1) Baha’i Devotional Meeting on Sunday
A Baha’i devotional meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 21 at 300 Beaver Dam Road in Bethel. The theme of the meeting will be “thankfulness.” All are welcome. For more information or directions, call 828-297-6222.
2) Soil and Water Board Meeting on Wednesday
The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 24 at 8 a.m. at the Soil and Water office located at 971 West King St. in Boone. The public is invited to attend.
3) This Week at BRAHM
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum presents its first summer concert with husband-and-wife duo Zoe and Cloyd–comprised of renowned fiddler and singer Natalya Zoe Weinstein and celebrated songwriter and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Concert is Sunday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m., $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
Other upcoming events at BRAHM:
June 16: The Ballad of Frankie Silver, 6 p.m., Appalachian Documentary Film Series
June 18: Third Thursday: Floating Sculptures: Duck Decoys with D.C. North, 4:30 p.m.
June 22: Felted Beads and Bangles with Jane Campbell, 1-4 p.m., ages 6-12
June 23: Coffee with the Curator featuring Millhands/Handmade, 11 a.m.
June 24: Fun and Fanciful Artist Books with Sigrid Hice, 1-4 p.m., ages 8-12
June 26: Our Rocky World with Colburn Earth Science Museum, 1-3 p.m., ages 5-8
June 27: Get Your Kicks Clogging with Rodney Sutton, 11 a.m. for all ages
4) Community Conversations: Justice for All on Saturday
This year’s theme for Elkland Art Center’s Liberty Parade is “Justice for All.” Elkland and The Blackburn House have been hosting monthly conversations exploring issues of justice. Experiences shared in these community conversations will be incorporated into the parade.
On June 20 at 2 p.m., we will host the third and final Community Conversation, “Justice for All.”
Many Americans learned the Pledge of Allegiance in elementary school, pronouncing a country dedicated to “Liberty and Justice for All.” What does that mean? Using a tool called Nonviolent Communication, facilitated by Susan Schaller, we will explore this topic.
Please join us this Saturday at Blackburn’s Chapel, 3986 Todd Railroad Grade Road in Todd.
5) In/Visible Theatre Productions of Without Words
Language connects us. We use words to ask, express love, argue, and to take our place in human society. And experts say if we don’t learn language as children, we can’t learn it at all.
In/Visible Theatre has a very special show coming up this summer called Without Words. Based on the memoir, A Man Without Words, this true story focuses on Ildefonso, a 27-year old Mexican Indian, who was born deaf, never learned sign language, and lived on the fringes of human interaction. Susan, a sign language interpreter, defied experts in her determination to help him communicate.With characteristic In/Visible Theatre style, we use movement, drama, sound and silence to show how language is much more than words. It is the gift of identity, culture, and community.
Join us for this remarkable bi-lingual theatrical event. With a cast of Deaf, hearing, and hard-of-hearing actors, the entire show will be both spoken and in American Sign Language.
See Without Words during an Appalachian Summer Festival at ASU’s Valborg Theatre at 8 p.m. on July 24-25. Call 828-262-4046 for tickets.
6) Glass, Clay and Paint at The Art Cellar
A Diverse month of arts continues at The Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk. New feature exhibit just installed shows the work of artists Scott Boyle, Margaret Salisbury and Tim Ford in “Three Perspectives” showing the artists interpretations of the regional landscapes. From Roan Mtn. to the Linville River these three artists bring their rich and unique perspective through their distinctive style and palette.
This Saturday’s Coffee Talk features glass artist Ken Carder and clay artist Lisa Stinson as they share their passion about their individual work and their life as artists. The coffee talk is from 10 a.m. to noon, free and open to anyone interested in learning more about these acclaimed artists. The gallery will be showing casing new figurative work by Carder and wall pieces and vessels by Stinson.
The Art Cellar Gallery is open Monday through Thursdays 10am to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
For the complete schedule of exhibitions, coffee talks and Wine Flight Nights visit artcellaronline.com or call 828-898-5175.