Monday, April 27, 2009

WV Wesleyan College Performance Art in Education

The WVWC Department of Theatre and Dance presented the Danceworks XVIII and Musical Theatre Performance Recital in the new Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on the 22nd and 23rd of April in Buckhannon, WV.

Students displayed dynamic gestures in their song, music, choreography, and dance.

Someone once said, that in some way, all art is a physical act.

The performers kept the audience focused as they seem to float on top of the stage creating magnificent images that will last in our memory for some time to come.

I will ponder the meaning and I appreciate the stimulation.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring Mountain Tonic

They tell me that the ramp was used as a spring tonic. I am not sure about that but it is the first fresh green that is usually dug up directly underneath the the last snow. Most locals are eating these fresh greens in late March through April with trout, ham, beans, and cornbread.

Maggie Gain, a student in high school, already understands the cooking secrets and spends her sunny afternoon here in the community hall volunteering.

The Helvetia community comes together to clean 82 bushels of ramps for their annual "supper" sponsored by the Helvetia Farm Women. This is a wonderful place to hear all kinds of stories from days gone by and to catch up after a long winter.

For more information about Helvetia and their annual celebrations check the website at