Saying Farewell to Trees
Well, all right for sunshine and
October afternoons! It’s a real grape
bubblegum kind of day, with mild
sunshine, fluffy clouds, and leaves an
incredible shade of yellow dancing in
the gentle wind. A day to teach men
reverence for autumn; and maybe, just
maybe- a reverence for life.
Sitting on moss, with my 18-year old
back against a 75-year-old oak, I try to
enjoy my quiet, sunny afternoon. But
certain thoughts disturb my
peacefulness, just as the M^nd nudges
dying leaves and will not let them rest.
These trees - the one I lean against, and
the others around me - are in their final
autumn. They will not see another
spring. A new building, with its new
library, new practice rooms, and other
improved facilities, will take their
It is with a profound sadness I bid my
farewell to the majesty of these old and
noble trees. But it is not simple grief
that hurts me most. Rather, it is the
question of why they must die. Progress
is, I suppose, a necessary evil. But it
hurts- so deeply, yet so subtly, we often
prefer to turn our heads than to
acknowledge the pain it brings us.
The question is, for anyone with a
reverence for life, whether the deaths of
these trees can be justified. The new
Workplace will open new avenues for
creativity of young artists - does this
make it worth it? For me, the answer
comes finally, reluctantly, yes. But
there remains a small amount of anger
that it has to be, and this anger, too, is
not unjustified. For though the trees will
not be forgotten - they will be made into
benches around the school - the way that
they have lived, so well, so long, and
with such beauty, makes the way they
will die to some extent unreconcilable in
Let us not lose hope while we are in
sadness. The workplace will bring
future students much joy and growth.
And new trees will grow in time. But let
us not be afraid to feel sorrow for our
loss, and let us love and appreciate
these trees in the days that are left to us.
October 26-31 and November
NEW EXHmrnNG member
INVITATIONAL, sponsored by
Associated Artists of Winston-
Salem, Sunday, Oct. 26, 1 to 3
p.m., showing through Nov. 9, at
Hanes Community Center.
Regular gallery hours 9 to 5,
Monday through Friday. For
further information call 723-9075.
ART EXHIBIT, Saturday, Nov.
1, by Forsyth Tech Art Students,
9-6 p.m. at the Forsyth County
Public Library Gallery, 660 W.
5th Street. Showing through Nov.
30. For further information call
SENIOR ART EXHIBIT,
Saturday, Nov. 1, by Nancy
Mabry and Jane Lockwood,
Salem Fine Arts Center at Salem
College. For further information
ONE WOMAN SHOW, by
Mabel Van Hoy, opening Sunday,
Nov. 2, at 2-5 p.m., sponsored by
Art Gallery Originals, 120
Reynolda Village. Regular hours
10 to 5, Monday through
Saturday. For further
information call 723-9075.
JURIED Competition, Friday,
Nov. 7, sponsored by the
Southeastern Center for
Contemporary Art, 500 S. Main
St. Opening reception 7-9 p.m.
Regular gallery hours 10 to 4:30,
Monday through Saturday.
Showing through Nov. 26. Juri^
competition for sculpture and
painting by artists residing in the
Southeast 18 years and older.
Juror; Richard Hunt of Chicago,
ni., sculptor and member of the
National Endowment for the Arts
and Humanities. For further
information call 725-1904.
12th ANNUAL PIEDMONT
CRAFTS FAIR, opening Friday,
Nov. 7, and running through Nov.
8, at the Memorial Coliseum,
Cherry-Marshall Expressway, 10
a.m. through 9 p.m. Presented by
Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc. Call
725-1516 for further information.
TWO WOMAN SHOW, by June
Gottlieb and G.G. Kosch,
Charlotte artists, opening
reception 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday,
Nov. 9, at the Arts Council
Gallery, HaA^s CdiAinunity
Center, 610 Coliseum Dr.
Presented by Associated Artists
of Winston-Salem. Call 723-9075
for further information.
by Max Howard, opening
reception Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 to 5
p.m., at Art Gallery Originals,
120 Reynolda Village. Regular
Gallery hours 10 to 5, Monday
through Saturday. Showing
through Nov. 28.
PRINTS AND CERAMICS, by
Amos White II, Chairman,
Department of Art, Bowie State
College, Maryland, opening
Monday, Nov. 17, running
through Nov. 30, Monday through
Friday, 9 to 4. Sponsored by
Lyceum-Visual Arts Series, Fine
Arts Building Gallery, WSSU
campus. Call Mr. Oubre at 761-
2090 for further information.
CHUCK DAVIS DANCERS,
Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Kenneth
R. Willisam Au(Utorium at 8:15
p.m., Winston-Salem State
University. Sponsored by
Lyceum Series. Call Mr. Pickard
at 761-2047 for further
BACH ARIA GROUP, Sam
Barron, flute; Robert Bloom,
oboe; Norman Farrow, bass
baritone; Bernard Greenhouse,
cello; Loma Haywood, soprano;
Seth McCoy, tenor; Lois
Marshall, alto; Charles Treger,
violin; Yehudi Wyner, piano and
organ; Wake Forest University
Artists Series, Wait Chapel, at
8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Call 725-9711 ext. 410.
ORGAN RECITAL, by, Donald
Armitage, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 8:15
p.m. at the First Presbyterian
Church, 300 North Cherry St.,
sponsored by the Winston-Salem
(^pter of the American Guild of
Organists. Call 724-0683 for
FACULTY RECITAL, by
Janice Harsanyi, soprano, witti
Bruce Moss accompanying on
piano, Crawford Hall at 8:15 p.m.
Call 784-7843 for further
UNIVERSITY ARTISTS SEKIES
CONCERT, featuring Steffan
Scheja, pianist, Tuesday, Nov. 11,
in Wait Chapel on the Wake
Forest campus, at 8:15 p.m. Call
725-9711 ext. 410.
