Triad Arts Weekend: May 10, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: May 10, 2013

1:15pm May 10, 2013
Tyler Nail

Second Spring Arts 

Second Spring Arts is a community wide celebration of the achievements of people 60 and over in every art form imaginable, and the four-day festival at Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem will showcase them all. Beginning Tuesday, May 14th keynote speaker and National Center for Creative Aging Founder Susan Perlstein talks arts, health and wellness. Wednesday it’ll be literary arts, followed by juried and non-juried visual art shows at Delta Fine Arts Center on Thursday, and Friday’s musical and dance performances. 

Closing day performances will celebrate a variety of music and dance including performances by the New Horizons Bands with Peter Perret, the Snappy Tappers, Sharps and Flats, and ballroom dancing led by Ann Guill. An official painting by Linda Weaver will be unveiled and later sold in raffle. On the first half of day one of the festival, Novant Health will provide free health screenings for bone density, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass in their mobile unit in front of Hanesbrands Theatre. Second Spring Arts festival is free and founder/organizers Nancy Hall and Al Perry look forward to celebrating with people of all ages.


Ember Audio + Visual and Gallery 

Ember Audio + Video and gallery on Trade Street in Winston-Salem is a high performance stereo shop that partners with a host of other excellent hifi shops throughout the region to create home theatre and home automation designs that’ll rock your world---regardless of your budget. Ember owners identical twins Chris Livengood and Blake Stewart have created a friendly, inclusive one-stop-audio shop that’s all about value, customer service and art, and it seems to be working. This month they celebrate their 5th year of great sound. On display this month at Ember Gallery are the whimsical, illustrative paintings of Daniel VonSeggen and John Blackburn. 


Kairoff at the Keyboard 

This week on Understanding Classical Music, Steinway Artist Peter Kairoff defines dynamics, the term used to describe the 'louds' and 'softs' of music. He explores the effect of dynamics on classical composition, and plays examples using varied dynamics.


Tyler Nail and Jonathan Loos - Live in Studio A

Songwriter sessions are typically a chance to be a fly on the wall as musicians perform their original songs and then share their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on the craft of songwriting. This Saturday night, May 11, those four walls will be the Community Arts Café. Winston-Salem Songwriter Sessions kicks off at 8:00 pm with performances by local artists Tyler Nail, Jonathan Loos, Quique Rodriguez-Pastor, and Andrew Lazare. David Ford will be emceeing the event and after each song I’ll ask a question or two of the artists and then audience members can chime in too with questions or comments of their own. Tyler and Jonathan recently joined David Ford Live in Studio A. 

Tyler is a Winston-Salem native, songwriter, singer, guitarist and drummer in several performing acts in town. He fronts his original project, simply titled Tyler Nail, and he’s independently released 4 albums, one of which, entitled Winter to Winter, can be found on iTunes. He also fronts the Americana cover band, The Bulls Hitters, who perform at Bulls Tavern every Thursday night at 9:30 pm. 

With Tyler at The Bulls Hitters is guitarist, singer and songwriter Johnathan Loos. He was raised in Advance, and he’s a solo artist, as well as the lead guitarist and supporting singer in Tyler Nail's band. John is currently recording his first full-length album, set to be released later this year. John performs regularly in the triad with various acts, often at the Turntable in Jamestown and Krankies coffee in Winston-Salem.

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