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For the Love of David Bowie

bowie zig 1On display in the Davis Gallery in from March 4 – April 2, 2016 is For the Love of David Bowie, presented by The Artist Collective of West Virginia, in association with Alien Gold, The Retro-tique, and MAC.

According to the exhibition’s organizer, John Michael Barone, “For the Love of David Bowie is a tribute exhibition honoring the innovative man who fell to earth. A man who not only changed the face of music but of art, fashion, and our modern culture.” 

The opening reception for this exhibition will be held of Friday, March 4 from 7 – 10 pm at MAC. Attendees are invited to come dressed as their favorite “fashionable, funky” Bowie incarnation.

While For the Love of David Bowie is on display upstairs in the Davis Gallery, Mostly Gardens by Daryl Gray will be on display on MAC's first floor in the Benedum Gallery.

 

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Mostly Gardens

Daryl imageOn display in the Benedum Gallery from March 4 – April 2, 2016 is Mostly Gardens by Daryl Gray.

Originally from California, Gray has lived in DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and now Morgantown. She’s found that each place has a unique character but gardens permeate them all. Gray captures these places and their many forms of gardens in her oil painting exhibition at MAC.

The opening reception for Mostly Gardens will be held at MAC on Friday, March 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. There is no admission fee for the opening reception or exhibition viewing.

While Gray's exhibition is on display in the Benedum Gallery, For the Love of David Bowie will be on display upstairs in the Davis Gallery.

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Casting Call: Short Film Based on Stephen King Story

wvsuCASTING CALL: The Department of Communications & Media Studies at WVSU will hold a casting call for roles in the short film “The Woman in the Room” on Feb. 18 from 7:30-10:00 pm and Feb. 19 from 5:00-10:00 pm at the WVSU Cole Complex, Donna Skeen Theatre, at Institute. [Note, call-backs only will be Feb. 21 from 12:00-3:00 pm.] The project is a non-commercial film based on the Stephen King short story of the same name and is being produced with permission by Mr. King. Production is tentatively scheduled for the weekends of April 1-3 and 15-17. For complete contact info, instructions, and a list of the roles available, download this PDF.

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Sean Gaskell- March 18

Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell

THE ANCIENT SOUNDS OF THE KORA FIND THEIR WAY TO MAC

 

MAC invites you to enjoy exotic sounds from across the globe with Sean Gaskell. Sean, a musician based in Asheville, NC who is bringing the unique sound of West Africa to the Tanner Theatre. He will perform on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp, featuring traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Koras musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. The 300 year-old Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. His style could be described as World Music.

 

Sean first discovered the string instrument in 2006 and became inspired; so inspired that he took two trips to Gambia to learn to play the kora as it is played traditionally. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

 

Tickets are currently available for this one-night only performance on Thursday, March 18 at 

8 PM in the Tanner Theatre. Admission is $10.

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Morgantown Poets ft. Author Suzanne Heagy – Feb. 18

Morgantown PoetsMorgantown Poets will feature Fairmont-based author Suzanne Heagy at 7pm on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Monongalia Arts Center (MAC). An open mic night for new and veteran authors will follow immediately thereafter.

Suzanne Heagy has published short stories, poetry, and creative essays about literature and also worked as an editor for many years.  She has recently published her first novel, Love Lets Us Down, set in Indianapolis. Heagy is formerly a professor of English at Fairmont State University.

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