Christmas events held recently at the Tryon Fine Arts Center were well attended and enjoyed by patrons of all ages. Above, actor David zum Brunnen talks with Jackson Geddings, Jack Tinkler, Lorie Geddings and Madison Geddings after zum Brunnen’s performance as Charles Dickens in The Night Before Christmas Carol. This scholarly and entertaining one-man show provided a glimpse into Dickens’ world and imagination.
Karen Killough enjoys a glass of punch following the Do-It-Yourself Messiah. More than 200 singers and non-singers gathered to sing the highlights of Handel’s seasonal magnum opus under the lighthearted yet masterful leadership of musician Mark Schweizer. Both community events were sponsored with funding from the Polk County Community Foundation. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)