Monuments speak to us in many different languages as they commemorate moments of national pride, the achievements of leaders, or the tragedy of loss. Some use figures of both heroes and common soldiers to honor the memory of all Americans who served and died for their country. Others rely on the grandeur of architecture … perhaps the most moving are those that preserve the actual places … where history was made.
This lecture will consider how the experience of remembering has changed according to the language the artist uses and the public being addressed.
Lecturer: Molly Gwinn is an art historian who has presented the Spring lecture series in past and has offered classes at the Center for Creative Retirement at Sandhills Community College. She earned her Doctorate from Rutgers University.
Join us for a wonderful evening of music with John Hatcher and Friends to raise funds to restore the Weymouth piano. A light reception will follow the concert.
Weymouth Members: $55, Nonmembers: $65
Please call 910-692-6261 for reservations.
You have a wonderful, fun opportunity to contribute to the financing for the retooling of Weymouth’s Yamaha grand piano! On Friday evening, May 5, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m., John Hatcher and friends will present a jazz concert in the Great Room. Favorite tunes you’ve heard for years and hummed along with will be featured—songs by Hogey Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Burt Bacharach, and several others.
In addition to Hatcher, the ensemble includes pianist Court Stewart, drummer Tim Haley, and bassist Rick Wolff. Vocalist Meghan Causey will join the quartet on several numbers.
John Hatcher, well-known in the area, has played with various jazz groups from big bands to small combos since his teenage years. He is a clarinetist in the Moore County Concert Band, sings in the Emmanuel Episcopal choir, and has recently revived playing bagpipes. Since 1980, he has been a registered piano technician in the Piano Technician’s Guild.
Court Stewart holds an MA degree in jazz performance from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has performed at jazz festivals and concerts up and down the East Coast, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has performed with such jazz notables as Rene Marie, Javon Jackson, Steve Ellington, Chip McNeill, and Lisanne Lyons.
Tim Haley, the former Chair of the Music Department at Sandhills Community College, holds both the BA and MA degrees in music from East Carolina University. He also served as leader of the SCC Jazz Band. He is a percussionist with the Moore County Concert Band and is widely sought after to perform with local orchestras for theater productions.
Rick Wolff, from Raleigh, played in his family’s orchestra while in high school in Minnesota, and also with other local musicians, performing in country clubs, restaurants, and nightclubs. He has performed with Swing Street–Tom Burnett’s band in Southern Pines, and the Raleigh Community Orchestra, RTOOT. He is also founder of City Lights Jazz in Raleigh, which books professional musicians for special events.
Meghan Causey has trained in classical and theatrical repertoire, and currently sings with The Tritones, a jazz quartet. A 2016 graduate of SCC with an AFA degree in music, she is currently pursuing a BA degree in vocal performance at Campbell University.
As Weymouth members, you receive all of the above for the reasonable cost of $55.00 per person ($65.00 for non-members) AND knowledge that your admittance is directly contributing to the work that is needed on the Yamaha Grand! What a fun-filled evening it will be with the music you have loved hearing since childhood! Come out and help make this a successful event for the sake of the piano. You cannot go wrong with such wonderful musicians performing at this event.
Reservations and payment may be made by calling the Weymouth Center office at (910) 692-6261 or by visiting the office located at 555 E. Connecticut Avenue in Southern Pines. Don’t forget to invite your friends, too, however, space is limited! The Weymouth Center is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), tax exempt organization.
At a fundamental level, art is intended to elicit an emotional response. Sculpture in public spaces in particular can be a lightning rod for controversy, possibly due to the implication that the piece will remain for a significant period of time or that a community value is manifested in the statue itself.
… Since its inception, issues surrounding sculpture’s appropriate placement, as well as funding, have made it an object of controversy more often than celebration. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We’ll talk about art in public spaces, some famous, some obscure, but always worth a second look.
Lecturer: Denise Drum Baker
This year’s Heritage Affair Gala, Come Dance With Me, invites members and friends to a lovely evening under the stars. Featuring dining, dancing, cocktails and special dance exhibitions by Carolina DanceWorks professionals throughout the night, this event draws special attention to the Weymouth Carriage House, which is in need of repair.
Our entertainment for the evening will be Sammy Sinatra and the Mad Men! Sammy Sinatra and The Mad Men are the South’s premiere Vegas style lounge act with a twist. You won’t be hearing any Jazz standards at a Sammy Sinatra show, but instead you’ll hear all the songs you know and love done in that Vegas lounge, Rat Pack style we all remember. Imagine if Dean Martin sang Ice Ice Baby or Sammy Davis sang Guns N’ Roses. You get the idea. Inspired by legendary acts such as Richard Cheese and throwback TV shows like Mad Men. You will love these guys!
