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Today’s Email Announcements

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday July 25

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

Wednesday July 27

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. 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 July 28

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

7:30pm-10:30pm Live Music: Sushi Artist Collective. The Sushi Artist Collective is a blend of percussive, electronic, and creative energies brought to life through a variety of musical instruments and tones found throughout the world. Traditional Indian tabla solos, free jazz improv, jungle drum & bass, and hip hop choruses are all expected and appreciated by the collective.  Currently, the Sushi Artist Collective reside in Banner Elk, NC, close to where the founding members met and studied together.  With their wide musical and performance backgrounds, the Collective strives to bring new experiences to new people.

Friday July 29

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Mare Wakefield. “Every star in the sky will shine for you.” In the refrain of Ironwood opener “Enjoy the View,” Mare Wakefield might just be singing from experience. The girl from Southeast Texas went from playing Oregon coffee shops to headlining major Northwest festivals. A songwriting scholarship brought her to Boston’s Berklee College of Music, which boasts alums such as Gillian Welch and Aimee Mann (two of many artists that Mare has been compared to). Currently based in Nashville, Mare—pronounced Mary—continues her upward trajectory by co-writing with hit songwriters and burning up the highways with her fourth studio album in tow.

Saturday July 30

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Face the Music with Don Story. R&B and classic rock-and-roll from the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Sunday July 31

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

Wine & Design July 30 at Studio 140

On Saturday, July 30th from 4 to 6 pm, Studio 140 will be hosting its next Wine & Design event.  All paint supplies are included and wine from Banner Elk Winery will be served with appetizers from Sorrento’s Bistro next door.  Email studio140art@gmail.com to register and walk-ins are welcome as well.

Also on July 30th, from 5 to 10 pm, artist Kent Paulette will be painting live outside of Studio 140.  He’ll be working on a large original painting of a mama bear and her cub.

Studio 140 is located at 140 Azalea Circle in downtown Banner Elk.   The gallery is open on Wednesday throughSunday each week this summer from 5 pm until 10 pm, and it stays open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.  More info can be found at www.facebook.com/Studio140 or by calling (828) 352-8853.

Western Square Dancing at Linville Land Harbor

Western Square Dancing
Linville Land Harbor Recreation Center 20 Linville Harbor Pkwy, Newland, 
NC 28657
Plus Dancing with announced advanced by National Callers on Sundays. 
Schedule: 1:30-2:00PM advanced 2:00-4:00PM plus. Dress is square dance 
attire or dressy casual. August 7th Ron Libby, Land Harbor, NC;
and August 14th Jerry Story, Mission, TX
Linville Land Harbor Advanced Dancing from June 1st until late 
September. Dress is casual.
Every Monday starting June 6th 7-9PM Jerry Biggerstaff, Marion, NC Every 
Weds starting June 1st 7-9PM Ron Libby, Land Harbor

Farmland Preservation Board Meeting Aug. 8

The Farmland Preservation Program Advisory Board will have a meeting on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Soil and Water District Office 971 West King Street Boone. The public is invited to attend.

H. Allen Benowitz Photography Featured in Spruce Pine Aug. 27 – Sept. 10

From August 27 through September 10, 2016, the Arts Resource Center in Spruce Pine will display the photographic works of H. Allen Benowitz. This special two-week exhibition will catalogue his impressions from his travels in Nepal, Sri Lanki, Singapore, and Bhutan.

Benowitz’s passion began as a child snapping pictures of friends. It evolved over the decades with divergent career paths until finally resurfacing. The first photograph he submitted for recognition received honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest. From there, a professional court reporting and video career, sequed to photography, and the accolades followed from featured articles and exhibitions to national and international honors and awards.

Benowitz’s camera captures the serenity of the Himalaya’s in Bhutan, a land of monasteries, dzongs and dramatic topography; of Nepal, birthplace of Buddha and the highest peak in the world; of the tropics and plains of the island nation Sri Lanka, off the south coast of India; and of yet another island, but of lights and continuous excitement—Singapore, wrapped inside the tip of Malaysia. To be noted is that Nepalese photographs were taken shortly prior to the earthquake in April of 2015. They preserve the many beautiful, historical sites and architectural treasures razed by the devastation.

Allen has lectured extensively on his journeys, exhibited nationally, and has his work in collections and galleries around the country. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held at the Arts Resource Center, in conjunction with Robin Martindale’s reception in the Spruce Pine Gallery on the first floor from 5 to 7pm on Friday, August 26. The ARC is located on the second floor of the Gallery located at 269 Oak Avenue. Entrances are through the gallery or around the back of the building. Exhibit hours are 10:30am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday.

The Toe River Arts Council a is 501C-3 nonprofit and is supported by donations, memberships, local government support, grants (including the North Carolina Arts Council, a Division of the Natural and Cultural Resources Department) and earned income from its events and sales. For more information, visit www.toeriverarts.org.

TRAC in Spruce Pine Offers “My Other Self” Aug. 20 – Sept. 17

The Toe River Arts Council’s Spruce Pine Gallery is pleased to host “My Other Self” a one-woman exhibition by Robin Martindale from August 20 through September 17, 2016. A reception is planned for Friday, August 26 from 5 to 7 pm. Martindale’s work is sculptural in design, experientially meditative in perception and as colorful as a box of crayons. Her pieces vary in size from a little over 12 inches and that might sit on a pedestal to ones that stand six feet off the floor. She works predominately in wood, but doesn’t limit herself, often creating with metals and clay.

Martindale retired from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, after over two decades as a professor in the Department of Art. Formally trained as a sculptor, she has taught graphic design and its history, illustration, product and chair design, drawing, and several different categories of sculpture.

Creating, for Martindale is “a way of communicating that is as visceral as music but much more subtle, particularly when it is non-representational or abstracted.” With her work, Robin’s interest lies in expanding one’s visual awareness.

“As I see it, art making is a meditative process. When I work, I learn who I am…I’m interested in color, media, form, and process when I start a piece, but when the work is complete, and I have a chance to live with it, I begin to learn what the work is about.”

The exhibit will run from August 20 through September 17 at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery, located at 269 Oak Avenue. The public reception coincides with the opening H. Allen Benowitz’s special photography exhibition upstairs in the Arts Resource Center from August 27 through September 10. Both receptions will take place on Friday, August 26 from 5 to 7 pm.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact the Spruce Pine Gallery at 828-765-0520, the Burnsville Gallery, 828-682-7215, or visit the website, www.toeriverarts.org. Exhibit hours are 10:30am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday.

The Toe River Arts Council is a 501C-3 nonprofit and is supported by donations, memberships, local government support, grants (including the North Carolina Arts Council, a Division of the Natural and Cultural Resources Department) and earned income from its events and sales.