Kim Bratic shares these photos of the Salem Family YMCA’s Halloween and Fall Festival, held Tuesday, October 26.They planned hay rides, hot apple cider, hot cocoa, cookies, and a mysterious glow-in-the-dark pumpkin patch for the kids! They also showed “It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on the lawn.
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Art students from Salem High were among the many in the Roanoke Valley that got the chance to interact with artists from Roanoke’s sister cities in Poland, France, Korea, Brazil, and Russia – and all they had to do was show up for their regular class. The experience is part of Artview 2010 – a community-wide and community-involved event that culminates with a huge international/regional/local art show at the Roanoke Civic Center Friday through Sunday, November 5 to 7.
“It’s very good to be in a high school class to share art with another culture,” said French performance installation artist Jane Motin. “Everyone’s sensitive to that.” She and Polish sculptor Robert Suchinski visited the school on Wednesday, October 27.
Suchinski prepared a film for the students, so that he could communicate his ideas and feelings about art with visuals of his work. Even though he wasn’t very fluent in English, the deep connection he has with his postmodern artistic method and ideas of space existence were communicated well.
Two days earlier, Russian artist Grigory Gurevich – an artist in many mediums, but also a mime – happened to be visiting at the same time that Salem High’s Theatre 101 class was studying how to mime, said art teacher Patti Pope. He generously taught them. Korean sculptor Kuk-Hyun Park also visited the school on Friday.
The international artists will create installations based on their ideas of Roanoke. Regional artists will create a collaborative installation “to create a single “voice” from Roanoke” the website says.
Along with being “gophers/go-fors” for the international artists on Wednesday before the art show, the Salem High International Baccalaureate art students have submitted 25 self portraits to be used in an exhibit “Visions & Voices of Our Children” with other self portraits from around Roanoke and around the world. Salem High’s graphic design class also created self portraits to submit. Art teacher Patti Pope said they know how they will be used until the show.
Friday, November 5: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Group Tours), 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Open to Public
Saturday, November 6: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Open to Public
Sunday, November 7: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Open to Public
$8 for adults; $4 for students (with ID); Free for children 12 and under
Tickets may be purchased by clicking here, by calling 540-853-5483 or may be purchased at the door throughout the event.
The Burton Center for Arts and Technology’s welding and automotive classes were part of the Alternative Fuel Expo held at Virginia Western Friday, October 22. They displayed an electric motorcycle owned by Williams Electric in Roanoke, the school-built drag car, and their alternative fuel project this year – a motorcycle that runs on propane and gas.
The Honda CB 125 commuter bike doesn’t look much different than it did when the Burton Automotive students started working on it in the beginning of this school year, but it will run on either propane or gas now.
“It’s just a clean burn – easier on the engine and everything,” said Hidden Valley student Michael Valentine.
“It does smell a little funny,” said Glenvar student Caleb Garman. “But only if you’re in a closed garage, really. Outside you can’t really smell it.”
Leaving the original motor still intact and nearly the same as before, the students changed out one of the jet carburetors and put a regulator in for the propane. They had to add a new intake as well as securing the 16.4 ounce cylinder/tank of propane under the seat. According to the students, One tank of propane, the kind often used to power camping cookware or lanterns, costs about $4 and can last for 40 to 50 miles.A gallon of gas only lasts it for 30 to 40 miles. A switch on the side of the bike near the gas tank controls which kind of fuel the motorcycle uses.
While automotive instructor Joe Moore says they haven’t tested the bike’s mileage for propane yet, he thinks it will be less than what a gallon of gas would run for (30 to 40 miles). A switch on the side of the bike near the gas tank controls which kind of fuel the motorcycle uses.
“The auto class had the idea but a lot of the fabrication and welding work was done by students of the welding class. It was a very good team effort on our students’ part,” said Moore.
Other presentations included the Edison2 ($5,000,000 prize winning 100+ mpge vehicle), a GM hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (NASA technology in a car), a geothermal technology display, Multiple hybrid vehicle designs, and a wind power display.
**Note: this article was edited at 1:15 p.m. November 1. The propane tank’s mileage with the bike hasn’t been tested, but instructor Joe Moore says it would probably be less than a tank of gasoline’s mileage.
Theatre Roanoke College will present Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Lanford Wilson’s The Rimers of Eldritch, November 12,13,19,20 at 8:00 p.m. and November 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Olin Hall Theatre. One of America’s best and prolific playwrights, Wilson wrote The Rimers of Eldritch in the mid-1960s, a time of great social change and artistic experimentation.
A man has been murdered, and the audience must solve the mystery of why and under what circumstances. The play’s cinematic structure creates a portrait of small town America which is decaying both physically and morally. Only a few of the townspeople are able to escape the harshness of this world through their hopes and dreams.
The play is suitable for high school age and up. For more information, contact the Olin Hall Box Office at 375-2333. Tickets are $5/$7 and free to Roanoke College students and staff.
The play features Freshmen Darlene Harris of Randallstown, MD; Katie Holland of Salem, VA; Rachel Leach of Virginia Beach, VA; Spencer Munro of Gloucester, VA; Liesl Stach of Centreville, VA; Sophomores Maggie Anderson of Madison, VA; Elyse Teeney of Williamsburg, VA; Juniors Johnny Camacho of Hot Springs, VA; October Edwards of Staunton, VA; Seniors Megan Corsnitz of Winchester, VA; Daniel DeVault of Nashville, TN; Andrew Harris of Louisa County, VA; Jordan Henderson of Harrisonburg, VA; Kristin Hodges of Kennett Square, PA; Jeanette-Lynn Juers of New York, NY; Jeremy O’Brien of Salem, VA; and Alex Roy of Springfield, NJ.
Stage managers are Sophomore Dani Bae and Freshman Julia Bowman. George Arthur is the Technical Director; Jennie Ruhland designs costumes; and Lisa C. Warren directs.
Thursday Morning Music Club will be holding a Bookfair with Barnes & Noble November 4 – 8 in The District at Valley View Mall. Special live performances by local artists will be presented during this time as follows: Friday, November 5th at 6pm guitarist Sean Poff, Saturday, November 6th at 1pm The Hall Trio and also Saturday, at 6pm Beggars Circus will perform. Purchases can be made from any Barnes and Noble and includes items you might choose to enjoy from the cafe! Purchases can also be made online by going to: bn.com/bookfairs. Online or in person you need to mention our ID number: 10248417, or just tell the cashier that you wish to support the Thursday Morning Music Club with your purchases. Proceeds from this event support our Scholarship Fund, given each year in the Spring.
Call Anne Andrews at 597-8546 or Judy Barger Edgell at 563-4782 with any questions.
Since the first go-round in September, other Roanoke County and Roanoke City schools have hosted the program – which also has a community event open to the general public – 5 p.m. tonight at William Byrd High School.
Keep reading for a scheduled list of buses that will take parents and guests from other local locations to WBHS from Roanoke County school officials:
JR Shelor sends us these pictures along with this account of seeing the well-known actress:
My wife, Linda, and I had the privilege of seeing Jane Seymour during the signing of her new book, Among Angels, at West Lake Plaza in Franklin County on October 22nd. She is our favorite actress, especially as Elise McKenna in the movie “Somewhere in Time,” which was filmed on Mackinac Island in Michigan. I have included a photo of the book and the magazine “INSITE” which shows how she looked in the movie