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October 2021

Craft Pop-Up

October 05 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons, College St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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During the Ramsey Center Craft Pop-ups, you get the chance to visit with a local artist, talk to them about their craft, and maybe even have a hands-on experience - all in the open air! Just look for a tent and table on the upper quad, and you can drop by at your convenience. It's a great way to unwind in between classes or even to get inspiration for your own art! On October 5 (rain date October 7), we'll…

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Mountain Frights: Ghost Stories with Adam Booth

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Community Life Pavilion & Fire Pit, 265 Cascade St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Adam will share a program of traditional Appalachian spooky stories made contemporary, featuring haunts, witches, and inexplicable events that will leave you asking could that have really happened? We will gather around the campfire, but bring something warm to wear (even a blanket) and do be aware that Adam's stories are not for the faint of heart - they are indeed scary! Adam Booth's original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. A nationally touring…

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November 2021

“Voices of Truth and Pride”: Documenting, Remembering, and Celebrating LGBTQ Voices in Western North Carolina

November 03 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Broyhill Chapel, 265 Cascade St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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West of Asheville there has been little done with LGBTQ activism. Just last year, Rountree and colleagues from Western Carolina received an internal grant to expand drag performer oral narratives to include other LGBTQ+ voices from Jackson County. This presentation will talk about how they collected these voices and how they inspired a local community performance. It will also touch upon how these narratives helped to spark the first ever Sylva Pride event (and the first Pride to occur west…

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P&J Coffeehouse

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bentley Fellowship Hall, 265 Cascade St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Sarah Ogletree holds a BA in sustainable development, with a focus in environmental justice, from Appalachian State University. She earned her Master of Divinity, with a concentration in religious leadership and ecology, from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Sarah has worked at the intersection of faith and environment for nearly a decade, partnering with organizations like Creation Justice Ministries, GreenFaith, People's Justice Council, Interfaith Power & Light, United Methodist Women, and Presbyterians for Earth Care. She served as North…

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April 2022

Face Jug Making Demonstration

April 08 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Demonstration and talk about making a face jug and face jug history. More information coming soon.

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Hands-on Face Jug Workshop

April 09 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Make a face jug in this hands-on workshop - a companion to the event of the night before. More information coming soon!

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