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Lyon College Pipe band performs with Chieftans

Lyon College Pipe band performs with Chieftans

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- The Chieftains are one of the best-known Irish traditional music groups in the world. The band has been together for 40 years, and has won numerous awards, including six Grammys. They are currently on a U.S. tour in support of an album called, "San Patricio." In the course of the tour The Chieftains have invited special guests to join them on stage, including dancers from local Irish dancing schools, and Scottish pipe bands from the region where particular venues are located.

When the tour stopped in Fayetteville in February, the Lyon College Pipe Band had the honor of being special guests. Lyon Pipe Major Jimmy Bell said he was contacted several months in advance and told what music the band would need to prepare in order to participate.

Photographers' Club to meet

Photographers' Club to meet

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- The White River Photographers Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at the Cinnamon Stick Sandwiche Shoppe, 151 W. Main Street.

Local artist features work at BAAC gallery

Local artist features work at BAAC gallery

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- Jim Oberst will have work in the BAAC Art Gallery on Main March 8-27. He will also be the featured artist for Main Street’s Wander and Wonder’s Second Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. on March 11.

He will do a couple demonstrations in the gallery; one about 5:15 and another about 6:30. If you want to learn more about him, visit www.jimoberst.com.

Choir Concert Tour begins Tuesday

Choir Concert Tour begins Tuesday

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- After receiving an invitation to perform on the Noontime Concert Series at Fourth Presbyterian of downtown Chicago, the Lyon College Concert Chorale is in preparation for their upcoming trip in a program featuring them and College Organist Dr. Russell Stinson.

The choir will perform two concert stops in Chicago, as well as performances in Batesville. Under the direction of Dr. Joel Plaag, the choir will be singing music for Ash Wednesday and Lent, including Pablo Casals and Alberto Ginastera's settings of "O Vos Omnes," Pietro Mascagni's "Easter Hymn" from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana, (featuring soloists Diana Turnbo and Emy Teis), and Felix Mendelssohn's "Hear my Prayer," (featuring soprano soloists Kit Howeth and Kristen Rhoads). Dr.

Lyon Senior Art Show on for Feb. 28

Lyon Senior Art Show on for Feb. 28

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Senior Art Show will be held Feb. 28 through April 1 in Kresge Gallery in the Alphin Building at Lyon College. A meet-the-artists reception will begin at 5 p.m. on March 31 in the gallery. The show will feature five senior art students’ work from the past year. The seniors who will be presenting their artwork are Camella Scott, Michelle Henley, Amber Mathieson, Lydia Jarjoua and Brandy Manuel.

Camella Scott’s project, "Unplanned Blueprints," highlights her experience with her emotions after the death of her sister almost seven years ago. She hopes her work will be relatable to others who have also lost loved ones.

"I hope that people will be able to reflect on their own lives, because memories make us who we are, and these are my memories," she says.

Scott has based her entire show on cyanotypes, an old photography process that uses the same chemicals as those used to make blueprints.

Make your own gourd art

Make your own gourd art

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The BAAC Art Gallery on Main will host a Gourd Art Class on Monday, March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Gourd Artist Joyce Campbell. You can pre-register by contacting the BAAC art Gallery on Main at (870) 793-3382.   Class fee is $35.  Joyce will be bringing gourds that you can purchase for a small fee or you can bring your own.

Monks share "Mystical Arts of Tibet"

Monks share "Mystical Arts of Tibet"

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting Feb. 23-26 starting with opening ceremonies at noon on Feb. 23, as part of Lyon College’s Convocation Committee presentation of “The Mystical Arts of Tibet.” Admission is free during the three-day event, which will be held in Holloway Theatre.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour co-produced by Richard Gere Productions and Drepung Loseling. The tour features two main activities: Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing (a two-hour stage performance) and the Mandala Sand Painting exhibition, which will be at Lyon College in February.