Appalachian Culture
Powder, Patch, Ball-The Primitive Biathlon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Georgia Grace Edwards   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 21:36

Editor's Note: This piece and the accompanying digital short was written and produced by "Frostburgian" Georgia Grace Edwards as part of a class on Adventure Writing and Digital Storytelling offered at Middlebury College in Vermont where she is a first year student. The piece recounts her training and competition in her first primitive biathlon in January 2015.


“I don’t think you’re ready for this gal yet,” Harley says to me as he places one of his many beautiful hand-carved muzzle-loading rifles back on the rack. Actually, I don’t think I am quite ready for any of it. Sure, I’ve spent the majority of my eighteen years in Frostburg, Maryland – in the heart of Appalachia. In the land ...

Marcellus Shale Listening Event Scheduled for Friendsville PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 09:09

Frostburg State University students will be holding a “Marcellus Shale Listening Event” on Tuesday, March 10, from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Northern Garrett Rescue Squad headquarters in Friendsville. The event is part of a two semester documentation project in partnership with the Savage River Watershed Association. The project, which takes a neutral position, in intended to record local hopes and concerns regarding proposed unconventional natural gas extraction in western Maryland.


Modeling their work after similar successful projects in Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, students and members of the Savage River Watershed Association believe that an awareness of public opinion on the issue will be beneficial to State and local government officials and county ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 09:23
Feldstein's regional work recognized by ARC and FSU PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mountain City Traditional Arts   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:25

Al Acting on behalf of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), several students and recent graduates and faculty members from Frostburg State University recently presented former Maryland ARC Program Manager Albert Feldstein with a formal designation as an Appalachian Teaching Fellow. The designation recognizes Feldstein’s and ARC's partnership with the university over the years specific to the ARC Governors’ Internship Program, the Mountain City Traditional Arts Center and the Appalachian Teaching Project, an ARC region-wide effort that FSU participates in along with colleges and universities from all 13 ARC states. The presentation took place during one of the Winter Farmers’ Markets held at the Mountain City Traditional Arts Center. The Center is located on ...

Irish Fiddle, Concertina and Dance at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:32

Ciarán OMaonaigh and CaitlĂ­n Nic Gabhann Award-winning concertina player, dancer and songwriter CaitlĂ­n Nic Gabhann will collaborate with renowned fiddler and documentary filmmaker Ciarán O’Maonaigh for a night of traditional Irish music and dance on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg. This is event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Both highly talented musicians in their own right, Nic Gabhann and O’Maonaigh have quickly become a well-known duet, inspiring a spirit and fire ...

Mountain Canvases: Exhibition, Reception & Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emily Thomas, Allegany Arts Council   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 08:33

Mtn Canvases Juror PR Image The Allegany Arts Council hosts a new exhibition entitled "Mountain Canvases: Oil & Acrylic Paintings by Today's Appalachian Artists" from January 30-February 21. An afternoon Reception, which is free and open to the public, is from 3-5PM on Saturday, January 31.


The event is designed to showcase contemporary work created in this Appalachian region, educate our patrons, and promote the participating artists through providing an opportunity to show and sell their work in the Saville and Schwab galleries. Eighteen artists are featured.


In conjunction with the exhibition, a Workshop and Demonstration lead by Michael Grady, "Western & Eastern Landscape Fusion” is set for Saturday, January 31, from 1-3PM. There will be a 20 minute lecture prior ...


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