Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series continues

Following performances in September and October, the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series will continue in November at Washington State Community College in Marietta for a 15th year.

The Evergreen Series will continue presenting various programs and performances nearly every month through May 2014, all free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tanya Wilder at 374-8716 or email twilder@wscc.edu.

The next show will be 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Graham Auditorium at the college on Colegate Drive in Marietta. The program will feature acclaimed Chinese dancer Yu Wei.

Wei has performed throughout the United States, including New York’s Manhattan Center and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Rooted in Chinese culture and history, Yu Wei’s dances are poetic and meaningful, filled with imaginative beauty and vivid life experience.

More information can be found on Yu Wei at www.yuweidance.org.

On Dec. 7, “Matuto: Brazilian Carnival in the Appalachians” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. In the program, the band Matuto – founded by South Carolina native Clay Ross – merges the forro folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of American bluegrass through violin, accordion and a range of Brazilian percussion instruments.

More information on Matuto: Brazilian Carnival in the Appalachians can be found at www.mikegreenassociates.com.

The Rain Crows will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2014, in the Graham Auditorium. The group of musicians originates from southeastern Ohio and is returning to WSCC by popular demand. The group has written more that 100 songs, recorded two full-length CDS and performed throughout the U.S.

More information on The Rain Crows can be found at www.raincrows.com.

At 2 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2014, the annual children’s performance of the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series will feature Dr. Insecta, who will introduce audiences to some of the largest live insects on the planet. “Bug Lab” is an interactive enrichment program that entertains, educates and desensitizes fears people have about insects.

More information on Dr. Insecta children’s performance can be found at www.drinsectabuglab.com

A concert will be presented at 7:30 pm. April 12, 2014, by Carrie Newcomer, a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue.

More information on Carrie Newcomer in concert can be found at www.carrienewcomer.com.

The final show of the 2013-2014 season will be the annual Mother’s Day Concert and Tea at 3 p.m. May 11, 2014. This year’s program will feature acclaimed guitarist Ana Vidovic, who has given more than 1,000 public performances since first taking to the stage in 1988. Vidovic has been acclaimed as one of the top 10 guitarists in the world by Rolling Stone Magazine.

The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series in funded in part by Artsbridge United Arts Fund. In addition, the project is supported in part by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. The Schwendeman Agency Inc. has served as the presenting sponsor for the Series for more than five years.