fine art and the interconnected inspiration Free and open to the public. between photography and a variety of art Clement Dining Room, Dempsey Student media. Children welcome. Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Eye Candy Gallery, 275 NE Broad St., Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3879 Southern Pines, (910) 246-2266

Sandhills Community College Arts and Crafts Sale/Exhibit 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. This arts and crafts sale will feature wares made by SCC students and faculty. The sale will include scarves, jewelry,

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Bella Filati Customer Showcase 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. View a dazzling showcase of goods knitted and crocheted by Bella Filati’s customers. The work will be

11 — 11:50 a.m. Lecture led by Abbe Allen DeBolt. See the Civil War through the eyes of two soldiers, Lt. John Gillis of the 64 Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Confederate soldier James Wallace of Missouri. Free and open to the public. Children (ages 10 and up) welcome. Clement Dining Room, Dempsey Student Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3864

Meet the Artists at Broadhurst Gallery 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. Broadhurst staff and visiting artists will provide tours, demos and gallery talks. Possible out-of town visiting artists include Jim Adams, Judy Cox, Jason Craighead, Linda Ruth Dickinson, Jim Gaither and Louis St. Lewis. For updates and to preview the artists works, visit www.broadhurstgallery.com. Children welcome. Broadhurst Art Gallery and Gardens, 2212 Midland Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-4817

Kirk Tours History Tour Of Southern Pines and Aberdeen 11:30 a.m. — 12:45 p.m. Kirk Tours is offering a special historical windshield tour of Southern Pines and Aberdeen. The 22-year veteran Marva Kirk will narrate the motorized tour and share local history and facts of our beautiful Sandhills area. You’ll hear stories about Horse country, famous authors, ambassadors and historical facts about the early life and industry in the Sandhills, and the railroad. Marva will explain the reasons you won’t want to leave our area once you get “sand in your shoes.” Children (ages 8 and up) welcome. Cost: $15/adults, seniors; $10/children 12 and under. Tour gift included in price. Reservations required. Call (910) 295-2257 or email reservations@kirktours.com. Tour departs from the Southern Pines Train Station. Southern Pines Train Station, 235 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 295-2257

A Celtic Concert 12 — 1:15 p.m. The SCC Music Department presents an eclectic and unique celebration of Celtic music featuring both faculty and student ensembles and soloists. Experience the rich tradition of Ireland, Scotland and Wales with both a traditional and contemporary twist. Admission: Free and open to the public. Children (ages 6 and up) welcome. Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3828

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Events From Page 8 Peggy Seeger: A Feminist View Of Anglo-American Songs 1 p.m. Presented by The Rooster’s Wife and The Country Bookshop, the role of folk music in the lives of women will be discussed in a historic context by Peggy Seeger, as one who has lived the folk revival and continues to promote music today. Tickets: $15/in advance, $18/at door. Children (ages 12 and up) welcome. Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-7502

Rock ‘n’ Roll: The First Decade 2 — 3:15 p.m. Dr. John Turner gives a multi-media presentation on rock ‘n’ roll music (1955-1964). There will be plenty of music with an emphasis on this genre’s impact on American culture: the economy, fashion, religion and the music business. It was a time when popular music fought with rock ‘n’ roll, and what a battle it was! This lecture is free and open to the public. Clement Dining Room, Dempsey Student Center, Sandhills Community College 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3879

Kirk Tours History Tour of Pinehurst 2 — 3:15 p.m. Marva Kirk of Kirk Tours will narrate the motorized, historical windshield tour of Pinehurst, sharing local history and facts of our beautiful Home of American Golf. You will hear stories, history and historical facts about famous people, the cottages, hotels, generals, Pinehurst Winery, the Casino and many more, including Annie Oakley, who lived here for seven years. Come on this tour of Pinehurst to learn how “we protect the past, preserve the future and slow down time just a little bit.” Children (ages 8 and up) welcome. Cost: $15/adults, seniors; $10/children 12 and under. Tour gift included in price. Reservations required. Call (910) 295-2257 or email reservations@kirktours.com. Tour departs from the Pinehurst Theatre Building.

THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. Pinehurst Theatre Building, 90 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-2257

Introduction to Our Temple 3:30 — 4 p.m. Take a half-hour tour of the Temple Beth Shalom, prior to Vivian Jacobson’s lecture, The Chagall Windows of Reconcilation. The tour will emphasize the Temple’s religious objects, Torah scrolls, prayer books, Eternal light, and other ceremonial Jewish objects. Free and open to the public. Children (ages 5+) welcome. Temple Beth Shalom, 131 Jackson Springs Road, Foxfire, (910) 673-5224

The Chagall Windows of Reconciliation 4 — 5 p.m. Sponsored by the N.C. Humanities Council, lecturer Vivian R. Jacobson will present a lecture titled The Chagall Windows of Reconciliation — St. Stephan Church, Mainz, Germany, that will focus on the windows designed by artist Marc Chagall as a sign of reconciliation for France and Germany and for Christians and Jews. Jacobson will give a detailed analysis of the artwork as it coincides with Chagall’s passion for the Bible. This presentation is meant to bring the message that Chagall has sent to the world in all of his artworks: hope, peace, reconciliation and love. Time for questions and answers will be allowed immediately following the lecture. In addition, a book signing and sale will be available. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Temple Beth Shalom, 131 Jackson Springs Road, Foxfire Village, (910) 673-5224

‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’ 7 — 8:30 p.m. This theatrical musical production of “Guys and Dolls Jr.” will feature the New Century Middle School students. Tickets: $5/adults, $3/children. New Century Middle School, 1577 Union Church Road, Cameron, (910) 947-1301

JAZZ: Wolff Brothers 7 — 9 p.m. Brothers Joshua and David Michael Wolff, conductor of the Carolina Philharmonic, both began their studies as classical pianists. As a teenager, Joshua was gradually drawn into the language of jazz and

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never turned back. For the past two decades, they’ve pursued parallel careers as performing artists worldwide, but have never given a concert together — until now. The brothers will be on two grands in jazz, classical, pop and crossover repertoire, backed up by bass and drums. Beloved, ever-witty radio personality Billy Bag ‘o Donuts (WIOZ-AM 550) will join the musicians onstage to offer a running commentary on the performance, sure to entertain! From Mozart and Ravel to Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Art Tatum, Fats Waller and jazz standards — this is a night to remember. Tickets: $20/adults, $10/children. Children (ages 12 and up) welcome. Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 687-4746

Ava Gardner Film Festival 7:30 p.m. Born in tiny Grabtown, N.C., in 1922 to poor farmers, Ava Gardner became one of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies. The Sunrise Theater will host a variety of her best films. Tonight: “On the Beach” (1959; 134 min.) Admission: $7. Children (ages 11 and up) welcome. Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-8501

Rooster’s Wife Concert — An Evening with Brother Sun 8:30 — 10 p.m. Following the tradition of folk music, Brother Sun creates three-part harmony from a background of gospel, blues and traditional and modern songwriting. Tickets: $15/advance, $18/at door. Children under 12 free. Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-7502

Saturday, March 24 Secular Art with Sacred Meaning 7:30 a.m. — 9 p.m. Secular Art with Sacred Meaning is an art exhibit that features the works of SCC art instructor Ray Martin. His work is largely allegorical and symbolic in content and conjures meaning in a manner parallel to the logic of dreams. Ray’s work includes mixed media paintings and constructions as well as oil and watercolor pieces. Hastings Gallery at Sandhills Community College Boyd Library, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 695-3879

Save Our Sandhills Events 9 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. There is a “web of connection” through life: a web between past

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A Pinehurst Tradition Spring Matinee Races Celebrating 63 Years

April 1st, 2012

Come join us for a day of fun at Pinehurst Harness Track! 8 Exciting Races Pick-A-Winner Contest For Each Race Food Concession By Talbert’s Catering

Gates on Monticello Dr. open at 11am Route 5 entrance for VIP and Rail Side Parking Opening Ceremonies begin at 1pm Adults - $5 Children under 12 - Free Sponsored by The Village of Pinehurst Parks & Recreation Dept and The Pinehurst Driving and Training Club


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and present, a web between plant life and animal life to create an ecosystem, a web between mankind and nature. The grass-roots organization Save Our Sandhills celebrates those webs of connection that create sense from chaos, thereby making our lives more meaningful and enjoyable. All Save Our Sandhills events located in the Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines, (910) 315-1233

