The Highland County Arts Council will host Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist, Barbara Lawson’s Stories with a Twist on January 31. Funded by the Arts Council and supported by a grant from the Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, Lawson’s visit will include two performances and two workshops for students in the Highland County School and home-schooled children.

A special family performance will be presented at 6:30 pm in the Mountain View Room at the Highland County Library. Lawson’s “Wild, Wacky, Lough-out-Loud, Fun-Filled Family show” will be followed by an opportunity to meet the storyteller and have a book or cd signed by her. The 50 minute public presentation is a “pay-what-you-will” performance.

Barbara Lawson is an award-winning storyteller and actress who has traveled up and down the East Coast sharing her stories and songs “with a twist” to the delight of her audiences. For twenty-five years she has been telling her own laugh-out-loud comic tales. According to reports, “Audiences of all ages become totally immersed in what can only be called the ‘magnificent experience of her stories!’” A Commission for Arts Artist since 2014, Barbara entertains in schools and theatre across the Commonwealth.

The Highland County Arts Council has been creating, hosting, and celebrating the arts in Little Switzerland since 1989. Its summer arts and drama camps and various workshops are an addition to the educational opportunities for children and residents of Highland County. The Council arranges monthly exhibits of local and regional artists and sponsors the visual arts exhibits and competition at the Highland County Fair. Barbara Lawson’s performances is one of the many the Arts Council has made available over the years.


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