Mountain City Traditional Arts
Mountain City Traditional Arts is dedicated
to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of
traditional arts in the Appalachian region. Over the past year,
students have been instrumental in documenting potential artists,
and prepping and designing the shop space which officially opened
its doors on May 30, 2009. In fall 2009, students continued the
documentation efforts begun by former students, using those
materials to incorporate a deeper level of interpretation and
display at the venue. Students also planned workshops and oversaw
a series of events including small roots-music performances and
jams. Several students worked on developing and managing a
"Sublime Saturdays" workshop series. These sessions will be
documented by students. Other students worked with musicians to
schedule regular music offerings for the venue.
Student Participants: Nathan Beeman, Karl Burkhart, Beth Campbell, Amy Chesla,
Mitra Karimian, Christopher Massimino, Andrew Miller, Austin Persons, Jenna Tenaglio,
Faculty: Kara Rogers Thomas
Guest: Joe Hoffman
Kara Rogers Thomas, Ph.D.
101 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099
Attn: Sociology/Guild Center