Nature Photography Exhibit by David Blevins 9 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a celebration of North Carolina’s natural landscapes through the photographic display of David Blevins. Items will be offered for sale. Wild North Carolina Author and Photographer 9:30 —11 a.m. Author Michael Schafale and nature photographer David Blevins will discuss their book, “Wild North Carolina,” illuminating our state’s natural communities and highlighting the reasons plants and animals are found where they are, with a special focus on the Sandhills. Autographed books will be offered for sale. Eating Wild: Terry Sharpe 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Terry Sharpe, a wildlife biologist and forester who spent 30 years working with the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, will describe the joys of reconnecting with a more natural way of life. Considering the great outdoors to be one big dinner plate, he will discuss favorites on his menu, provide guidelines on finding and preparing them, and bring samples to taste. Live Bluegrass by Joe and Abbey and Friends 12:30 — 1:30 p.m. Traditional bluegrass music by Joe and Abbey and Friends. Refreshments will be served. Children (ages 12 and up) welcome. Looking for Longleaf: Lawrence Earley 1:30 — 3 p.m. Lawrence Earley, writer, photographer and former editor of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine, will discuss his book, “Looking for Longleaf.” Having the ability to bring the past to life, he will explain how the longleaf pine ecosystem was exploited, the problems with regeneration of the pines and the renewed commitment needed to help this biodiverse ecosystem thrive. Autographed books for sale. Photographing Nature: David Blevins 3 — 4:30 p.m. David Blevins, a nature photographer and forest ecologist, will describe how patterns in landscapes help people see familiar places in a new way and new places with a sense of familiarity.

THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. Live Bluegrass by Joe and Abbey and Friends 4:30 — 5:30 p.m. Traditional bluegrass music by Joe and Abbey and Friends. Refreshments from The Fresh Market and Nature’s Own will be served. Donations accepted. Dress is casual. Children (ages 12 and up) welcome. All Save Our Sandhills events located in the Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines, (910) 315-1233

Textile Exhibit at Shaw House 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. The Moore County Historical Association will exhibit 19th century needlework on the Shaw House property. Vintage quilts, samplers, clothing and needlework tools, such as gold and silver thimbles, will be on display. Articles on loan from a private collection for this oneday event. Suggested donation: $2. Children welcome. Walking shoes suggested. Shaw House, 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines, (910) 692-2051

Artfully Done Exhibit & Open Studios 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. The Exchange Street Gallery at the Artists League of the Sandhills is presenting Artfully Done, featuring paintings in all mediums by members of the League. The Artists League members’ studio spaces will also be open. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen, (910) 9443979

Arts In The Arboretum

(kits furnished) and watch a kite-flying demonstration in the Meadow. Doug Berky Performs With Life-Sized Puppets 11 a.m. Puppets take the stage with wellknown puppeteer Doug Berky. Life-sized puppets represent characters from the World’s Wisdom Stories: The Lion and the Mouse, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and more.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 The Golf Capital Chorus 3 p.m. Barbershop at its best! Located in the Magnolia Garden. All Arts in the Arboretum events Located at the Village Arboretum, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-1900

Double Takes 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Eye Candy Gallery, in partnership with the Sandhills Photography Club and area artists, presents Double Takes. A collaboration of photographers and artists, Double Takes seeks to showcase photography as fine art and the interconnected inspiration between photography and a variety of art media. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Eye Candy Gallery, 275 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 246-2266

Every Tree Tells a Story Photo Exhibit 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 2010 Landslide: Every Tree Tells a Story traveling photography exhibition featuring 26 images of 12 different locations in the US and Puerto Rico, including photos by Frank Hunter, of the Bleeding Pines in Southern Pines. This photography exhibition features sentinel and specimen trees, allées and boulevards, urban forests, formal and vernacular — things that surround us and are living reminders of our heritage. These trees and tree groupings recall our nation’s past and have the potential to bear witness to coming generations. These natural and living features command the same awe and admiration that our culture bestows upon the arts, architecture and design. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 692-2787

8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Friends of the Arboretum and the Pinehurst Parks HANNAH SHARPE/The Pilot and Recreation Dept. invite you to enjoy a day celebrating the arts and Skip Ragland leads a tour at Sandhills Horticultural the natural beauty of the Arboretum in Gardens during last year’s festival. the historic village of Pinehurst. Trail maps are provided at most entrances. Picnic in the Park Follow the Leader Art Class All events are free to the public. Children 12 p.m. Bring your lunch basket and a 10 a.m. — 1 p.m. With an instructor welcome. Walking shoes are helpful. leading the way, complete a small oil painting All Arts in the Arboretum events located at The blanket (drinks provided). to take home with you. The Artists League of the Village Arboretum, 395 Magnolia Road, D.R.U.M. Ensemble Sandhills will furnish all supplies. Pinehurst, (910) 295-1900 12 p.m. West Pine Middle School’s D.R.U.M. Open to anyone with a desire to paint. Space Ensemble is an interactive performance directed is limited, thus reservations are required. Dress Village Arboretum Self-Guided by Marci Houseman. The audience is invited to code: Painting clothes. Admission $25. Call to Walking Tour drum with the students. make reservations. 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Includes Art and Nature, Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange an exhibition of sculpture by art students from Where the Wild Things Are, An St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-3979 Moore County Schools, located throughout the Adventure Trail Hunt Arboretum. 1 p.m. A woodland garden adventure trail Pottery Experience hunt for children under 12. Follow the clues and Pine Cone Sculpture Session 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Linda and Jim Dalton, of win a prize! 10 a.m. Led by artist Barbara Sickenberger, Linda Dalton Pottery Studio, are opening their make a pine cone sculpture to take home doors for studio tours, Q and A sessions, kiln Woodcarving and Basket-Making (supplies furnished). Open for all ages. openings, throwing demonstrations and a Demonstrations chance to purchase your own bisqued pot, 1 — 4 p.m. Woodcarving demonstration Design, Make and Fly a Kite (birds, flowers, etc.) and pine needle basket10 a.m. Come fly a kite! Design your own see EVENTS, page 11 making in the Magnolia Garden.


