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Join us for an evening of what Artists love to do best: Creating and Sharing their work

Five Artists team up to present a program of Gratitude and "Thank You!" for the opportunity to create careers nurtured by community. An evening of modern dance, film, photography, music and storytelling.


7:00 PM Saturday February 13, 2016

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Auditorium

1201 Caroline Street. Fredericksburg, VA 22401

The Artists
sunWilliam Sterling Walker began dance training at the age of 14, at the Chamber Ballet (now the Virginia Regional Ballet) in Williamsburg, Virginia. He went on to receive the Artist Merit Award from the Virginia School of the Arts, and was a Regional Dance America scholarship recipient. He also trained with the Allegheny Ballet Company, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. He has danced professionally with the Richmond Ballet, Starr Foster Dance Project, Chris Burnside and Dancers, Charisma Dance Theater, and has guest taught and performed throughout Virginia and beyond as far reaching as central Mexico, the coast of Columbia South America and Southern Spain. He is a certified teacher in the Wolf Trap teaching method for children. William taught for eleven years Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Latin, Flamenco and Techno Hip-Hop at Henrico County High school's Center for the Arts, and The School Of The Latin Ballet Of Virginia in which he was the Junior Company Director and veteran dancer of it's professional company The Latin Ballet Of Virginia. He is most pleased to be returning full circle to teach at Virginia Regional Ballet where he was first given the opportunity to discover the world of dance and to pass along the joys and strength that it has given him to aspiring young people.

water fairyBari Ramsey has performed for over 25 years with the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra. A multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer, Bari also performs with his wife Hayat Bain in their Hearts of Sound ensemble, The two weave a tapestry of gentle, heart-flowing songs that open the inner dimensions of acceptance, peace, and grace.

skyCarol Fitzpatrick has been sharing of heart-centered practices that reinforce one's ability to heal and transform since 2003. Her fascination with story telling began in 2001, when she met her husband and partner Mark Torgeson. He placed a microphone her hands and began to play music. While he plays, she brings forth magical stories inspired by the playful adventurous eyes of little children as inspired by angelic beings, the nature kingdoms, and mythical creatures.  She is the co-founder of Center for Planetary Awakening and the visionholder for its mission and creator of Living the Miracle: A community building experience for modeling heart-centered practices.

mushroomHayat Bain is a singer and a classically trained flutist. She has degrees in music, psychology, and nursing, and is a holistic nurse and certified sound healer. Hayat leads Dances of Universal Peace and is an interfaith/interspiritual minister and a minister for the Sufi Universal Worship and Healing Services. She is the founder and owner of Mandalas of Life through which she offers a variety of services that help people navigate life with holistic, heart-centered support for conscious living and optimal health.  Hayat and her husband John Bari Ramsey form the duo Hearts of Sound. Her tender alto singing and expressive flute playing are hallmarks of the Hearts of Sound performance style.

mushroomMark Torgeson is a music alchemist, creating music and soundscapes with the intention of shifting and transforming consciousness. He has been a featured artist at new paradigm conferences; has cofacilitated numerous consciousness raising seminars and retreats cross country; has created and taught courses on sound healing; has composed over 30 albums of music for shifting consciousness and transformation; and cofounded the Center for Planetary Awakening for teaching methods of vibrational transformation and remaining in the heart. Mark will be performing on grand piano and Native American flute.

Giving Back

William Sterling Walker will be dancing Magdalene, music written by Mark Torgeson and performed by him and Hayat Bain. Will also will be performing other improvistaional pieces accompanied by piano and flute.

Bari Ramsey will be performing original solo works on hammered dulcimer as well as duets with his wife Hayat.

Hayat Bain will be performing duet works written by Mark Torgeson and an improvisational solo on flute.

Carol Fitzpatrick will be sharing a stories about Magical Beings and children created especially for the audience!

Mark Torgeson will be performing original music on piano and Native American flute and accompanying video works he has created.