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					                                                                                                                                                       Magazine         March 2005          19

                      Arts Events Celebrate
                     Women’s History Month
 East Tennessee State University                  Jonesborough artist Bill Bledsoe while he
     • A concert on March 1 will kick off the
month-long celebration of Women’s History
                                                  lived in Great Britain. The artwork was
                                                  inspired, in part, by the locations, culture
                                                                                                                                                               March 13
                                                  and climate that impacted Pulitzer Prize
Month. Featured will be Pat Humphries and
Sandy Opatow, whose song “If I Give My            winning American poet Sylvia Plath when she                                                              Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
                                                  lived in England. Bledsoe’s projects include
Name” commemorated Sept. 11 and earned
                                                  commissioned art for the U.S. Air Force of
the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting
Award. The duo will perform selections from
their CDs “One” and “Hands.”
                                                  Europe and Britain’s royal family. He has also
                                                  worked as an assistant art director for Disney
                                                  Films. The official artist for the National
                                                                                                                                                    Sheila Kay Adams
     • In a Unity Step Show March 2,
student organizations will express their          Storytelling Festival, Bledsoe has been                        In Celebration
                                                  developing and teaching studio art curricula            of the 50th Anniversary Year
                                                                                                                                                         Conference Room
commitment to understanding diversity
                                                  for private high schools. 423-753-4470.                             of the
through the use of traditional Greek stepping.
                                                       • Seed Poems Writing Workshops                          Washington County
                                                                                                                                                  Washington County Public Library
Stepping is a complex performance involving
                                                  are scheduled Saturday, March 12 from 10                       Public Library                         Abingdon, Virginia
synchronized percussive movement, singing,                                                                         1964 - 2004
                                                  a.m.-Noon and from 2-4 p.m. $20 each or
speaking, chanting, and drama.
     • Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters: A          both sessions for $35. Designed to plant
                                                  ideas and nurture creativity for writers of all
Stitch in Time, a theatrical performance
March 3, will focus on the history of quilt
making and how it flourished in early African
                                                  skill levels and interests, “Words Rising:
                                                  Calling the Creative Self” will offer prompts
                                                                                                                                          M    eet one of North Carolina’s most
                                                                                                                                          talented artists. Sheila Kay Adams is a
                                                  and techniques to move through writers’
American slave life.
                                                  block. Instructor Cheryl Emerson teaches                                                nationally known storyteller and ballad
     • Dr. Leslie Freidman will perform
“Heroic, Beloved” March 23. The solo              creative writing at the Women’s Resource                                                singer. Last year she also published an
                                                  Center in Hickory, NC. 423-913-2969.
performance celebrates images of women.                                                                                                   acclaimed first novel, My Old True Love,
                                                       • A Sketch Walk with Bill Bledsoe will
     These performances will take place at 7
p.m. in D.P. Culp Auditorium. 423-439-6633.       be offered Sunday, March 20 from 2- 4 p.m.                                              based on her own family’s stories of the
                                                  $20. The workshop is designed to mimic
                                                                                                                                          Civil War in Western North Carolina.
                                                  Bledsoe’s journey through Great Britain,
          Jonesborough, TN                        which resulted in the exhibition “In Search
    Several related events produced by            of Sylvia.” Participants will find locations in                              There will be book sales, a book signing,
Sound Learning will take place at Arthouse        Jonesborough that are described in short
                                                                                                                                 and a reception following the event.
No. 63 Gallery:                                   verse. Artists are asked to bring sketchbooks
    • Kicking things off will be a gallery talk   and drawing pencils. Discussion and guidance
Saturday, March 5 at 5 p.m. for the premiere      regarding perspective, line and contrast will               Sponsored by Friends of the Washington County Public Library
of “In Search of Sylvia.” The exhibition          be provided, as well as critique.
                                                                                                                               A member of Arts Alliance Mountain Empire
features etchings and paintings created by        Reservations: 423-913-2969.

                                                                          March 1                                                                 March 1 9 -20
                                                                          Del McCoury and Fescue 8 PM $25                                        Bristol Ballet presents
                                                                          Sponsored by Bristol Heart Association                                 Second Annual Celebration of Dance
                                                                                                                                                 Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2:30 PM
                                                                          March 5 - 6                                                            $10 ad, $8 sr/stu, $6 12 yrs and younger
                                                                          Hills Alive Chorus of Sweet Adelines International
                                                                          in The "Bowled" and The Beautiful                                      March 2 9
                                                                          Saturday 8 PM $10, Sunday 3 PM $8                                      Dane and Taylor in Concert 7 PM $10

                  518 State Street • Bristol                              March 1 5                                                              March 3 1
                                                                          This Land Is Your Land featuring
                                                                                                                                                 Second Annual Celebration
                  423-274-8920                                            The Kingston Trio, Brothers Four, Glenn Yarbrough
                                                                          & The Folk Reunion 8 PM $40 ad, $37 sr/stu
                                                                          ($30 Arts Alliance Mountain Empire members)
                                                                                                                                                 of ETSU Bluegrass 7 PM
                                                                                                                                                 $10 adults ; $8 students/seniors

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