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Since 9/11:
Political Portraits by Kim Strifert

September 9, 2017, 4 - 9 pm
September 10, 2017, 1 - 5 pm


Creative Expression:
An Exhibition of Authenticity

This summer Art & Soul had the privilege of hosting “Creative Expression: An Exhibition of Authenticity,” a gallery show and reception for Poverty & the Arts, a local organization whose mission is to create sustainable change for homeless individuals by providing an environment that fosters creativity and community relationships. Almost 40 people attended the celebratory event which showcased the work of homeless and formerly homeless artists. Through events like this, artists in the program develop confidence, income-generating opportunities, job skills, and supportive relationships while breaking down stereotypes and the cycle of homelessness. More about Poverty & the Arts can be found at Many thanks to A&S member Kathy Plourde for coordinating this event and helping us build relationships with our community!

My Father's War
A Story of War, Survival, and Grace

Appalachian tunes and 1940s standards filled the Art & Soul studio during a recent performance of My Fathers War by Ponder Anew – the husband and wife team of Carol Ponder and Robert Kiefer. The show is a dramatic portrayal of the memoir of Carol’s father, Lieutenant Hershel Ponder, who at age 20, following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, enlisted in the Army Air Corps, flying 51 missions over Europe in his P-47 Thunderbolt. This emotional first-person narrative, peppered with the music of the time and Ponder’s North Carolina heritage, details the thrills and struggles of his service and subsequent return to his family. The full-house audience included artists, local veterans, and community members from as far away as Murfreesboro who were eager fans of the show and its creators. Through performances, post-show discussions, and workshops, Carol and Robert hope to honor veterans and help communities process the social and cultural effects of war with integrity and honesty. More about the project can be found at Many thanks to A&S member Kathy Plourde for coordinating this wonderful event!