October 27, 2004

Folk music events set at University Museum

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Music lovers take note: Three additional folk music events are coming soon to the University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The museum is in the north wing of Faner Hall and just behind Shryock Auditorium.The events, which are free and open to the public, are among several special events celebrating the "Words, Wood & Wire" exhibit.

Mark your calendars for:

• An acoustic jam from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, on the museum’s specially constructed "front porch," which is indoors. Whether you’re a newcomer or an old hand, you can grab your instrument, pull up a chair and pick a tune. Guest curator Linda M. Smith is coordinating the event. An accomplished musician herself, she may chime in on dulcimer or fiddle.

• A brown bag lunch performance about " The American Folksong" by Mark Dvorak, an Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar, from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5.

• The "Prairie Moon Consort" while viewing the newly installed "Combined Art Faculty Exhibition" at a free reception from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3.