FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andrea J. Burney, APR
Director of Public Relations
DCC SETS 32nd ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
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
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
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