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A Special FunFest Production- A Civil War Evening!

A Special FunFest Production – A Civil War Evening!
“The Meeting in Appomattox – The Last 48 Hours”

This is a first person enactment of Grant & Lee’s meeting in Appomattox. Curt Fields will portray U.S. Grant, and Thomas Jessee will portray Robert E. Lee. Both men will stay in character, even when talking casually to the audience. They have performed together for many years, specifically at Appomattox!

Fields is from Nashville, TN and Thomas is from Central Florida. Lead in 15-20 musical presentation by John “Canjo” Van Ardalls.

$5 admission tickets. Tickets available at the FunFest headquarters inside the Kingsport Chamber, or at the Renaissance Center Theatre Box Office on the day of the production, starting at 5:30pm. Theatre doors will open at 6:00pm on Monday, July 16th.
For more information, contact Wayne Strong at 423-323-2306.

Want to help save our rivers & streams? Enter the first annual Storm Drain Art Contest!

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Join us for the Kingsport Carousel’s birthday party & Fun Fest block party

Carousel birthday party balloon imageThe Kingsport Carousel is turning 3!!!

You are invited to help us celebrate on July 7th from 10 am -1 pm at the Kingsport Farmers Market and Kingsport Carousel.  There will be FREE Carousel Rides, rock painting, music, games, Kona Ice, plein air paining, Joe P signing his book and more!  We hope to see you there!

The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts invites your input.

We Would Like YOUR Input!!

The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts invites the Kingsport community to share input for a Public Art Master Plan.  The City’s public art program was created in 2006 and includes a ‘Percent for Art’ Ordinance and established a Public Art Committee.  The Committee created Sculpture Walk in 2007 and has annually exhibited contemporary outdoor sculpture for over 10 years.  Over the years, several sculptural pieces have been purchased or commissioned for Kingsport and more recently murals have been added to help celebrate the community.  In 2017, the Office of Cultural Arts organized two temporary public art installations, Humanae and Rise Together Kingsport.  Now it is time to work on a new plan of action, and the public is encouraged to fill out the attached survey.   A round table discussion will be held on Thursday May 10 at 4 PM in room 310 of the Kingsport Renaissance Center.

 

To take the survey click here!

Creative Expression with The Casual Word™

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Art Classes for Kids at Impressions Fine Art Gallery

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Have you heard about the art classes?

Drawing and painting for children ages 5-16 are being offered at Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. in Kingsport. Led by Anne Thwaites.  Home School classes for ages 5-8, Wed. 1pm to 2 pm. Home school class for ages 9-16, 3-4pm. After school art classes- Fridays from 3:30 to 7pm: One hour classes for kids ages 8 to 16. Cost per hour-$20. Pre-registration required).

Saturday Sculpture with Miss Pancake (Patti Lawrence), for kids ages 8-14, 1pm -3pm., every Saturday. $25 per class. (Pre-registration required).

For more information or to register, email pattilawrence@charter.net

Connecting to a Creative Community

ARTS & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY 5

The Arts and Economic Prosperity® 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Established in 1960, they are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.  To complete this customized analysis for the Greater Kingsport Area, the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts joined the study as one of the 250 partners.  Each of the 250 partner organizations identified the universe of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations that are located in its region.  The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the Greater Kingsport Area—one that generates $29.5 million in total economic activity.

To read the full AEP5 results click here. You may read a short summary of results here.

 

Events

Christmas Connection 2018

Christmas Connection 2018

Kingsport’s 39th Annual Christmas Connection

A FREE admission event, is to be held November 9 – 11 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Christmas Connection hosts some of the region’s best arts and crafts vendors.

The Civic Auditorium will be filled with holiday wreaths & floral arrangements, primitive & country crafts, Christmas ornaments, pottery, stained glass, woodcrafts, handmade soaps and lotions, fabric crafts, needlework, doll clothing, jewelry, dichroic glass, handmade greeting cards and paper art, leather crafts, paintings, figurines, candles, baked goods and much much more!

In 2018, courtesy of Bubba’s Book Store, several regional authors will be on hand each day to sign their books in the Civic Auditorium West Side.  Also in attendance this year are the artists from Kingsport’s Senior Artisan Center & Senior Center. Their crafts will be set up in the Civic Auditorium West Room.

Outside, attendees will find kettle corn and fried food items available for purchase. Country favorites will be served on stage at the Christmas Connection Café, and baked goods from Kingsport Ballet and Suzuki Talent Education will be at the entrance of the Civic Auditorium.

DATES/HOURS:
Friday             Nov. 9              12 Noon – 7 PM
Saturday        Nov. 10            10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday           Nov. 11            12 Noon – 4 PM

 

For more information on the Christmas Connection event, please visit www.EngageKingsport.com or call 423-392-8414.

