Appalachian Summer comes to a close

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Article Published: Jul. 26, 2012 | Modified: Jul. 29, 2012
Appalachian Summer comes to a close

The annual Rosen Sculpture Walk, scheduled for Saturday, July 28, starts at the Catherine Smith Gallery at Farthing Auditorium and continues throughout the Appalachian State campus, showcasing outdoor, contemporary sculpture.

Photo by Troy Tuttle

Appalachian State University’s annual summer arts attraction, An Appalachian Summer Festival, is nearing its end for 2012.

And as usual, it’s going out in style.

This weekend, festivalgoers can expect a staged reading of author and historian Peter Petschauer’s new play, the 26th Rosen Sculpture Walk and a Family Classic Movie Night.

Tickets are available at the Farthing Auditorium Box Office, located at 733 Rivers St. on the ASU campus, by calling (800) 841-ARTS, or by visiting

‘Fellow Traveler’ – Staged reading of a new play by Peter Petschauer

Friday, July 27, 8 p.m.
Valborg Theatre
Admission: $10

Hardly a son enjoys discovering the reality of his father’s association with a criminal organization; better to leave that alone. But some pasts will not leave us alone. In this new work, historian and playwright Peter Petschauer confronts the chilling reality of his father’s stint in the Nazi SS.
The fast-paced dialogue opens the mindset of this 30-something intellectual and how he moved from enthusiasm for a cause to the undeniable recognition of its folly and brutality. In a rare opportunity for audience members to be a part of the play development process, the audience is invited to participate in a talk-back session with the playwright, director and cast, following the performance.

26th Rosen Sculpture Walk

Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.
Catherine Smith Gallery (Farthing Auditorium)

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. The Rosen Sculpture Walk sees works by selected finalists situated in outdoor, public spaces on the Appalachian campus. The popular sculpture walk offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the world of contemporary sculpture, through the eyes of the juror. The winner of the 26th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition will be announced at the reception to be held at the conclusion of the walk. The sculpture walk will begin at Catherine Smith Gallery, located within Farthing Auditorium.

Family Classic Movie Night: ‘Swiss Family Robinson’

Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m.
Farthing Auditorium
Admission: Free

Revisit childhood memories with this classic adventure film that tells the tale of the Robinson family learning to work together and adapt to a new way of life after being shipwrecked on a deserted island. Using teamwork and creativity, they skillfully discover how to survive living in a tree house while fending off native pirates.
Rated G; directed by Ken Annakin (1960); 126 minutes

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