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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

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

Contact Information:

Kara Rogers Thomas, Ph.D.
101 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099
Attn: Sociology/Guild Center
Telephone: 301-687-3124
Fax: 301-687-4581 

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