Archive for January 2012
All during the month of February, the Arts Council of the Twin Counties is encouraging people of all ages to pick up a book and read! Specifically, we want everyone to read “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and join your friends, family and neighbors in talking about this great American classic.
Dig out your old copy of “To Kill A Mockingbird” or stop in at your local library or bookstore and start reading TODAY! All February long, the Arts Council is sponsoring events based around the book including Brown Bag Lunches at churches throughout the Twin Counties to discuss topics from this classic novel, local libraries will host “To Kill A Mockingbird” book clubs by request, and screenings of the movie and a documentary about the Mockingbird phenomenon. All of the scheduled events are free and open to the public.
You’ll also want to dust-off your creative skills as we combine Literature and the Arts at a month-long exhibit of artwork inspired by the book. You draw it, paint it or sculpt it and we’ll display it at the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts during the month of February. Visitors to the school will vote for their favorite work in two categories: Artists 18 & Under and Artists 19 & Above. Winners will be announced at a reception at the school on Sunday, February 26 at 4pm. Works for the exhibit can be brought to Chestnut Creek School of the Arts between January 27 – February 11 to be displayed. All pieces must remain on display through February 26.
Visit the EVENTS section of our website to see a complete list of READ ALL ABOUT IT activities!
The Cherry Orchard Theatre & Frank Levering are having auditions for a new play “Thunder in the Hills” based on the 1912 Hillsville Courthouse Shooting on Tuesday, January 17th at 7pm. There are roles for about 10 men and 6 women and the play will be performed at the Old Hillsville Courthouse March 9-11, 16-18 & 23-25.
Auditions are at Old Courthouse on Main Street in Hillsville. The play will be directed by Terri Ingalls. For more info: 336-351-3806
You are cordially invited to join us at the dedication ceremony for the Galax Theatre Guild Stage on Thursday, January 12th at 1pm. We’ll have the dedication outside on the stage located behind the Arts Council offices (the Old Vaughan Library) at 608 West Stuart Drive) and then Cider and Desserts/Cheese and Crackers inside in the conference room. Later in the Spring, we’ll have a grand opening concert when the weather is more cooperative. Please share the information with your friends and family.