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Events From Page 10 glaze it yourself and then see it being fired in the raku kiln. After a few minutes of cooling, it’s ready to take home! There will be a children’s play area all day with plenty of clay and shaping tools to allow young (or old) minds to be as creative as they wish. All events are geared to adults and children of all ages. Free and open to the public. Bring a bag lunch and stay a while. 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Gallery open for tours and shopping. 10 a.m. — 12 p.m. Glaze your own raku session; $25 for glaze your own raku piece, limit of six people per session, reservations required. 1 p.m. Throwing demonstration. 2 — 4 p.m. Glaze your own raku session; $25 for glaze your own raku piece, limit of six people per session, reservations required. Linda Dalton Pottery, 250 Oakhurst Vista, West End, (910) 947-5325

Bella Filati Customer Showcase 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. View a dazzling showcase of goods knitted and crocheted by Bella Filati’s customers. The work will be submitted in all knitted and crocheted categories. Vote on your favorite piece. The Italian phrase “bella filati” translates to “beautiful yarn.” Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Bella Filati, 277 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-3528

Beth Roy Paintings and Dian Moore Pottery 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Art exhibit at Campbell House Galleries featuring paintings by Beth Roy and pottery by Dian Moore. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 692-2787

Longleaf Cultural Theater Ensemble 10 — 11 a.m. An introduction to “cultural theater” features new performance pieces by this multi-arts ensemble. Performers include: Ray Owen (actor, writer

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THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. and creative director), Brady Beck (photographer and filmmaker), Rod Brower and Together-N-Unity Choir, Ryan Book (guitarist and composer), Abigail Dowd (actress and singer/songwriter), Diana Turner-Forte (principal dancer and choreographer), Caroline Young (photographer) and Carolina Performing Arts Center’s resident company, DanceFusion. Tickets: $5/in advance, $7/at Door. Tickets available for purchase at www.palustrisfestival. com. Children welcome. Carolina Performing Arts Center, 670 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 995-4754

Kirk Tours History Tour Of Southern Pines and Aberdeen 10 — 11:15 a.m. Kirk Tours is offering a special historical windshield tour of Southern Pines and Aberdeen. The 22-year veteran Marva Kirk will narrate the motorized tour and share local history and facts of our beautiful Sandhills area. You’ll hear stories about Horse Country, famous authors, ambassadors and historical facts about the early life and industry in the Sandhills and the railroad. Marva will explain the reasons you won’t want to leave our area once you get “sand in your shoes.” Children (ages 8 and up) welcome. Cost: $15/adults, seniors; $10/children 12 and under. Tour gift included in price. Reservations required. Call (910) 295-2257 or email reservations@kirktours.com. Tour departs from the Southern Pines Train Station. Southern Pines Train Station, 235 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 295-2257

Seagrove Area Potters Sale, Demo and Talk 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. While viewing the art exhibit at Campbell House Galleries, enjoy watching Seagrove Area potters Jeff Brown, Bobbie Thomas and Dan Triece as they demonstrate on the potters wheel and speak with the public about their craft. Potters will also be selling their wares on-site. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 692-2787

Meet the Artists at Broadhurst Gallery 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. Broadhurst staff and visiting artists will provide tours, demos and

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gallery talks. Possible out-of-town visiting artists include Jim Adams, Judy Cox, Jason Craighead, Linda Ruth Dickinson, Jim Gaither and Louis St. Lewis. Visit www.broadhurstgallery.com for updates and to preview the artists works. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Broadhurst Art Gallery and Gardens, 2212 Midland Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-4817

