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Next Concert: Sunday, June 23, 2013 5PM
Free Summer Concert on the Lawn festuring 3Penny Acre
The Potomac Center, 1 Blue St. , Romney, WV
3 Penny Acre is a musical collaboration between three up-and-coming songwriters: Bayard Blain, Bernice Hembree, and Bryan Hembree. Fans and critics have quickly identified their unique, Ozark-inspired sound as distinct, yet universally appealing. Listeners in all corners have begun to appreciate their attention to lyrics, harmony, and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements steeped in roots music traditions but with a focus on fresh, new songs.
"3 Penny Acre's music evokes the drastic landscape of middle America. Their songs carry both sadness and triumph in the portrayal of their homelands. This clarity is what separates them from other Americana/Folk artists." - Laura Wortman of The Honey Dewdrops
Check 3Penny Acre out on Youtube click here.
This Hampshire County Arts Council program is presented with sponsorship from The Bank of Romney and financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.
Art Camp Returns!
The very popular art camp for 8 to 13-year-olds returns this summer July 8 to 12 from 9AM to noon daily. HCAC Director Joanne Snead has taken the helm to guide the camp this year and has been busy lining up the artists who will teach and many other details. The Registration Form is available here along with everything one needs to know to sign up. This camp is intended for youngsters with a real interest in the arts and will expose them to two different art forms each day, with a snack in between sessions.
Registration will be limited and will be due by June 1st. The fee will be $35, which will include all materials and a camp tee-shirt. New director Ken Caldwell is out requesting sponsorship for a few scholarships for any youngsters whose families can't swing the fee.
Parents and others willing to help with snacks or to assist the teaching artists are needed--please call Joanne 304-298-3039 if you could do this for a day or more.
Studio Tour Dates Change
The 7th Annual Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour will take place Nov. 15-17. HCAC Director Cynthia Belcher is the point of contact for anyone who missed the planning meeting and is interested in participating. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-289-5330. Click here for a sign-up form.
Calling All Writers
Member Drema Frisk, who is spearheading an effort to reactivate Ice Mountain Writers, has scheduled a gathering Monday, April 29 at 7:30PM at the Bank of Romney Community Center opposite Sheetz on Main St. Anyone interested in sharing their interest in the written word is invited. This organizing session to reactive Ice Mountain Writers will work out how, when and where participants would like to tap into one another's knowledge and energy and encouragement. For more information or if you cannot make the session but are interested, contact Drema Frisk at email@example.com.
Fall Fine Art Show will return in Fall 2013.
HCAC-Presented Performers Nominated for Indie Music Awards!
Both Ernie Hawkins, who HCAC presented for the second time last January, and April Verch, presented fall 2009, were nominated for Indie Music Awards. Ernie's latest CD Whinin' Boy was nominated for two Independent Music Awards. And he won for Cover Song, Big Bill Broonzy's Shuffle Rag! The Winners were winnowed from thousands of submissions from around the globe and were determined by a panel of influential artists and music industry pros including Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Del McCoury, Ozzy Osbourne, Bettye LaVette and more.
April's That's How We Run was nominated for best Americana Album and Worth the Wait was nominated best song.
2013-14 Directors and Officers
At the HCAC Annual Meeting March 23rd, the following individuals were elected to a 3-year term on the board of directors:Judi Gaydos, Ken Caldwell, Elizabeth Braun, Nadine Miller and Shari Gallery will join continuing directors Michael Anderson, Cynthia Belcher, Eileen Eddis, Neil Gillies and Joanne Snead. Officers elected within the board for the coming year are: Neil Gillies, president, Eileen Eddis, vice president, Nadine Miller, secretary, and Shari Gallery, treasurer.