Autumn Festival of Fine Arts at IONA: Art Sanctuary

Arts & Entertainment

The Autumn Festival of Fine Arts at IONA: Art Sanctuary begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, with readings and art exhibits, all of which are free. Refreshments will be served after each program. 

John Willis, photographer, is the Artist of the Week, and his photos will be on display throughout the week.

Readers for Sept. 17 include Vanessa Moss with an essay on nature, Chris McDonough, creative writer, and Jackson Harwell, creative writer and poet. Aaron Briders-Carlos, Bennett Bridgers-Carlos and Ed Carlos with Tom Gladstone will conclude the evening. 

There will be a celebration of the  first presentation of “The Celestial Sky – Messiah” outdoor field constellation, a four-year project by Aaron Bridgers-Carlos and Edward Carlos, lighted 7-8:45 p.m. for only four evenings.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Brooks Egerton will share a theater piece, and Michael Cimino-Hurt, Bruce Manuel and Jennifer Michael will perform readings.

On Thursday, Sept. 19, Gwen Kirby with share a short story, and Adam Ross will share parts of a new novel. Bennett Bridgers-Carlos and David Baker will read poetry selections.

On Friday, Sept. 20, Naomi Buck Pilagi, poet will read from writings on “Adam” and Adam Latham, short story author, with writings on “Eve.” Linda Heck, musician-composer, will present  an electronic sound piece as “Infanta Silhouette.”

IONA is located at 630 Garnertown Rd., Sewanee.