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Volume 26, Number 7 — July 2019


Family Articles

Stage Parents: Unsung Heroes
They're no "Choir Boys" but Dr. Tom Jenrette expects perfection from the Choral Ensembles at ETSU
The Arts as Therapy: Gaining a Sense of Empowerment
Beyond the Glass Menagerie: Littleton, Chihuly & Friends
Arts & The Environment: Barbara Kingsolver
Youth Spotlight: Taking the Stage at Theatre Bristol
Wearable Art: Stunning Works by Jewelry Designers
Artistic Reflections II: Music and Art Take Center Stage
'It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing'
Affrilachia: Black Artists in Our Region
The Arts & The Brains of Older Adults
Contra Dancing: There's A Gypsy in All of Us
A Passion for Opera
The Art of Dance
Pulling Strings to Get Music Into Children's Lives
Summer Camps
History Through Storytelling
Tri-Cities' musical Mecca celebrates 25th anniversary
Ballroom dancers follow their dream
Robert Pilk is hooked on comics
Bristol's new Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Theatre Bristol celebrates 50 years
Bristol Ballet on its toes since 1948
ETSU Medical Students Hold Book Drive for Hospitalized Children
Barter Theatre Breathes New Life into Familiar Christmas Story
Symphony of the Mountains Outreach Project
Barter's Jr. Acting Company
Arts Alliance schedules Sculpture Walks, Border Bash Exhibits
After Nearly 30 Years, ETSU Choral Director Still Inspires Students to New Creative Heights
Youth Spotlight: Rachel Barker
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Selects Signature Art
Rusty Cars and Fallen Stars about New Beginnings
Knoxville Museum offers Hands-On Activities for Kids of All Ages
Former Johnson City Resident Contributed Animation Work to Oscar Winner 'Happy Feet'
Knox County High School Students Bring Color to Downtown Building
Letter to the Editor: Art in Public Places
Stardust Events for Kids of All Ages
Own an Original Sculpture
Outdoor Sculpture Walks offered in Kingsport
Bristol Library Commissions Mural for Children's Area
Arts All Around: Art in Public Places
Youth Spotlight: Milligan College
Stardust: "Gold is Where You Find It"
Spotlight on Youth: Dancers in Jamestown
Historical Society salutes Director of Outdoor Dramas
The Arts as Therapy: "Rebuilding My Life"
The Art as Therapy: "My Battle with Depression"
The Arts as Therapy: Creative Writing
IN FOCUS: Stardust Costume Party
The Arts as Therapy: Healthcare Provider sees Benefits
For Kids of All Ages: Stardust Adventure Games & More On-Line!
10-Year-Old Author to receive "Mom's Choice" Literary Award
Collector of Studio Glass Describes Littleton's Work as "Almost Magical"
Glass Art Exhibit: Dale Chihuly
Glass Art Exhibit: Warrington Colescott
Glass Art Exhibit: Erwin Eisch
Glass Art Exhibit: Herb Jackson
Glass Art Exhibit: Clarence Morgan
Glass Art Exhibit: Judith O'Rourke
Glass Art Exhibit: Italo Scanga
Glass Art Exhibit: Therman Statom
Glass Art Exhibit: Dan Welden
Sherwood Anderson Short Story Contest Winners announced
Rhythm & Roots Reunion welcomes Virginia Governor
Youth Spotlight: High School Bluegrass Band
Downtown Walking Tour Debuts
Call for Entries continues for "Art in the Lobby"
Youth Enjoy Art in Public Places Tour
Mountain Music of Virginia travels to the West Coast
Country Music Kiosk & Exhibit open at ETSU's Reece Museum
Kingsport Native dances in Connecticut Ballet's 'Sleeping Beauty'
"Operation Homecoming" Program Expands
Wearable Art: Glenna Fleiner
Wearable Art: Patty Nickels
Wearable Art: James-Ben Stockton & Daniel Luther
Arts Spotlight on Youth: Making & Selling Jewelry
Book Review: Beach to Bluegrass
AAME announces People's Choice Award for Art in Public Places competition
2007 Barter Theatre Young Playwrights Festival Winners announced
'Holiday in the National Parks' celebrated at the White House
Artistic Reflections II: Bob Greene, Jr.
