Frostburg State University
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, Christina Williams
Faculty: Kara Rogers Thomas
Guest: Joe Hoffman
Kara Rogers Thomas, Ph.D.
101 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099
Attn: Sociology/Guild Center