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Mary B. Martin School of the Arts

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Spring 2016: From HIP to Hilarious
  • For the Ear Alone: A Festival in Honor of W.B. Yeats, Jan. 27 & 28
  • Our South Arts Film Series Continues: Feb. 8, March 21, April 25
  • An Evening of Health, Wellness & the Arts w/ comedian Drew Lynch: Feb. 16
  • Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester: Feb. 19
  • Joyce Ogden artist talk: March 2
  • PUSH Physical Theatre: March 17
  • Dalí Quartet: April 8



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For the Ear Alone:  W.B. Yeats Festival

Wednesday & Thursday, Jan. 27 & 28
A Series of Five Events in Honor of W.B. Yeats

ETSU's Department of Literature and Language, Storytelling Program and Mary B. Martin School of the Arts are celebrating the 86th anniversary of Yeats' death and 150th anniversary of the Irish poet and dramatist's birth, with a two-day series of events, "For the Ear Alone: A Festival in Honor of W.B. Yeats." Please view the full schedule of five events.  BUY TICKETS


art and craft film

Art and Craft, film

Monday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Ball Hall Auditorium ~ FREE

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. His body of work spans 30 years and has been displayed in hundreds of art institutions nationwide. The film features Landis and those out to expose and stop the artist, who never forges "for the money." The cat-and-mouse caper emerges as an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for appreciation and purpose.


drew lynch

Evening of Health, Wellness & the Arts

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Martha Street Culp Auditorium - FREE
Co-sponsored by the ETSU College of Public Health                   

Since suffering a vocal cord injury playing softball at age 20, Drew Lynch has laughed a lot, using his resulting stutter to launch a comedy career. Lynch, 23, came in second in America's Got Talent, Season 10, in summer 2015 and now on a national tour, he will bring his humor and his story to ETSU for a special evening.


earls of leicester

Jerry Douglas presents  
The Earls of Leicester

Friday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., Martha Street Culp Auditorium
ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band opening 

Thirteen-time GRAMMY® winner Jerry Douglas has arrayed his "all-star dream team" of musicians to perform the music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Douglas is joined by Shawn Camp, ex-ETSU faculty Barry Bales, Charlie Cushman and fiddler Johnny Warren. Earls Tour Article   BUY TICKETS


joyce ogden sculptor

Joyce Ogden, sculptor

Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m., Ball Hall Auditorium – FREE

Through her work, Indiana-based artist Joyce Ogden explores the human relationship to nature, time and space. Her explorations and observations of soil, sap, sand, seeds, pods and natural elements result in natural and telling artworks. The professor of Art at Spalding University and the Kentucky School of Art at Spalding, Louisville, will give a talk on her work while visiting ETSU.


PUSH physical theatre

PUSH Physical Theatre

Thursday, March 17, 7:30 p.m., Martha Street Culp Auditorium

Intensely athletic, gravity-defying and soulful, the award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre, moves audiences "from hilarity to awe" with its physical storytelling of joy and sorrow, humor and tragedy. The 'Fake-Off' finalists employ a combination of theater, comedy, acrobatics and dance to enact, as co-founder Darren Stevenson calls it, "storytelling using only our bodies."  BUY TICKETS


embers film

Embers, narrative film

Monday, March 21, 7 p.m., Martha Culp Auditorium – FREE

'Embers,' a science fiction feature film, interweaves the stories of five characters, who after a global neurological epidemic, are left to search for meaning and connection in a world without memory. 'The Berlin Film Journal' calls 'Embers' "visceral and haunting." Filmmaker Claire Carré will talk with audience members after the screening.


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Dalí Quartet

Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

Dalí Quartet will combine American classical conservatory virtuosity with Latin-American repertoire for "an extraordinary concert experience that takes listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound. The quartet includes award-winning solo and chamber artists Simón Gollo and Carlos Rubio on violins, Adriana Linares on viola and Jesús Morales on cello.   BUY TICKETS 


kings queens and in-betweens

Kings, Queens and In-Betweens, film

Monday, April 25, 7 p.m., Martha Culp Auditorium – FREE

Through the compelling personal stories of eight drag queens and kings and their troupes, Kings, Queens & In-Betweens captures how a Midwestern city full of terrific performers tackles complexities of gender expression, personal identity, and human rights – all with humor, great music, big hair and duct tape.



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