HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State’s annual Arts in April celebration includes a multitude of events to please one and all, from lectures by columnist John Archibald and photographer John Dersham, to a film outlining the influence of the Carter and Cash families; from performances by the New York Ballet and college ensembles to exhibits featuring the work of sculptors from around the Southeast.

The month’s events will kick off on Sunday, April 6, as the college hosts the Cullman Community Concert Series’ last show of their season — a performance by the New York Theatre Ballet. Admission to the 4 p.m. performance is $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free with Wallace State I.D. or Cullman Community Concert Association season ticket.

In fact, many Arts in April events are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, April 8, The Birmingham News columnist John Archibald will speak at 9:30 a.m. at the Burrow Center Recital Hall. His appearance, sponsored by the English Department, is among the college’s Learning Community activities, where certain classes are held in conjunction with events on campus to broaden learning opportunities.

John Dersham, whose photography exhibit “Changing Moods: 50 Years of Black and White” is on display in the Evelyn Burrow Museum, will present a lecture on photography at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, April 9, in the Burrow Center Recital Hall.

The film “The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music” will be shown at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., on Thursday, April 10, in the Burrow Center Recital Hall.  The film is presented by the Evelyn Burrow Museum as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films, a program of South Arts.

The list of events planned for Arts in April include:

  • Community Concert Series with the New York Theater Ballet, 4 p.m., April 6, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre, $20 adults, $10 Students, free with a Wallace State ID or Community Concert Association season pass
  • Columnist John Archibald, 9:30 a.m., April 8, Burrow Recital Hall
  • Photography Lecture by John Dersham, 2 p.m., April 9, Burrow Recital Hall
  • “The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music” film, part of the South Arts Film Festival, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., April 10, Burrow Recital Hall
  • Art Exhibition, April 14-26 in the Burrow Center, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
  • Piano performance by Katherine Vest, Piano 1st place winner at the 2014 Alabama Federated Music Clubs Auditions, 12:15 p.m., Burrow Recital Hall
  • WSCC Jazz Band Dance, 7 p.m., April 18, Burrow Center, $15 donation
  • WSCC Jazz Band at Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, April 19, Carver Theatre in Birmingham; time to be announced
  • Musician and composer Kurt Heineke (VeggieTales), 9:30 a.m., April 21, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre
  • Mezzo Soprano Margaret Gill and Tenor Shane Bloemetji, with Mike Sparks accompanying, 12:15 p.m., April 22, Burrow Recital Hall
  • Student Convocation, 12:15 p.m., April 24, Burrow Recital Hall
  • Beatles Revolution, 9:30 a.m., April 24, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre
  • Beatles Revolution, 7 p.m., April 24-26, Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre, $7 adults, $5 students, free ages 5 and under
  • Art Exhibition Artists’ Reception, 10 a.m. to noon, April 26, Burrow Center
  • WSCC Concert Band, 9:30 a.m. April 29, Burrow Recital Hall
  • WSCC Concert Band, 7 p.m., May 1, Burrow Recital Hall

For updates and more information about Arts in April, visit, or call 256.352.8277 or 866.350.9722.