SHOWCASE OF MUSIC,
Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m.
Individual guest performers,
both vocal and instrumental,
sponsored by the Thursday
morning Music Club in Salem
Fine Arts Center.
CONCERT, featuring Gianini’s
“Canticle of the Martyrs” and
Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 in
D. Minor, Op. 125,” Tuesday,
Nov. 18, presented by the
Winston-Salem Symphony and
Chorale, in Reynolds Auditorium,
8:15 p.m. Call 725-1035 for further
SYMPHONY, with Denis Brott,
ceDo soloist, sponsored by the
North Carolina School of the Arts
(wouldn’t ya guess?), in
Crawford Hall on Friday, Nov. 21
at 8:15 p.m. Call 784-7843 for
Monday, Nov. 24 at 8:15 p.m. in
Wait Chapel, Wake Forest
University. Presented by the
North Carolina School of the Arts
Orchestra conducted by Nicholas
Harsanyi, music director and
conductor. Call 784-7843 for
ADULT SHOWTIME, “The 39
Steps,” directed by the master of
suspense, Alfred Hitchcock,
starring Robert Donat and
Madeleine CarroU, sponsored by
Forsyth County Library System,
East Winston Branch Library,
Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. call
993-8141 for further information.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. in
the Arts Council Theatre, Hanes
Community Center, 610 Coliseum
Dr. Sponsored by Film Friends,
“Black Orpheus” (1960-Brazil) is
directed by Marcel Camus, and
stars Marpessa Dawn and Bemo
Melo. Call 924-8481 for further
FILMS OF YESTERDAY,
“Lifeboat,” based on John
Steinbeck’s story, show
Thursday, Nov. 13, at the
Kemersville Branch Library, 13P
E. Mountain Street at 7:45 p.m.
Stars Tallulah Bankhead ana
John Hodiak. Sponsored by the
Forsyth County Public Library.
Call 993-8141 for further
NCSA FILM SERIES, every
Friday evening in Sanford lounge
and every Sunday evening in
Crawford Hall. Watch
announcements for times.
Oct. 24 and 26 - “O Lucky
Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 - “Ten from
Your Show of Shows.”
Nov. 7 and 9 - “The Man Who
Came to Dinner.”
Nov. 14 and 16 - Selected Shorts
and “Summer Wishes, Winter
FUNNY GIRL, opened Friday,
Oct. 17, runs through Sunday,
Nov. 2. Curtain at 8:15 p.m.
(Sundays at 3:15 p.m.) in the Arts
Council Theatre, Hanes
Community Center, 610 Coliseum
Drive. Presented by the Little
Theatre, Inc. CaU 725-4001 or 723-
1666 for further information.
“SLOW DANCE ON THE
KILLING GROUND”, Dome
production No. 1, in the Dome
Theater, opening Monday, OcL
27, closing Saturday, Nov. 2. Call
784-7843 for information and
CIRCLE”, by Bertolt Brecht,
opening Thursday, Nov. 6, and
running through Saturday, Nov.
15. Curtain at 8:15 p.m. Special
guest director, Malcolm
Morrison. Tickets on sale at the
Arts Council Box Office. Call 723-
1666 for information. (Watch
Happenings for announcement of
special student performances.)
THREE ONE ACT PLAYS,
opening Thursday, Nov. 6,
running through Saturday, Nov.
8, curtain at 8 p.m. in the Salem
Fine Arts Center. Drama
Workshop presented by The
Pierettes. Call 723-7961, ext. 315.
“TOM SAWYER”, two
performances Wednesday 12 and
Thursday 13 of Nov. at 3:15 p.m.
in the Arts Council Theatre,
Hanes Community Center, 610
Coliseum Dr. Presented by the
National Theatre Company,
sponsored by the Children’s
Theatre Board. Call 725-4531.
“THE RAINMAKER”, by
Richard Nash, opening
Wednesday, Nov. 12, running
through Saturday, Nov. 15.
Curtain at 7:30 p.m. in the
Yadkinville School Auditorium.
Performed by the newly formed
Yadkin County Community
Theatre - The Yadkin Players.
Call 725-0742 or 679-2941.
By KURT ESLICK
Essay Staff Reporter
After bemg at NCSA for the
past two years, the greatest thing
I miss about living in the
mountains of North Carolina is
the scenery you can see about you
in the fall. Tliis time of year is so
pretty that you can momentarily
forget all your problems and sit
back and enjoy nature in all its
There are quite a few enjoyable
things to do during this time of
year. The activities range from a
good old-fashioned hayride to
driving down rural roads through
the mountains, taking in the
fresh, crisp air, and the colors of
this wonderful season, or just
strolling through the woods
enjoying nature while getting in
some good exercise.
For those of you who have
never been on a hayride, all I can
say is that you’re missing the
time of your life. You should go
out and find someone with an
(^n truck, or better yet, a horse
and wagon. Fill it with hay and
friends and you will have instant
fun. I know of no better recipe for
fun, maybe a bit old-fashioned,
Driving through the mountains
during this season, especially in
an open sports car with the wind
in your face, is very enjoyable.
Even I, an avid speed freak,
cannot help slowing down to take
in the beautiful reds, oranges and
golds which the dying leaves
create. The scenery is quite
inspiring, but remember to watch
the road! If you run off the road,
the scenery won’t be as pretty for
the people who follow.
The most satisfying thing for
me during this season is a good
walk to the top of a small
mountain which is near my
house, either by myself or with a
good friend. Up there on a clear
day you can see the brilliant
colors of fall for miles around.
So slow down for the next few
weeks and take time to go to the
mountains. Natural beauty,
unfortunately, is a dying
phenomenon, so enjoy it while it’s