History Tour of Pinehurst by Kirk Tours 12:30 — 1:45 p.m. Marva Kirk of Kirk Tours will narrate the motorized, historical windshield tour of Pinehurst, sharing local history and facts of our beautiful Home of American Golf. You will hear stories, history and historical facts about famous people, the cottages, hotels, generals, Pinehurst Winery, the Casino and many more, including Annie Oakley, who lived here for seven years. Come on this tour to learn how “we protect the past, preserve the future and slow down time just a little bit.” Children (ages 8 and up) welcome. Cost: $15/adults, seniors; $10/children 12 and under. Tour gift included in price. Reservations required. Call (910) 295-2257 or email reservations@kirktours.com. Tour departs from the Pinehurst Theatre Building. Pinehurst Theatre Building, 90 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-2257

PACK in the Park 2 — 4 p.m. PACK stands for Palustris Activities for Children and Kids, thus PACK in the Park will include a lot of activities for children at Aberdeen Lake Park. More detailed information coming soon. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Aberdeen Recreation Station, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen, (910) 944-7275

Ava Gardner Film Festival 2:30 p.m. Born in tiny Grabtown, N.C., in 1922 to poor farmers, Ava Gardner became one of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies. The Sunrise Theater will host a variety of her best films. This afternoon: “Showboat” (1951; 108 min.) Admission: $7. Children (ages 11 and up) welcome.

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Holy Songs of Joy 3 — 4:30 p.m. Religious masterworks choral concert with orchestra and soloists based on the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Easter). Tickets: $10 (Children under 12 and active military free). Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1517 Luther Way, Southern Pines, (910) 692-2662

Digital Art 4 — 5 p.m. In this Artists League lecture, multimedia artist J.J. Love explains what digital art is, how it is created, and how to view it. Reservations requested. Children welcome. Free and open to the public. Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-3979

Longleaf Cultural Theater Ensemble 4 — 5 p.m. An introduction to “cultural theater” features new performance pieces by this multi-arts ensemble. Performers include: Ray Owen (actor, writer and creative director), Brady Beck (photographer and filmmaker), Rod Brower and Together-N-Unity Choir, Ryan Book (guitarist and composer), Abigail Dowd (actress and singer/songwriter), Diana Turner-Forte (principal dancer and choreographer), Caroline Young (photographer) and Carolina Performing Arts Center’s resident company, DanceFusion. Tickets: $5/in advance, $7/at door. Purchase tickets at www.palustrisfestival.com. Kids welcome. Carolina Performing Arts Center, 670 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 995-4754

Guitarist Ryan Book in Concert 5 — 6 p.m. Classical guitarist Ryan Book will perform original compositions and works by Villa-Lobos, Bach, Barrios and Dyens. A reception will immediately follow the concert. Admission: $10. Children (ages 6 and up) welcome. Weymouth Center, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 692-6261

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Moore County Concert Band

From Page 11 Letters to Anna 6 — 7 p.m. This lecture is a remembrance of Stonewall Jackson by his wife and North Carolinian, Anna. The event includes a reading of his actual letters from during the war, ending in his tragic death in May 1863. Tickets: $5/adults. Free for children under 12. Children welcome. Malcolm Blue Farm, 1177 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen, (910) 315-5967

Night of Splendid Liars 7 — 9 p.m. PineStraw magazine and The Country Bookshop are pleased to bring you “The Night of Glorious Lies and Other Tall Tales,” an evening of gifted storytellers each trying to outdo the other in a spirited roundelay that’s bound to produce laughter and tears. In a down-home celebration of the oral arts and traditional storytelling, we’ll feature five superb verbal illusionists and even invite members of the audience to try to top our talltalking pros. There will be great verbal dialogue and bluegrass music, too — all for the price of a donation to the arts. Admission: $10. Children welcome. Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-7502

Pinecrest Choirs in Concert 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. Brownson Presbyterian Church and Pinecrest High School Choral Department present the Pinecrest Chamber Ensemble and Sotta Voce in concert. The concert, led by Erin Plisco, will feature a variety of choral works, both secular and sacred. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Brownson Presbyterian Church, 330 S. May St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-6252

Ava Gardner Film Festival 7:30 p.m. Born in tiny Grabtown, N.C., in 1922 to poor farmers, Ava Gardner became one of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies. The Sunrise Theater will host a variety of her best films. Tonight: “Barefoot Contessa” (1954; 128 min.) Admission: $7. Children (age 11 and up) welcome. Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-8501

Sunday, March 25 Village Arboretum Self-Guided Walking Tour

8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Friends of the Arboretum invite you to enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the Village Arboretum. Trail maps are available at most entrances to the park. In addition, enjoy Art and Nature, an exhibition of sculpture by art students from

