Tickle your funny bone at storytelling festival
The Performing Arts Alliance of Rural Tennessee (PAART) proudly presents the fourth annual Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Festival Friday and Saturday at the Palace Theatre at 72 S. Main Street in Crossville. This year’s theme is humor, and each storyteller will bring out their most humorous tales to keep you laughing.
The Friday matinee, at noon, will be hosted by well-known humorist Sam Venable of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
Friday evening, Susie Randelman of the Art Circle Public Library and her duck Quackers opens the 7 p.m. show. Venable returns as MC, and Edu-tellers Betty and Mike Roe will spin some local tales.
Saturday evening begins at 6 p.m. with the Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Guild then Sheila Kay Adams takes the stage at 7 p.m. with her five-string banjo and down-home humor.
Tickets for Palace performances can be purchased by calling the Palace Theatre at 931-484-6133 or online at www.palacetheatre-crossville.com. Just click on the event you want to attend to purchase your tickets. Tickets for the Friday Matinee are $7 for adults and $1 for students (teachers are admitted free with student groups). Tickets for both evening performance are $12 for adults and $7 for students.
Artists show their work
PCAC’s Fall Awards Show opens with reception Oct. 12
Just as a colorful outdoor environment is the hallmark of the fall season, the colorful Fall Awards Show is a seasonal hallmark at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC). At the Fall Awards Show, both residents and visitors will enjoy viewing some of the finest artwork that the members of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade have to offer. There will be original entries in multiple categories including watercolor and acrylic under glass, oil and acrylic not under glass, mixed media, pastel, colored pencil drawing, black and white drawing, photography, three-dimensional artwork and jewelry.
To celebrate the Fall Awards Show, the public is invited to the opening reception held at the PCAC Friday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
In addition to the awards chosen by Elwood, there will be a People’s Choice award. Viewers can choose their favorite entry at any time from the show’s opening Friday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 14.