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December

GLT: "Miracle on 34th Street" December 08-18, 2016


Greenville Little Theatre
Miracle on 34th Street
Book, Music & Lyrics by Meredith Wilson


December 8 - 18th



Dec 8-10, 15-17 at 8 pm


Dec 11 & 18 at 3 pm


The beloved holiday tale by Valentine Davies, made famous by the classic movie, is brought to life on the stage by the uplifting music of the Music Man himself, Meredith Willson. Rediscover your childhood and restore your faith in miracles in this fun-filled musical classic for the whole family.


Greenville Little Theatre
444 College St, Greenville, SC 29601


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SCGSAH: "Hamlet" December 08-11, 2016

South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Drama Department presents

Hamlet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Murray

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
December 8, 9, 10 | 7:30pm
Sunday, December 11 | 2:00pm

Sakas Theatre, SCGSAH Campus
15 University Street, Downtown Greenville
Free Admission | General Seating | House open at 7:00pm
Reservations Suggested | Box Office: 864-282-3737

www.SCGSAH.org

Greer Center for the Arts: "Art & Craft Market" December 08, 2016

Greer Center for the Arts
Open Studios
Art & Craft Market

Meet the resident studio artists and guest artists!
Tour the professional artist's studio!
The artists will be selling paintings, photographs, jewelry, handicrafts and more!
Art makes a perfect Christmas gift!

Thursday, December 8th
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Center for the Arts
100 Davis Avenue
Greer, SC 29651

Christmas with the Chorale December 09, 2016

Christmas with the Chorale
Furman University

December 9, 2016 | 7:30PM
$5

Greenville Chorale (Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor) and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra (Thomas Joiner, conductor) mark the 10th anniversary of their Christmas collaboration, one of the Upstate’s finest holiday traditions. Enjoy thrilling seasonal music including both orchestral and choral favorites, along with the beloved audience sing-along carols that make for a festive evening celebrating the season.

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The Nutcracker December 10-11, 2016







STARRING VERONIKA PART, PRINCIPAL DANCER OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

Sponsored by Graham and Greta Somerville

Join International Ballet for this beloved holiday production, with the classical beauty of talented local dancers under Artistic Director Vlada Kysselova, showcasing the traditional story of young Clara and her journey with a magical Nutcracker Prince.  Experience her adventurous dream with an exciting battle of toy soldiers and mice, the flurry of dazzling snowflakes, and an impressive parade of nations and treats in the Land of the Sweet.

With the Greenville Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Conductor Edvard Tchivzhel bringing Tchaikovsky's grand score to life, and featuring a live "Snowflake Choir" under the direction of Arlen Clarke, you won't want to miss this Nutcracker!

GVL Concert Band: "Sounds of the Season" December 11, 2016

Greenville Concert Band presents "Sounds for the Season"
Christmas concert series 

Sunday, December 11th | 6:00 PM

White Oak Baptist Church
1805 Wade Hampton, Greenville

Peace Center: "St. Paul and the Broken Bones" December 13, 2016

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Dec 13, 2016 | 7:30PM
$35

Tickets

Led by dynamic front man Paul Janeway, St. Paul and the Broken Bones have made converts out of audiences at major festivals, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Outside Lands and Hangout, and as headliners throughout the United States and Europe.

The Birmingham, Alabama-based band’s 2014 debut, Half The City, featured Janeway's impassioned singing atop a blend of ‘60s soul fire and otherworldly grooves inspired by the likes of Sly Stone, David Bowie and Prince. The album received critical acclaim from outlets including NPR, Rolling Stone and Esquire.

Their latest album, Sea Of Noise, features a heart-pounding infusion of old school R&B, soul, funk and rock, as well as an evolution in their sound and content. Many of the songs are tied together by a common theme that serves as an overall commentary on society. The band members challenged themselves to make an album that is inspiring, intelligent, thoughtful and socially relevant. It is a soul record with a conscience.

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Peace Voices: "Poetry Reading" December 13, 2016

Poetry Reading
Huguenot Mill

December 13, 2016
Free

Community poetry readings are held at the Peace Center as a culminating event to Peace Voices workshops, providing both students and adults the opportunity to take the stage and share their work with a public audience.

