9/20-23 Winchester Arts & Music Festival

Winchester Arts & Music Festival sponsored by Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Humanities, Friends of the Handley Regional Library and Fellowship of the Sip Restaurant and Tea House will be held on Friday, September 20th through Monday, September 23rd

For More Information go to www.arts-and-hearts.org

The Winchester Arts & Music Festival will focus on the healing aspect of art & music

All Festival events are free to the public and include:

The Jack Dunlap Band in concert Friday September 20th at 6pm at the Handley Library

‘Singing as a Healing Modality’ seminar and workshop by Darlene Taylor Saturday September 21st at 12pm at the Handley Library

‘Exploring the Musical Journey’ Classical Piano concert by Lynne Mackey Saturday September 21st at 5:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church

Handley Regional Library System, along with the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System, announces the Winchester Arts and Music Festival in September. Free and open to the public, the festival runs multiple dates in Winchester at Handley Library and surrounding venues on September 7thand September 20-23. September 7this a special preview day exclusively at Handley Library with a reception at the Fellowship of the Tea for festival attendees. The Winchester Arts and Music Festival brings together the healing power of art, music therapy, visual exhibitions, and more. More information can be found online atwww.handleyregional.org

Complete Festival Schedule:

Saturday, September 7th 

11.00am-12.00pm — opening of the first part of the festival at Handley Library's Benham Gallery and Robinson Auditorium

12.00pm-2.00pm — Story-Telling Theatre - seminar and workshop presented by Vicky Ryles and Margot Gotzmann — Robinson Auditorium at the Handley Library

2.00pm-3.00pm — lunch served by Fellowship of the Sip — Benham Gallery at the Handley Library

3.00pm-5.00pm — The Art of Short Movie and Video Making - seminar and workshop - screening:Lobster Fra Diavoloby Jane Barbara and Oriana Oppice, andJokerby Areta Kempinsky - speakers: Mellisa Houghton and Jane Barbara from Women in Film and Television, and Scott Harlan - Talk 19 Media and Margot Gotzmann - Arts & Hearts Association (AHA) — Robinson Auditorium at the Handley Library

5.30pm-7.30pm — reception at Fellowship of the Sip on the walking mall in downtown Winchester.

Friday, September 20th 

10.00am-10.30am — opening of the second part of the festival - Benham Gallery and Lower Lobby at the Handley Library 

10.30am-11.00am — opening of the visual arts exhibition — Insights: The Healing Power of Art organized by Shenandoah Arts Council and Arts & Hearts Association - introduction to the event of dialogue between the exhibition participants, their works and people who would like to respond in an artistic way - ShenArts and AHA representatives presentation — Benham Gallery at the Handley Library 

11.00am-12.30pm — Music Therapy for New Audiences - seminar speakers: Bronwen Landless and Margot Gotzmann — Benham Gallery at the Handley Library

1.00pm-2.30pm — Lets Play Together - healing instruments for families and communities - Kim and Jimbo Cary - concert and workshop — Robinson Auditorium at the Handley Library

3.00pm-4.15pm —Harmony Works - workshop and concert by Kim Moon — Robinson Auditorium at the Handley Library

6.00pm-8.00pm — Jack Dunlap Band — Musical Adventures - Exploring the Meaningful Life Together - concert Robinson Auditorium at the Handley Library** Entrance through back door near the book return drop box**

 Saturday, September 21st

10.30am-11.00am — reception by Fellowship of the Sip — Benham Gallery at the Handley Library

11.00am-12.00pm — second opening of the visual arts exhibition with artistic dialogue continued and presentation of the organizers: ShenArts representative - Christy Broy, Artist Liaison and Program Director, and Arts & Hearts Association - Margot Gotzmann, President, Board of Directors - Benham Gallery and Lower Lobby at the Handley Library 

12.00pm-2.00pm — Singing as a Healing Modality - seminar and workshop presented by Darlene Taylor — Robinson Auditorium at the Handley Library

2.15pm-4.30pm — Folk and Color — Melanie Miller and Daren Johnson - music concert — Robinson Auditorium at the Handley Library

5.30pm-6.30pm — Lynne Mackey - piano concert - Exploring the Musical Journey — at the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in downtown Winchester.

7.00pm-8.30pm — reception at Fellowship of the Sip in downtown Winchester.

Sunday, September 23rd

6:00pm-8:00pm – Dancing and Moving for Healing at the Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center

For more information on how Handley Regional Library System serves the surrounding communities, visit the library website atwww.handleyregional.orgor call Barbara Dickinson at 540.662.9041, extension 31. 

About Handley Regional Library System

Handley Regional Library System aspires to be the center of information and learning. Our mission is to provide access to outstanding information, resources, programs and services to enrich our diverse community. With a rich history, Handley Regional Library System serves patrons at Bowman Library (Stephens City, VA), Clarke County Library (Berryville, VA) and Handley Library and the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives (Winchester, VA), plus 24-hours a day through our online digital library. Explore more atwww.handleyregional.org

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