A Central Visual Heritage of the Holocaust: The Wehrmacht and Anti-Jews Propaganda with Dr. Daniel Uziel

PK camera team shooting in an unknown ghetto, c. 1941 (Image courtesy of Yad Vashem)​

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance.

Most of the visual documentation of WWII, from the German side, originates from the Propaganda Companies (PK) of the Wehrmacht. These specialized units were responsible, among others, for providing the German media with war correspondence materials. The Wehrmacht Propaganda organization supported the wartime anti-Semitic propaganda of the Nazi regime by providing relevant visual material. As a result, a significant portion of the core visual documentation of the Holocaust originates from this source. This talk will focus on the reasons and circumstances of its creation.

Dr. Daniel Uziel is an expert in the field of the Nazi party’s antisemitic propaganda and the Propagandakompanien. 

This presentation is part of the 2022 Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Film and Photography During the Holocaust, by Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. Since its inception in 2022, the purpose and goal of the symposium has been to provide information and insights about the victims, perpetrators, and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust. For more information, please visit the Symposium website at holocaust.appstate.edu/teachers.

LOCATION:Turchin Center Lecture Hall and virtually via Zoom.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 28 at 12:00pm

LENGTH OF EVENT: 60 minutes (Noon -1pm)

COST: Event is FREE. Registration required for virtual option.

Lunch: Lunch is NOT provided, however, attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Water will be provided.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at turchincenter@appstate.edu or 828-262-3017

 

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

About the Speaker


 

Dr. Daniel Uziel was born 1967 in Israel and studied history and international relations in the Hebrew University and in the Freiburg University. He is the immediate past head of the photographic collections at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and current lecturer in political science and military history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His areas of interest include: modern German history, military history, history and technology and culinary history.

In 1997-2001, he earned his PhD in history at the Hebrew and Freiburg Universities. His research: Army, War, Society and Propaganda. The Propaganda Troops of the Wehrmacht and the German Public 1938-1998, was submitted in November 2001 and was published in 2008 in England under the title, The Propaganda Warriors.

Uziel completed post-doctoral research at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC, between November 2004 and October 2005.  This research was published in 2011 in the United States under the title Arming the Luftwaffe. In 2018 he co-led a project, “Flashes of Memory: Photography During the Holocaust.” 

Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players: Together at the Table

A Broyhill Chamber Series Event

Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone

The Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players invite you to a feast of music to share tastes of cuisine, tradition and home. Conducted by Dr. Régulo Stabilito, the chamber orchestra concert opens with La Revue De Cuisine (The Kitchen Revue) by Bohuslav Martinů, a jazz-influenced ballet suite depicting a humorous romance among kitchen utensils. Next is Divertimento for 11 Instruments by Gonzalo Castellanos Yumar, an energetic and varied display of musical textures and motives. Finally, two works by Aaron Copland, Old American Songs (with Dr. Gennard Lombardozzi) and Appalachian Spring, invite the audience into scenes of American life and tradition.

“Together at the Table” Program
The Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players
Régulo Stabilito, conductor

Divertimento for 11 Instruments                                 Gonzalo Castellanos (1926-2020)

Old American Songs                                                     Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
“Boatmen’s Dance”
“The Dodger”
“Long Time Ago”
“Simple Gifts”
“I Bought Me a Cat”

 Gennard Lombardozzi, tenor

[Intermission]

La Revue De Cuisine                                                   Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
Prologue
Tango
Charleston
Final

Appalachian Spring: Suite                                           Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Conductor Régulo Stabilito

LOCATION: Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center, 813 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at theschaefercenter@appstate.edu or 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

TICKETS

  • $30 Adults
  • Free – Children 12 and younger with purchase of adult ticket

CHAMBER SERIES PACKAGE: $100 (SAVE $20)

Includes Maeve Gilchrist featuring Aizuri String Quartet & Kyle Sanna: The Harpweaver, Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players, Imani Winds, Rolston String Quartet.


SHOWTIME:
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 | 7pm
Doors open at 6pm

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour


A Schaefer Popular Series Event

Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.
Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers,
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Early last year, pop-jazz phenomenon Postmodern Jukebox set out to celebrate a new-millennium Roaring 20s, promising audiences across the country and around the world “the most sensational ’20s party this side of The Great Gatsby.” The wait is finally over and Postmodern Jukebox, the time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time machine,” are set to make the ‘20s roar again! The Grand Reopening Tour will bring PMJ back to thrill music-starved audiences in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Europe, performing some of modern music’s biggest hits in the classic styles of bygone eras. The Grand Reopening Tour will feature an ensemble of multi-talented singers and musicians bringing PMJ creator Scott Bradlee’s generation-spanning arrangements alive night after night. The core ensemble is often joined by surprise guests to make each concert unique and unpredictable – making for one of the most thrilling live music experiences of this and any other time period.

“Go see Postmodern Jukebox. Stop whatever you’re doing, right now, and go see them!” — MusicInsight.com

LOCATION: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers St., Boone, NC 28608

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at theschaefercenter@appstate.edu or 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

TICKETS:

$40 Adults
$25 Students


POPULAR SERIES PACKAGE*: $115 (SAVE $15)*

Includes 3 Schaefer Popular Series events: esperanza spalding in Concert, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour.
*Offer applies to adult tickets only and does not include Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives or Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2022. Offer expires July 9.


