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10The Tar Heel Thursday. July 17, 1986
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Brian Fetstein, owner-manager of the Turning Point
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Look Homeward, Angel Sept. 27-Oct. 11; Previews Sept. 24 Sc 26.
Ketti Frings's Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation of Thomas Wolfe's
Waiting For Godot Oct. 25-Nov. 8; Previews Oct. 22 & 24.
Samuel Beckett's funny and touching fable of two down-and-out men waiting
for the arrival of a mysterious stranger.
The Matchmaker Nov. 29-Dec. 13; Previews Nov. 26 & 28.
Thornton Wilder's famous Dolly Levi works her magic in this hilarious farce.
PLAYFEST 87 3 plays in repertory. Jan. 31-Mr. 28.
A Doll's House Opens Jan. 31; Previews Jan. 28 & 30.
Henrik Ibsen's classic portrait of a young wife who realizes that her
seemingly happy marriage is a sham.
The Human Voice Opens Feb. 7; Previews Feb. 4 & 6.
- Jean Cocteau's ingenious study of a woman spurned in love.
LuAnn Hampton Laverty Oberlander Opens Feb. 28; Previews Feb. 25
Preston Jones revealing and uproarious story of a woman's life in a small
A Midsummer Night's Dream Apr. 18-May 2; Previews Apr. 15 & 17.
Shakespeare's romantic comedy of magic and love.
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By JULIA WHITE
In a town like Chapel Hill where
education and employment are fore
most on almost everyone's mind, not
much time or energy is given to
artistic expression. Usually there is
little room for painting, singing or
even talking. But there is one place
in the Chapel Hill area that emphas
izes freedom of expression to all
patrons: the Turning Point.
The Turning Point, located in
Carrboro on Brewer Lane and
Franklin Street, is loosely called a
learning center, but that does not
nearly capture the true essence of the
place. Coordinator Brian Felstein
says the concept is based on the
understanding that deep down inside
everybody there is basic talent that
that individual can do better than
anything else and can become ful
filled by doing it. The visitors there
are allowed to do anything they
desire to express themselves as long
as it doesn't hurt anyone.
These forms of expression are
often musical, but have been
sketches, words painted on the wall,
and huge papier-mache faces hanging
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oint celebrates self
expression are already present,
including paints, old pianos, books
and albums. Felstein has just put in
a workshop table where people can
paint, sculpture, carve, or dance and
Felstein came to Chapel Hill from
Leicester, England, in 1981. The idea
for the Turning Point came on a day
when he had a "personal conflict with
the purpose of my life versus the
reality of my purpose." He said that
once he had thrown off the burdens
of daily life that were weighing him
down, he could see the clarity and
beauty of life and people.
Felstein wanted to establish an art
gallery at first, but then after a year
of owning the building he decided
to make it into a place where people
could be themselves. He said that
everyone is beautiful without all the
staging of show business and that
everyone should have a chance to
show their beauty. One of his goals
for the center is that it would be a
place "where the development of the
total human being is so time
consuming that there is no space in
our lives for fear, mistrust and
The Turning Point has been open
for over a year, and Felstein feels that
it has more of a sense of community
about it. He realizes that most
residents of Chapel Hill don know
much about the concept, and that
they think it is just a bunch of high
school kids going down there to slam
dance. He says all of the patrons are
beautiful in their own way, and that
the center should be used to bridge
the gap between generations and
combine the "wisdom of age with the
vitality of youth."
The visitors to the center are
mostly teen-agers, though the guests
range in age up to around 35. Felstein
says most of the parents feel safe with
their kids there, and some have even
come themselves. Felstein compares
the radical leather-and-spike look of
the teens today with the long hair
he had when he was younger. He said
his hair grew for 10 years until he
got it cut.
The Turning Point is funded solely
by donations and by Felstein himself.
He said the donations make up about
5 percent of the actual income, and
that he is supporting the center
mainly alone, as well as supporting
his wife and three children. He is
frustrated that this restricts the time
he can actually put into the Turning
The building is open on Wednes
day and Friday nights, and usually
all day Saturday. On Wednesdays
there is a discussion on an event that
Felstein says has occurred to him
sometime during the week, such as
"Music is an inter-cultural passport.
On Friday and Saturday there is
what Felstein terms a "jam session,
where everyone listens and or plays
any music they want Felstein says
some nights are hard-core music
nights and these usually attract
people all the way from Winston
's alem and Greensboro.
The last event sponsored by the
Turning Point was Cool-Aid: Explo
sion in the Arts. The evening was
spent in an all-night jam beginning
7 p.m. Felstein said people drifted
in and out but that around 75 were
there. On Saturday, July 19, there
will be a July babies birthday party,
where everyone born in July can
celebrate. At night there will be a pot
luck cook-out with the rock band
Primal Vision, and the hard-core
band Vicious Diplomacy.
Though the center struggles for
funds, Felstein said he is much
happier doing what he can to fulfill
himself and others than when he was
simply working. Everything at the
Turning Point is free, including any
refreshments and tools for art.
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