Saturday, October 25, 2014

Community Events

David Holt to Headline “Fires Burning Series” in November



Four-time Grammy award-winning musician, storyteller, historian and cultural preservationist David Holt will be featured in the November installment of the Center for Cultural Preservation’s program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING on Wednesday, November 5th at 7PM. The series highlights Western North Carolina’s heritage heroes who are keeping alive mountain culture and passing it on to future generations. The program is titled,A Musical Conversation with David Holt,and is planned to be an interactive experience with the audience on Holt’s connection with Appalachian culture and traditions.

Holt is well known for his television and radio series. He is host of public television’s Folkways, a North Carolina program that takes the viewer through the Southern Mountains visiting traditional craftsmen and musicians. He is the consummate performer, playing ten acoustic instruments and having released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales. According to Holt,The traditional music of this region is a cultural treasure. Few areas of the country have such a rich musical history.  Mountain music still resonates with us today. While it is always changing the roots of mountain music run deep and keep us connected to our past and at the same time bring the musical wisdom of the past with us into the future.”

This special program will be held at Blue Ridge Community College’s Bo Thomas Auditorium. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. FutureKeeping the Fires Burningprograms include:

  • The Mountains Are Alive With Bluegrassfeaturing Grammy Award winner Marc Pruett and acclaimed mandolinist Darren Nicholson, both members ofBalsam Range,December 4, 7:00 PM, Bo Thomas Auditorium
  • Songcatcher: Mountain Ballad Musicfeaturing Donna Ray Norton and Melanie Rice Penland, February 5, 7:00 PM, Patton Building
  • Green River Valley Storiesfeaturing bestselling author Robert Morgan, Mar. 3, 7:00 PM, Patton Building

The Center for Cultural Preservation is a cultural nonprofit organization dedicated to working for mountain heritage continuity through oral history, documentary film, education and public programs. For more information about the Center or theKeeping the Fires Burning Series, contact them at(828) The series is cosponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council and Henderson County History and Genealogical Society, Liquid Logic Kayaks and Holly Spring Farm.





The Arts Council of Henderson County is planning its third annual YART Sale to be heldSaturday, November 15 from 9am to 3pm. Area artists will be cleaning their studios of paintings, pottery, older works, unsold artwork (framed and unframed), and unneeded art supplies. Art lovers will also bring art and vintage items to sell. This wide variety of items will be made available to the public at yard sale prices. The YART Sale will take place at the First Congregational Church Hall, at the corner of White Pine Drive and 5thAvenue West in Hendersonville (1735 5thAvenue West).

For more information please contact the Arts Council atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or828-693-8504.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and western North Carolina.Its office is located at 401 North Main St., 3rdfloor, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County government, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.


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