Arts Notes: June 8, 2014

Trillium Performing Arts hosts Cirque du Jardin in Lewisburg on June 13.
The 2002 film “The Quiet American,” starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser, will be shown on Monday at Carnegie Hall Lewisburg.
The Christian Lopez Band will open the 2014 Ivy Terrace Concert Series June 12 in Lewisburg.

Trillium Performing Arts

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Trillium Performing Arts is hosting the 13-ring Cirque du Jardin at the General Lewis Inn on June 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a live auction and a mystery raffle with chances to win tickets to local festivals, artwork, furniture and much more. Tickets are on sale now.

Also hosted by Trillium Performing Arts, Trilliumpalooza Summer Arts Camp opens its second year at the Greenbrier Episcopal School June 16-20.

Veteran instructors Beth White and Chally Erb lead campers in movement and set and costume design, and new instructor Blair Hicks brings his musical talents and creativity to the mix.

Kids will present a final performance to friends and family on June 20 beginning at 2 p.m.

Contact Trillium at 304-645-3003 for more information on either of these events or visit

Carnegie Hall

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Christian Lopez Band opens Carnegie Hall’s 2014 Ivy Terrace Concert Series at Carnegie Hall on June 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Concerts are free and open to the public. Spectators are invited to bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and blankets.

The Christian Lopez Band is composed of West Virginia natives with their own brand of alternative folk-country rock.

Also at Carnegie Hall, the traveling exhibit “Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam” is on display in the Museum Gallery through June 28.

Developed by Art Beltrone, of Keswick, Virginia, the exhibit is a unique blend of art and history. The exhibit represents the stories of young American soldiers going to war in Vietnam during the 1960s.

Graffiti left on the bunk canvases of the troopship General Nelson M. Walker reflect the attitudes and events of a turbulent decade of American history.

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a special film presentation of “The Quiet American” on June 9 at 7 p.m. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. The film is rated R, and will be shown in Carnegie’s Hamilton Auditorium. Admission is free.

For more information on these and other programs, call 304-645-7917 or visit

‘Man of La Mancha’

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The timeless Broadway hit “Man of La Mancha” will take the stage at Greenbrier Valley Theatre June 13 and 14, 18-21 and 25-28, beginning each evening at 7:30 p.m. There will be Saturday matinée performances June 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. and a pay-what-you-can preview performance June 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $26 for general admission, $23 for seniors and $20 for children/students.

For tickets or more information, call the GVT box office at 304-645-3838 or visit

Fashion/sewing camp

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Beckley Art Group will hold Camp Couture, a fashion and sewing camp July 7-11 for students ages 10 and older.

Students learn basic hand and machine sewing skills as well as textile design, all while making wearable garments.

Classes will take place in the Beckley Art Center classroom, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley. The fee is $125 per student plus basic materials.

For more information, call Darci McKinnon at 304-890-6253 or email To register, call JoAnn Byron at 304-253-2109 or email

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