SHOWTIME:
Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 8pm
Doors open at 7pm

ABOUT POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

Early last year, pop-jazz phenomenon Postmodern Jukebox set out to celebrate a new-millennium Roaring 20s, promising audiences across the country and around the world “the most sensational ’20s party this side of The Great Gatsby.”

Well, we all know what happened next. Just seven dates into the Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour, PMJ creator Scott Bradlee pulled the tour off the road and made the decision to postpone the remaining dates — many of them sold out — as a global pandemic took its toll, silencing live music for more than a year.

The wait is finally over and Postmodern Jukebox, the time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time machine,” are making the ‘20s roar again! Kicking off last September, The Grand Reopening Tour brought PMJ back to thrill music-starved audiences in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Australia and New Zealand, performing some of modern music’s biggest hits in the classic styles of bygone eras.

“I’m grateful to be able to create and collaborate with so many talented people, and playing live to a theater full of music fans is something that we’ve all really missed,” says Bradlee. “We’re fortunate to have so many incredible fans worldwide that have enabled PMJ to become a global touring act, and we’re looking forward to bringing outstanding talent and classic sounds to every corner of the globe once more. It’s a Grand Reopening, but it’s also a Grand Reunion – not just for our talented cast and crew, but also for PMJ and fans of classic, ‘Old School’ entertainment.”

As always with PMJ’s dazzling live shows, The Grand Reopening Tour will feature an ensemble of multi-talented singers and musicians bringing Bradlee’s generation-spanning arrangements alive night after night. The core ensemble is often joined by surprise guests to make each concert unique and unpredictable – making for one of the most thrilling live music experiences of this and any other time period.  MusicInsight.com put it quite simply in the Before Times: “Go see Postmodern Jukebox. Stop whatever you’re doing, right now, and go see them!”

Over the past decade, Postmodern Jukebox has grown from a viral phenomenon into a worldwide juggernaut, amassing more than five million subscribers on their YouTube channel, growing from Bradlee’s tiny apartment in Astoria, Queens, to a Los Angeles studio befitting the bandleader’s increasingly ambitious vision. Most recently, PMJ reimagined the beloved theme from Friends via the evolution of music styles throughout the 20th century – beginning in the Hot Jazz 1920s and climaxing in the 90s with a guest appearance by original “I’ll Be There for You” performers, The Rembrandts.

Meanwhile, Concord Records has released two Essentials compilations featuring PMJ classics from American Idol alum Haley Reinhart’s torch song rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” to actor-comedian Wayne Brady’s Cab Calloway-inspired version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” In 2018, Bradlee told his incredible story in his memoir, Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession into My Dream Gig.

Since embarking on a touring career in 2014, PMJ has performed on bigger and bigger stages as they’ve traversed the globe, including memorable shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. As the Houston Press proclaimed, “Scott Bradlee’s project has turned into a worldwide phenomenon in quite a small amount of time, having sold out shows in more than 60 countries around the world – and rightly so.”

For a band so deeply rooted in Jazz Age aesthetics – though their time warps have touched on virtually every major trend in popular music, from doo-wop to Motown to hair metal – the coming of another ’20s was obviously a symbolic milestone. Ironically, the original Roaring 20s was itself ushered in by a worldwide flu pandemic.

“It’s crazy how history repeats itself,” Bradlee says, “and it’s striking that people back then reported the same feelings – everybody was beyond tired of being cooped up by themselves after weathering a long pandemic. They just wanted to get out there and dance and party and see each other again. Music has served such a valuable function of inspiring us and reminding us of our shared humanity throughout history, and there’s simply no substitute for gathering together to experience such a powerful force live.”

photo credit: Dana Lynn Pleasant

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Boone 150: A Celebration of Boone’s History

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance.

Film Screening: DocuAppalachia: A Half Century Focus on the Environment.

In 2017 an untitled, silent 16mm film reel from the 1970s was discovered in storage in Boone, NC. The heavily spliced film, made by local photographer George Flowers, juxtaposes images of idyllic Appalachian landscapes with piles of trash, rusting vehicles, black smoke, dirty water and a pig.  When Flowers made the film, he was clearly influenced by the psychedelic culture of the day as well as by views at that time about environmental conditions.

The 1970s were a watershed moment in American environmental history. Partly because of images like those that George Flowers captured, the federal government enacted sweeping environmental laws. Now, 50 years later, what might a Flowers-like film reflect? DocuAppalachia compares scenes from the Flowers film to those same scenes in the 21st century and reflects on what has changed and what has remained the same in the rural southern Appalachian mountains.

Following the screening of this short film, participants will enjoy an engaging panel discussion that reflects on the impact of environmental protection legislation and on what has changed and what has remained the same in the rural southern Appalachian mountains.

Panelists: Beth Davison, filmmaker; Dr. Kristan Cockerill, film co-director; and Dr. Eric Plaag, Digital Watauga.