Artistic Reflections II: Ann Holler
Artistic Reflections II: Evelyn Pursley-Kopitzke
Artistic Reflections II: Jane Perry
Artistic Reflections II: Q & A with the Composers
Youth Spotlight: Moria Frazier
Artist/Philanthropist Donates Public Art to City of Kingsport
IN FOCUS: Christmas Concert
$16M Artisan Center coming to Abingdon
Abingdon Cave House gives Artisans Chance to Showcase, Sell Crafts
A. Kelly Pruitt Paints What He Knows Best ? the Cowboy Way of Life
Upcoming Concerts for Charles Goodwin
Concert will be Goodwin's 'Swan Song' with the Symphony
Goodwin's History with the Symphony
IN FOCUS: Reception for Iron Mountain Stoneware Exhibit at WKRAC
Artistic Reflections II Gives Young Percussionist a Chance to Perform
Ralph Stanley and Doc Watson to headline Rhythm & Roots Festival
Theatre Bristol's 'Seussical the Musical' is Appropriately Over the Top
Local Poets Celebrate National Poetry Month; Rita Quillen Recalls Day She Discovered Appalachian Poetry
POETRY by Jane Hicks
POETRY by Felicia Mitchell
POETRY by Lena Cantrell McNicholas
POETRY by Neva Bryan
POETRY by Rees Shearer
POETRY by Gretchen McCroskey
POETRY by Benjamin Dugger
POETRY by David Winship
POETRY by Henry McCarthy
POETRY by Samuel Miller, M.D.
Arts All Around: A Day Without Poetry
Modern Movement Spiced with Appalachian Flavor Accents ETSU Dance Performance
Bristol's Border Bash Seeks Artists & Crafters
Johnson City Ballet Academy Student Places in Top 12
Young Actor Now a Lighting Designer
Theatre of Ballet Arts Dancers Attend SERBA Conference
Two Locals Dance Their Way Onto Reality TV
Metal Maniac: Rick Radman Crafts Unique Sculptures from Scrap Metal, Old Tools and More
Knoxville Symphony Director Conducts Score for 'Kit Kittredge: An American Girl'
Science & Art: Creative Partners
Science & Art: 'Symbiosis' Art Exhibition
Science & Art: 'Ocean Gems' Exhibition
Science & Art: 'Artistic R-evolution,' 'Earth Permanence' and 'Orders of Magnitude'
Exhibit Based on Children's Book, 'The Scoop on Poop'
Ballet Student Answers 'A Call to Dance'
Bristol, Va., Girl Sings Her Way To A $2,500 Top Prize
'Trail of the Lonesome Pine:' Actors Return To Outdoor Drama For A Second Year
Upward Bound a 6-Week Music Opportunity
'Ocean Gems' Calendar Sales Fund Scholarships to Visit Museum at Gray Fossil Site
Art in Public Places: Downtown Bristol
Music Club announces 2008 Scholarship Winners
Abingdon Festival Pays Tribute To Celtic Music
Thru It All, They're Still BUDDZ
VHF: 2008 Juried Fine Art Show Award Winners Announced
VHF: Arts & Crafts Winners Announced
IN FOCUS: Northeast State Raises Curtain on Regional Performing Arts Center Wing
Artists Are Doing Well At Highlands Festival
Renovation Begins On BCMA Cultural Heritage Center Building
Art In Downtown Bristol Draws Varied Responses
VHF: Juried Fine Arts Show Announces People's Choice Award
Age, The Arts & Education: Ceramics & Photography
Age, The Arts & Education: Arts Array Discussion Group
Age, The Arts & Education: The Barter (Theatre) Experience
Age, The Arts & Education: Women Writers in Appalachia & the South
Age, The Arts & Education: Poetry, Films & More
Age, The Arts & Education: Programs for Older Adults
Age, The Arts & Education: Historic Examples
'Ocean Gems' Calendar Funds Field Trips to Local Museum