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Brother Sun brings its three-part harmony to The Rooster’s Wife during Palustris. Moore County Schools, located throughout the Arboretum. The 35-acre tract is planted with hundreds of native trees and shrubs providing year-round interest. The trail system is perfect for walkers and nature lovers. Many of the trails are wheelchair accessible. Dogs on leash are welcome. Free and open to the public.Children welcome. Walking shoes are helpful. Village Arboretum, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-1900

Artfully Done Exhibit & Open Studios 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. The Exchange Street Gallery at the Artists League of the Sandhills is presenting Artfully Done, featuring paintings in all mediums by members of the League. The Artists League members’ studio spaces will also be open. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen, (910) 944-3979

Double Takes 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Eye Candy Gallery, in partnership with the Sandhills Photography Club and area artists, presents Double Takes. A collaboration of photographers and artists, Double Takes seeks to showcase photography as fine art and the interconnected inspiration between photography and a variety of art media. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Eye Candy Gallery, 275 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 246-2266

Pottery Experience 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Linda and Jim Dalton, of Linda Dalton Pottery Studio, are opening their doors for studio tours, Q and A sessions, kiln openings, throwing demonstrations and a chance to purchase your own bisqued pot, glaze it yourself and then see it being fired in the raku kiln. After a few minutes of cooling, it’s ready to take home! 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Gallery open for tours and shopping. 10 a.m. — 12 p.m. Glaze your own raku session; $25 for glaze your own raku piece, limit of 6 people per session, reservations required.

2 — 4 p.m. Glaze your own raku session;$25 for glaze your own raku piece, limit of 6 people per session, reservations required. Linda Dalton Pottery, 250 Oakhurst Vista, West End, (910) 947-5325

Every Tree Tells a Story Photo Exhibit 1 — 4 p.m. The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 2010 Landslide: Every Tree Tells a Story traveling photography exhibition featuring 26 images of 12 different locations in the US and Puerto Rico, including photos by Frank Hunter, of the Bleeding Pines in Southern Pines. This traveling photography exhibition features sentinel and specimen trees, allées and boulevards, urban forests, formal and vernacular — things that surround us and are living reminders of our heritage. Free and open to the public. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 692-2787

Beth Roy Paintings & Dian Moore Pottery 1 — 4 p.m. Art exhibit at Campbell House Galleries featuring paintings by Beth Roy and pottery by Dian Moore. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 692-2787

Kirk Tours History Tour of Southern Pines and Aberdeen 1:30 — 2:45 p.m. Kirk Tours is offering a special historical windshield tour of Southern Pines and Aberdeen. The 22-year veteran Marva Kirk will narrate the motorized tour and share local history and facts of our beautiful Sandhills area. You’ll hear stories about horse country, famous authors, ambassadors and historical facts about the early life and industry in the Sandhills and the railroad. Marva will explain the reasons you won’t want to leave our area once you get “sand in your shoes.” Children (ages 8 and up) welcome. Cost: $15/adults, seniors; $10/children 12 and under. Tour gift included in price. Reservations required. Call (910) 295-2257 or email reservations@kirktours.com. Tour departs from the Southern Pines Train Station. Southern Pines Train Station, 235 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 295-2257

2 — 3 p.m. This “old-time” concert in the park by the Moore County Concert Band features overtures and orchestral transcriptions, virtuoso soloists, novelties and the stirring music of John Philip Sousa. Featured on this concert will be the overture to Franz von Suppè’s opera Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna, and the music of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. Trombone soloist Harold McKinney will perform Arthur Pryor’s “The Supervisor” and Mary Ann Groff-Neiman and Soo Goh will perform Mendelssohn’s ‘Concertpiece No. 2 for Two Clarinets.’ The Moore County Concert Band is directed by David Seiberling, retired director of bands at Union Pines High School. Special guest conductor for this program will be Marcus Neiman, of Medina, Ohio, in the guise of John Philip Sousa himself. Free and open to the public. Children are welcome. Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort, 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, (910) 245-7267

Ava Gardner Film Festival 2:30 p.m. Born in tiny Grabtown, N.C., in 1922 to poor farmers, Ava Gardner became one of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies. The Sunrise Theater will host a variety of her best films. This afternoon: On the Beach (1959; 134 min.) Admission: $7. Children, 11+ years, welcome. Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-8501

Traditional Gullah Folk Music & Stories 3 — 4 p.m. The Gullah Lady, (aka Sharon Cooper-Murray), will present the history, stories and music of the South Carolina Lowcountry Gullah people with whom Pat Conroy worked and wrote about in the The Water is Wide. This program is presented in conjunction with the library’s annual Author Read Series featuring Conroy and is sponsored by the Friends of the Southern Pines Library. Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, (910) 6928235

