Environmental Leadership Center
Warren Wilson College
Campus Box 6323
P.O. Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
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REGISTRATION FOR FIDDLES AND FOLKLIFE CONTEST WILL TAKE PLACE ON SITE
Earth Day presentations, field trips and hands-on workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Warren Wilson campus. Some events have a small fee for materials. You can find a brochure with more information at warren-wilson.edu/~elc.
Western North Carolina Plein Air Painters (WNCPAP), a network of artists with an interest in capturing "a moment in time," are participating in the day’s events by painting a number of scenes from the Swannanoa Valley and Warren Wilson’s pastoral setting. The artwork painted during the day will be available for sale from 4-5 p.m. at Sustaining Our Mountain Culture and Environment. WNCPAP is donating 30 percent of the sales from this event to support programs of Warren Wilson’s Environmental Leadership Center.
Also as a part of Sustaining Our Mountain Culture and Environment, Fiddles & Folklife will be held from 12-5 p.m. at Bryson Gym on campus. Fiddles & Folklife is an annual Appalachian folklife festival and Old-time music competition with categories for fiddle, banjo and string band, including a youth category (ages 16 and under) for banjo and fiddle.
Musicians will compete for cash prizes, and the string band contest winner will play for the square dance finale. Other activities at Fiddles & Folklife include horse-drawn wagon rides, cakewalks, jam sessions, food and craft vendors, fiber arts, blacksmithing and other folklife demonstrations. Musicians can contact Phil Jamison at 828-771-3722 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Major sponsors of Sustaining Our Mountain Culture and Environment include Warren Wilson College, WNCPAP, Friends of the WNC Nature Center, Asheville Radio Group, Acoustic Corner, YMCA, Organic Mechanic, ASAP, Aqua Pro and Pardee Hospital.
When you register for and attend three or more of the workshops and presentations, you’ll receive a free pass to the WNC Nature Center.
Peggy Horne Taylor