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LOGOS Theatre: "Prince Caspian" December 16-January 21, 2016

Prince Caspian:
Friday, December 16th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, December 17th @ 2:00PM
Thursday, January 5th @ 11:30AM
Friday, January 6th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, January 7th @ 2:00PM
Tuesday, January 10th @ 11:30AM
Thursday, January 12th @ 11:30AM
Friday, January 13th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, January 14th @ 2:00PM
Tuesday, January 17th @ 11:30AM
Thursday, January 19th @ 11:30AM
Friday, January 20th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, January 21st @ 2:00PM

Prices:
Preferred: $45 General: $40 Back: $35

Event Information: If you enjoyed The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, then you will not want to miss the featured production of our 2016-2017 Season, Prince Caspian! This epic production will be making its FIRST appearance worldwide on a professional level on the Logos Theatre stage and will bring you to the world of Narnia in a new and unforgettable way!

GVL Concert Band: "Sounds of the Season December 16, 2016

Greenville Concert Band presents: "Sounds of the Season"
Concerts featuring a wide selection of music for the Christmas season

All concerts are free

Friday, December 16th | 7:15PM

Fellowship Greenville
3161 SC 14, Greenville

 

The Peace Center: "Holiday at Peace" December 16-18, 2016

Holiday at Peace
Peace Concert Hall

December 16 - 18, 2016
$18-$59

Celebrate the holiday season with our most popular Greenville Pops® concert where music and merriment abound!  Headlining this year’s concert is the dynamic and versatile Broadway actress, singer, dancer and comedienne, Rachel York.  Appearances from International Ballet, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and our audience sing-a-long all return in the quintessential yuletide tradition perfect for the entire family.

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Teen Workshop and Poetry Slam December 17, 2016

Teen Workshop and Poetry Slam
Huguenot Mill

December 17th, 2016
Free

Teen poetry workshops (ages 13-19) are designed around a variety of topics that impact today’s youth. Session are led by Glenis Redmond and guest poets. Teens participating in the workshops will be invited to share their work in public poetry readings throughout the year.




1 PM – Workshop
4 PM – Poetry Slam

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CBT: "The Nutcracker" December 22-23, 2016

Carolina Ballet Theatre
The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville

Peace Center Concert Hall

December 22 - 23, 2016
$18 - $55

Guest Principles from New York City Ballet and Miami City Ballet will be joining CBT on the opening night!

Adapted from the classic holiday story from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story the Nutcracker and The Mouse King, this reinvented version is choreographed by and under the artistic direction of Hernan Justo. This holiday classic is based on the original Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov ballet and its brought to life by the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsy (1180-1893) musical composition.

Continuing our reinvented holiday classic, Carolina Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville, bringing all of Clara’s adventures and excitement back home to Greenville. This European inspired production highlights Victorian societal expectations and prosperity all while Clara and her Nutcracker dance their way passed many cherished landmarks in Greenville. Don’t miss out on this Greenville classic!

This season’s opening night, CBT has the distinct privilege to host Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht from NYCB and Principal Dancer Jeanette Delgado from Miami City Ballet. Also included in CBT’s professional lineup is: Laura Mortimer, Meghan Loman, Matt Harvey, Madeline Jazz Harvey, Peter Base, Christopher Collins and Lance Hardin.

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January

LOGOS Theatre: "Prince Caspian" December 16-January 21, 2016

Prince Caspian:
Friday, December 16th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, December 17th @ 2:00PM
Thursday, January 5th @ 11:30AM
Friday, January 6th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, January 7th @ 2:00PM
Tuesday, January 10th @ 11:30AM
Thursday, January 12th @ 11:30AM
Friday, January 13th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, January 14th @ 2:00PM
Tuesday, January 17th @ 11:30AM
Thursday, January 19th @ 11:30AM
Friday, January 20th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, January 21st @ 2:00PM

Prices:
Preferred: $45 General: $40 Back: $35

Event Information: If you enjoyed The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, then you will not want to miss the featured production of our 2016-2017 Season, Prince Caspian! This epic production will be making its FIRST appearance worldwide on a professional level on the Logos Theatre stage and will bring you to the world of Narnia in a new and unforgettable way!

GSO Spotlight Series: "Levity and Tears" January 07, 2017

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: "Levity and Tears"

Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 2:00PM
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 7:00PM

Themes of laughter and sorrow can be found throughout the three chamber pieces featured in this beautiful and poignant concert including Schubert’s DEATH AND THE MAIDEN.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Centre Stage: "Jukebox Heroes" January 19-February 11, 2017

Jukebox Heroes
Our Annual Hit Rock Show

By: Centre Stage
Show dates: Jan 19 – Feb 11, 2017
It’s back, and it’s better than ever! You’ll be dancing in the aisles and humming along to the greatest singer songwriters of the past during our one-of-a-kind, hit musical revue!

