The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Ola Belle Reed: I've Endured, an exhibition that explores the life and work of nationally recognized bluegrass musician Ola Belle Reed, contextualizing her achievements within a history of migration from rural Appalachia north in the twentieth century. With a voice born in the mountains and shaped by the hard times she lived and saw, Reed (1916–2002) established herself as a significant and influential banjo picker, singer, and songwriter of old-time mountain music.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the Department of Visual Arts present the Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, featuring work of graduating B.A. and B.F.A. seniors in photography, graphic design, cinematic arts, animation and interactive media, and print media, reflecting the interdisciplinary orientation and the technological focus of the department.
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition Ola Belle Reed: I’ve Endured, on display through June 30, presents “I’ve Endured,” a concert honoring the music and legacy of nationally recognized bluegrass and old-time musician Ola Belle Campbell Reed (1916-2002). This performance brings together musicians and family members who worked with her, along with those who continue to carry on in the tradition of old-time music, including musicians Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, The Honey Dewdrops, Hugh Campbell, and Dave Reed, with Cliff Murphy, director of the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.