Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series Offers Exciting Lineup for 14th Season

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The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series of Washington State Community College (WSCC) is proud to present another stellar year of diverse and delightful programs for all ages in its upcoming 14th season. Over the years, the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series has brought over a hundred unique and captivating programs to more than 20,000 people in our community and region at large. 

“The 2012-2013 season will continue the tradition of serving our college and community,” says Tanya Wilder, Evergreen Series director, “Returning crowd favorites, combined with very talented newcomers, will undoubtedly entertain and inspire our audiences over and over again! And, with the exception of our opening benefit concert, all Evergreen events are free and open to the public.”

The 2012-2013 season’s slate of programs is as follows:

September 23, 2012: The Series’ opening benefit features 2008 National Banjo Champion Steven Moore as the opening act, followed by bluegrass and traditional music virtuosos Raymond McLain & Mike Stevens. Opening benefit contribution is $15 for adults and $10 for students and children. An opening reception for the Fall Semester Art Exhibit begins at 2 p.m. with the opening concert following at 3:00 p.m. Advance reservations can be made my calling Tanya Wilder at 740.374.8716, ext. 2107 or by emailing twilder@wscc.edu. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the afternoon of the concert.  More information on the performers can be found at www. stevenmoorebanjo.com and www.mclains.com.


October 6, 2012: In 2000, Alan and Glenn Weikert, a musician and multimedia artist, founded ArcheDream For HUMANKIND in Philadelphia. Through the use of black light, mask and dance to touch the human heart, to communicate universal emotions, and to inspire the soul, ArcheDream will brings a transformative performance to the EA&H Series audience. ArcheDream will present the program, “Deep Blue,” at 8 p.m. More information on the performers can be found at www.adhk.org.


November 17, 2012: Eye-popping visual artist and virtuoso mime Michael Cooper, “The Masked Marvel” gives exquisite performances of humor and poignancy, nimble speech and eloquent gesture, dazzling audiences of all ages for almost 30 years. His unique program is appropriate for people of all ages. Cooper takes the stage at 8 p.m. More information on the performer can be found at www.themaskedmarvel.com.


December 8, 2012: Back by popular demand, The Local Girls will return to the EA&H Series to present their very popular holiday concert. This performance is audience-involved, and children will be invited on stage to sing with Gay, Brenda, and Mimi. The performance starts at 8 p.m.  More information on the performers can be found at www.thelocalgirls.com.


 January 19, 2013: Since its formation in 1976 as ensemble in residence at the University of Akron, the Solaris Woodwind Quintet has established a reputation as one of the foremost woodwind quintets in the United States. Innovative programming and sparkling personality are the hallmarks of a Solaris concert. Solaris has toured Italy, Brazil, Sweden, and the United States, and takes to the EA&H Series stage at 8 p.m. More information on the performers can be found at www3.uakron.edu/solaris.


February 9, 2013: This year’s Children’s Performance features Red Grammer in concert. Red Grammer’s glorious voice, award-winning songwriting and thoughtful commitment to the best in all of us endear him to parents and educators everywhere. But ultimately, it is his irrepressible sense of play and genuine love and respect for children that make his songs of oneness, character, conflict resolution, and community so beloved by kids all across the globe. The performance begins at 2 p.m. More information on the performer can be found at www.redgrammer.com.


April 18-20, 2013: A symposium will be held with members of the Cuban exile community, including human rights activists, former political prisoners, members of the Ladies in White, writers, journalists, artists and musicians. They’ll converge in Marietta to discuss Cuba after 50+ years of rule under the Castro regime.  A major focus of the symposium will include discussion on the current state of human rights violations on the islands, along with discussion on the future of the island. The symposium will include two days of presentations on the WSCC campus April 18th and 19th, followed by an evening presentation on the 20th to conclude the symposium.


May 12, 2013:  Returning by popular demand for the Annual Mother’s Day Concert & Tea, Richard Glazier will return to the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series to present “From Ragtime to Reel Time”, a program that traces American music from Scott Jopin’s era to the many popular songs of Judy Garland. He promises to include his spell-binding version of “Rhapsody in Blue” again for our listening pleasure. The performance begins at 3 p.m. More information on the performer can be found at www.richardglazier.com.


All Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series programs are held in the Graham Auditorium on the Washington State Community College campus, at 710 Colegate Drive in Marietta.

 The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series is funded in part by ARTSBRIDGE United Arts Fund. In addition, this project is supported in part by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. The Schwendeman Agency, Inc. has served as the presenting sponsor for the Series for over five years.

The Series at Washington State serves as a primary source for the community to experience locally, nationally and internationally renowned performers and view the works of local artists. Learn more about the slate of programs for the Series’ 14th season by visiting www.wscc.edu/evergreenah, becoming a friend of the Series on Facebook or by contacting Tanya Wilder at WSCC by calling 740.374.8716, ext. 2107.

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