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Email Announcements We Received This Week: See What’s Going On Around The Community

Compiled by Madison V. Fisler

1) Community Appearance Commission Meeting Feb. 27

A meeting of the Town of Boone Community Appearance Commission will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Planning and Inspections Upstairs Conference Room located at 680 W. King Street in Boone. 

2) Appalachian Aquatics Offers Learn to Swim Program Session II

Appalachian State University Recreation is offering the American Red Cross sponsored Learn to Swim courses. Participants can learn the basics of swimming, or improve their existing swimming skills in a safe environment. All classes are taught by qualified and experienced instructors. Group lessons are offered for all skill levels and ages six months and up. Classes are small so that your child can receive individual attention when needed, while still interacting with other children of similar age and ability. Session II will be held March 31 through May 1. Courses offered include infant/toddler swim, preschool swim, school age swim (shallow and deep water). This includes 8 classes that meet twice a week. Classes are held in the Appalachian State University Student Recreation Center Nanatorium. Days and times vary depending on the level of your swimmer. For registration forms, fee information and class times, please visit the website at www.aquatics.appstate.edu. If you would like more information on this topic or other aquatic related programs, please call Cheryl Eddins, assistant director for aquatics at 828-262-2100 or email her at eddinscj@appstate.edu.

3) ASU Presents the 2014 Faculty Pecha Kucha

The Smith Gallery and the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at Appalachian State University present the Department of Art Faculty Biennial 2014 Pecha Kucha to be held on February 26th, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Turchin Center for Visual Arts Lecture Hall. This event is a program of the Department of Art Faculty Biennial 2014 exhibition that is currently on view at both venues. Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Each artist will have 6 minutes to present 20 images or a video of his or her work. Art Department faculty presenting their work at the this Pecha Kucha will include: April Flanders, Nelle Dunlap, IlaSahai Prouty, Joshua White, Joe Bigley, Jeana Eve Klein, Ed Midgett, and Lynn Duryea.  The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with all of the artists. The Department of Art Faculty Biennial 2014 represents a wide variety of recent works created by artists currently teaching in the Department of Art. The exhibition will be on view from January 23 – February 27 at the Smith Gallery, and from February 7 – March 22 at the TCVA. The works in the exhibition highlight the efforts of faculty members who are committed to not only being motivators and mentors for students, but to engaging in scholarship and research. Faculty exhibitions enable students to experience and discuss artwork produced by their teachers. They also give the community a chance to engage with the many ideas and practices being explored and taught within the Department of Art. The event is free and open to the public.The Smith Gallery, formerly the Catherine J. Smith Gallery, is located at Appalachian State University in the Schaefer Center for Performing Arts at 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free. For more information, please call 828-262-7338 or visit www.art.appstate.edu/cjsThe Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) is located at 423 W. King St. in downtown Boone, NC.  Hours are from 10 AM – 6 PM Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and from 12 PM to 8 PM on Fridays.  Admission is free. For more information, call 828-262-3017 or visit www.tcva.org.

4) Trash n’ Fashion is Coming!

Trash n’ Fashion is a runway show of fashion made from dumpster-bound materials, lovingly crafted into beautiful handmade garments. The success in this event lies in the hands of our creative designers – ASU students and EAC volunteers – and in the inspiring materials provided by local businesses. We are currently seeking sponsors for this event. There are a few ways you can make this event zing. Be an event sponsor for $250 or more, be a fashion sponsor for $100-$250, make a donation of $25 or more or contribute something to the silent auction/raffle. If you would like to become a sponsor or learn more, call Lexie Danner at 828-964-5627 or email lexie@elklandartcenter.org. Please contact us by Feb. 28 to secure your designer. The event will take place on April 4 with runways at 7:30 & 8:15 p.m. at Strands Beads/Band Guy at 585 West King St. in Boone. Also, thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, Elkland will be teaching a two-week residency in parade making followed by a May Day Parade in Andrews. If you know just how marvelous it is to have a home-grow, original lively parade in your community, would you consider helping another small town have the same thing? If so, click here!