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Today’s Email Announcements

Meet Kent Paulette at Studio 140 on Jan. 16

On Saturday, January 16th from 6 to 10 p.m., artist Kent Paulette will be coming to Studio 140 in Banner Elk to paint and to talk about his most recent work.  The gallery will be featuring small hand-embellished giclées of some of Paulette’s most popular paintings, including his Great Egret in flight, Conquest of the Irrational.

“I’ve recently started creating small hand-embellished giclées of my large paintings,” he says.  “They’ve been popular with my collectors because they can fit in smaller spaces in their homes and they’re also affordable enough to give as a gift.  I also decided to delve into my archives and create giclées of select paintings of mine from the past.  Often the originals have already sold, so it’s been exciting to see these old paintings get a new life… like seeing an old friend again after many years.”

To begin this process, Paulette takes a photograph of one of his original paintings and has that image printed on canvas using archival inks. This is called a giclée and he stretches it on the same stretcher bars that he uses for his original paintings.  Paulette then makes it one of a kind by painting on the giclée and adding texture using acrylic paint, brushes, and palette knives.  He finishes the hand-embellished giclée by signing it and applying a UV archival varnish.  His work can be viewed online at www.KentPaulette.com

Studio 140 is located at 140 Azalea Circle in downtown Banner Elk.  More info can be found at www.facebook.com/Studio140 or by calling (828) 352-8853.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday January 11

Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.

Wednesday January 13

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night with Zak Norris. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!

Thursday January 14

$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity)

Friday January 15

Tapped at 5pm, we feature something fun and new every Friday. Get it while it lasts; there is only a limited amount!

8pm-Closing Live Music: The Djangovers. The Djangovers, formerly The Hot Club of Lenoir (HCOL), features some of the best musicians the area has to offer. Steeped in the Americana tradition mixed with Manouche Swing flavors and modern styles, The Djangovers is a family friendly musical group of amazing talent.

Saturday January 16

8pm-Closing Live Music: The King Bees. The King Bees have been stingin’ & swingin’ the blues since 1987. Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Lincoln Center New York City (several times), we’ve played ’em all as well as Mississippi juke joints. Our great good fortune has allowed us to tour & record with the best & most culturally significant Blues artists including Carey Bell, Nappy Brown, Jerry McCain and many others…We’ve played with Bo Diddley and were part of B.B. King’s 80th Birthday Tour.

Sunday January 17

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.

Vendors: Apply Now for the Watauga County Farmers’ Market in 2016

The Watauga County Farmers’ Market is now accepting vendor applications for the 2016 season until January 31st.  Applications for new vendors have been posted on the Market’s website.  www. http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org.  New Craft Vendor Applications are not being accepted this year, but will be accepted in 2017. All other applications are due with a $25.00 application fee no later than January 31, 2016.

Watauga County Farmers’ Market is a 100% producer-only market, meaning that all of the products sold at the market are made locally by our member vendors. Producers who reside and produce in Watauga County and the adjacent counties are eligible to apply to sell at the market.   

For additional information, feel free to contact, Ben F. Massey, Jr., Market Manager, at info@wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org.

Republicans to Meet Jan. 28

Watauga County Republicans will meet Thursday January 28, 2016.  Dinner begins @ 5:30pm and meeting begins 6:00pm.  All Republicans are welcomed to attend.

Momentum Dance Showcase at ASU Set for Jan. 22-23

The 2016 Momentum Dance Showcase will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Varsity Gymnasium dance studio, room 208, at Appalachian State University. Momentum is a campus-wide student dance organization. The annual dance showcase will feature nine original works choreographed and performed by students.

Ticket prices are $5 for students and $7 for adults and will be available in Plemmons Student Union at the Momentum contact table the week of the showcase, as well as at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance.

In an effort to unite the university dance community, Momentum has invited other movement-based groups on campus to join in the production. Other featured student clubs and organizations include Entropy Dance Crew, ASU Elite Dance Team and NouN Improv Troupe.

 Student choreographers for the 2016 Momentum Dance Showcase are Roberto Bell, Alison Bird, Juliet Irving, Phillip McRorie, Sarah Patrick, Sarah Quinn, Anne-Catherine Rossi, Brenda Semerenko and Makeyleigh Smith.

Sophomore choreographer Irving said, “Momentum gives me a chance to explore dance outside of a class setting and to meet other students interested in dance who aren’t majors or minors.”

Emily Daughtridge, associate professor of dance studies and faculty advisor for the club, said, “The Momentum student dance club provides students with a wonderful opportunity to explore creative expression through the choreographic process and to gain valuable experience as choreographers and as members of a production team.”  She added, “Since the showcase is informal and student directed, students often feel more freedom to indulge in personal aesthetics and take creative risks.”

Varsity Gymnasium is located at 530 Rivers St. Parking for the showcase is available at any available parking lot or garage on campus after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and at all times on weekends. Covered parking is located in the Rivers Street Parking Deck directly across the street from Varsity Gymnasium.