SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
GCamp Summer Camp with Missoula Children's Theatre
July 29 - August 3, 2013
$75 per camper
Beauty Lou & the Country Beast
Tickets: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children
Welcome to GCamp! the Givens Performing Arts Center’s summer camp. Children take center stage this summer at GCamp, a week-long day theatre enrichment camp for students' ages 7 to 18 located on the campus of UNC Pembroke. This performing arts camp will inspire and excite the imagination of any child.
Professional directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre instruct the students through a professional production. Students also participate in professional theatre workshops. GCamp is the arts camp that goes beyond the traditional idea of a summer camp. Our unique non-competitive and nurturing program caters to boys and girls who want to immerse themselves in the performing arts and theatre.
GCamp gives every camper a chance to sprout forth his or her own theatrical creativity while having fun during the summer.
For more information, call GPAC at 910.521.6361 or 910.521.6287.
Opening Act - Ella Mae Bowen
Saturday, October 13
Tickets: $20, $20, $15* / $12 child or student
$5 UNCP Student / $15 Faculty or Staff
Brothers’ Tom and Mike Gossin joined forces with Rachel Reinert in Nashville 2007. Their authentic talent has propelled the group to become the best-selling debut country act of 2009. Gloriana debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the Top 200 chart and spawned the gold-certified hit single “Wild At Heart.” Gloriana also won the fan vote in the American Music Awards for Breakthrough Artist, as well as the “Nationwide On Your Side” honor at the CMT Awards. The album’s success led to two years on the road, when the band performed in front of millions worldwide as Taylor Swift’s handpicked opening act on her Fearless tour. They also opened shows for Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and the Zac Brown Band
In 2010, Gloriana won the Academy of Country Music’s Award for Top New Vocal Group and was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Country Group.”
RIVER PEOPLE MUSIC AND CULTURE FEST
Saturday, January 26
The River People Music & Culture Fest celebrates the rich American Indian heritage and culture of the Carolinas. The two-day concert and artist showcase features American Indian dancers, musicians, storytellers and artisans. The musical genres range from traditional Native music to rhythm and blues, gospel and jazz.
The event kicks off with a free matinee concert on Friday at 10:00 a.m. The festival on Friday also features an artist showcase. At 6:00 p.m. on Friday, The River Roots Arts Guild opens their 2nd Annual Arts Showcase in the University Center Annex. Local art is available for purchase. Come enjoy free food, music and fun. Artists are invited to submit their works for a Juried Art Show. To submit a work, contact
Jessica Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alisha Locklear at email@example.com
A Warren County resident, she is a member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe and its traditional arts have been a part of her life since she was a child. "It's always been around me," she says. "My grandfather, my mom, they made white oak splint chair bottoms as part of their family tradition. When our tribal school had beading classes, I just started going. I got involved in everything relating to art."
Lynch also teaches pottery as well as beading, basketry and loom work, making traditional regalia like necklaces, earrings, chokers, leather bags and dance sticks. Her work takes her throughout North Carolina, whether doing a cultural presentation and workshop at UNC-Greensboro, teaching traditional pottery techniques at East Carolina University in Greenville, or working with students to create a mural at the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School in Halifax County through the N.C. Arts Council's Traditional Arts Program in Schools (TAPS). During the winter, she'll do one-week residencies each month with fourth graders, teaching 100 kids a day, or 1,500 kids across three months. The rest of the year she's on the road selling her wares to the public.
Awards, teaching and word-of-mouth have brought her recognition and success, and Lynch is now exploring the creation of her first Web site. Honored with a 2007 North Carolina Heritage Award, she remains dedicated to bringing her work—and her traditions—to a wider audience.
"My designs, my stories, my traditions, they're all based on our culture here in North Carolina," she says. "My work goes back to the land, to the earth. In our culture, the earth is what we're all about—we're part of it. The moon, the stars, the trees, the animals, the birds, all of those things are embedded in our culture, and it's all here in North Carolina. No matter where I go, there's no place like it anywhere else in the world."
Samantha Crain was raised in rural Shawnee, OK, a town whose remote location influenced her quirky, earthy interpretation of folk music. Although inspired by the sounds of her father's music collection, including Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, an adolescent Crain took even greater solace in the music of her home state, from the rootsy Americana of Woody Guthrie to the sonic experiments of the Flaming Lips. She later enrolled at Oklahoma Baptist University, where she spent several semesters working toward a degree in English literature before registering for a semester-long songwriting retreat. Located off-campus at Martha's Vineyard, the program allowed Crain to transform herself into a songwriter with a knack for narrative storytelling. She then returned home, where unpaid student loans convinced her to pursue a career in music instead. Ramseur Records took note of Crain's work schedule, which saw her crisscrossing the country with guitar in tow, and ultimately offered her a spot on the label. The Confiscation, a mature EP featuring harmonica, tambourine, lap steel guitar, and Crain’s unembellished vocals, marked her Ramseur debut in 2007.
The project is supported in part by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources through the Grassroots Grant program.
For a final list of artists, visit www.uncp.edu/gpac/.
Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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