The Lunch & Learn will conclude with a screening of The Trash Trout Motion Picture Show. Filmmaker Tom Hansell worked with the Town of Boone, the Watauga Riverkeeper and volunteers to collect plastic bags and other refuse from a passive stormwater debris collector nicknamed the Trash Trout, then used the materials to make a crowd sourced experimental film.

LOCATION: Turchin Center Lecture Hall with virtual option via Zoom.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 21 at Noon

LENGTH OF EVENT: 60 minutes (Noon-1pm)

COST: Event is FREE; registration required for virtual format.

Lunch: Lunch is NOT provided, however, attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Water will be provided.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at turchincenter@appstate.edu or 828-262-3017.

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

About the Panelists


 

Anna Deveare Smith

Dr. Beth Davison is the co-director and editor of the documentary DocuAppalachia. Dr. Davison is a faculty member in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Co-Director of University Documentary Film Services. She teaches media and production classes for Interdisciplinary Studies.  Her documentary projects, screened internationally, in film festivals and on public television include The Denim DynastyEva & Moe and Dulatown and The History of the Moses H Cone Estate screens regularly for tourists of the National Park Service’s Cone Manor Theater.

For additional information visit:  Appalachian State Departmental Biography or Faculty Profile

Anna Deveare Smith

Dr. Kristan Cockerill has an interdisciplinary background and more than 15 years experience working to understand and improve the connections between cultural and scientific information related to developing environmental policy. Dr. Cockerill has coordinated policy projects at local, regional and federal levels and conducted research on diverse environmental topics. Most recently her work has focused on assessing regional attitudes about water, stream rehabilitation, and community water education.

Anna Deveare Smith

Photo Credit: History Making Productions.

Dr. Eric Plaag is the chairperson of the Digital Watauga Project, a partnership of the Watauga County Historical Society and the Watauga County Library. He is also the principal consultant at Carolina Historical Consulting, LLC, and serves as Chairperson of the Boone Historic Preservation Commission. He earned his doctorate in American History with a specialization in Historic Preservation at the University of South Carolina in 2006. He has been instrumental in a number of preservation efforts throughout the Carolinas in general and Watauga County in particular. His recent book Remembering Boone recalls 150 years of Boone history in celebration of its 2022 Sesquicentennial.

Summer Exhibition Celebration

Jessie and Katey, “Transit Candy”
Celebrate summer at the Turchin Center for the Visual arts and engage, discover and connect through the arts! The Summer Exhibition Celebration is an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, enjoy live music and refreshments and spend time with fellow arts patrons while exploring one of the most exciting venues in town: a collection of six galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art by local, regional and international artists.

Click here for more information.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts would like to thank our friends at Allen Wealth Management, for their support of the Summer Exhibition Celebration.

LOCATION: Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 423 W. King St. Boone, NC 28608

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 1 from 5-9pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at turchincenter@appstate.edu or 828-262-3017.

Event is FREE

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

Anna Deveare Smith
Bart Vargas, Artificial Intelligence 3.0. Salvage materials

MULTITUDES: Bart Vargas
July 1-December 10, Hodges Gallery 

MULTITUDES is a celebration of Bart Vargas’ use of materials, form, pattern, and color through sculpture and painting. This twenty-year retrospective of Vargas’ work consists of objects and images built from salvaged materials. Many of these award-winning works have been exhibited across the nation and world, and graced book covers and publications, but have not previously been exhibited in North Carolina.

Anna Deveare Smith
Jessica Greenfield, From the Oak Shothole Leafminer Series. Oak leaf, embroidery thread, 2022

Art Department: Faculty Biennial
June 3-November 5, Gallery A & B

The Art Department Faculty Biennial Exhibition is a collaborative exhibition organized by the Smith Gallery and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. These non-juried exhibitions provide the campus and surrounding communities with an opportunity to engage with the ideas and practices being explored by the talented multidisciplinary visual arts educators at Appalachian State University.

Anna Deveare Smith
Nicole Pietrantoni, From the series Folded & Gathered. Inkjet on Kozo paper, bent steel, acrylic paint, 2021

Folded & Gathered: Nicole Pietrantoni
July 1-February 4, 2023, Mezzanine Gallery

Nicole Pietrantoni’s artwork explores the complex relationship between human beings and nature via installations, artists’ books and works on paper. Folded & Gathered is a series of sculptural accordion books made of bent steel. Each column depicts flora from contemplative walks during the pandemic. Together, they create a riot of color that pushes each fragmented image between abstraction and recognizable imagery.

Anna Deveare Smith

Ukraine, A Response to the Madness: Lowell Hayes
July 1-December 10, Community Gallery

In this exhibition, Lowell Hayes shares his artistic response to the situation in Ukraine. His work typically evokes a strong connection with viewers and enhances and deepens awareness of the featured topic. Hayes is a local artist, with deep roots in Boone and the High Country, and is being showcased as part of the Boone Sesquicentennial 150 celebration.

Continuing Exhibitions

Celestial: Dare Coulter
March 4 – August 27, Mayer Gallery