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Published Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

LMC to Host Polomik Artwork, Opens March 28

Lees-McRae College will host a selection of artwork by Michael Polomik throughout March, with the opening reception and artist talk scheduled for March 28 from 5-6 p.m. in King-Shivell Gallery. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

“Golden Hound” references the ideas of glory (“golden”) and analysis (“hound”) and includes pieces that resemble the work of William Blake and Rembrandt. “The ultimate goal in my work is to create romanticized environments that incorporate patterning and diagrammatic markings, as though analyzed by the eye,” says Polomik. “For me, this image glorifies the process of understanding our world based upon studying and experiencing it; processes which I find provide both wonder and contentment.”

Polomik was born in Silicon Valley and raised in North Carolina, where he began practicing art at a young age; “My early drawings were created atop old diagrams of my father’s that he gave me as scrap paper,” he says. “I manipulated these diagrams while drawing, and my imagery gradually evolved to integrate my interests in geometric abstraction and classical realism.”

Since earning his MFA at Western Carolina University, Polomik has had his work exhibited in Chicago, Atlanta, Brooklyn and Los Angeles, and has gained recognition for his use of dramatic landscapes and diagrammatic markings around the human form. Polomik currently lives and works in Raleigh.

For more information, please contact Jason Sabbides at [email protected].

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With 1,000 students hailing from 31 states and more than 8 countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning. For more information, please visit or call 828-898-5241.

Free Fibromyalgia Talk at Wellness Center March 15

Is joint or muscle pain on your mind? If so, join us for a free Health Talk featuring Dr. Martina Ziegenbein discussing fibromyalgia and pain management. The Health Talk will take place on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in the classroom at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Ziegenbein completed medical school in Slovakia, where she was born and raised. She moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue her Internal Medicine residency at Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She completed a Rheumatology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center and a fellowship specializing in lupus at the Johns Hopkins University Lupus Center. Dr. Ziegenbein joined Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists in December 2015 and is currently accepting new patients.

Physical Therapist, Alicia Debord, PT, CLT of The Rehabilitation Center in Boone, will join Dr. Ziegenbein at the Health Talk to answer questions and discuss physical therapy options designed to help patients manage fibromyalgia.

Space is limited. Interested participants should call 828-268-8969 or send an email to [email protected] to reserve a seat.

To learn more about Dr. Ziegenbein or Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists, call 828-386-2746. To learn more about The Rehabilitation Center, call 828-268-9043.

Financial Literacy, Student Loan Workshop March 9

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join us for the third in a series of Financial Literacy Workshops for teens and young adults on March 9th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at NC Works Career Center, 130 Poplar Grove Road Connector, Boone, NC 28607.

Presenter: Amber Mellon, Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University.

This month’s focus will be on paying for college. Specifically, teens will learn how to evaluate college costs, avoid the credit card craze, calculate taxes, and decipher payroll deductions. They will learn how to prepare for emergencies and gain an understanding of the risks and annual expenses related to investing. Budgeting and saving will be revisited for their critical role in dealing with these challenges.

Food will be served at the event!

To RSVP or for more information please call

(828) 264-8784 ext. 2. 

Talk to a Lawyer for Free on March 4

North Carolina lawyers will be standing by to take your calls on Friday, March 4, as participants in the North Carolina Bar Association’s ninth annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day.

 Seven call centers spanning the state will be in operation from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

 Six of the call centers will be supported by local television stations that will promote their specific phone numbers throughout the day. The phone number for the Wilmington call center is 910-777-6001 and that number will be available throughout the day should citizens be unable to get through to their local call center.

 Stations hosting call centers are WLOS News 13 in Asheville; WBTV News in Charlotte; WNCT 9 On Your Side in Greenville; and WRAL-TV5 in Raleigh. WFMY News 2 in Greensboro will promote call centers hosted by the United Way of Greater Greensboro and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem.

The Wilmington call center is hosted by Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog.

The statewide service project coincides with the NCBA’s 4ALL campaign to provide civil legal aid to those who otherwise would not have access to a lawyer. The event was first held in 2008 during the term of NCBA President Janet Ward Black of Greensboro and has since taken on a life of its own and hundreds of volunteers gather annually to provide free legal information to thousands of North Carolinians.

The 2016 4ALL Statewide Service Day is led by Sharon Robertson and Ashley Bennington.

Please note that the phone numbers for this event should only be accessed during the 12-hour window in which N.C. attorneys are answering the phones, and that the statewide service day is a telephone-only program.

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