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.... AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE Improvisation in music and art to blend at SWCC on stage and in the gallery "&apos;Passion" is the key word when describing Bristol visual. artist Pat Jessee and Southwest Virginia Community College music educator Joseph Trivette. The fiuits of their shared passion for the arts and education will come together o,1 Thursday, December 5 r'', on SWCC's Com- munity Center stage. Beginning at 11:30 am, Dr. Trivette will tend his SWCC Jazz Ensemble in a performance, while Jessee will lead SWCC drawing students in responding on paper to the spirit of the live music. The public is invited to witness the blend of improvisation on musical instruments and through abstract brush strokes. Pat Jessee is known in the region for "+dancing her brush" across her canvas in live-time re- sponse to a symphony orchestra, a .jazz ensemble, or a bh, egrass breakdown. She has often been seen at Bristol's +'Rhythm and Roots" venues sketching ani- mated portraits of musicians in the intensity of live perform- ance, or making visual +through brushstrokes, the abstract notes, melodies, and emotion of the music being performed. . , Following Jessee's painting with the SWCC Jazz Ensemble's pertbrmance on December 5", the College will host a reception lbr the artist and her exhibit "Dancing Brush Arts [repro'" in the Ellen Von Dehsen Elmes Gallery in the Charles R. King Community Center. This event, beginning at 12:15 pro, is also free and open to the public, and will feature works created by Jessee in response to music greats of the region, ranging from Dave Eggars on the cello at Machiavelli's in Bristo.I, to Amethyst Kiah singing a ballad on the guitar, to Joseph Trivette and Vladimir Valijaric playing four hands on one piano at SWCC. Some works depict the vocal or instrumental artists themselves wrapped in a moment of musical intensity. Both Jessee and Trivette love turning people on to creative outlets through the arts. Dr. Joseph Trivette is the holder of the Gaynelle Lockhart Albert Endowed Chair of Music at Southwest Virginia Community College. In that capacity, he has taught music the6ry,7 music m m nl ii m ii m m iii m i lU m u n nl m ml ummmnm mm m mmm mmmnmmm mm mm mmmmml Fief p_76-88o-ggI8 "m n n: ..,.,.., n .... l i: + Opening November 23 16625 Russell St (corner of Russell St. and 5th Ave.) St, in for your Holiday Gifts and your Primitive Home Decor 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 10% Off Store Wide and Door Prizes Come in and warm with d history, music appreciation, class piano, piano and instrt.nental lessons, and jazz improvisation for over ten years at SWCC. Ensembles under his direction include the SWCC Community Chorus, SWCC Jazz Ensemble/Combo and South- west Virginia Children's Choir. A woman of diverse creative abilities, Jessee has been active in the area tbr the past twenty )'ears exhibiting her work, doing live art improve, teaching ethnic dance, leading art parties, and "'fundraising for many wonderful organizations throughout the region." Describing her experience of responding visual!y to instrumental music, Jessee says, "The idea of improve has long been a part of interactions with groups or a stranger-knowing that I can trust the flow will come from this "MUSIC" and out of my pencil or pen- (or feet) creating with them a particular personal work for and Lor with them. My dance background enters here also- working the village into a line or circle flowing to a rhythm or melody together all with the same steps 'or"style but notiCing each time the "feeling" of the dance changes from the spirit in the dancers joining." Pat Jessee's display of works gleaned from her creative exchanges with musicians in live performances will be exhibited and open to the public during regular College hours in the SWCC Charles R. King Community Center gallery from November 22 "J to December 30th,. excepting days when the College is closed for the holidays. For more information about SWCC hours or location call 276.964.7619. Coffee Time at Library Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library will host Coffee Time for all area senior citizens. Seniors are invited to stop by the library fi'om 10:00 a.m. - I l:00 a.m. and have a cup of coffee, tea, cider, or hot chocolate and light refreshments. Visit with ),our friends, talk about the news going on in the area, read the local newspapers or browse throt,gh our ,magazine selections. Make plans to come by the library each Wednesday lbr coffee and conversation. For m,rc intbrmation contact .;, norary at 