11-Year-Old Fiddle Player & His Band Will Perform During Rhythm & Roots
Young Actor Cares Deeply About Her Art
Opera Rocks His World
Rusty And Ripe For Crafting
Fallen Trees Destined for a Higher Use in Abingdon
Walt Disney Would Be Proud of Barter's Production
Winners Announced in Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest
Youth Spotlight: Drama Class A 'Transformative' Experience
Bristol Ballet Celebrates
Wanted: Artists & Cultural Organizations for Virginia's 'Minds Wide Open' Celebration
Symphony Partners with YWCA for Free Music Lessons
Where to find A! Magazine for the Arts
Library's Public Art Collection Begins with Tapestry by Local Artist
Audiences are Raving about Barter's 'Joseph'
A Timeless Stage: Memories of the Paramount Center
Afterschool Adventures: A Potter's Wheel Dizzying for Some, Calming for Others
Review: Suzanne Stryk is 'Keeping An Eye On Things'
IN FOCUS: 'Cat in the Hat' Visits Kingsport Schools
'Drifting Along the Appalachian Trail'
Children's Choral Academy Singers in National Honor Choirs
'Narnia' Braille Trail Opens in Kingsport
Contra Dancing: A Primer
Contra Dances This Month
Advice from Developer of Dancing Contras DVD
Young Actor also a Wrestler
What's Behind the Curtain at Barter Theatre?
The Wizard of Oz: Shaping the Production
The Wizard of Oz: Tricks of the Trade
Developer, Historian Hopes to Rediscover Sense of Community
Rhythm & Roots Partners with Local Food Bank
Song of the Mountains Festival-Smyth County Celebration
Tennessee Sampler Survey Launches Web Site
Get Ready for Song of the Mountains Festival
ETSU Museum receives "Connecting to Collections Bookshelf'
This Year's Virginia Highlands Festival Geared For Youth
COMING UP: The Arts ~ Changing Lives!
Young Equestrian Enjoys Acting
Teacher Bill Phelps: Life's a Stage
Teacher Heidi McElroy: Artistic Visionary
Teacher Bandy Brownlee: Inspiring Voices
Outstanding Teachers: What Sets Them Apart
Heartwood in the News
Behind the Scenes of 'Liberty!'
Review: "The Rat Pack" Ought to Pack 'Em In
Arrowmont to Remain in Gatlinburg
Rhythm & Roots Reunion Celebrates 10 Years
Call for Entries: (Mildly) Scary Story Contest
Music & History at Kingsport's Netherland Inn
Campfire Stories: 'Magic in the Pumpkin Patch'
Passion for Opera: Fans Travel to See Performances
Passion for Opera: Never Miss a Chance to Attend
Passion for Opera: Listen on WEHC-FM
Campfire Stories: 'The Haunted Tree'
Photography Opens New World for Briana Morris
Campfire Stories: 'House Up the Street'
Animated TumbleBooks available at Bristol Library
Johnson City: Hands On! Museum
Summer Reading Programs throughout the Region
Review: Barter tells 'Tale as Old as Time' Amazingly
Debut of 'A Special Place'
Wild About Harry Potter
Dance: Ballet Arts Academy & Theatre of Ballet Arts
Dance: Bristol Ballet
Dance: Kingsport Ballet
In Focus: Theatre Bristol Summer Camp
Dance: Highlands Center for Ballet Arts
Youth Spotlight: Cameron Lugo
Imagination Library gets kids reading early
Long road ahead for National Storytelling Festival
Youth Spotlight: Aria Binkley
Virginia Celebrates Children and the Arts
Story Collector Reflects on Impact of I Am Home
Robin Hood: Beyond the Tights
Youth Spotlight: Tyler Williams
Heartwood Winning Accolades
Youth Spotlight: Claire Morison
Cameron Lugo a National Finalist in String Competition
