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Art Beat shares information about programs and efforts of your regional arts council, Arts of the Pamlico (AOP), and arts events at the Historic Turnage Theatre and across Beaufort County. AOP presents and supports the provision of arts programming for the community and region.

Art Beat for week of March 23-2020

Written by Debra Torrence, Executive Director

The halls of the Historic Turnage Theatre are currently quiet, a rarity to observe these days. But the wheels are flying on the creation of virtual and art under the open sky continues by AOP and artists across our community and country as we plan to reopen when the all-clear flag is raised. This week, AOP launched its Open Sky Arts to encourage and share virtual art options available remotely with our community. Check out these resources and send us your art and ideas to share!


Open Sky Arts Resources


Listen to live music concerts from your home through a variety of online platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Google Hangouts, YouTube and more. Three free concerts are featured in the Open Sky Arts Initiative this week which can be accessed through our online newsletter, posted on our website homepage at www.artsofthepamlico.org. If you can, tip the musicians in their online tip jars.


There is more music and interviews with artists on AOP’s new podcast, BoCo Town. Check out the in person-interview and music of Linda Boyer at https://www.buzzsprout.com/919279/3010120.


Learn about the economic impact of the arts in Beaufort County. Washington High School students worked with award winning documentary producer Clay Johnson to create the short film. Visit our website or click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fArQAJBfWQ8&feature=youtu.be.


And for our youth, online playwriting for kids begins March 30.  This is a fun, engaging way to support youth learning and creating. BRAVO! Online Playwriting for Kids will be offered in groups of five by age. Youth will join Erin Staebell for an hour each day from March 30 – April 30 to create plays adapted from folktales. Next week the theme is nature and animals.  This 5-day workshop series is offered at $15/child for those with a Family Membership and $20/child for Non Family Membership. Register at https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/featured/#Youth. Email Erin at e.staebellaop@gmail.com with your questions. 

  • Session 1 – 10:00-11:00 AM – Ages 6-10
  • Session 2 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Ages 11-14
  • Session 3 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM – Ages 15-18

Don’t miss a thing! Support the arts and stay up to date about events by becoming a member of AOP. To become a member or renew your membership at https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/support/.

The Arts of the Pamlico is located in its Historic Turnage Theatre at 150 West Main Street in Washington, NC.

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