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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Warehouse Theatre: "Important Hats of the..." January 27-February 18, 2017




January 27th – February 18th, 2017


Sponsored by Bianca & Craig Walker and Sharon & Adrian Steinmann

Written by Nick Jones

Directed by David Sims

In a theatrical sci-fi farce like no other (possibly because there is no other), Sam Greevy is the hottest fashion designer in 1930’s New York. At least he is until upstart rival Paul Roms begins releasing fantastically strange but popular pieces like “sweatshirts,” “tracksuits” and “skater pants.” Soon Greevy discovers the secret behind Roms’ design inspirations and learns where and more importantly “from when” these wild styles are coming. The hilarious rivalry turns into a battle for the very future of humankind, and more importantly, fashion!

Featuring Anne Tromsness, Matt Reece, Christopher Joel Onken, Andy Croston, Josh Jeffers, Dave LePage, and Brock Koonce.


SCCT: "Charlotte's Web" January 27-February 05, 2017

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents:
Charlotte's Web

This heart-warming classic about an unlikely friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider will come alive before your very eyes. Hailed as “the best American children’s book of the past 200 years” by the Children’s Literature Association, this story teaches life lessons on unselfishness and loyalty and is sure to touch the hearts of all.

By Joseph Robinette
Adapted from the book by E.B. White

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

January 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

January 28, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

January 28, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

January 29, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

January 29, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

February 3, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 4, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

February 4, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

February 5, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

February

Centre Stage: "Jukebox Heroes" January 19-February 11, 2017

Jukebox Heroes
Our Annual Hit Rock Show

By: Centre Stage
Show dates: Jan 19 – Feb 11, 2017
It’s back, and it’s better than ever! You’ll be dancing in the aisles and humming along to the greatest singer songwriters of the past during our one-of-a-kind, hit musical revue!

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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Warehouse Theatre: "Important Hats of the..." January 27-February 18, 2017




January 27th – February 18th, 2017


Sponsored by Bianca & Craig Walker and Sharon & Adrian Steinmann

Written by Nick Jones

Directed by David Sims

In a theatrical sci-fi farce like no other (possibly because there is no other), Sam Greevy is the hottest fashion designer in 1930’s New York. At least he is until upstart rival Paul Roms begins releasing fantastically strange but popular pieces like “sweatshirts,” “tracksuits” and “skater pants.” Soon Greevy discovers the secret behind Roms’ design inspirations and learns where and more importantly “from when” these wild styles are coming. The hilarious rivalry turns into a battle for the very future of humankind, and more importantly, fashion!

Featuring Anne Tromsness, Matt Reece, Christopher Joel Onken, Andy Croston, Josh Jeffers, Dave LePage, and Brock Koonce.


SCCT: "Charlotte's Web" January 27-February 05, 2017

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents:
Charlotte's Web

This heart-warming classic about an unlikely friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider will come alive before your very eyes. Hailed as “the best American children’s book of the past 200 years” by the Children’s Literature Association, this story teaches life lessons on unselfishness and loyalty and is sure to touch the hearts of all.

By Joseph Robinette
Adapted from the book by E.B. White

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

January 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

January 28, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

January 28, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

January 29, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

January 29, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

February 3, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 4, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

February 4, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

February 5, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

March

Watercolor Workshop: "Build a Portrait" March 06-09, 2017

Three Artists Workshops
Christ Stubbs
Build a Portrait

Greenville, South Carolina
March 6-9, 2017

Monday - Thursday | 9am - 4pm

In her portraits, Chris strives to capture a unique "moment in time," to portray the transcendence of the human story and invite the viewer to join in at that moment. Her portraits capture moments unique to us as people, but they also evoke memories that each one of us can relate to in our own personal journeys. "We have been given a beautiful world to live in, with each and every person being unique and every moment an extraordinary event in time never to be recreated"

Contact
Three Artists Workshops:
Call Judy at 864-277-7799
Or 864-430-5021
threeartistsworkshops@gmail.com

LOGOS Theatre: "Celtic Sounds" March 17-18, 2017

Celtic Sounds:
Friday, March 17th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, March 18th @ 7:00PM
Preferred: $20
General/Back: $15

Event Information: This amazing concert has quickly become a favorite at the Logos Theatre, and we are delighted to bring it to you once again this coming spring! If you enjoy live Celtic music, singing and dancing then you will not want to miss this incredible concert that celebrates the many seasons of life though music and song.

April

May

LOGOS Theatre: "Cente Stage Series" May 20, 2017

Center Stage Series:
Saturday, May 20th at 2pm
FREE admission (donations accepted at the door)

Event Information: This exciting recital given by the Academy of Arts Christian Conservatory students will include several cuttings from some of your favorite books and stories of all time! Don't miss this opportunity to get a glimpse into our unique, hands-on conservatory program and show your support to each student for their hard work!

