FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT Reception and Awards
A reception and award ceremony for the 2016 “FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT: Social and Politically Engaged Art” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Reece Museum directly following Dr. Eric Avery’s artist talk. The exhibit will present four main cash awards plus several other awards of honorable mention, including an Appalachian Artist Award, renamed in 2015 as the Sammie L. Nicely Appalachian Artist Award. The exhibit’s proceeds will fund the Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship that will eventually benefit ETSU Art & Design students.
Pre-College Fall Concert
ETSU’s Music Pre-College program invites students and members of the community to join them for a Halloween-themed recital as the Pre-College students “share their spooky and suspenseful music during the first concert of the semester.” All performers are enrolled in the ETSU Music Pre-College program, which is open to any student who has not yet graduated high school. The program aims to motivate students in their musical goals and to provide a comprehensive music education setting. The Fall concert is free and will take place at Mathes Hall, room 107, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Greyscale’s upcoming performance, “Grey Renaissance,” will take place on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, in the D.P. Culp Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Greyscale now features almost a completely different ensemble for the 2016 semester, with only two out of twelve singers returning to the group from last year. Performing Renaissance music is Greyscale’s way of highlighting and celebrating this change. ETSU’s premier a capella ensemble will take on work from composers Palestrina, Lassus and Monteverdi and re-mix it to make it their own. Of course, the concert wouldn’t be complete without also including Greyscale’s signature arrangements of pop and jazz. Concert tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission.
Bluegrass Pride Concert
The ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band will stream a special live concert online from the Recording Lab in Nicks Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. The concert will feature original material written by ETSU students, including the latest single “Did You Hear Me Say Goodbye.” The Bluegrass concert will be broadcast live on the official Facebook page of ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music. The webpage can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ETSURootsMusic/.
Ashley Judd at ETSU
As the organization’s last live event planned for this semester, Buctainment will host Ashley Judd in the D.P. Culp Center Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Ashley Judd is an actress and political activist known for her roles in “Divergent,” “Heat,” “Double Jeopardy” and “Kiss the Girls.” Per Judd’s IMDb biography, “she has increasingly become involved in global humanitarian efforts.” Secretary of Buctainment Rachel Smith said, “She will be lecturing on the stigma on mental health. She struggles with mental health issues and has gotten help for them, so she’ll be talking about that.”