Friday, May 19, 2017

Flat Rock Cinema Gears Up for the 2017 Magnolia Concert Series

The Magnolia Concert Series  held at The Flat Rock Cinema (2700 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock NC) starts June 11.   The live concerts, produced by Howard Molton, begin at 3:00 PM on various Sundays each month from June through October.

2017 Magnolia Concert Series Tickets  are $15 plus sales tax and fee ($16.75 total) ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES SO PLEASE CHOOSE CAREFULLY. This is a PAPERLESS ticket series so you'll receive an EMAIL with your receipt which serves as your ticket. You can not pick up tickets before the day of the concert. Doors open at 2:30 so tell us your name at the box office. If you don't receive an email, the transaction wasn't completed or the receipt may be in your spam folder.

 Queen of Hearts - June 11, 2017

Hank, Pattie & The Current - July 9, 2017

Underhill Rose - August 13, 2017

Wayne Henderson - August 27, 2017

Aaron Burdett - September19, 2017

Lonesome Road Band - October 8, 2017

The Flat Rock Cinema is "your affordable, locally owned clean and friendly bistro cinema, featuring great food, wine, and local brews." Check the website for regular movie schedules and showings.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Art on the Greene Creates an Outdoor Gallery in Banner Elk NC

Art on the Greene transforms the grounds of the Historic Banner Elk NC School into an art gallery filled with works from local and regional artists, May 27-28, 2017.

The Memorial Day weekend show is the first of three Art on the Greene shows that take place throughout the summer in Banner Elk. The second show will be July Fourth weekend, July 1-2, and the final show will be Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3.

The Memorial Day show includes approximately 40 artists from up and down the East Coast, as well as some from the Midwest. They represent a variety of media, such as metal, glass, ceramics, wood, watercolor, acrylics and oil. The July Fourth show is expected to be the largest with 60 artists attending.

“I hope attendees find our town to be a place they want to return and tell other people about,” says Kimberly Tufts, show director. “I also hope they leave with something tangible, that they find a new piece of artwork and build a relationship with an artist that enriches their life.”

Proceeds from artists’ booth rental fees go to renovation efforts at the Historic Banner Elk School. Funds from previous art shows have helped restore heat to the school gymnasium and freshen the paint, as well as contributed to the town’s payments on the property.

The 1939 school was built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the Great Depression. The Town of Banner Elk owns the school, which is home to the Banner Elk Book Exchange, professional theater company Ensemble Stage and a lifestyle magazine.

“We have a rich heritage that makes us special, and I think people feel that when they’re here,” Tufts says. “Banner Elk is also a very friendly town in a beautiful location. We have wonderful restaurants and so many things to do outdoors, which make this place a destination.”

Art on the Greene has no admission fee. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM both Saturday and Sunday. Food vendors will be on hand, complementing the offerings at local downtown restaurants.

For information, visit the website or call 828-387-0581.