January 26, 2015

Appalachian Arts Center is pleased to present Honey Baby Mine, a performance by storyteller Rema Keen and special guests. Together they will weave a beautiful tapestry of love stories and music coming straight from these mountains as part of the upcoming Winter Honey Festival taking place in Richlands, VA during the 2nd week in February 2015.


In the course of the performance you will hear a lovely old ballad, a foot stomping fiddle tune, a Carter Family song, a Jack Tale or two, a sweet family story of love and loss, and maybe even a bear tale thrown in for good measure. You won’t want to miss this intimate and magical production with performers who will warm your heart with their roots inspired performance.


Vincent’s Vineyard of Lebanon, VA will have their wine for sale by the glass and by the bottle both before the show and during intermission, giving audience members an opportunity to come a little early and sample a glass of locally made wine while browsing the galleries and/or whi...

January 14, 2015

Join us for a reception honoring the most talented high school art students in our area. A reception will be hekld on Saturday, March 28th at 2:00p.m. Awards will be announced at this time and certificates of artistic excellence presented. Teachers, parents, family members, friends and community members are all welcome to attend the reception.


January 10, 2015

On Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00p.m, James E. Couch of Duffield, Virginia, will be the second author to present in Appalachian Arts Center’s authors series.  Mr. Crouch is a retired minister, university professor and academic writer.  He received his undergraduate training at Milligan College, his B.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and his Doctor of Theology from Eberhard-Karls-Universitat in Tubingen, Germany.  Following his student days, Crouch spent years as minister, a full-time academician, a translator and non-fiction writer.   He taught at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, as well as Kwansei Gakulin University in Nishinomiya, Japan.  He has served congregations in Wilmington and Bethany Beach, Delaware.  The ministry has long been a part of his family; his father and both grandfathers were members of the clergy.


For most of Crouch’s adult life in academia and the clergy, he has had what he describes as “an itch” or an...

January 1, 2015

Southwest Virginia's waterfalls and old railroad corridors take center stage in a newly-released book by local author Joe Tennis.


Sites like the Guest River Gorge and the Bull Creek Trail in Buchanan County are featured as part of 45 chapters in Tennis's new "Virginia Rail Trails: Crossing the Commonwealth" (The History Press, $19.99).


On Tuesday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., Tennis is speaking on “Virginia Rail Trails” at the Appalachian Arts Center, just off U.S. Highway 19, near Claypool Hill and the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College.


With this new, 272-page book, the Bristol-area author tours abandoned railroads that have now been turned into parks and places to ride bikes, take a hike or ride a horse.


The author also includes a color photograph of the mysterious Devil's Bathtub, along with color photos of the Lower Falls of Little Stony and Little Stony National Recreation Trail footbridge - all of which are in Scott County.


Across Virginia, Tennis spotlights trails that hav...


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