The Cherry Bounce Show Artists' Panel
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Cherry Bounce Show Artists' Panel

Months ago we came up with a crazy idea - invite a collection of some of the best modern artists in and of Appalachia to participate in a show about American politics. Most of these artists are not principally interested in political art, but nonetheless took up the challege. Our melange of wonderful art, and the associated events accompanying it, was the product. Come hear the artists speak about their work, ask them questions about it, and generally celebrate Appalachian art and American politics. It will be wonderful.

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Clever, Nasty People - Politics, Art, and the United States
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Clever, Nasty People - Politics, Art, and the United States

The second lecture associated with the Cherry Bounce Show, this talk will feature Eric Drummond Smith, PhD (political scientist at the University of Virginia's College at Wise) discussing the history and nature of American political art, how it has changed over time, and what it tells us about ourselves. Free to all, it should be as interesting and fun as it is educational.

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Election Day Hootenanny
Nov
8
to Nov 9

Election Day Hootenanny

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Once upon a time Americans reveled in their democratic-republic. We gathered together to celebrate voting, campaigning, the right to govern ourselves, and to assuage our feelings when our preferred candidate or party lost this year's bid. We listened to music. We stomped and danced. We laughed and drank and ate and told stories and generally were gleeful. We here at the Cherry Bounce Show think it is time to start doing that again, not just loving our Republic, but celebrating it. So we're having art. We're having lectures and panels. But we're also having a party - not just a party though. We want this to be a place to watch the returns, to gather the old and new media with the normal folk. We want to engage with the election in a way that goes far and beyond mere surface treatment. More information on everything as we approach the day - if you're a journalist, academic, or creative type and you're interested in participating, contact either Callie Hietala or Eric Drummond Smith, on or off Facebook.

 

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Panel on International Politics in the 2016 Presidential Campaign
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Panel on International Politics in the 2016 Presidential Campaign

The third educational opportunity and second panel discussion associated with the Cherry Bounce Show, this panel (Gail Lynn Helt and Shannon Heather Vance Harris of King University, Eric Drummond Smith of UVA Wise, and other members TBA) of experts on international politics will be reviewing the major domestic issues of the day and their importance to the campaign. This moderated panel will include an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the panelists. A relaxed atmosphere to talk about important issues, all in the presence of the beautiful artwork of the Cherry Bounce Show. Free to all, we can't wait to see you there.

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Panel on Domestic Politics in the 2016 Presidential Race
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Panel on Domestic Politics in the 2016 Presidential Race

The second educational opportunity and first panel discussion associated with the Cherry Bounce Show, this panel (full membership TBA) of experts on American politics will be reviewing the major domestic issues of the day and their importance to the campaign. This moderated panel will include an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the panelists. A relaxed atmosphere to talk about important issues, all in the presence of the beautiful artwork of the Cherry Bounce Show. Free to all, we can't wait to see you there.

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Lecture: The Logic and Origins of the American President
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: The Logic and Origins of the American President

The first educational event associated with the Cherry Bounce Show, this lecture by the show's guest curator, Eric Drummond Smith, PhD (assistant professor of political science at the University of Virginia's College at Wise), is an insight into the American presidency - why do we have a president, why do we elect the president the way that we do, and what powers is the president really supposed to exercise? All this, a good amount of laughing, and a chance to surround yourself with art while immersing yourself in politics the way they're meant to be discussed - in a good humor. Free to all comers, 6:00PM start time.

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