History Tour of Pinehurst by Kirk Tours 3:30 — 4:45 p.m. Marva Kirk will narrate the historical windshield tour of Pinehurst, sharing local history and facts. You will hear stories about famous people, the cottages, hotels, Generals, Pinehurst Winery, the Casino and many more including Annie Oakley, who lived here for 7 years. Children (ages 8 and up) welcome. Cost: $15/adults, seniors; $10/children 12 and under. Tour gift included in price. Reservations required. Call (910) 295-2257 or email reservations@kirktours.com. Tour departs from the Pinehurst Theatre Building.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

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PAGE 13 welcome. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 340 S. Ridge St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-3171

A Cappella Show Off: College Edition Pinehurst Theatre Building, 90 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, (910) 295-2257

The Jazz Loft Project 4 — 5 p.m. Sam Stephenson will present The Making of the Jazz Loft Project, which features photographer W. Eugene Smith’s tapes and images of The Jazz Loft Project. After the presentation, Ron Free (a famous drummer from the early days of jazz) and a quartet of jazz musicians will perform, including Courtland Stewart, Bob Bowen and Steve Boletchek. Mr. Free will open the last set for a jam session open to all who wish to play with the band. Free and open to the public. Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, (910) 580-4514

Choral Evensong 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. The Emmanuel Choir, under the direction of choirmaster and organist Dr. Homer Ashton Ferguson III, will present a service of Choral Evensong. This English Cathedral tradition will feature Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C by Sir Charles V. Stanford and other revered anthems from the English Choral repertoire. Free and open to the public. Children

7 — 9:30 p.m. In this time of “March Madness,” the Arts Council of Moore County will present a special showcase of a cappella singing groups from four North Carolina colleges in Moore County’s very own version of The Sing Off. The college a cappella groups that will be performing are UNC-CH’s Achordants, UNCG’s Sapphires, NCSU’s Acappology and Duke’s Rhythm & Blue. Tickets: $10/adults, $5/students (with student ID). Tickets available for purchase at www.palustrisfestival.com or at the Arts Council offices (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines). Children welcome. R.E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School, 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines, (910) 692-2787

Ava Gardner Film Festival 7:30 p.m. Born in tiny Grabtown, N.C., in 1922 to poor farmers, Ava Gardner became one of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies. The Sunrise Theater will host a variety of her best films. Tonight: “Showboat” (1951; 108 min.) Admission: TBD. Children (age 11 and up) welcome. Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-8501


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THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

Presentation, Concert Explores Unorthodox Jazz Culture

‘The Jazz Loft Project’ BY KATHERINE SMITH Newsroom Intern

“Chaos Manor” is the graphic name given in the 1950s to 821 Sixth Ave., New York City. The same dull, white building is called “The Jazz Loft” by Sam Stephenson in his book “The Jazz Loft Project.” The equally accepted names show the dichotomy of mid-century jazz music. The name Chaos Manor shows us the “hole” of the genre, as it was the mutual meeting place of washed-up musicians, manic and addiction. The name Jazz Loft shows us the “haven” of a few rooms that resounded with the tireless skill of jazz masters. The building is an honest history of the music and time, one we would be ignorant of if not for the obsessive documentation by photographer W. Eugene Smith from his fourth-floor window. On March 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in Owens Auditorium, Sam Stephenson will present the story within and behind “The Jazz Loft Project.” His presentation will be followed by a jazz concert by drummer Ron Free, bassist Bob Bowen and pianist Court Stewart. The event is part of the 2012 Palustris Festival; free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship by the Sandhills Community College Fine Arts Department.

Unorthodox Jazz Culture

Floral descriptions do not stick to the unorthodox jazz culture. Besides, as Stephenson says in his book, “the truth is that jazz was never all that popular in the first place. Musicians such as Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Zoot Sims — among the most dedicated and skilled craftsmen in the history of American music — were relegated, in the so-called golden age, to basement clubs with 75 to 100 seats, where they played six 45-minute sets per night until 3 in the morning. … The clientele for these dingy joints were posing hipsters or disappointed men who hated their bosses and took advantage of the secretaries, like the characters in a Richard Yates novel.” It was these clubs and their recording salesmen that often distorted jazz’s motif. Jazz is what we know of it — the tipsy genre of oily voices and the mother of improvisation and swing dance. But it is both more and less than that. “Jazz is not an ivory tower,” Stephenson says.

“For every minute recorded, there are months of trial and error. That’s what Eugene Smith got. The real history of jazz. He lived inside of it. You see the beauty, elegance, brutality and tragedy.” The jazz culture was able to escape to the Loft after hours at weighty clubs when postwar painter David X. Young offered to rent the mice- and roach-infested fourth floor to Hall Overton and Dick Cary, beginning a slew of jam sessions.

