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Shifty exhibition at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts

A Creative Collaboration Unfolds on Stage: Music and Live Artmaking Combine at the Fitton Center

What color would you make a major chord if you were to hang it on a gallery wall? How would you transpose an artist’s sketch onto a music staff? These are possibilities the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra and visual artist Billy Simms hope to explore during a collaborative performance at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Feb. 1.
Dale Farmer and Warren Waldron practice for their Traditional Arts Apprenticeship showcase performance in Oxford.

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship: Sharing Appalachian Fiddle Tunes and the Stories They Carry

Ohio Arts Council Folk and Traditional Arts Contractor Cristina Benedetti attended a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship showcase in Oxford, Ohio, a concert that featured a musical performance by Dale Farmer and his mentors, Warren and Judy Waldron. Hear what this triumphant trio had to say about learning 100 Appalachian fiddle tunes and finding Ohio connections.

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