Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series Kicks Off 15th Season

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Series Opening Benefit Concert Features Samité of Uganda

samite-mic-smThe Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College is pleased to present the kickoff to its 15th season with Grammy nominated musician and humanitarian Samité, a refugee of Uganda on September 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Born and raised in Uganda, Samité (Sæm ē tay) is a world-renowned musician, humanitarian, and photographer. He travels the world bringing his message of peace and hope through the healing power of music. "While performing, I see that people are able to forget their differences and join as one in the moment; my hope is for that moment to last. If we can make that moment last, the world will be a better place."

Before the concert, an opening reception for the Fall Semester Art Exhibit begins at 6:30 p.m., with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. Tickets to the opening benefit, the only Series event for which there is a charge, cost $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and children under 12.

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.

Advance reservations can be made by 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 evening of the concert. More information on the performer can be found at www.samite.com.

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 six 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' 15th season by visiting www.wscc.edu/evergreenah, becoming a friend of the Series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/evergreenah) or by contacting Tanya Wilder at WSCC by calling 740.374.8716, ext. 2107.

2013-2014 Upcoming Events

September 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Concert: Samité of Uganda
October 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Performance: Multi-instrumentalist, Todd Green
November 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Performance: Yu Wei – An evening of Chinese Dance
December 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Matuto: Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachians
January 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM - The Rain Crows in Concert
February 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM - Children's performance: Dr. Insecta!!
April 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM - Carrie Newcomer in Concert
May 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM - The Annual Mother's Day Concert & Tea, featuring guitarist Ana Vidovic

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