General Information:
Type of Event: Theater Productions
Venue: The Academy of Arts Ministries
Location: The LOGOS Theatre
Address: 80 School St Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: 864-268-9342
Website: TheAcademyOfArts.org

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Previous Events

Centre Stage: "Just Tell Me My Name" December 08-16, 2015

“Is it a sin to want to meet your own mother?”



December 8,9,15,16 - All shows 7pm


Centre Stage's provocative Fringe Series continues with a play about a man seeking to find out just who he is, and where he comes from. Following the death of his adoptive parents, Bill Moore wants to discover who the people responsible for his birth are, but he must fight the secretive system guarding the identity of his birth parents. With twists and turns, the story unfolds in surprising ways.


 Sponsored, in part, by TD Bank.



For Tickets



Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601


www.centrestage.org

Two new exhibits @ Pickens County Museum of Art December 08-February 11, 2015

You are invited to an opening reception for two exhibits at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History:
Jo Ann Taylor: Art of AquariusBrian MacCormack’s Participaintings 

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning December 5, 2015. Please join us from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. These exhibitions will continue through February 11, 2016.

https://www.facebook.com/PickensCountyMuseum/

Mill Town Player: "Rock n Roll Christmas" December 08-20, 2015

Mill Town Players present "Rock n Roll Christmas"


December 4 - 20th, 2015

Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Tickets $10
(864) 947-8000
www.milltownplayers.org

Historic Pelzer Auditorium
214 Lebby Street
Pelzer, SC 29669

Warehouse Theatre: "Christmas on the Rocks" December 08-20, 2015

The children you love from the Christmas classics find thmselves all grown up and in a bar on Christmas Eve. What could go wrong?

Christmas on the Rocks
December 4-20th, 2015


Sponsored by Susan & Steven Bichel and The Elbert W. Rogers Foundation

The Warehouse Theatre usually skips the Christmas shows, but this season they found a comedy they could not resist. Christmas on the Rocks will be making its Upstate premiere on The Warehouse’s Main Stage opening December 4th. Audiences will instantly recognize this hilarious band of characters, as the show follows household names like Tiny Tim, Charlie Brown, Cindy Lou Who, Ralphie and more as they find themselves in middle age and in a bar on Christmas Eve
grappling with adulthood.

Written by seven different playwrights, the play will be directed by long time Warehouse collaborator Chip Egan and will feature Matt Reece, Brock Koonce, Anne Kelly Tromsness, Amanda Sox, and David Sitler.

Christmas on the Rocks is intended for adult audiences. Tickets info and show times available at: www.WarehouseTheatre.com or by calling 864-235-6948.

About The Warehouse Theatre
The Warehouse Theatre is a professional live theatre dedicated to theatre as a serious art form; to
high-quality, diverse and challenging productions; to training theatre professionals; to community
outreach; and to student education. The Warehouse Theatre is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

GVL Chamber Singers: "Christmas Concert" December 09, 2015

Christmas Lullaby
Greenville Chamber Singers
Annual Christmas Concert


Wednesday, December 9th | 6:30 pm

Sanctuary, John Knox Presbyterian
35 Shannon Drive, Greenville, SC

Please join us for our annual Christmas concert. Familiar favorites (with some fun twists!) as well as new music will be performed by the women's chorale to put everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Works by William Dawson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Rutter and Greenville's own Dan Forrest will be featured.

The Greenville Chamber Singers began in 1996.
The group is under the direction of Angela Lemere, district choral coordinator at Dorman High School.

If you aren't in the Christmas Spirit before the concert, you will be when it's over!

Chamber of Commerce: "AGGG Exhibit" December 09-January 29, 2015

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Mission Statement
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville (AGGG) seeks to provide a vibrant gallery space for member artists to display their artwork, as well as wall space for established guest artists and emerging visiting artists. AGGG promotes visual art awareness in our community by creating an annual juried small works show allowing artists the opportunity to exhibit their art in our downtown, Main Street location. And on a yearly basis, AGGG selects an organization to benefit from an art related fundraiser.

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Short Bio
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville (AGGG) is a co-op art gallery located in the heart of Greenville, South Carolina, representing more than 20 juried, local artists. The 2,000 square foot gallery, tucked away inside the former Ivey Square building behind Bertolo’s Pizza, offers artwork in a variety of media including acrylic, graphite, mixed media, oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, custom jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture and woodwork.

