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AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL

Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film

2019 SCHEDULE
Kool & the Gang July 7, 2018. Photo by Appalachian State University.

2019 SCHEDULE: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

At-A-Glance Calendar (PDF, 2.4Mb)

Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn: Extraordinary Lessons for Holocaust Education: Resistance and Rescue in World War II
Jul
24
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Educational Programming

Can bravery be taught? Can moral courage be embraced as a core value in our society today? Explore with Dr. Racelle Weiman, the characteristics, behavior and actions of individuals and groups who made choices to stand up and against evil, prejudice and genocide. Who were these people, and what made them respond differently than the mainstream? Dr. Weiman leads a fascinating discussion on her decades long study of this topic that expands beyond altruism, to the core identity of an individual, and the soul of society.

Lunch & Learn: My Place, or Yours?
Jul
31
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Educational Programming

Guest curator, Cara Hagan, explores the politics and practice of collaborative work. The artists in the exhibition have arrived here with the goal of making work together, from a distance. More specifically, the majority of the participants have embarked on a journey through the philosophy and practice of “artistic surrogacy,” a method of sharing artistic concepts through performances, presentations, experiences, and objects which are shared, in that one person’s (or several persons) ideas are placed in the hands of another (or a group) to be executed with care in the absence of the originator(s). In essence, artistic surrogacy is a way of transmitting ideas across borders, across bodies, in ways that uphold the core values of the work, while leaving room for translational growth. Following the presentation, participants will enjoy an opportunity to preview the exhibition with the guest curator.

2019 PAST EVENTS
Lunch & Learn: Cherokee Storytelling
Jul
17
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Educational Programming

The Warriors of Anikituhwa, official cultural ambassadors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, will present this remarkable workshop featuring Cherokee history through storytelling.

Lunch & Learn: Behind the Curtain
Jul
10
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Educational Programming

Get to know the Kraut Creek Ramblers, the premier old-time string band of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University. Learn how the band, comprised of a rotating cast of faculty, staff, and students, came together around their love of traditional mountain music, ranging from hard-driving fiddle tunes to early country classics.

Lunch & Learn: Meet the Sculptor!
Jul
3
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Educational Programming

Regionally beloved sculptor and philanthropist, Bill Brown will provide a fascinating preview of his stunning exhibition entitled “Refugee,” a collection of sculptures created in response to the growing international crisis affecting millions around the globe. Following the presentation, participants will enjoy an opportunity to preview the exhibition with the artist.