WSCC Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series 15th Season Offers Exciting Lineup
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 15th season. Over the past 15 years, the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series has brought over a hundred unique captivating programs to more than 20,000 people in our community and region at large. Click here to see a preview of the 1st concert
This year's slate of programs is as diverse and entertaining as any season in the past, according to Tanya Wilder, Director of EA&H Series. "Our entertainment represents the best of international, national and local talent. We have Grammy-nominated musicians who'll be performing on our stage, as well as a classical musician who was recently named one of the ten top female guitarists in the world. The Chinese dancer slated to come in November has performed at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. I hope folks in our area will take advantage of what this Series brings to our community and the surrounding area. With the exception of the opening benefit, where else could one enjoy this level of entertainment that's free and open to the public?"
The 2013-2014 season's slate of programs is as follows:
October 19th, 2013: Multi-instrumentalist, Todd Green is a nationally performing solo artist. During his concert, he plays and discusses 40+ instruments from across the world. His goal is to inspire his audience to reach out beyond their current musical horizons and embrace a new instrument, a new rhythm or maybe a different melody in a hitherto unknown scale. Green takes the stage with his many instruments at 7:30 p.m. More information on multi-instrumentalist Todd Green can be found at www.toddgreen.com.
November 16th, 2013: Yu Wei is a well-known dancer from China whose captivating dance visions have been holding American audiences spellbound. Wei has performed throughout the United States, including New York's Manhattan Center and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and now will be appearing on stage at Washington State Community College at 7:30 p.m. Rooted in Chinese culture and history, Yu Wei's dances are poetic and meaningful, filled with imaginative beauty and vivid life experience. More information can be found on Yu Wei at www.yuweidance.org.
December 7th, 2013: "The joyous, ebullient music of Matuto merges the forro folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all American bluegrass. Violin, accordion and a range of Brazilian percussion give this band, founded by South Carolina native Clay Ross, a seductively cross- cultural appeal."Mutato uses unexpected Pan American sonic sympathies to craft appealing, rootsy, yet philosophical tales of love, self-discovery, nostalgia and true peace." This unique culture blending concert begins at 7:30 p.m. More information on Matuto: Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachians can be found at www.mikegreenassociates.com.
January 25, 2014: The Rain Crows, returning by popular demand to WSCC, are a group of musicians originating from Southeastern Ohio whohave written more that 100 songs, recorded two full-length CDS and performed throughout the US. The Rain Crows will present music from their newest release "Dream of Flying" at 7:30 p.m. More information on The Rain Crows can be found at www.raincrows.com.
February 8th 2014: For the annual children's performance of the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series, Dr. Insecta has thrilled audiences of all ages across America, and now is coming to the Washington State Community College campus. Dr. Insecta introduces audiences to some of the largest live insects on the planet. "Bug Lab" is an interactive enrichment program that entertains, educates, and desensitizes fears we have about these incredible creatures that let us share in their world. Dr. Insecta will take the stage at 2:00 p.m. More information on Dr. Insecta children's performance can be found at www.drinsectabuglab.com
April 12th, 2014: Carrie Newcomer is a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue . The Dallas Morning News raves "She's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say 'that is so true'," while Billboard has described her as "a soaring songstress", and The Boston Globe and Rolling Stone have declared "Newcomer asks all the right questions." Author Barbara Kingsolver calls Newcomer "a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend, and lover, minister of the wide-eye gospel of hope and grace."Newcomer's music explores the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. Newcomer takes the stage here at the Washington State Community College campus at 7:30 p.m. More information on Carrie Newcomer in concert can be found at www.carrienewcomer.com.
May 11th, 2014: This year's performer for the Annual Mother's Day Concert & Tea is Ana Vidovic. Vidovic is an extraordinary talent who has given over one thousand public performances since first taking to the stage in 1988. Her career has taken her all around the world and is now bringing her here to the WSCC campus. Vidovic's most recent DVD "Guitar Artistry in Concert", was released by Mel Bay productions in 2009. Vidovic has been acclaimed one of the top ten guitarists in the world by Rolling Stone Magazine and takes the stage here at WSCC at 3:00 p.m.
The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series in 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 Community College serves as a primary source for the community to experience locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed 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, or by contacting Tanya Wilder at WSCC by calling 740.374.8716 ext 2107.