Cultural Crossroads Series

Saturday, January 12 at 7:00 pm
Billy Stevens, M.A.
“Sincere Forms of Flattery, Blacks Whites,
and American Pop Music”

In this presentation Billy Stevens demonstrates how historic interactions between African Americans and European Americans shaped the evolution of American popular music. With its roots in slavery and the fusion of musical traditions brought from both Africa and Europe, American music is a natural outgrowth of the unique culture of the American South.

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

All Cultural Crossroads programs are held at UUCOB and are free and open to the public. For a complete listing of series events, click: Cultural Crossroads flyer


Art at the Meetinghouse

Art Show – December 9 – January 30
Ed Obermeyer  “From Sea to Shore”

Ed Obermeyer describes himself as a “Post Aboriginal Modernist Painter.”  He will be doing a one-man show at the the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks opening on December 9, running through January 30.

Obermeyer taught art in the Virginia Beach Public Schools for 34 years.  During that time his love of gardening, surfing and traveling lead to his painting the delicate patterns of the flora and fauna that surrounded him.

Through the years, the intricate dots and lines that he used became the trademark of his contemporary works of art.  A trip to Australia where he studied the patterns and symbolism used by many Aboriginal artists greatly influenced his painting style.

He likes to give the impression of realism from a distance, but when viewed up close, you can see the abstract patterns that make up the subject matter.

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for Obermeyer on Sunday, December 9 when the artist will give a talk starting promptly at 11:45.  Please call 252-202-9894 for other viewing times.