Martinsville, Virginia


Happy New Year from Piedmont Arts

From China to Appalachia
Saturday, Jan. 13 • Reception at 6:30 pm • Concert at 7 pm

GRAMMY Award-winning American roots artists Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer join with Chinese classical hammered dulcimer player Chao Tian in a show that combines music from China to Appalachia and beyond. Instrumentation includes yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), gourd banjo, five-string banjo, ukulele, guitars, dumbek, cello-banjo and mandolin.

The group’s repertoire includes traditional Chinese and Appalachian music as well as contemporary and traditional music from around the world. Unusual combinations explore new arrangements to old music, such as “Dark Eyes.” Ukulele, yangqin and guitar create a new pallet for this Russian folk song turned jazz manouche tune. Cathy and Marcy join Chao in singing a Chinese lullaby, “Nani Wan” and Chao easily adds her love of American old-time music to fiddle tunes and songs.

Watercolor artist Z.L. Feng will create a painting during the performance.

$20 General Admission
$10 Student (K-12)
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In the Galleries  |  On view through Jan. 13  |  Free

Foster Gallery Reception
Jan. 9 • 4 – 6 pm • Free

Artwork by students from Bassett, Martinsville and 
Magna Vista high schools

Exhibit Opening Reception
Jan. 26 • 5:30 pm • Free

  • The Gee's Bend Experience
  • Antiquity Second Hand: Jonathan Lee
  • Works by Karen Despot

Sponsored by Betty Blessin, Imogene & Isadore Draper, Ben Gravely, Mallory & Richard Joyce, Debra Poirier & George Mehaffey, Jennifer Reis & Pete Mannen, Joan & Monty Montgomery, Madie & Jim Rountree, Gail Vogler, Brenda & Joe Williams

Make Some Noise: After-hours Open Mic 
Feb. 8 • 7 pm • Free

Emceed by Monique Holland

African American Read-In + Family Day
Feb. 10 • 10 am – 12 pm • Free

  • Story time
  • Crafts
  • Public read-aloud

Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust

Chix with Stix

  • Jan. 9, 23
  • Feb. 13, 27
  • March 12, 26

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mini Art Quilt Workshop
Feb. 24
1 – 5 pm

Paint Along with Me: Watercolor
March 2
10 am – 2 pm 

Dancing for the Arts
March 9 • 4 pm • MHS Auditorium

Piedmont Arts' fabulous fundraiser returns with a fresh slate teams dancing in support of the arts in MHC.

Jewell Drewery + Ouss Sahhar
Bonnie Favero + Damian Wainwright
Claudia Graham + Spencer Koger
Anna Hatchett + Louis Campbell
Jennie Rabon + Bobby LaPrade
Tekela Redd + Pres Garrett
Jamie Turner + Justin Kline
Anna Wheeler + Jacob Frith

$30 Reserved Seating •  $20 General Admission • $5 Student (K-12) GA 
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