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Randolph Reads: Black, Blue and Insvisible thie Weekend!

The show, sponsored by the City of Asheboro, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27 and 3 p.m. Sunday, September 28, at the Sunset Theatre. The production is free and the public is invited.

Black Blue & Invisible interweaves three elements: Chip Womick’s interviews for his Courier-Tribune series on invisibility; Wiley’s own personal narrative; and parts of another play, Sketches of a Man by Dr. Kashif Powell, which explores Ellison’s work.

Wiley says Black, Blue & Invisible proceeds from Ellison’s question, “Why am I so black and blue?” He calls the play a thoughtful investigation of what shared experiences evoke the feeling of invisibility.

“Black Blue & Invisible is a look back and a look ahead,” Wiley says. “Where have we come from as a society and how much further do we have to go to understand the multitude of cultures that walk beside us today?”

Wiley will be joined in the production by Powell, a post-doctoral performance studies student at Northwestern University; Aya “Hope” Shabu, a professional dancer, choreographer, teaching artist and arts administrator living in Durham; and Rasool Jahan, an actress with many stage, film and TV credits including Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rebecca in Cold Mountain, Deb in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Veda Scott in Freedom Song and a recurring role on One Tree Hill.

Wiley holds a masters in fine arts from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has created several of one-man shows including The Parchman Hour, about the Freedom Riders, and A Game Apart, about Jackie Robinson.

In DAR HE, his play about Emmett Till, he performs more than 30 characters. A film version of the play garnered major film and acting awards at numerous festivals, including Best Actor at the Harlem International Film Festival.

Seagrove Potters celebrate American Craft Week.

For over 200 years Seagrove potters have spent their days turning, sculpting, assembling, glazing, painting, carving, firing, experimenting, testing and perfecting their craft. They create beautiful imaginative pieces of art and sturdy functional wares.

Most of their creations add beauty to the world and serve a functional purpose at the same time. Seagrove pottery has been a part of the American craft tradition for generations, so it only makes sense that Seagrove pottery shops would participate in American Craft Week, which runs thru the first two weekends in October. (more…)

Fall Festival Kick-Off Concert Oct. 3rd

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RSVP COMMUNITY THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST OF THE CURIOUS SAVAGE

RSVP Community Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for their next production, The Curious Savage by John Patrick. The play, a long-time audience pleaser, is a humorous study of human nature asking who is sane and who has true wealth? Mr. Patrick has very carefully delineated his characters to show greed among the powerful and beauty among the deluded. It is uncommon fun, full of wonderful lines and situations.
The cast breaks down into three segments: the Savages, the Residents, and the Staff. Ethel P. Savage, the dotty matriarch, will be portrayed by Carole Davis. Titus Savage, a neither kinder nor gentler U.S. senator, will be played by Scott Murkin. Lily Belle Savage, much-married socialite, will be the work of Chris Osteen. Samuel Savage, a federal judge given no respect by his siblings, is entrusted to Dan Bressler. This will be Dan’s first time onstage after working behind the scenes in other productions. (more…)

7th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters

Celebration LogoSeagrove, NC…Planning for the 7th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is well underway and the collective artists are all busily working on special pieces for the Celebration weekend, as well as on collaborative pieces to be auctioned at the Friday night Gala, November 21, 2014. A second, silent auction will take place on Saturday, November 22, from 1pm to 3 pm.
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Original play ‘Black Blue & Invisible’ to cap Randolph Reads: Invisible Man

MikeWileyStories of those who feel invisible in the community will inform Black Blue & Invisible, an original play created for Randolph Reads: Invisible Man by actor/playwright Mike Wiley.

The show, sponsored by the City of Asheboro, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, September 28, at the Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue. The performance is free and the public is invited.

Black Blue & Invisible interweaves three elements: Chip Womick’s interviews for his series of articles in The Courier-Tribune on invisibility in the community; Wiley’s own personal narrative; and parts of another play, Sketches of a Man by Dr. Kashif Powell, which explores Ellison’s work.

Wiley says Black, Blue & Invisible proceeds from Ellison’s question, “Why am I so black and blue?” He calls the play a thoughtful investigation of what shared experiences evoke the feeling of invisibility.
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2015 NC Artists Exhibition

2015 NC Artists Exhibition

To register for the 2015 NC Artists Exhibition:  go to www.callforentry.org – enter your username and password – click on HOW TO APPLY and follow the 3 steps to set up your profile, upload your images and apply to the call.

Registration opens October 1, 2014

Stanly County Arts Guild Member Show

Stanly County Arts Guild announces its Member Show 2014.  Click the link to download the prospectus.  2014-Members-Show-prospectus

Sponsored by the Stanly Arts Guild
October 7 – November 6, 2014
The Stanly Arts Guild at Falling Rivers Gallery
119 West Main Street, Albemarle, NC, 28001
(704) 983-4278

http://www.fallingriversgallery.com

THE BARRISTER BOYS PLAY BRIGHTSIDE GALLERY

Brightside Gallery is ending its 2014 “front porch season” in style with a Friday evening function on September 19, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brightside Gallery is located at 170 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC. This is at the corner of Worth and Cox streets. Local band The Barrister Boys will play, Native Son Vineyard will be doing a wine tasting on the front porch, there will be a garden party at Herb N Garden and Carriage House Tea will be doing a free tea tasting.
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Randolph Arts Guild to Feature Artist Les Caison III during Sept. Out and About

Asheboro — On Friday, Septeresize_ sunset theatrember 19th at 6pm for the last of the monthly downtown “Out & About Asheboro” events, The Randolph Arts Guild’s featured artist will be their own Program Director, Les Caison III. The downtown Out & About events are organized by Asheboro’s Downtown Business Association. The monthly evening event provides an opportunity for the community to enjoy an evening in downtown asheboro with many local shops offering extended hours and featuring special events.

During the last four years in his role as the Guild’s Program Director Les has utilized his artistic skills and creative talent to cultivate cultural opportunities for the citizens of Randolph County.  In addition to these efforts Caison is also an active, working and award winning visual artist. Originally a native of Greensboro, NC, Les is a graduate of Appalachian State University. Les’ work centers on narrative paintings that manifest gracefully through his expressive, gestural style. These key aspects of his technique are highlighted by his unparalleled attention to details both in the composition and in the overall work’s presentation. His paintings have been exhibited throughout North Carolina and his patrons include international clientele. Les is currently preparing for a solo exhibition that opens at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone in December 2014.  Follow him via his blog: LesCaisonIII.Blogspot.com .

Les will be at the guild to unveil his limited edition print of a recent illustration of Asheboro’s Historic Sunset Theatre. These prints will be available for sale and Les does accepts a variety of commissions from time to time.  For more information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399.

The Randolph Arts Guild

123 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27203

PO Box 1033
Asheboro, NC 27204

Phone: (336) 629-0399
Fax: (336) 629-2982

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