IONA Art Schedule

Fifth Season Oct. & Nov. 2015 – dedicated to Clementine Gray Carlos. Born September 17, 2015. Daughter of Adam and Madison Murray Carlos.

Annual Autumn Festival of Artists and Authors. Saturdays Open by Request: (931) 5980203 or Directions: 41A from downtown Sewanee, turn South on 56. Turn right on Garnertown Road 630 lane; brief wooded area. Parking in field.


Friday, October 2, 7pm

Photographs of Allston McCrady. Art Family McCrady collection. Sara Katchelman – poetry. Reverend April Berends – essay. Leslie Lytle – poetry. Dr.Waring McCrady – Family Diary Excerpt.

Sunday, October 4, 2pm.

Allston McCrady – Photography, and family McCrady portraits. Yolanda and Robin Gottfried biology readings. Robie Jackson, creative writing. Jeannie Babb, accompanied by Peter Trenchi– poetry

Friday October 9, 7pm

Art by Addison Willis. Alric McDermott poetry. Leslie Lytle novelist. Kiki Beavers and John Beavers – movies/TV. SAS Theater Students of Robie Jackson.

Sunday October 11, 2pm

Art by Addison Willis. Noah Feeley –creative writing. Kevin Cummings poetry. Luann Landon poetry. Bill Yelverton – classical guitar performance

Friday October 16, 7pm

Art by Jessica Wohl’s University of the South art students, with Candi Birch paintings. Bennett BridgersCarlos – poetry. Aaron BridgersCarlos – theater. Liz Ellis – Movies.

Saturday Oct 17 34:30: University of the South FAMILY WEEKEND –

3:00: Jessica Wohl art students and The Sewanee Poetry Club.

3:45 4:30: David Landon’s theater students.

Metamorphoses begins October 16 at the Tennessee Greek and Roman mythology never seems to go completely out of style, for although these tales are thousands of years old, they rarely feel oldfashioned. Throughout history, they have captured the imaginations of people all over the world—and they continue to fascinate even today. Classical mythology is ubiquitous in contemporary Western culture, and whether it’s through Homer or Disney’s Hercules, almost everyone is familiar with the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the various heroes and monsters with whom they interact. Why do these myths, the products of cultures that have long since faded, continue to enchant us? Perhaps it is because the themes contained within them: faith, love, family, greed, pride, and loss—are timeless and universal, ensuring that these stories will still be remembered even after the collapse of ancient Greece and Rome. This is certainly true in Mary Zimmerman’s play Metamorphoses, which adapts Ovid’s familiar, mythologybased poetry for the stage. While some aspects have been updated for contemporary audiences, the timeless themes are retained. Beginning on October 16, these classic myths will be given new life yet again when Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses debuts at the Tennessee Williams Center.

Nearly fifteen years since its premiere, Metamorphoses has become a perennial favorite of school and regional theaters across the country, yet according to director Peter Smith, the version that is scheduled to open at the Tennessee Williams Center is unique in several ways. The cast size, for example, has been more than doubled, eschewing the usual ten actors for a cast of no less than twentythree extremely talented performers, who work together to play about fifty total roles. This particular production is also staged in a black box theater as opposed to on a traditional proscenium stage, which, according to Smith, offers opportunities to use “the whole room as a playing space.” Furthermore, this version of Metamorphoses does not feature a pool of water onstage as many productions do, but “communicate[s] the water imagery without the real thing” through the clever use of lighting and mirrors.

For those interested in attending, performances of Metamorphoses are scheduled for October 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Center with a Sunday matinee on October 18 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by emailing Metamorphoses is directed by Peter Smith and features choreography by Courtney World and music composed by Diane Rubio and Danny Cruces.