Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7pm
Glassware. Beer. Two ubiquitous items in most of our lives. Both products of artistry and craftsmanship. They share a symbiotic relationship with links to cultural history. They go hand in hand as they fit in our hand (gimmie five on that one!). There is a science to the proper glassware for a proper pint of the wide variety of beers. What type of glassware is used for a pilsner? Bottle fermented ale? Why do some beer glasses have stems? The Randolph Arts Guild presents a roundtable discussion exploring the relationships and history of a few beers and their proper glassware. And what better way to host a lecture of this nature than to bring in resident experts on the matter? On Wednesday, April 24th you are invited to attend a free lecture on the “Art of Beer/Glassware” with the guys behind the success of Four Saints Brewing, Andrew Demming & Joel McClosky and chief glass blower at STARworks Glass, Nick Fruin who is currently geeking out on beverage glassware. Lumina Wine and Beer is the sponsor for this exclusive event. Only 30 tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Limit one ticket per person with valid ID. Must be 21 or over. Tickets are non-transferable. Why? Because we will be serving a free NC craft beer during the event. It all starts at 7pm in the Sara Smith Self Gallery located in the Moring Arts Center located at 123 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. Stop by the Guild to claim your ticket Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10am -- 5pm at the the Guild offices (see Program Director, Les Caison).
Lectures and Teas
The Art of the Yard Sale with Jack & Joyce
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7pm
Just in time for spring cleaning the Randolph Arts Guild will host a lighthearted “Art of the Yard Sale” lecture on Tuesday April 9th at 7pm. The art of the yard sale has three main components: the seller, the buyer and lots of home “castoffs”. This free lecture is co-hosted by two of Asheboro’s most discerning professionals in the field -- er, yard: Jack Gorham the musicaly nimble fingered pianist and Antiques Mall Manager and the Randolph Arts Guild Annual Rummage Sale Director for many years, The Empress Herself, Joyce Spoon.
No matter which side of the merchandise table you find your self Joyce and Jack have the right presentation that will surely provide you a beneficial yard sale experience. Topics to be discussed include selecting merchandise, pricing, display, promotion, and of course the fine art of haggling. The lecture begins at 7pm on Tuesday April 9th at the Morings Art Center located at 123 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. For more information on this event please contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7pm
The Art of Improv Lecture with Operation Improv!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7pm
Did you know Randolph County and Moore County has an Improvisational comedy troupe? What is improvisational comedy? In short it’s using wit to come up with funny dialogues between actors on the spot in front of an audience. The North Moore High School drama teacher of 8 years, Clay Gaitskill is the advisor for “Operation Improv!”. The theatre group is comprised of high school students from both counties and also includes several home school students. The improv troupe has been around since October 2012 and already has two performances under their belt. Each member is called an “Improvinator”. When the group meets they practice a variety of improv skills designed to better their various dramatic stage performances.
The Randolph Arts Guild is please to host “The Art of Improv” a lecture/performance from Operation Improv! on Wednesday May 22 at 7pm. The event will include a brief history of improv, examples of techniques employed and even actual improv with optional audience participation. The event is free and is sure to be of interest to your funny bone. All ages are welcome, though the content is designed for high school ages and up.
Knitting Lecture with Karen McFetters
Wednesday May 8, 2013 at 7pm
The purpose of this lecture is two fold. Karen McFetters has a dyed-in-the-wool desire to share with others all sorts of crafts one can make with their hands. And she does it well. She has lead several colorful Psanky Egg Decorating Classes here at the Guild and she is just before offering an aran sweater knitting class (follow link to RAG's classes page). This lecture is a great introduction to her class. She is sure to charm you with her can-do spirit. Karen is also quite knowledgeable on the topic of the aran sweater and knitting in general. There was a time where everyone knew how to knit -- even the military. Yes, the enlisted needed to know how to darn socks and keep their uniforms in order. There was even a popular phrase during World War II, “Pearl Harbor, purl harder!” (Purling is a knitting technique.) Karen will share more on the history of knitting and how easy it is for anyone (with an interest) to learn during her upcoming free lecture on Wednesday May 8 at 7p.
Literary Nite: Limericks
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7pm
Join the ever-campy, lighthearted and silly approach to understanding the literary arts as we hold another night otherwise known as the “Art of Words”. Wordsmiths Sue Farlow and Desiree Avato will have a short and easy to digest evening at Lumina Wine and Beer located at 152 Sunset Ave. in downtown Asheboro. The past events included a poetry slam, and Mad-Lib Love Letters . . . what does this event scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th hold? It’s Limericks Time! More details to come . . .but you might want to brush up on your colorful lines. See you there -- the fun starts at 7pm.