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An Appalachian Summer Festival; This Week’s Events Include Arts, Concerts, Lectures and More

by Madison V. Fisler

July 9, 2013. An Appalachian Summer Festival is well underway, with concerts, plays, lectures, art workshops and much more available all month long for the community to enjoy. This week, there are ensembles, plays, lectures and even a youth orchestra coming to Appalachian State University to indulge the creative and cultural mind. 

This week’s An Appalachian Summer Festival lineup includes:

  • The Contemporary Figure Layering Watercolor and Gouache workshop will be held at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in room 3200. Cost for the workship is $175 for Turchin Center donors and $225 for non-donors, which includes parking passes and modeling fees. Participants will work with a nude model to explore ways to apply watercolor and gouache to create a contemporary abstract look. 

  • Held at Rosen Concert Hall, this Broyhill Chambers Ensemble Part II will feature Gil Morgenstern, Benjamin Hochman, Kathryn Lockwood and Ole Akahoshi. This picks up where Part I leaves off. 

  • Joseph Bathanti will speak as part of a Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecture series. This free event will feature a lecture by ASU creative writing professor and North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti in room 114 at Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. This event will take place on Thursday, July 11, at 3:30 p.m. 
  • Tennessee Playboy: A Redneck Romance will hit the stage as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13.  This thrilling play follows Chuch Macadie, a stranger who comes into a truck stop with a shocking secret. 
  • Saturday, July 13 marks Family Day at the Turchin Center for the Visial Arts. From 1-4 p.m. the Turchin Center will host a fun-filled day with arts and crafts, chalk murals, face painting and more fun activities for the entire family. 

  • On Sunday, July 14, the EMF Young Artists Orchestra: Peter and the Wolf will be presented by the Tannenbaum-Sternerger Young Artists Orchestra. In the story, each character is represented by a different instrument. This show is great for the entire family and will be performed at 4 p.m. at the Rosen Concert Hall. 

For more information on any of this week’s events, call 828-262-4046.