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Appalachian Heritage Arts Series

Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park
Hullihen Williams Moore - Lecture & Gallery Exhibit

Hullihen Williams Moore photo -  Moormans River Sugar Hollow - copyright Hullihen Williams Moore
Moormans River Sugar Hollow
copyright Hullihen Williams Moore

Exhibit on display August 15 – September 29
Artist’s lecture on September 4, 3-4 p.m.
BRCC Fine Arts Center

Through his landscape photography, Hullihen Williams Moore seeks to let others know the wonder, power, and wildness of nature, as well as the mystery and beauty of historic and rural structures. Mr. Moore’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is held in the art collections of major corporations including Capital One and Owens & Minor. His book, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, published by the University of Virginia Press in 2003, contains 51 images made over more than 20 years. From grand vistas and waterfalls to the delicate unfurling of new ferns, these duotone prints capture the singular appeal that attracts more than 1 million visitors to the park each year. The gallery is open 9 am – 4:30 pm.

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Mountain Heritage Cloggers

Mountain Heritage Cloggers performing

Tuesday, August 26
1 & 3 p.m.
BRCC Black Box Theatre

Mountain Heritage is the premier clogging group of the Shenandoah Valley. Ginny Guertler, the co-founder of the Bull Run Cloggers, originally started the group over 20 years ago, and the Mountain Heritage Cloggers have been wowing audiences ever since. MHC has performed at Opryland, Dollywood, Virginia and West Virginia State Fairs, Richmond Science Museum, Richmond Children's Museum, and the Maryland State Fair, to name a few. Mountain Heritage is a family-oriented group that focuses on working together as a team. They promote individual greatness, while striving to make sure that all participants realize each team member is important, both as individuals and as a part of the team.

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The Steel Wheels Outdoor Concert

The Steel Wheels

"Americana music at its best!" — Larry Groce, Mountain Stage

Friday, September 12, 2014
7 p.m.
BRCC Campus Commons

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

The Displacement of Families & the Shenandoah National Park

Friday, September 26
7 p.m.
Plecker Center Auditorium

A panel of experts – including Katrina M. Powell (Virginia Tech), Sue Eisenfeld (Johns Hopkins University), and Jim Northup and Claire Comer (Shenandoah National Park) - will present on and discuss the creation of the Shenandoah National Park and the displacement of the families from the park lands, and how the Park honors those who were removed.

Lecture with Sharyn McCrumb, New York Times Bestselling Author

Tuesday, October 14
12:45 p.m.
Plecker Center Auditorium

Sharyn McCrumb is an award-winning Southern writer, best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ballad of Frankie Silver and She Walks These Hills. “My books are like Appalachian quilts,” says Ms. McCrumb. “I take brightly colored scraps of legends, ballads, fragments of rural life, and local tragedy, and I piece them together into a complex whole that tells not only a story, but also a deeper truth about the culture of the mountain South.”

Sharyn McCrumb website >>

These events are partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works.