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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, July 17, 1986, Page 10, Image 10

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10The Tar Heel Thursday. July 17, 1986 Vt f iff -1: - ft Brian Fetstein, owner-manager of the Turning Point THE INCREDIBLE STUDENT PASS Students! See the best professional Theatre the Triangle has to offer! See 7 plays valued at $105.00 for the incredible price of $5250 A 50 SAVING! is Look Homeward, Angel Sept. 27-Oct. 11; Previews Sept. 24 Sc 26. Ketti Frings's Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation of Thomas Wolfe's autobiographical novel. 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 &27. Preston Jones revealing and uproarious story of a woman's life in a small Texas town. A Midsummer Night's Dream Apr. 18-May 2; Previews Apr. 15 & 17. Shakespeare's romantic comedy of magic and love. Convenient! A Theatrical Experience not to be missed! -the best in THE TRIANGLE" For more information call 962-1 121 or stop by Graham Memorial Building! Affordable! PloylVtalcers RSpSffOSy Compcmy Turning P By JULIA WHITE Staff Writer 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 from the ceiling. Materials for WANTED Carolina Union Projectionist Supervise operation and maintenance of 16 mm projectors for Union film program. $3.75 per hour Evenings and Weekends Applications available at Union Desk. UNC Students only. 159 E. Franklin St. I Ws fiV-1 1 V r f L L 5 Welcome to the "Soda Fountain' come in and visit with Joyce, Willie Mae and Reuben. They've been serving UNC students our famous homemade lemonade, orangeade, old fashioned milkshakes and good food for over forty years. COUPON COUPON COUPON Good for 1 FREE orangeade or lemonade at Chapel Hill's oldest drugstore A Carolina Tradition Since 1923 Student charge accounts welcome Good thru September 1st, 1986 1 per customer 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 sing. 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 jealousy." The Turning Point has been open 44 ' 7 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 Point. 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. See TURNING PT. page 33 14K Old Well Charms and Pendants -made in our shop from $35. BAUM JEWELRY CRAFTSMEN 106 W. Fnnklm Chapel HiU 9:30-5:30 9294286

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