1)DBDA Issues Call for Public Art
The Downtown Boone Development Association is seeking three public art sculptures for the downtown Boone sculptures sites to be installed by July 1 with a de-install date of May 29, 2015. The DBDA established the Public Art Program to help enhance the downtown Boone central business district through the incorporation of sculpture and artistic streetscape improvements in the downtown area. The Public Art Program intends to host annual sculpture exhibitions at the sculpture site. This annual program is designed to give sculptors an opportunity to display large-scale work in a pedestrian-friendly, downtown setting that supports a lively arts community. By providing a place to exhibit, the DBDA hopes to encourage arts activity within the community and provide the atmosphere and opportunity for artists to exhibit their work, share their talents and communicate their diverse visions with residents, visitors, friends and neighbors in downtown Boone. A $500 honorarium will be awarded to each of the chosen artists. The jurors of the Downtown Boone Public Art Exhibit are members of the DBDA Design Committee. Decisions will be made by June 18. If your piece is chosen, you will be contacted and a contract will be composed in relation to the specifics of your piece. For more information please contact Downtown Coordinator Virginia Falck at 828-268-6282.
2) Bottoms Up Beech Mountain!
What could be better than celebrating the ancient practices of yoga and brewing on top of the oldest mountain range in the world? Beech Mountain Resort is taking two of your favorite things – yoga and craft beer – and combining them in an exciting opportunity for ultimate relaxation. When you join us for yoga, you’ll take the chairlift up to the top of the mountain where you will engage in an hour of invigorating and restorative Yinyasa Flow yoga on the deck in front of a stunning view of the mountains. After class, you can enjoy the rest of your day on the mountain or continue your relaxation with a delicious pint of cold beer brewed on site by Beech Mountain Brewing Company. Here, you will explore yoga in a uniquely beautiful environment, far away from a typical yoga studio. All levels of yogis and beer drinkers alike are welcome to find inner peace 5,508 feet up. Join us. Namaste and cheers!
3) Third Place in Boone Offers Programs to the Community
Third place in Boone is an initiative of the local Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches to provide campus ministry to students and classes and programs to the community. The focus in programming is spirituality, creativity and justice. Third place, located at 132 Appalachian St. behind Jimmy John’s is starting some new programs. Beginning in June, we will begin hosting “Saturdays at 3rd Place” on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. We will have a different program each time with a variety of offerings. The event will last from 7-9 p.m. each Saturday. For more information email [email protected] or call Carolina Bond at 828-773-6878.