Muse & Spirit Festival is Saturday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Center for Faith & the Arts presents Muse & Spirit Festival on April 2 in the Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater.
Doors open at 10 a.m. with the Festival Art Show, featuring 3-dimensional works by local artists and paintings by Justin R. Christenbery.
Other events are as follows:
• 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Stress Relief Saturday – Wellness practicioners offer talks and demonstrations.
• 3 p.m.: Demonstration and talk by artist Justin R. Christenbery.
• 5-7 p.m.: Opening reception for the exhibit “Breaking Through: a visual journey into awakening” art by Justin R. Christenbery.
The hall will be closed to the public 7-8 p.m. for concert set-up.
• 8-11:30 p.m.: Festival concert featuring music acts Sy Arden, stephaniesid, and The Sky Captains of Industry. Justin Christenbery will be painting to the music. Concessions available. Admission is $6 in advance, $8 at the door.
The painting Christenbery creates during the concert will be auctioned to raise funds for Center for Faith & the Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
The reception and concert concessions will feature fine wines from Salisbury Wine Shop.
Stress Relief Saturday is hosted by certified Alexander Technique teacher Missy Barnes. The Alexander Technique is a simple, practical method for learning to improve freedom and ease of movement while regaining natural coordination. The technique also helps alleviate chronic pain, stress, and tension. Barnes will be joined by other practicioners who will offer resources through which attendees may experience the art of stress relief.
Sky Captains of Industry is a “folktronica” duo consisting of Brooklyn, NY musicians E.W. Harris and Don Paris Schlotman. Check out and
Charlotte indie rock musician Sy Arden grew up in China Grove. Her aggressive guitar playing and distinctive voice lend to her unique style featured on her recent EP release “Preposition.” Find out more at
The Asheville alternative and “pop-noir” band stephaniesid will be making their first appearance in Salisbury. Band members are Stephanie Morgan, Chuck Lichtenberger, Tim Haney, and “ a collective of stellar musicians.” Give them a listen at
Advance tickets to the concert are available at
The Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater is at 405 N. Lee St. For more information call 704-647-0999 or contact