Places to go and people to see
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 8:02 pm
Nov. 13 marks the opening of the “Tradition – Tennessee Lives and Legacies” exhibit. It is a multi-faceted project that highlights 25 selected folk art subjects from across Tennessee. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 30.
There will be a reception on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
The individuals highlighted in this project include diverse artists such as Charlie Acuff, who stayed in his home area and kept traditional music alive; old-time musician Roy Harper in his bright red suit and his additional talent as a painter of railroad scenes; Mary Prater’s joy of life woven in her baskets and infectious smile; buck dancer Thomas Maupin skipping across a shallow stream at dusk; the classic tradition of Bob Kounlavong’s Laotian musician and dancers; Minnise Bell and her Choctaw sisters preparing food over an open fire; Eda Rodriguez preparing Salvadorian food; Billy Tripp’s “Mind Field,” a tribute to his Methodist parents and many more unique subjects. For more information, call (731) 425-8396.
Empty bowls supper
The Interfaith Student Center is once again teaming up with local potter David McBeth for the ninth annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper. The event, which is held each year to raise money for the food bank at WE Care Ministries, will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Interfaith Student Center. Community members can help by bringing a pot of a favorite soup to share. For a $10 donation, individuals can enjoy an all-you-can-eat soup supper and take home a pottery bowl handcrafted by UTM art professor David McBeth and some of his students. A $5 donation is requested for those who wish to eat only, but UTM students can eat for free. All donations will go to help feed the hungry in Weakley County.