Big Read

Big Read Public Art Camp

Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council!
This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy.
October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM – 11 AM
Cost: Free
Ages 12-15
Limit of 10 participants
pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

Big Read Public Art Camp

Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council!
This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy.
October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM – 11 AM
Cost: Free
Ages 12-15
Limit of 10 participants
pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

Big Read Public Art Camp

Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council!
This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy.
October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM – 11 AM
Cost: Free
Ages 12-15
Limit of 10 participants
pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

Big Read Public Art Camp

Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council!
This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy.
October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM – 11 AM
Cost: Free
Ages 12-15
Limit of 10 participants
pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

Big Read Public Art Camp

Join us for a Public Art Camp in Downtown Hopkinsville hosted by the Pennyroyal Arts Council!
This will be a hands-on arts camp led by local art teacher Paula Gieske. During the week campers will create large scale public art to be display on the Alhambra Theatre exterior. Additional projects may be added. Dress to get messy.
October 10-14th, 2022 starting at 8 AM – 11 AM
Cost: Free
Ages 12-15
Limit of 10 participants
pennyroyalartscouncil.regfox.com/big-read-public-art-project

Big Read Kick Off Concert Featuring Bone Hill by Martha Redbone

The Big Read will kickoff with a FREE performance featuring Bone Hill – The Concert by Martha Redbone at the Alhambra Theatre on Friday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m.
The first 200 attendees to register for the event will receive a FREE copy of There There. Register to reserve your book at www.pennyroyalarts.org.
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Presented as a dramatic musical work with a cast of eight actors and musicians, Bone Hill – The Concert is an interdisciplinary theatre work inspired by Martha Redbone’s family lineage in the Appalachian Mountains. The production is an epic story of one woman’s return to her homeland on Black Mountain and the coal mines of Harlan County, KY.
Commissioned by Joe’s Pub/Public Theatre, NY, Bone Hill – The Concert is touring extensively nationwide and is a recipient of the NEFA National Theater Project Creation and Touring Grant and National Performance Network Creation Fund.
Known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues, and gospel, Martha Redbone has performed and recorded with many great artists including; Bonnie Raitt, George Clinton, Judy Collins, Joan Osborne, and many others. Her original music was recently featured in the Public Theater revival of “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuff” by Ntozake Shange.
Bone Hill – The Concert by Martha Redbone is one of nearly 30+ activities as part of the community reading program focusing on There There by Tommy Orange. The Pennyroyal Arts Council is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2022-2023 NEA Big Read grant that broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience.

Hellenistic Art with Dr. Tony Morris

Watch with us from The Hall at the Alhambra or from Home!
Led by Dr. Tony Morris, Department Chair of APSU Art + Design with Ph.D. in Art History.
The story of Circe bridges the gap between the gods and man, showing human-like fatal flaws and imperfections in immortal beings which allow us to relate to them on a personal level. The Hellenistic period cultivated the same connection, bringing a new level of naturalism and expression to the gods and heroes of the Classical age. Dr. Tony Morris leads us on an exploration of the art and architecture of the Hellenistic period.
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Thanks to our book sponsor Planters Bank for providing free copies of Madeline Miller’s “Circe” to our community for this year’s Big Read!

Big Read Kickoff with Author Madeline Miller

|| Streaming Online & Limited In-Person Seating ||
Join us to kick off this year’s Big Read with a virtual program from Author Madeline Miller. Books will be given away to the first 100 registered participants – 1 copy per family. Book pickup can be arranged during business hours for online participants.
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Madeline Miller grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. She has taught and tutored Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over fifteen years.
She has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms.
The Song of Achilles, her first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. Miller was also shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number 1 New York Times bestseller, and won the Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award and the Indies Choice Best Audiobook of the Year Award, as well as being shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Circe also won The Red Tentacle Award, an American Library Association Alex Award (adult books of special interest to teen readers), and the 2018 Elle Big Book Award. It is currently being adapted for a series with HBO Max.
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Thanks to our book sponsor Planters Bank for providing free copies of Madeline Miller’s “Circe” to our community for this year’s Big Read!

Ghosts on the Page – at Milkweed health & harmony emporium

Everyone loves a good ghost story – what role does a ghost play in literary fiction and Our Town? Writing instructor Addison James will lead the discussion.