March Melodies: Final Fridays Celebrating Regional Music, Artists

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Final Fridays will celebrate regional music when the monthly event returns to Nelsonville’s historic Public Square on March 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Traditional Appalachian, indie-folk and even karaoke will be heard around the Square at this Friday’s gala art-hop, along with gallery openings and exhibits.

Here's a look at what's going on this month:

Starbrick Cooperative Gallery: Opening night for Another Night of Whisky & Karaoke. Meet the artists, see their work and sing along.

Paper Circle: Opening night for Circuits/Paths. Portland, Ore., artist Abigail McNamara has created a site-specific installation piece for Paper Circle. The work, made entirely of hand-cut paper, is an imaginative landscape of sorts, patterned with an intricate circuit board pattern. Athens indie-folk band Hook & Eye will perform.

Stuart’s Gallery 1879: Opening night for Music of the Little Cities: Coal Dust, Culture and Cause for Congregation. Explore the role of music in the Hocking Valley coalfields during the boom-to-bust coal mining era. Nelsonville musician Kay Carter will perform in the Stuart's Opera House lobby at 7 p.m. A "Coal Town Soup Supper" will be offered, with various foods available for sale.

Hocking College Art Gallery: Opening night of the 2013 Glass Invitational. Featuring the work of Julia & Robin Rogers.

Majestic Galleries: Opening night for two solo exhibits by Ohio University MFA graduates. Katrina Stolarski's exhibition, The Habit of Being, presents an installation of compelling drawings, greatly influenced by her background in dance. These drawings evoke moments of explosive energy and moments of calm and reflection. Addison White's (Non)Titular uses materials rich with personal ties to his upbringing in southern West Virginia. White creates a metaphor for personal confrontation with, and reflection upon, religious ideology’s idiosyncratic and sometimes contradictory nature.

Nelsonville Quilt Company: Students from Meta Van Norstrand's class will be exhibiting their final projects.

Nelsonville Library: Art reception for Recent & Abstract, an exhibit of abstract paintings by local artist John McVicker, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. McVicker will also have greeting cards featuring his work available for purchase. Musical guests Don and Chelsea Hindenach will perform, and kids and families are invited to drop in between 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. to make their very own rain stick. Also, a book sale will be held, with all items just 30 cents, or $3 for a bag.