Five Ways To Fall Into Folk this Weekend!

1. Meet Mr. Imagination!mr_i-portrait_2 (1)

Thursday, October 8, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Drop by the opening reception at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts for
Fire! The Resurrection of Mr. Imagination. Join exhibition organizer Ramona Austin, Curator for the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries of Old Dominion University, for a gallery talk.


2. Discover Your Folk Music Roots

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Join Master of Ceremonies Jack Hinshelwood in Jarman Auditorium for The Crooked Road Music Tour, a concert featuring The Whitetop Mountain Band and Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder.




3. Learn Some Old-Timey Dance Moves

Friday, October 9th, 10:00am & 2:00pm

Take a jaunt to the LCVA for a Bluegrass, Old Time, and Flatfoot Dance Workshop with Whitetop Mountain Band. Here’s a taste:


4. Celebrate Self-Taught Artists

Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder, Photo-Debbie FryeFriday, October 9th, 5:30pm–6:30pm

This panel discussion held at the LCVA will focus on Preserving the Self-Taught: A Conversation between Collector, Curator, Archivist, and Historian. Expect a guided discussion about the importance of collecting, creating, and preserving archival materials related to self-taught artists.


5. Take a Swig

A cocktail reception will follow the panel discussion at LCVA. Make a toast in honor of folk art.

Whitetop Mountain Band 2013 - credit Susan Roark Photography

All of these events are free and open to the public. Find out more here.