Intoxicating Passion In 1957, a few years after the Jazz Loft began to brew with prodigies and eventual icons, legendary 38-year-old photojournalist W. Eugene Smith moved in. He had abandoned his lucrative job at Life magazine, his wife and their four children, and his lover with their baby for the seedy 821 Sixth Ave. apartment above New York’s flower district. He was seeking asylum from the debacle of his shorted magnum opus, an unfinished “kaleidoscope study of the city of Pittsburgh,” Stephenson says in “The Jazz Loft Project.” “He turned his documentary fevers into the space and time right around him.” The same world-changing intensity that established him within Life was translated into 40,000 photographs taken out of the window from his hole-in-the-wall apartment view. These and 4,000 hours of audio recorded from 1950s television, radio and the fourth-floor rooms that he wired were all done in effort to siphon the overflow of New York underground. During the Loft’s 10 fiery years, Smith captured more than the jazz grapevine seduced by cheap rent. He captured the beatniks, druggies, photographers and artists who were solicited by the primal scene. He captured out of his window and on his recordings what they were escaping — UFO sightings, claims of alien abductions, spoken word poetry, televangelists, Picasso, Martin Luther King Jr. and JFK’s assassination. He captured the streets below, full of “sex, gambling and flowers — fleeting pleasures; it made sense for them to find a home here.”

He captured the common talk and intoxicating passion of music played when the musicians were “hot.” Smith’s photographs and recordings are composed art in a natural environment. The exclusivity of true sweaty talent created the envied atmosphere. This fact is stressed by Smith and Stephenson — the Jazz Loft cannot be mistaken for a cordial family recital. Admittance was not a trophy given to everyone on the team for trying their best. It was hard and raw and, in being so, sifts out the posers and gives us substantial history.

‘Unique Connection’ Sam Stephenson lives in Chapel Hill, and has taken 147 trips to New York and spent 15 years in 22 states and Japan, unearthing the evolution recorded by Smith. He says that his hometown gave him a “unique connection” to the project, because most of the African-American players have roots in the South. “Monk has always been my favorite jazz artist,” he says. “He’s the reason that I forged on with this project. Monk’s from Rocky Mount, and I feel kinship to him even though he’s black and I’m white. “What Smith wrote, and what I put together — it’s like writing about an argument at the dinner table,” Stephenson adds. In other words, this goes past the pedestaled jazz and the school of popular culture. “It’s banal everyday life, like the 364 days around your birthday that aren’t celebrated and recorded.” The people were “as beautiful as [they] are nuts,” as described by Lin Halliday in the book. “The Jazz Loft Project” introduces us to the lost past with readings from plays, unrepeated news updates and radio commercials that can’t be found on YouTube. They do not exist outside of their echoings in space and Smith’s recordings.

‘Time Machine’ Being transported back to the ’50s had various effects on the Jazz Loft’s inhabitants Stephenson

Photographs from W. Eugene Smith’s extensive collection that documented New York jazz musicians tracked down. Ronnie Free, who will be presenting the material with Stephenson at Owens Auditorium, says it was like “going back in a time machine.” Stephenson records what was recorded in a chaotic impassioned way that reveals demons. The chronological snips of audio and the specific 227 photographs blueprint both the person of Smith and Stephenson’s own life’s truths. Stephenson includes Smith’s recorded CBS round-table discussion on art and culture in which Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima says that “a characteristic of Japanese character is just this mixture of very brutal things and elegance.” He is agreed with by American playwright Tennessee Williams, who says this concept of art is universal, and challenged by British film critic Dilys Powell with the notion that “violence is getting an appalling hold on art.” This universality is why the book is both appealing and devastating, as — according to Stephenson’s niece — it was “the saddest book ever read.” The last related tenants of the Jazz Loft, Smith was evicted in 1971, and Hall Overton died of cirrhosis of the liver in 1972. “I’ve been doing a stand-up comic routine to deploy the connection between me and Smith, because I’m not an addict or suicidal,” Stephenson says. “He’s a legend, but we’re alike. We’re alike in that hole and haven of isolation and creation.” This concept is the topic of Stephenson’s next book, “Gene Smith’s Sink.” We all pleasure ourselves by slipping into the skin of a good book’s character. But with “The Jazz Loft Project,” it is somewhat guiltily, as we see ourselves without our framed plaques and degrees, and instead in the birth and death dates of the wannabes, escapists and self-destructive prodigies.


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