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  • Fall 2018 Season 10
  • Celebrating 10 years of LIVE ARTS!
  • The Shore Line Project with Liz Miller - Artist Talk Sept. 25
  • Switchback concert Sept. 28
  • Hamlet performances Oct. 25-27 - Actors from the London Stage
  • FL3TCH3R Exhibit opens Nov. 8
  • Nobuntu concert Nov. 13
  • Upstate photography Exhibition Oct. 22- Dec. 14
  • Our fall South Arts films
  • Let's Talk Arts! @artsatetsu on Twitter and Instagram #goarts

FALL 2018 • SEASON 10


Sadie, narrative film

Sadie, narrative film

Monday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Brown Hall Auditorium ~ FREE
Q&A, reception with filmmaker to follow

Part coming-of-age story and part slow-burn thriller, this 2018 film introduces us to Sadie, a troubled teen who lives in a trailer park with her mother, while longing for her absent soldier father. She might not stop at anything to get what she wants. Megan Griffiths' Sadie has been called "disquieting," "absorbing" and populated with characters "on the darker edges of their lives."  Watch the Sadie Trailer


The Shore Line Project

The Shore Line Project, exhibition

Exhibition Sept. 24-Oct. 5, Reece Museum ~ FREE
Tues., Sept. 25, Talk w/Liz Miller, 6 p.m. -  Reception to follow

“Shorelines are powerful, disruptive and awe-inspiring …” says award-winning documentarian Liz Miller, “a front line for disasters and they are also the frontline of resistance.” An interactive multi-media documentary, The Shore Line looks at the tensions between unchecked development and climate change on coastal towns and cities worldwide.
Visit The Shore Line Project website


Switchback, concert

Switchback, concert

Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church
105 S. Boone St., Johnson City ~ $20/15/5

Playing a mix of mandolin, guitar and bass, Switchback – Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack – has been compared to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. Touring together since 1993, this team brings its “stunning" vocals to a program of original Americana songs and Celtic music.
BUY TICKETS     Visit Switchback's website


FL3TCH3R Exhibition

FL3TCH3R Exhibit, visual art

Exhibition Oct. 8-Dec. 14, Reece Museum
Thursday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m., Juror's Talk - FREE
Reception & awards to follow, 6-8 p.m.

The FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Art focuses on work with strong and timely contemporary content. In addition to providing a venue for socially relevant expression, the FL3TCH3R Exhibit supports the annual Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship for an ETSU Art & Design student.   Visit the FL3TCH3R website


Man Made, documentary

Man Made, documentary film

Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Brown Hall Auditorium - FREE
Q&A, reception with filmmaker to follow

Called “a sensitive snapshot of four lives in transition," Man Made traces the varied lives of four transgender men as they prepare to compete in the only all-trans bodybuilding competition in the world. The 2018 documentary, directed by novelist T Cooper and executive-produced by actress Téa Leoni, focuses on the emotional and physical journeys and drive to be seen.  Watch the trailer  Visit the film website


Actors from the London Stage

Hamlet, Actors From The London Stage

Thursday & Friday, Oct. 25-26, 7:30 p.m., Bud Frank Theatre
Saturday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Bud Frank Theatre ~ $20/15/5

Five actors from British theatre companies, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe, will visit ETSU for one week Oct. 22-27, giving three performances of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Minimal props, costumes and set showcase the ensemble’s talents while keeping the focus on Shakespeare's words, says founding director Sir Patrick Stewart.  BUY TICKETS    More about AFTLS


Upstate photo exhibit

Upstate, photography exhibition

Exhibition Oct. 22-Dec. 14, Reece Museum
Wed., Oct. 24, 5 p.m. – Xhenet Aliu reading
Wed., Nov. 7, noon – Tema Stauffer lecture, Reece Museum
Thursday, Nov. 29, 5 p.m. – Alison Nordström Talk/Reception

Featuring photos by ETSU Art & Design professor Tema Stauffer, Upstate examines the social, economic and cultural landscape of American spaces, focusing on the Hudson, N.Y., area. Alison Nordström, a photography scholar, will give a talk on Nov. 29.   Visit Stauffer's website  


Chasing Portraits documentary

Chasing Portraits, documentary film

Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Brown Hall Auditorium ~ FREE
Q&A, reception with filmmaker to follow

Elizabeth Rynecki's new film tells the story of her two-decade quest to find – and share with the world – her great-grandfather's works of art that illustrate pre-war Polish/Jewish life. With the German occupation of Warsaw imminent, Moshe Rynecki distributed about 800 paintings to people he trusted for safekeeping. After the war, his widow was only able to recover 120 of them. Watch the trailer


Nobuntu a cappella group

Nobuntu,  concert

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., Central Baptist Church, JC

Performances by Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, interweave Zimbabwean, afro jazz and gospel songs and feature pure voices, percussion on traditional instruments and authentic movement. Nobuntu represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate their heritage through art and use music to inspire change.  BUY TICKETS     Visit the Nobuntu website


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