Specially packaged Weymouth Experience auction items offer the opportunity to enjoy Weymouth on a more intimate level. With a wide array of Weymouth Experiences on offer, this party has something for everyone.
Weymouth Experience Auction Items Include:
Sip and Paint at Weymouth with Jane Casnellie
Story Time Children’s Birthday Party
Pasta Making and Wine Event
Dried Herbs and Seasonings How-To
Beauty and Bubbles
Mixology with Morgan: Margarita, Martini and Manhattan
US Open Watching Party
Chicken and Pig BBQ Event
Weymouth Wedding, DJ and Cake included
Tickets: $115 Member/$125 Nonmember/Active Duty Military: $115.
THOMAS SAUER (piano), ARA GREGORIAN (violin) AND HYE-JIN-KIM (violin) IN RECITAL
TICKETS are available at the Weymouth Center office 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday
Thomas Sauer has performed at many of the leading international festivals including Marlboro, Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Northwest, El Paso Pro Musica, as well as Lake District Summer Music (England) and Festival des Consonances (France). Appearing as the pianist on Broadway’s 33 Variations, he has also appeared in recital with Midori at the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. A member of the music faculty of Vassar College and the piano faculty of the Mannes College, Mr. Sauer is the founder and director of the Mannes Beethoven Institute.
Ara Gregorian, the founder and artistic director of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival in Greenville, NC, is an avid performer and presenter of chamber music. A member of the violin faculty at East Carolina University since 1998, Mr. Gregorian received his bachelor and master of music degrees from The Juilliard School.
Hye-Jin Kim, winner of the 2009 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, won First Prize in the 2004 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition at the age of nineteen. Ms. Kim, born in Korea, entered The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at the age of 14 and earned her Masters degree at Boston’s New England Conservatory. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Violin at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and serves on faculty at Bard College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division.
Our Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month and we read works by NC Literary Hall of Fame Inductees. All are welcome. Please come and bring a friend!
This month, we will discuss Mezzanines, a poetry collection by Matthew Olzmann.
“With Mezzanines Matthew Olzmann has given us a vibrant new poetry, as soulful as it is funny. Sci-fi and snake charms, love poems, ship wrecks, and a dash of artful self-parody—the materials of his narratives come from all over the cosmos to find, in this wonderful poet’s hands, a shape crackling with power that’s connective, convincing, and true.”
“Olzmann has an outsider’s wit and a boarder crosser’s slick vision. From seam, threshold, and cut, these poems navigate the galactic and the aquatic, the immediate and the imaginary, the reasonable and the American. He’s amused by his own bewilderment. What’s more, he manages to never abandon love. Olzmann’s skilled play, terrific ear, and immense heart make Mezzanines a must-read.”
EXPLORING ART THROUGH OBSERVATION & CONVERSATION
Join ELLEN BURKE, Art educator and local artist for an evening of ART & WINE APPRECIATION
Topic: ARTISTS AND THEIR GARDENS
The modern garden as inspiration and dazzling subject!
Together we will explore the works of artists who celebrated
beauty of the garden in works of art
MONDAY, MAY 22ND, 2017, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: HOLLYHOCKS ART GALLERY
905 Linden Road in Pinehurst (next to Elliotts restaurant)
Call Ellen at (603) 966-6567 or Jane Casnellie at (910)-639-4823
to register – only $20 (includes wine)
Proceeds to benefit THE WEYMOUTH CENTER DIRT GARDENERS &
THE SANDHILLS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY’S CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBIT
The Young Affiliates of Weymouth (YAW) is a group of young professionals in Moore County that support the centers’ membership, development and outreach programs. The Young Affiliates create events throughout the year to build awareness and interest in Weymouth.
Net proceeds from Young Affiliates events support the Young Affiliates and Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities. The members produce a three–part summer concert series each year, “Sounds on the Grounds,” which attracts over 1,000 people to the grounds of Weymouth and also steers the Annual “A Heritage Affair” Gala.
If you are a young professional with a desire to get to know other like-minded individuals who support this very worthy cause, then we invite you to join us! JOIN NOW: http://weymouthcenter.org/
Our Musicians Jam Session is a song circle of acoustics, percussions and vocals that is open to all area musicians. Bring your instrument or your voice and your own beverages to Weymouth the last Tuesday of each month for a lively jam session with friends and neighbors. Non-performers are always welcome to come and listen.