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Eve Watters Bruce Piephoff Anndrena Belcher Bruce Scism
Eve Watters Bruce Piephoff Anndrena Belcher

Bruce Scism








DANVILLE, VA, March 20, 2014 - Danville Community College’s annual Celebration of the Arts enters its 32nd year of providing entertainment for students and the community. This year’s event offers a variety of activities. All events are open to the public and offered free of charge.

The schedule is as follows:
Through April 10, 2014
The Celebration kicks off with an Art and Photography Exhibit, featuring the works of DCC and area high school students. Location: Library; Time: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. – noon, Friday; and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Sundays.

Monday, March 31, 2014
Bruce Piephoff (Folk Music) - Bruce Piephoff has been recording and performing, mostly out of Greensboro, NC for several decades. He is firmly a part of the Appalachian tradition of story-songs and character portraits, and his versatility makes his music fascinating. Easily touching both the shores of folk music and poetry with simple, compelling imagery and subtle depth, Piephoff's unassuming voice, and wit and sincerity, steals the show. He released his 22nd CD, Soft Soap Purrings, in 2014. Location: Oliver Hall, Temple Building; Time: 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Eve Watters (Harpist) – Eve Watters’ music and spirited storytelling have mesmerized audiences from the Australian bush to the National Cathedral. Watters has maintained a multi-faceted career over three decades that has been devoted to learning and sharing folklore arts. She has toured extensively, through 25 states and Virginia, as well as the United Kingdom, Australia, and Brazil. Twice nominated for the Governor’s Award for the Arts, Watters has been featured on WCVE radio’s (NPR) “Virginia Currents.? A Certified Music Practitioner, she originated the University of Virginia Hospital’s “Musician-in-Residence? program in 2001, providing soothing music at patient bedsides. Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Oliver Hall, Temple Building.

“Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? will be presented by the Children’s Theatre of Averett University. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this presentation under the direction of Jackie Finney. Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: Oliver Hall, Temple Building.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Anndrena Belcher (Storyteller) – Anndrena Belcher’s performances integrate folktales, song, dance, and poetry. Her performances reflect her eastern Kentucky coal field roots and urban-Appalachian migration experience. Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Oliver Hall, Temple Building.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Dr. Bruce Scism (Singer/Guitarist) – Bruce Scism is an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter and publisher at Scism Music. He also plays piano, guitar, bass, and is learning mandolin and fiddle. He has had success with placements in professional music libraries and has earned recognition for his music, including finalist for “Songwriter of the Year? and “Song of the Year? awards by Houston Fort Bend Songwriters' Association (2007). Several of his musical compositions have been nominated for “Best of Song U?. He is also the president of Danville Community College Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Oliver Hall, Temple Building.

Arts Exhibit Judging and Reception – Join us as we celebrate the talents of our local artists. Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Learning Resources Center.

Starmont Swing Band - The Starmont Swing Band plays a lively mix of Big Band music. Come prepared for a great toe-tapping evening! Dancing is welcome. Time: 7:15 p.m. Location: Oliver Hall, Temple Building

For more information about DCC’s Celebration of the Arts, contact Sherry Gott, Associate Professor of English and Chair of Celebration of the Arts, at 434.797.8566; toll-free: 800.560.4291, ext 8566; or click here.


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