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Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series Begins 15th Season on Saturday Evening
Posted on: 09/20/2013
By  Andy Rex
 
Another season of the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series at Washington State Community College gets underway this weekend.
 
WMOA News spoke with series director Tanya Wilder, who says they work to plan a variety of events…
 
“The series is designed to be a presentation of eight different events over the course of our academic year.  Those events are based, obviously, in the arts and humanities.  We have musicians.  On occasion, we have dance performances.  We have lectures.  We have art exhibits.  We have theater. 
 
“What we do is try to put together an eclectic group of programs over the course of the year that are family-friendly as well as age-friendly.”
 
This season is the series' fifteenth. Wilder says that while she envisioned the series growing to what it has become, it was a struggle early…
 
“When we started fifteen years ago and we had only three lectures per year and our budget was $250, I did not know whether or not we would grow it into what it has evolved.  Fortunately, with the support of the college, and with the support of donors, individuals, groups, businesses and granting agencies in our community, we have garnered enough support to take this series and grow it to the point where, last year, we had attendees from fourteen counties in Ohio and ten in West Virginia.  We had a couple of international visitors, as well as people from California and New York.”
 
Wilder says the first event is Saturday evening, and it’s a fundraiser for the series…
 
“At 6:30 pm, we’re going to have a reception for the fall semester art exhibit, which we run parallel to the fall semester events in Evergreen.  Our two artists for that are Mary Lou Christy, who is a local photographer and is gaining in reputation throughout the area.  And, we have a display of twelve beautifully hand-carved gourds by local artist Cathy Norosky.  People can come at 6:30 and enjoy the art and have some finger foods at our reception.  Then at 7:30, we have an international performer named Samite of Uganda, who’s going to be on our stage.”
 
Tickets for tomorrow’s event are $15 for adults; $10 for children and seniors.  All events in the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series take place Graham Auditorium at Washington State.
 
After Saturday, all remaining events of the series are free. 
 
For more information, you can "like" the Arts and Humanities Series page on Facebook, visit the college web site at wscc.edu or call Tanya Wilder at (740) 374-8716.
 
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