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Calendar of Events at the Swain Arts Center




Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves in Concert  & Community Art Exhibit Reception

2:00 pm, Sunday, September 17. Concert followed by reception for show of original works of art by local artists and artisans in Swain and surrounding counties. Admission $8. The exhibit will be on display through October 30. Some of the artwork will be for sale.

A performance by award winning dulcimer players Ehukai Teves and Lois Hornbostel combines the best of their colorful musical worlds. Audiences are treated to traditional songs from the Southern Appalachians, Celtic dance and harp tunes, Cajun music, traditional Hawaiian songs (in Hawaiian), a sit-down hula, classic rock songs, and original music, laced with humor and anecdotes from their diverse musical experiences.



Kenya Safari Acrobats Performance

For Swain Middle School and Swain High School students
The Kenya Safari Acrobats offer a truly unique cultural experience. Hailing from the heart of Africa, this awe-inspiring and dynamic dance troupe takes acrobatics to exhilarating extremes. The group members learned acrobatics as children on the beaches of Kenya, as a means to break free from an impoverished country. Now they serve as artistic ambassadors for Kenya as they travel the globe, entertaining and inspiring audiences of all ages.



Stars Within Reach Presentation of 'Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun'

For students from Swain East and West Elementary Schools
Spaghetti in a Hotdog Bun, the Musical, is based on the book by Maria Dismondy. "Lucy, Lucy, eats stinky food that puts us all in a big, bad mood!” How can Ralph be so mean, Lucy wonders? Lucy is one of a kind, and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs her help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make the right choice. This tasty new musical, based on the award-winning book by Maria Dismondy, empowers children, when faced with bullying, to always do the right thing and to be proud of themselves.