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Screening – January 21, 2010

Emory at Oxford College, Oxford, GA


Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 7 p.m. — Williams Hall Auditorium — This is a Lyceum/Oxford studies event. Admission is free.

This film grew out of years of field recording, photography, drawing, and painting by Art Rosenbaum and Margo Newmark Rosenbaum, culminating in the Dust-to-Digital box set, the Grammy Award winning Art of Field Recording, Vol. I and Art of Field Recording, Vol. II.

Earlier versions of the current film, by Art and Margo’s son, Neil, have been shown at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo and The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

The film explores the music and life experiences of old-time gospel singers Rev. Willie Mae Eberhart and Fleeta Mitchell, mountain ballad singing sisters Mary Lomax and Bonnie Loggins, blues-woman Precious Bryant, and an old-time family string band, The Myers Family and Friends. The full-length version of the film will be released by Dust-to-Digital. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Musical Performance: Art Rosenbaum, Tony Bryant, and “Guitar Dave” Bryant

8 p.m. Williams Hall

Join Grammy award winner Art Rosenbaum & the Bryant brothers for a very special musical performance. Art Rosenbaum performs the American traditional music he has collected, studied, and written about for over 50 years. A multi-instrumentalist on banjo, fiddle, guitar and harmonica, he sings and plays music from many American traditions. He has performed in concerts and folk festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe, and his music has been recorded on many LPs and CDs over the years. Tony Bryant and his brother “Guitar Dave” Bryant hail from the Oxford/Covington area, and are among the finest living blues musicians now carrying on family and community traditions of old-time rural blues. Their great-grandmother “Dip” Weaver was mentor to many Georgia blues greats of the early recording era, including her son, Curley Weaver. Their mother, the late Cora Mae “Sweet Petunia” Bryant of Oxford, was a colorful personality and powerful blues singer.  This is a Lyceum/Oxford studies event. Admission is free.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Exhibition Reception:

Art Rosenbaum, Paintings

Margo Newmark Rosenbaum, Photographs

4:30-6:30 p.m. Hunt Gallery

Exhibition Open January 21 – February 25, 2010

The exhibition will include a selection of paintings and drawings by Art Rosenbaum and documentary photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum. University of Georgia Professor Emeritus Art Rosenbaum taught studio art at UGA for 30 years and was UGA’s first Wheatley Professor in Fine Arts. His work was presented in 2009 in a major retrospective at the Georgia Museum of Art, Weaving His Art on Golden Looms. Many of these works depict and respond to the Southern musical traditions the Rosenbaums have documented over the years including rural blues. Some of the images depict the Bryant family of Covington and Oxford, who continue a multi-generational African American rural blues tradition through the present day.


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