The AGGG is excited to be celebrating its eighth year in Greenville. The gallery has been recognized as a downtown destination with its hospitable staff. On any given day you can find a friendly gallery member working who is willing to share knowledge of their and other member’s artwork. The gallery is open daily, Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 1-5, with an exception for holidays.

AGGG hosts a monthly guest artist program. This program gives area artists the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in one of the greatest gallery locations in downtown Greenville.

Some AGGG members teach classes like beading, colored pencil and pastel. Contact the gallery for more information about the guest artist program and current classes being offered at (864) 239-3882, or visit the website at artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com. You can follow us on Facebook as well.

The Chamber exhibit participants from the Artists Guild Gallery are
Gerda Bowman
Laura Buxo
Kathleen Digney
Kathy DuBose
Pat Grills
Mel Hammonds
Edith Hardaway
Chris Hartwick
Allyson McPhaul
Angie Stone
David Waldrop
Erin Webb

TD Bank Gallery
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

GLT: "A Christmas Carol" December 11-30, 2015

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "A Christmas Carol"


The Musical, Magical Adaptation of Charles Dickens' Classic!

December 11-20th

Celebrate this holiday season with GLT as we present the musical, magical story of hope renewed and joy restored. Charles Dickens' cherished Christmas story reminds us to honor Christmas in our hearts and try to keep it all the year. In this definitive production, you will come face to face with pride and sorrow, but above all, joy. Richard Cumming's dynamic score will lead you through a musical and magical journey, and help you rediscover your Christmas spirit with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the Spirits of Christmas, and Scrooge himself.

The talented 35 member cast includes GLT Artistic Director Allen McCalla as Ebenezer Scrooge, Sam McCalla as Bob Cratchit, Beth Munson as Mrs. Partlett, Jerry Witty as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Rick Connor as Jacob Marley.
The show will be directed by Suzanne McCalla with Tim St. Clair serving as Musical Director and Kimberlee Ferreira as Choreographer

http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/

Christmas with the Chorale December 11, 2015

Christmas with the Chorale


McAlister Auditorium, Furman University
Friday, December 11, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Call 864.467.3000

Celebrate the season with a beloved Upstate tradition, as the Chorale presents the 34th annual family holiday concert, featuring works and accompaniment by award-winning local composer Dan Forrest and a special performance by the Blue Ridge High School Concert Choir (Laura Morris, Director). Santa will visit with kids after the concert to hear all their Christmas wishes! Bring the kids and grand-kids and don't forget your camera!

International Ballet: "The Nutcracker" December 11-13, 2015

International Ballet
The Nutcracker
December 11-13
Peace Center Concert Hall


with the sound of Greenville magic...
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Featuring Joffrey Ballet's Cara Marie Gary & Alberto Velazquez

for tickets: Peace Center Box Office
864.467.3000 or www.peacecenter.org

www.internationalballetsc.org

Hampton III Gallery: "Coffee & Conversation" December 12, 2015

Coffee and Conversation 


Carl Blair
Diane Kilgore Condon
John Pendarvis
Sharon Campbell

Saturday, December 12 | 11 - noon

Exhibition until December 31

Exhibition Images

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
Follow us on Facebook  and Instagram

GLT: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" December 16-19, 2015


'Twas the Night Before Christmas


December 16 - 20, 2015
 




Dec 16-18 at 10:30 am


Dec 19 at 10:30 am & 2 pm


And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. It's Christmas Eve and Clem has no money to give his family presents or even to pay his rent. He puts his children to bed, believing there is hope for a Merry Christmas. Then out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, and a truly magical night begins that Clem and his family will never forget. See Clement Clark Moore's poem brought to life on stage.  It's pure Christmas magic.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!about1/c1b97



GLT: " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" December 16-19, 2015

Greenville Little Theatre presents: " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"


Wednesday, December 16th at 10:30 am
Thursday, December 17th at 10:30 am
Friday, December 18th at 10:30 am
Saturday, December 19th at 10:30 am & 2:00 pm

ONLY 5 PERFORMANCES!!
GLT's "Theatre For Young Audiences" is excited to present its third annual children's Christmas show, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. The show is written by Catherine Bush with music by Dax Dupuy, the same duo who brought us Rudolph and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
When you wish upon the Christmas star, impossible things become possible! Clement Clark Moore, the author of the classic Christmas story "A Visit from St. Nicholas," finds this out one Christmas Eve when he meets Santa Claus, his flying reindeer, and even the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy! Watch Clem discover that no matter what life has in store, impossible things come true with family, hope, and a touch of Christmas magic!