Youth Spotlight: Jocelyn Wilson
Dance with Daddy
Youth Art Showcased at Bristol Library
Stage Hands Productions for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
Northeast State Students win Kennedy Center Awards
Youth Orchestras in Middle Schools & High Schools
Private Instruction
Academy of Strings
Other Private String Instruction
Youth Orchestra Awards
Youth Spotlight: Emily Lamb
Dogs Audition at Barter Theatre
Youth Spotlight: "Banjo Joe" Bevins
Concert Supports Homeless Program
Young Artists Perform at Heartwood
Bristol's State of the Arts Weekend
Tribute Series Heating Up in Bristol
Youth Spotlight: Maggie Gatley
Folks You Should Know: Dalton Rhinehart
Abingdon Mural Project Begins With Stories
CART Schedule announced
Rob-Con 27 draws crowd, Costumed Characters to Viking Hall
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Bethany Dawson
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Alex Vanburen
Gather Round for a Story — or Maybe a Lie
Theatre Bristol, YMCA and King College Partner to offer Theater to Children
Hollywood & Halloween
History Through Stories in Abingdon
History Through Stories in Piney Flats
Battle Student to play in All-American Band
Rhythm & Roots Organizers to announce 12 Acts for 2013 Over 12 Days
Noah Stepahov wins Barter Theatre's Young Playwright Festival
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Brianna Casey
Sarah Luther is Happiest in the Art Studio
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Michelle Schodowski
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Jenson Lavallee
Milligan senior inspired by social photographers
Bristol undergoes an arts renaissance
Kingsport, The Model City, serves as model for the arts
Abingdon soaks in the blues with street party
Music thrives in region's downtowns
Downtown Music: Celtic
Downtown music: Summer concerts
Art in Public Places sculptures selected
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Betsy Nicolson
Rob-ConComic book fans of all ages flock to Viking Hall
Children's choir announces tour to Greece and performances
Washington County Fair opens Sept. 9
Bristol's Rhythm & Roots Reunion gets underway Friday
Bristol's Rhythm and Roots spotlights all types of music
Arts for Youth Spotlight: K.T. Vandyke
MECCA announces concert season and tour
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Carson Peters
Abingdon annouces January Jams schedule
Stage productions depict the magic of Christmas
Fun at Heartwood: From Farm to Fashion
Attorney shares his passion for ballroom dancing
Ballroom dancing helps Parkinson's patients
Dancing helps children with confidence and poise
Places to learn or to dance
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Jenny Dolinger and Olivia Ellis
January Jams are back in Abingdon at Barter Theatre
Key acts announced for Rhythm & Roots 2014
Barter academy to expand to help more budding actors
Museum offers snow day activities for children
"Art with a Heart" draws a crowd at Heartwood
Kaitlyn Baker sings record deal
Take a 'wild ride' with Highlands Ballet
Arts for Youth Spotlight
Let the laughs rip during Bristol Ballet's 'Coppelia'
Lineup for Bristol's Border Bash music series announced
Free Comic Book Day aimed at making fans
Town of Abingdon goes to Oz!