276-762-9702. Old Russell County Courthouse CALENDAR OF EVENTS Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 5:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. ,, Candlelitjht Tour of the Old Courthouse Don't Miss This First-Time Event! Sunday, Januaw 5; 2014 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Traditional "Old Christmas" Celebration The public is cordially invited to attend[ all these events. Come be part of I I ihP"01d Courthouse Experience." ] DON'T LEAVE YOUR DOG OUT IN THE COLD For h"(ormalzon on canine ,,Anler care hps visit www.akc.org ot call 919-233+9767. CI.INCH VALI+EY., ,,,..'"'", St. l'aul, VA, Thursday... November 2i, 2(tl3 Page 5 Writers encouraged to school writing contest [he \\;;irginia Outdoor Writcrs Association, Inc. (\\;'OWA) and Bass Pro Shops vre sponsoring the 21 ' ,.\\;nnuaI itigh School Writhvg Competition lbr 2013- 14. The goal of the competition is to, reward high school students lbr excellence in comnnmicating their personal experiences in the LtLII([t)OI+S. 'the competition is open to all Virginia students in grades ') through 12. Hon:e-schoolcd b|tldcn|s arc vvelconlr,,' to ell|el. lhc lhemc of this year's contest is based eu a memorable outdoor experience. Any experience by the w,'iter with hunting, fislfing. campmg, 'canoeing+ hiking, enter statewide higl00 birding or othc, outdoor acthity sl)ould be the predominant subject matler. No athletic event or COml+etition is an eligible subject matter. Bass Pro.Shops has agreed to again cosponsor the contest, and is provMing gift cards of SI5(), S i 00 and $50 for lmrclmsing any nu.'rchandise at Bass Pro Shops. 1"here will also be gear fi'om outdoor sports businesses and St+pportillg ,'X.!crnbers of VOWA. \\;Vip.ne,'s xxill be announced and axxards presented at the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association a,mt,al mcmbe,'ship meeting in Chm'lottesville. VA on Febrt,ary 22. 2014. The winner's parents. ,l nlentor, of +d te;.lchcl" in;iv be guests of V'<)\\;VA fbr the presentation c\\;ent [Tw winning entries will bc read hx tle students at the a\\;vald: pl,+,.,.ranl during the .,\\;nlltl3l Meeting. Entries should be .;ubmttted in a Mic!'osot'! Word or text Itic. since the three top \\;\inncrs will be published on the X " ( ) k rl' k'C t  site. and tnav be in othc publications ur op, ',x cb qtcs lht: article should be ',\\;rJttcll ill WORD l'orm:tt :rod ;+tt;tchcd to Ltll e-mail. ['hc ,;tJl)misslons Call be made bcmcen re,x\\; and th Februar\\; 3 <, 2o14. deadline. For ,lore in l'orn++atiort go try WWW. vowa.org. Big Stone Gap opens global Christmas project With holiday supplies al- ready covering the store shelves. Big Stone Gap individuals, thmilies, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encour- agement. Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christ- collection sites for miles, Operation Christmas ('hild offiers a way fbr parti- cipants to lbllow titeir box by using the donation tbrm found at samaritanspttrse.org. Donors will receive an email telling the country where their shoeboxes are delivered. Celebrating its 20"' an- niversary, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect another 9.8 million gift-filled shoeboxes in 2013. Operation Christmas Child is a project of SamaritatYs Purse, an international Christiatl relief and c\\;angelism or- ganization headed b Franklin Graham. For more infbrmalion oq how to participate in Op6i'atiot+ Christmas Child, call 410-772, 7360 or visit samaritanspurse.org. mas project of its kind, ramping up as Big Stone Gap residents prepare to collect 9,200 gift-filled shoeboxes during Na- tional Collection Week (Novem- ber 18-25). At local collection sites in the Big Stone Gap area, anyone can drop offa gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas. Then using whatever means necessary - trucks, trains, boats, bikes and even elephants - the shoebox gifts will be delivered to chil- dren worldwide. For many chil- dren,, the. shoebox itt will be e first =ift they haveever received. Big Stone Gap Collection Sites: Heritage Church of God, 775 Wood Avenue E, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 Operating hours: Mon-Tues, Nov. 18-19, 2pm- 7pro; Wed, Nov. 20, 2pm-6pm; Thur-Sat, Nov. 21-23, 2pm-7pm, Sun, Nov. 24, 2pm-6pm; Mort. Nov. 25, 9am- I pro. Wise Baptist Church, 204 Spring Avenue NE, PO Box 777, Wise, VA 24293 Operating hours: Mon-Fri, Nov. 18-22, 2pm-6pm; Sat, Nov. 23, 9am- 3pro; Sun, Nov. 24, 2pm-6pm; Mon, Nov. 25, 9am-12 pro. For more information re- garding these collection loca- tions, call 1-800-567-8580. 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