'Twas The Night Before Christmas will be directed by Allen McCalla and features Samuel Floyd, Cory Granner, Emily Grove, Sam McCalla, Grace McGrath, and Laura Sykes.

http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/

Greenville Ballet: "The Nutcracker" December 17-19, 2015

Greenville Ballet to Present The Nutcracker


The Greenville Ballet will present the 31st annual production of Andrew Kuharsky’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 19th at 3:00 p.m. at Furman University’s McAlister Auditorium.
Guest dancers Carol Tang and José Gonzalez from Ballet Austin will join 92 local dancers for the performance. An outreach performance for school groups will be presented Thursday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets are available at the Timmons Arena Box Office, at the Greenville Ballet School, and through Ticketmaster.

Tickets are $22, $24, and $26.

Jewelry & Pottery Holiday Sale December 18-19, 2015

Jewelry & Pottery Holiday Sale


Kate Furman will be bringing her nature-inspired jewelry collection to Darin R. Gehrke Ceramics Studio and Gallery for a special Holiday Show and Sale. If you're looking for a truly unique gift, you will find it here.

When: Friday, December 18, 6-9pm
Saturday, December 19, 11am - 5pm

Where: Darin R. Gehrke Ceramics
1205 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611
646-825-1890

www.drgceramics.com
www.katefurman.com

Centre Stage: "Out To Dry & More" January 08-February 26, 2016

Out to Dry and More


New work by Teresa Roche
January 8 – February 26, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, January 8, 2016 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Centre Stage Gallery
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

MAC Gallery: "Tides Totems & Teapots" January 11-March 04, 2016

TIDES TOTEMS & TEAPOTS


Diane Hopkins-Hughs & Gary Huntoon
January 11th – March 4, 2016
Opening Reception: January 22 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-3132
mac@greenvilleARTS.com

Chautauqua: "Lewis & Clark Expedition" January 12, 2016

Chautauqua Discussion: 
Lewis & Clark Expedition
led by Gary Aten


Tuesday, January 12 | 7:00pm
Hughes Main Library

We’re off on the ultimate American Road Trip - an epic journey up the Missouri, across the Rockies, to the Pacific. Join the Corps of Discovery - two Virginia co-commanders, a slave, a Shoshone teenager and her infant son, some French trappers, a couple dozen American frontiersmen and a dog – as they go on the greatest adventure of their lives.

FAC: "Kathleen Browne Lecture" January 13, 2016

The Fine Arts Center invites you to a free public artist lecture by Kathleen Browne on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 7-8 pm


Metal artist and jeweler Kathleen Browne will talk about the trajectory of her art while showing projected images of her work through the years. She says, " I am at heart a storyteller. My work over the years has reflected a careful observation of human interaction, and often uses photography and its manipulation to provide commentary, sometimes with humor, about the human condition. I am also a collector of many things and think about how everyday objects convey meaning in our lives. Much of my early work was influenced directly by my collections and the act of collecting and display but now I am more interested in photographing transitional spaces and by incorporating those images into my jewelry they serve to commemorate the transitional nature of all things."

Ms. Browne will be in Greenville, SC to jury the biennial National Juried High School Metals Exhibition and teach a two day workshop with Fine Arts Center metals students.  Her artwork has been exhibited widely both in the U.S. and abroad and has been published and/or reviewed in numerous publications such as Metalsmith, American Craft, New Art Examiner, The New York Times, Dialogue, The Plain Dealer, and The San Francisco Chronicle.  Her artwork has been published in thirteen books and she has written a number of reviews, articles and catalogue essays for various publications.  She is the recipient five Artist Fellowship Grants from the Ohio Arts Council. She has taught numerous workshops and headed the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling department at Kent State University from 1992 to 2015.  She received her BA from San Diego State University in 1983 and her MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1986. See more of her work at  http://kathleenbrowne.net/​​

Art & Light: "Dorothy Shain Exhibit" January 14-February 05, 2016

Greenville Native Dorothy Shain returns to her hometown for her first ever gallery event at Art & Light.

Christ Church and Southern Methodist University graduate Dorothy Shain has been super busy building her artistic resume and has now settled in Charleston but is returning to her hometown for FINDING FLORA: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, an all new exhibit at Art & Light.

The opening reception and meet the artist event will be held Thursday, January 14, 6-9pm. The exhibit will run January 14 - February 5, 2016.

If traveling, exploring, seeing and salt air feed your soul, why sit still is Dorothy's motto. Dorothy remarks  "There is something wildly exhilarating about placing life's reigns in the hands of the universe and letting the wind blow you to new experiences, people and places. That is precisely what I let happen to me during the month of November in Venice Beach, California."

