Sister Lena Mae Perry
Sunday, September 22 – 2pm
Hear the music and stories of Sister Lena Mae Perry in the Juliet Art Museum. Sister Perry is a member of the Branchettes of Johnston County, North Carolina. She and Ethel Eliot have been performing hymns and gospel songs together for more than twenty years. Their style and repertory have their roots in the older African-American musical traditions of congregational hymn singing. This event is free with museum admission.
We Are The Music Makers! Lecture and Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 3 | 5:30–7:30pm
Led by curator Jessica O’Hearn, Music Maker Foundation founder Tim Duffy will be joined by West Virginia State Folklorist Emily Hilliard and Clay County Fiddler John Morris, to discuss the importance of supporting artists with opportunities and funding and preserving artistic and cultural history. Attendees will learn how the Music Makers Foundation and the WV Folklife program have assisted many artists and practitioners to forge a path to success, and preserve musical traditions. This event is free and open to the public, pre-registration is not required, but tickets can be reserved at the link below.
Gallery Talk with Christybomb
Thursday, September 26 | 6pm
Join Christybomb for this free event in the Juliet Art Museum as she discusses her work in Haneul, describing her process from idea to exhibition. Plus, see for yourself how she transformed the gallery into a fantasy, dream-like wonderland inspired by her late father, “Flying Tiger,” her biggest champion in life. This heavenly sanctuary —full of joy and sparkles — is reminiscent of the way Christybomb always felt in the safety of her father’s arms. The sparkles in her artwork represent his smile, but more importantly the magical twinkle felt between father and daughter.