Christmas Connection 2018

Christmas Connection 2018

Kingsport’s 39th Annual Christmas Connection

A FREE admission event, is to be held November 9 – 11 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Christmas Connection hosts some of the region’s best arts and crafts vendors.

The Civic Auditorium will be filled with holiday wreaths & floral arrangements, primitive & country crafts, Christmas ornaments, pottery, stained glass, woodcrafts, handmade soaps and lotions, fabric crafts, needlework, doll clothing, jewelry, dichroic glass, handmade greeting cards and paper art, leather crafts, paintings, figurines, candles, baked goods and much much more!

In 2018, courtesy of Bubba’s Book Store, several regional authors will be on hand each day to sign their books in the Civic Auditorium West Side.  Also in attendance this year are the artists from Kingsport’s Senior Artisan Center & Senior Center. Their crafts will be set up in the Civic Auditorium West Room.

Outside, attendees will find kettle corn and fried food items available for purchase. Country favorites will be served on stage at the Christmas Connection Café, and baked goods from Kingsport Ballet and Suzuki Talent Education will be at the entrance of the Civic Auditorium.

DATES/HOURS:
Friday             Nov. 9              12 Noon – 7 PM
Saturday        Nov. 10            10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday           Nov. 11            12 Noon – 4 PM

 

For more information on the Christmas Connection event, please visit www.EngageKingsport.com or call 423-392-8414.

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Artist Mike Roig reception for his pieces in the Sculpture Walk XI

Reception with Mike Roig

On Friday, September 28 the Office of Cultural Arts invites the public to a reception and talk with artist Mike Roig. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Kingsport Public Library – after 5:30, please enter from the Shelby Street parking lot.

The artist for the first two sculptures of the walk is Mike Roig. Mike’s pieces are often kinetic – moving effortlessly with the wind, providing great interest. They are expertly wrought in stainless, industrial steel and other durable materials. Mike will install two pieces on Friday, September 28. ‘Moondance’ will be installed in the Ridgefields Circle and ‘Aerial’ will be installed in Downtown Kingsport. Mike lives and works in Carrboro, NC where he and his wife, author-artist Clay Carmichael, maintain the Heartworks Studio.

 

For more information, please call 423-392-8414.

For more information on Mike Roig, visit www.mikeroig.com.

Make a Market Basket with master basket weaver Joy Smith

 

Make a Market Basket!

Sept.22, 2018

Learn from a Master Weaver Joy Smith. All materials provided. This Market Basket will be woven with reed and will be 8″ x 12″ when complete.
Deadline for registration is 12noon on Thursday, September 20th.

Saturday, September 22nd from 10am-5:00pm
Instructor – Master Weaver, Joy Smith
Cost $65 including all materials
Kingsport Carousel Carving Studio, 2nd floor, 350 Clinchfield Street {the tower}

 

Click here to register for class!

“My View” Photography by Fred J. Martin

“My View”

Photography by Fred J. Martin

 

Featured at Impressions Fine Art Gallery
246 Broad Street, Downtown Kingsport

Opening: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5 – 8 pm

Exhibited Through Month of September

Refreshments and Plenty of Art

Adventure into Acrylic Pouring!

Adventure into the fun and unpredictable world of acrylic pouring with Elena Corradino!

She will teach you everything there is to know about this exciting style of abstract art.

You will make 10 paintings(5 wooden panels, two ceramic tiles, a wooden round, an 8×10 canvas and a deep edge 5×5 canvas) and each will be different.  You will learn 5 different types of pours, including a double flip cup, AND 3 ways to make “cells”.  You will discuss color theory and what makes abstract art pop, and Elena will go into detail about the materials, brands she uses, etc.  You will leave with the knowledge of how to do this on your own as well as beautiful art!

Saturday, October 13th in the 2nd level Studio Space at the Kingsport Carousel!
350 Clinchfield St. Kingsport, TN 37660.
10am – 2:30pm (30 min break for lunch, bring-your-own or eat local) 4hr instruction/creative time
$85 – All materials provided.

 

To purchase your tickets for Click Here! 

Beth Snapp 2018

Beth Snapp – ‘Don’t Apologize’ EP Release – Friday, August 31st!

‘Don’t Apologize’

Come hear the new songs by Beth Snapp.  Presented in conjunction with Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Beth Snapp and NewSong Music proudly present the official EP Release! Be ready for the first opportunity to purchase physical EP copies as well as other merch! Stay tuned for some new songs, and maybe a surprise or two!

 

Words straight from Beth “To me, this EP is a continuation of a journey. My second project was largely an account of just coming out of a storm. I had survived, I knew things were going to get better, but there was some healing and processing to be done. As time passed, and I did the work to heal, I emerged into a new place. I realized that surviving the storm wasn’t enough. I realized I was put on this Earth to do more than survive.”

