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WTJU Broadcasts VA Folklife Apprentice Showcase, Sept 15


Live Broadcast on WTJU

Sunday, September 15, 2012

12-2 pm (edt)


For the second year, WTJU will be broadcasting from the VA Folklife Apprenctice Showcase this Sunday, September 15, between 12 and 2 pm.  In addition to the live broadcast, our Soundboard crew will also be interviewing several of the master and apprentice artists throughout the entire program starting at noon.

The Virginia Folklife Program announces the eleventh class of Master Artists and Apprentices in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program.

  • Master Bee Keeper Jim King of Grayson County and apprentice Jackson Cunningham
  • Master of Traditional Gospel Choir Cheryl Marcia Maroney of Richmond and apprentice Robinette D. Cross
  • Master Chair Maker Sean Samoheyl of Louisa County and apprentice David Rogers
  • Master Quilter Sharon Tindall of Fairfax County and apprentice Nancy Chilton
  • Master of Traditional Green Wood Working and Farm Instrument Construction Danny Wingate of Grayson County and apprentice Sam Linkous
  • Master of Sephardic Jewish Ballad Singing Flory Jagoda of Alexandria and apprentice Aviva Chernick
  • Master of Bluegrass Fiddle Buddy Pendleton of Patrick County and apprentice Aila Wildman
  • Master Mole Sauce Maker Francisca Garza of Arlington and apprentice Laura Ortiz
The Apprenticeship Showcase also will recognize the graduating class of master artists and their apprentices:
  • Master Guitar Maker Wayne Henderson of Grayson County and apprentice Elizabeth Henderson
  • Master Blues Singer Gaye Adegbalola of Fredericksburg and apprentice Lorie Strother
  • Master Chickahominy Dancer Jessica Stewart of Charles City County and apprentice Vanessa Adkins
  • Master Dulcimer Maker Walter Messick of Grayson County and apprentice Chris Testerman
  • Master of Jobshop Letterpress Printing Garrett Queen of Charlottesville and apprentice Lana Lambert
  • Master Instrument Contest Emcee Harold Mitchell of Galax and apprentice Dale Morris
  • Master of Clawhammer Banjo and Moonshine Stories Jimmy Boyd of Franklin County and apprentice Jared Boyd
  • Master Gunsmith Wallace Gusler of Williamsburg and apprentice Bruce Larson

Please join them for this free festival featuring the music, food, and crafts of the Commonwealth. This year’s Showcase also sees the return of Frances Davis, the “fried apple pie lady,” and the Brunswick Stewmasters. The stewmasters will make 380 quarts of their delicious Brunswick stew on site, and will offer take-home quarts for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Virginia Folklife Program.

The event is free and open to the public. Children and families are welcome.

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is located next to the Boar’s Head Inn, 145 Ednam Drive, off Route 250 West in Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-924-3296.

New this Year: Apprenticeship Photo Exhibition: Saturday, September 14, 7:00pm at the Bridge PAI

The Virginia Folklife Program will present the photographs of Pat Jarrett at a special reception on Saturday, September 14th at 7:00pm at the Bridge, 209 Monticello Road in Charlottesville.

For the past two years, Jarrett has been photographing participants in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. The reception is free and open to the public. Loose Strings, a bluegrass band from Galax, Virginia, will perform.

The exhibition of Apprenticeship photographs will be open at The Bridge PAI from September 6-26. Jarrett’s photos are incredible and not to be missed.

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