Ultimately the sketches of sky-high cacti, boldly colored succulents and fierce agave plants morphed in to ink studies.  The studies started as a way to document the plants, however they ended up becoming the finished pieces. The flora, combined with inspiration drawn from Mexican and Moroccan architecture and design elements influenced the West Coast versions of her new cabana scenes which she is known for.

Hampton III Gallery: "James Kirby Woodcuts" January 14-February 20, 2016

James Kirby
Woodcuts


 January 14 -February 20, 2016 

Coffee and Conversation:
Saturday, February 6, 11 - noon

Preview Exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
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Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Suite 10
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
864-268-2771

Clemson: "The smART Series" January 14, 2016

The smART Series Clemson


This interactive and engaging five seminar series explores how the arts and creative entrepreneurship intersect. For information visit clemscon.edu/cva.

Art Collectors -- Collecting and Collections: "How Does that Work?

Sam Ogden - HBO, Set Designer for Vice Principals
Miller Gaffney - Miller Gaffney Art Advisory, Principal and Star of the OVATION TV's Art Breakers.
Alexia Timberlake-Boyd - Greenville County Museum of Art, Collections Manager.

6-8pm
Dr. Mac Arnold's Blues Restaurant and Music Venue

RSVP to VisualArts@clemson.edu

Studio 220: "Olof Sorensen Exhibit" January 15, 2016

Hyatt Regency Greenville Features Greenville artist, Olof Sorensen, in the gallery at Studio 220 Original paintings by Olof Sorensen featured on the gallery walls in beautiful Studio 220 in downtown Greenville.

The shopping, dining, and entertainment hub on North Main and Beattie, NOMA Square, is home to an event space called Studio 220 that the Hyatt uses to showcase the incredible talent that the Greenville art community boasts. Currently, the walls are hung with the vibrant, bold colors of Olof Sorensen’s large, three dimensional canvases. A professor emeritus at Furman University, Sorensen’s expertise and talent shines through in this exhibit. Sorensen’s featured paintings are very large and loaded with color and texture.  He describes them as having more in common with music than with representational works. Line or melody strengthens widens and contracts, much as a musical line. Lines, colors, textures and forms repeat, invert, contrast and are juxtaposed for a heightened effect. All paintings will be on display through the summer.

There will be a reception on Friday, January 15th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. where patrons can appreciate his unique style and meet Sorensen to hear about his process. When local events such as charity luncheons, wedding receptions, and reunions are held in Studio 220, guests have the added benefit of enjoying the charm and sophistication the art brings to the space.

http://www.olofsorensenart.com/

Centre Stage: "Heart & Soul" January 21-February 14, 2016

Heart & Soul


Directed by Kimberlee Ferreira
Music Direction by LeRoy Kennedy
Band Direction by Stan Wietrzychowski

January 21 – February 14, 2016 Thurs. – Sat. 8pm Sun. 3pm

EXTENDED: Additional Shows: Thurs - Sat Feb 18th - 20th | 8pm

Enjoy an evening of Rock and Soul!

Start your year out with a bang by rocking out to Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Temptations, The Beatles, Otis Redding, Bonnie Raitt, The Jackson Five and many, many more at Centre Stage’s hit rock show Heart & Soul! This year’s rock show will have you swaying to rhythm and blues classics and great Motown hits! Heart & Soul features those great songs that brought us all together, mixed with a healthy dose of Rock ‘n Roll.

Starring the great vocals of our phenomenal local artists perfected by LeRoy Kennedy, the rockin’ band conducted by Stan Weitrzychowski, and the smooth moves and show direction by Kimberlee Ferreira. Nobody does a music extravaganza like Centre Stage!


Valentine’s Day Event
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s Day afternoon with  Champagne & Sweet Treats including LaRue Chocolates, Red Velvet Tiramisu, Chocolate Chunk Brownies, Heart Cookies, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cups!

$50 per person or a $15 upcharge for
Platinum Season Members!

Buy Tickets

GSO: "Poetry & Drama of Life" January 23-24, 2016

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents
"Poetry and Drama of Life"
Tommy Wyche Memorial Concert


January 23 & 24, 2016

This very special Masterworks Series concert is dedicated to the memory of the late Tommy Wyche and features the world premier of Tommy's very own original composition, "Moonbeams."

