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Mary B. Martin School of the Arts

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Fall 2017 - Season 9
  • Wind Whisperers of India
  • Ranky Tanky Oct. 1 #getfunky
  • FL3TCH3R Exhibit 2017
  • Matt Haimovitz - Nov. 1 & 2
  • The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake - Nov. 30
  • Let's Talk Arts - social media



wind whisperers of india duo

Wind Whisperers of India, concert

Sunday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m., Culp Auditorium ~ $20/15/5

North and South India come together in the Wind Whisperers of India, featuring Pandit Ronu Majumdar from North India on bansuri flute and Rajhesh Vaidhya from South India on saraswati veena, the multi-stringed chordophone. The virtuoso duo performs the ancient art of jugalbandi, a duet of two solo musicians, with other Indian instrumentalists accompanying.           BUY TICKETS   


Marian Anderson String Quartet concert

When God Sleeps, documentary film

Monday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium - FREE
with filmmaker Till Schauder, reception to follow

The rap-punk-rock documentary When God Sleeps depicts the journey of Iranian musician Najafi, who was forced into hiding after hardline clerics issued a fatwa for his death, incensed by one of his rap songs. Shahin's frantic escape leads to an impossible, political Romeo and Juliet-style romance.  


Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky, concert

Sunday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m., Culp Auditorium ~ $20/15/5          

This Charleston, S.C.-based quintet melds timeless Gullah music with gospel vocals, jazz trumpet and R&B. Ranky Tanky's joyous songs of South Carolina's Low Country and infectious rocking numbers revive "a heartland of American music." “Ranky Tanky” is Sea Island Gullah for “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” They do! BUY TICKETS


Southwest of Salem image

Southwest of Salem, documentary film

Monday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium - FREE
with filmmaker Deborah Esquenazi, reception to follow

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four documents the persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez – four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls in San Antonio, Texas. The film explores their dramatic journeys to freedom.


FL3TCH3R Exhibit image from 2016

2017 FL3TCH3R Exhibit

Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m., Juror's Lecture & Reception
Exhibition ~ Oct. 9-Dec. 15, Reece Museum - FREE

Established in memory of Fletcher Dyer, a BFA senior at ETSU who passed away in 2009, the FL3TCH3R: Social & Politically Engaged Art juried exhibit focuses on work with strong social or political content. Entries for the 2017 exhibit will be selected by renowned illustrator/painter Anita Kunz.          


Matt Haimovitz cellist

The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast

Wednesday, Nov. 1, mini-concerts in public venues - FREE
Thursday, Nov. 2, full concert, 7:30 p.m., Culp Aud. ~ $20/15/5

Cellist Matt Haimovitz is one of classical music's most adventurous artists, playing masterworks in leading concert halls and bringing classical music to listeners in surprising venues. Mini-Concerts Nov. 1: Noon - ETSU Library; 2:30 p.m. JC Community Center; and 5 p.m. - Eastman Business Center. For the Nov. 2 concert. BUY TICKETS


Matt Palmer, classical guitarist

Jackson, documentary film

Monday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium - FREE
with filmmaker Maisie Crow , reception to follow

At one time Mississippi had 14 abortion clinics. Now only one remains. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson focuses on the debate over reproductive healthcare and abortion access in America through the lives of three women in Jackson.     


New Subjectivity exhibition

A New Subjectivity Exhibition

Thursday, Nov. 9, 5 p.m., Curator's Lecture & Reception
Exhibition ~ Oct. 15-Dec. 15, Reece Museum - FREE

A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000 is an exhibition of paintings by women that attempts to categorize Expressionism in new terms. Referencing cartoons, fashion spreads and personal narratives, the artists address the fragmentation of individual subjectivity in a technological world.


Martha Redbone - The Garden of Love

The Garden of Love  w/Martha Redbone

Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Culp Auditorium - $20/15/5

Martha Redbone is an American roots singer known for her varied music, interests, performances and heritage. In The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake – a collection of Blake poems set to the music by this singer-songwriter  – Redbone fuses the mystical, humanistic words of the 18th-century English poet with the melodies and rhythms of Appalachia.   BUY TICKETS





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