Arts and entertainment briefs
SPENCER ó In celebration of “Yoga Month 09.2008,” a national campaign designed to spread the word of yoga’s myriad health and wellness benefits, the Blue Ewe Yoga Studio in Spencer is offering a special workshop and two free classes to inspire and motivate anyone who is curious to learn more about this 2000-year-old tradition.
On Sept. 13, at 8 a.m. the studio will offer an hour-long introductory yoga class. This class is intended for newcomers to yoga, especially people who do not exercise on a regular basis. It will focus primarily on gentle stretching and elementary breathing techniques. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required.
On Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:45 to 7 p.m., an introduction to flow yoga class will be offered. This, too, is for newcomers to yoga but is intended for those who lead active lifestyles. Emphasis will be placed on linking the poses together through sequential flow and sun salutations. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, yoga instructor Anne Edwards will conduct a Power Yoga workshop from 9 to 10:30 a.m., intended for students who have practiced yoga previously. The fee is $20, and pre-registration is required.
The Blue Ewe Yoga Studio is located in the Green Goat Gallery at 516 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer.
For more information and to register, contact Anne Waters at 704-639-0606.
DAVIDSON ó South Main Square, Urban Organic I, LLC, has made extensive gallery space available to Lake Norman Art League at 442 S. Main St. in the Davidson Arts District. The gallery is in the Executive Suites building shared with the Masterworks School of Art. This location gives the league consistent presence in the arts district in Davidson, and a much-needed location to display works by local artists and craftsmen year-round.
The league conducts several judged exhibits annually, and will now add displays of members’ artwork throughout the year. Beginning with their fall 2008 exhibit opening reception and awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, the space is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours and opening receptions will be announced as exhibits and programs are scheduled.
For more information about the league, visit www.lknart.org or call 704 237 1042. Publish yourself
Writer Sam Post will present a brief workshop, “How to Publish Yourself” Thursday, Sept. 18, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.
Post will also be sharing anecdotes about his dealings with tabloid editors and autographing copies of his latest book, “Confessions of a Tabloid Writer.”
The event is free. The LGAC store, featuring art, crafts, books and DVDs by members of the collective, will be open that evening.
For more information, call 704-245-2302 or visit www.sampost.com.
Step right up ladies and gentlemen! Jugglers, gymnasts, unicyclists and any other unique talents are needed for the Piedmont Players’ fall musical, “Barnum.” But you must also be able to sing.
Barnum traces the life and career of P. T. Barnum, one of America’s greatest showmen. Auditions will be held Sept. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Meroney Theater. There will be a cold reading from script.
Please bring a prepared song. An accompanist will be provided.
Rehearsals typically run Monday-Friday from 7-10 p.m. Performance dates for the show are Nov. 13-16 and 19-22.
For more information, call 704-633-5471.
Teresa Moore-Mitchell will present a Voice Masterclass/Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Salisbury.
From 6:30-8 p.m., attendees will receive vocal technique, performing arts/audition training and hands-on instruction. In addition, the vocal workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to learn basic principles of voice production, vocal health and stage presence with an “open mic” opportunity for constructive feedback.
Moore-Mitchell, a professional classical concert artist and opera singer for 22 years, has spent years honing this action-packed seminar so that singers of all styles, skills and experience levels will walk away with information they can put to use immediately.
She has performed solo at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, throughout Greece and the Greek Islands and Europe.
Moore-Mitchell believes “the best choirs are made up of singers who have the basic knowledge of healthy vocal technique.” Church choir members are welcome and encouraged to attend the workshop. The fee for this masterclass is $10 per person.
Those interested may register with Moore-Mitchell by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 704-798-7085.
You may also use this information to contact Moore-Mitchell if you are interested in taking private voice lessons.
China Grove Roller Mill
CHINA GROVE ó Musician Jeff Whittington of Concord performs Sunday during the open house 2-4 p.m. at China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St.
Whittington plays many instruments, including the banjo and guitar.
The roller mill will be open for tours.