Abingdon Main Street launches crowd-funding campaign for downtown mural
Young musicians earn Bristol Music Club scholarships
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Megan King
Barter Theatre is off to see the wizard
Tri-Cities Talent wins dance competition
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Isabelle Karren
Chautauqua Festival Creative Writing winners announced
Youth tent encourages kids, adults to be creative at the Virginia Highlands Festival
Museum architect eager to share credit
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Nick McReynolds
Emmylou Harris headlines at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys promise "a good time show'
Arts for Yough Spotlight: Clay Fissel
'The Nutcracker' ballet is a story close to their heart
Thomas O'Neill lives for opera
Johnson City Community Theatre is one of the oldest in the country
Kingsport Theatre Guild has come a long way since 1947
Kingsport Ballet provides instruction and performances for 32 years
Arts for Youth Spotlight
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Paxton Adkins
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Shelby Carrico
D-B band takes Grand Champion award in N.C. for third year in a row
Sugarplums, gingerbread, and cherished traditions
Highlands Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
WKMA welcomes Washington County schools back to Van Gogh
Arts for Youth Spotlight
Four area students sing their way into national honor choirs
Martin School of the Arts announces spring season
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Matthew Torbett
Henderson JAM looking very sweet
Kingsport Ballet provides unusual Valentine's Day gifts
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Slim Pickins
Bristol Ballet presents "Unbroken Circle, Bristol's Music In Motion'
"Sleeping Beauty... The Spell": A taste of classical ballet travels the area
Tennessee high school students to compete in statewide poetry contest
Arts for Youth Spotlight
Lynn to headline annual Rhythm & Roots Reunion in September
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Nick Weitzenfeld
River's Way: Big ideas come from a small place
Hungry Mother Festival celebrates 43 years
Mother and daughter team create new children's book
Appalachian Fair has something for everyone
Arts for Youth Spotlight
A toon of her own: Alyssa Davidson, sixth-grader and a published cartoonist
Play focuses on Christian faith and courage
Arts for Youth Spotlight — Olivia Stevens
Theatre Bristol to stage 'Little Women' Broadway style
Mountain Empire Children's Choral Academy Christmas concerts announced
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Avery Thomas
Crafts for Beginners
New Bristol art studio whets artists' palettes
Teen Rap Battle in Johnson City
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Kelly Bok
Marcia & Marvin Gilliam support the arts
Theatre Bristol presents Beauty and the Beast
The Crooked Road Announces Homecoming Concert and Events
Steppin' out? Dancin', food, friends at the Show Palace
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Noah Cook
Theatre Bristol stages "Tom Sawyer"
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Kerry Morton
Even drenched in drizzle, Main Street Busker Fest a "safe place for the weirdos'
Mountain Empire Children's Choral Academy Christmas concerts
Community Highlands Ballet "A Christmas Carol"
Bristol Ballet to stage 'The Nutcracker' differently
Arts For Youth Spotlight
Highlands Youth Ensemble Cabaret: "Stepping Out!'
Arts for Youth: Highlands Youth Ensemble filled with joy of music
Parker Collins on stage for half his life
Arts for Youth Spotlight — Christian Tripp bitten by theater bug
Bristol Ballet takes you on a trip with Alice to Wonderland
Bristol Ballet set to begin “Alice in Wonderland”
Theatre of Bristol presents 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
Arts for Youth: Aynsley Porchak is champion fiddler
Fairies make their home in historic downtown Bristol with new public art project
Arts for Youth Spotlight — Isaiah Young
Ballet is expression and escape for Callee Scout Love
Bristol Music Club holds scholarship benefit in Bristol
Emory & Henry gears up for annual Arts & Crafts Fair
Arts for Youth — Students win Christmas Card Contest
"Elf: The Musical" — " Believe in the Magic
January Jams is on stage in Abingdon
Youth Spotlight — Pearl Moore’s love of conversation inspires her plays
‘Shrek the Musical’ review: Special is the new strong
Lucas Shane appears on film and stage
Arts for Youth Spotlight Hahna Kaleigh Bowyer
Arts for Youth Spotlight — Hannah Fantin

Family Events

Theatre Bristol 2019 Summer Camp registration now open
Childrens art classes in Kingsport
ARTAPALOOZA! Summer Arts Camp for Kids
Drawing and painting for children classes set
Barter presents a fun-filled "Shrek"
Music camp at Country Music Museum
Hands On! Discovery Center opens art studios
Summer Reading Program begins at JCPL
Kids' Movies to be shown at WCPL
Teen Summer reading @ Washington County Library
Theatre Bristol staging “The Wizard of Oz”
Tusculum to hold children's workshop
Kids create Modern Magicat WKMA
“The Little Mermaid” is on Barter’s Smith Theatre
Teen Summer Crafting at WCPL
WCPL offers Summer Reading Program
Art Studio Programs at Hands On! Discovery Center
WCPL to screen a kids’ movie
Watercolor class for ages 13 and up offered