Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ocracoke Alive!

Calling all artists, musicians, actors, and assorted creative islanders! An old organization with a new name (formerly the Ocracoke Players...now Ocracoke Alive) has been revived. Originally conceived as a theater group (their productions included, "Oklahoma," "The Sound of Music," several melodramas, and our very own "A Tale of Blackbeard"), Ocracoke Alive will now take under its wing the OcraFolk Festival and the OcraFolk School, two highly successful endeavors.

As a newly reorganized venture Ocracoke Alive looks forward to wider community outreach...and the participation of more local artists, musicians, and other folks involved with the arts. Future projects may include art exhibits, workshops, community performances, plays, musicals, and festivals.

Ocracoke Alive's inaugural meeting is scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the Community Center. Come on out to learn more, to share your hopes and dreams for a more vibrant artistic presence on Ocracoke, and to get involved. Everyone is heartily invited. Snacks will be provided...along with videos and slide shows celebrating some early productions of the Ocracoke Players.

This is also your opportunity to learn about the Ocracoke Alive Logo Contest. The winner will receive an award of $250. Members & Non-members, islanders & mainlanders are all invited to submit designs. More information will be available soon at Ocracoke Alive's new web site: http://www.ocracokealive.org.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news.htm.


  1. Anonymous7:22 AM

    Like the new name, "Ocracoke Alive"....that seems quite appropriate. I'm sure there will be an abundance of talent.

    The logo contest sounds most interesting and challenging. Hmmmmnnnn......my head is trying to come up w/ a suitable idea now.

    Fun stuff!

  2. debbie s.8:37 AM

    So much talent out there! Wish i could head out there for the evening but alas, its not to be :(