We hope that you’ll join us!!

For ticket link click here——> https://goo.gl/MZY2bh

Princess Whatsername

Come meet “Princess Whatsername” presented by the KTG

You are invited to meet “Princess Whatsername!”

Show Dates:

 September 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 7 p.m.

                        September 15, 16, 22, 23 @ 2 p.m.

School Performance Dates: September 14 & 21 @ 10 a.m.

With a classic fairy-tale setting, loads of exciting and hilarious roles to play, a variety of entertaining musical numbers and a plot full of mystery and adventure, this show has it all! It begins in the Misty Forest, where a girl is sleeping all alone. But when she wakes, nothing looks familiar to her. She can’t remember anything — not where she’s from, how she got here or even her own name! She embarks on a journey to discover her identity and meets several fairy-tale characters along the way — Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella and Rapunzel to name a few. Some are helpful, some are dangerous and some are just plain weird, but all have information to help our young girl eventually realize her true identity as a princess. As with any good fairy tale, there’s also a prince! He’s desperate to find the princess, but he’s always one step behind and inadvertently rescues and wins the hearts of all the wrong princesses! A rocking musical score adds even more fun to new takes on the stories everyone loves.

Purchase Tickets Here

Rogersville Arts Council

Rogersville Arts Council presents Robert Harling’s powerful play Steel Magnolias

Actor’s Reading of Steel Magnolias

August 11 & 12, 2018

118 South Church Street

Rogersville, TN

 

Rogersville Arts Council presents Robert Harling’s powerful play Steel Magnolias.

It is a story of six women whose friendships prove that women can be as delicate as a magnolia flower yet be as tough as steel through life’s journeys. Come experience laughter through tears and hear Truvy, Annelle, Clairee, Ouiser, M’Lynn, and Shelby tell their story of strong southern women.

The actors include Tammy Baird as Truvy, Anna Campbell as Annelle, Jacki Ewing as Clairee, Amanda Campbell as Ouiser, Winnie Seals as M’Lynn, and April Albright as Shelby.  It is delightful watching these ladies, most of whom you know from the community, lend their style of humor and drama to this popular play.

This unique Actor’s Reading of Steel Magnolias will be held at 118 South Church Street (former Carter K building) on Saturday, August 11, at 7 PM, and Sunday, August 12, at 3 PM. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time. There is plenty of parking nearby in a well lit area.

The ticket cost is $10 for advance sales and $12 at the door before performances. All proceeds support the arts programming and education the Rogersville Arts Council brings to Hawkins County.

 

Tickets are available online at www.rogartscouncil.org or may be reserved by calling (423) 293-0882 and leaving a message.  Someone will call to arrange the prepayment.

Broadway Show Choir

Rogersville Arts Council Presents Youth Show Choir

Rogersville Arts Council is proud to announce its second one-week day camp for students who have just finished grades K-8. Last year, students from Hawkins County charmed audiences with a wide range of songs and scenes from Disney. This year, students have the opportunity to learn and perform classic songs from the American musical theatre. Students will learn songs from shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Annie, Get Your Gun, The Sound of Music, The Music Man, and Bye, Bye, Birdie. The camp will also feature song, dance, and scene work from the timeless musical Annie, including the songs “Hard Knock Life,” “Maybe,” “Tomorrow,” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”

 

The Broadway Show Choir Camp will be held at Cherokee High School. It will take place Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Campers will be required to bring a bag lunch each day. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at 6 PM, and Sunday, June 24, at 3 PM, in the CHS Little Theatre. Tickets will be available online or at the door for $7. All proceeds will go toward arts programs and education for citizens of Rogersville and Hawkins County.

 

The camp will be directed by RAC Board member Amanda Campbell, who has served as actor, music director, and/or director for several shows with the RAC, and Encore Theatrical Company in Morristown. She has also directed all of RAC’s youth drama productions since 2012, including The Little Mermaid Jr., Annie Jr., Sleeping Beauty Kids, Cinderella Kids, and Honk Jr.  The camp will be co-directed and choreographed by Board member Anna Campbell, actor, choreographer, dancer, and dance instructor whose work includes Encore Theatrical Company, RAC with youth drama productions, and teaching multiple genres at Studio 180 Dance in Morristown.

 

Interested campers who have just completed grades K-8 may register at RAC’s website www.rogartscouncil.org under the “Registration Forms” tab. There is a $25 camp fee, payable online or by check, which covers a camp t-shirt for the performances, music and CD for songs, and 2 complimentary tickets to a performance. Registration will be open until Wednesday, June 13. For questions not answered by the registration form, please Contact Us on our website, email rogersvilleartscouncil@gmail.com, or call/text the director, Amanda Campbell, at (423) 307-2341.