C. Thomas Wyche: Moonbeams (arr.Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel)
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 (Incidental Music for Drama of Ibsen)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Op. 43, D major

Purchase tickets online at peacenter.org or call the box office (864) 467-3000

greenvillesymphony.org

Centre Stage: "Through the Night" January 26-February 10, 2016


Through The Night




Buy Ticketsby: Daniel Beaty
Directed by Clark Nesbitt
January 26, 27 & February 2, 3, 9, 10 2016
Tues. & Weds. 7pm
 One black child with the audacity to dream;
Five black men with the courage to change.Directed by Clark Nesbitt

Centre Stage’s provoking Fringe Series continues with a play about six interconnected black males, ages 10 – 60, who experience an unexpected phenomenon on the same evening that changes their lives forever. It is the story of a child scientist, a young man from the projects on his way to college, an ex-convict, a corporate executive, a health food store owner, and the Bishop of a mega church – and the people who love them as they make it Through the Night.

Beaty’s fascinating drama tackles multiple questions, concerns, topics and difficulties facing the black community. Dealing with timely topics such as economic survival, physical health, education, mentorship, addiction, sexuality and the church, Through the Night will challenge stereotypes and leave the audience with a sense of personal accounting about their own roles in the wider community. With diverse male as well as strong female characters, the play is grounded in the central theme of the abiding and profound love the characters share.

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is also partnering with Centre Stage for The Greenville Chamber of Commerce Opening Night Event on Tuesday, Jan. 26th. Opening night reception will begin at 6 pm. Included with price of admission.

*NOTE: Mature content not suitable for young viewers.

Opening Night Diversity & Inclusion Event
Tuesday, Jan. 26th at 6pm

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is also partnering with Centre Stage for an Opening Night Event.
The Reception, catered by Herban-Eats,
will begin at 6 pm and is included in the price of ticket. You will also receive one free beverage per ticket.
Tickets are $15, $10 depending on seating.
Sponsored in Part by:
TD Bank, The Metropolitan Arts Council,
The Chamber of Commerce, 100 Black Men of the Upstate,
The Upstate Black Businesses and Professionals Group,

SC Black Pages, and AID Upstate.

Brian S. Kelley Photography Exhibit January 26-March 05, 2016

Brian S. Kelley Photography


Mac Arnold: Bluesman Close-up


Photography exhibit documenting the blues musician and farmer. Proceeds will benefit the Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarship fun at University of South Carolina Upstate.

Upstate Gallery on Main
172 Easy Main Street in Downtown Spartanburg

January 7 - March 5, 2016

Opening Reception: January 21, 5-8 pm

Music Performance: February 18, 5-8 pm

NGU Theatre: "Shadowlands" January 28-30, 2016

The North  Greenville University Theatre Department continues their 2015-16 season with  this powerful drama.

Shadowlands


by William Nicholson I Directed by Amy Dunlap


Shadow/ands is the story of Christian author C.S. Lewis,and his late-in-life romance with American poet, Joy Gresham. Shadowlands tells the true story of how the  reclusive Clive Staples Lewis encountered the"Jewish Communist Christian American" and unexpectedly had his world turned upside-down.  Their love, the impact of its loss, transformed all of Lewis' relationships; even with God.

Two professional  guest artists  have been contracted  to reprise the roles of Lewis and Gresham. Tim Hartman and Karla Knudsen have performed  Shadowlands previously with Saltworks Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, PA and Collective Face Theatre Ensemble in Savannah,GA.

Mamie Daniel l 864.663.0169 l 864.977.7085 l marnie.daniel@ngu.edu theatre.ngu.edu I www.ngu.edu

Performance Schedule
Thursday,January 28th through Saturday, January 30th at 7:30pm and Saturday,January 30th at 2:00pm in the North Greenville University Billingsley Theatre

Tickets
We are pleased to offer tickets at the low price of $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. This is an unbeatable price for a fabulous evening oftheatre,and  a wonderful chance to bring together the community. Hurry and order your tickets today because this show is a limited engagement.

Visit our website at theatre.ngu.edu or call the box office (864) 977-7085 for special group rates.See you at the show!

The Warehouse Theatre: "Uncle Vanya" January 28, 2016

The Warehouse Theatre presents: "Uncle Vanya"


 

January 29th – February 20th

Sponsored by Tom & Debra Strange

by Anton Chekhov
adapted by Annie Baker
working with a literal translation by Margarita Shalina and the original Russian text

Directed by Roy Fluhrer who directed August: Osage County and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Featuring the return of Will Ragland and Shirley Sarlin to our Main Stage…when a professor returns to his countryside home with his new, younger wife and wants to sell the old home place, the lives of his relatives are immediately turned upside down. Everyone begins to assess their lives, their failures, and aspirations. Praised as one of the most important dramatic works in theatrical literature, this classic tragicomedy delivers on all emotional fronts.

Also featuring Ronn Carroll, Jason D. Johnson, Jessica Crandall, Aaron Brakefield, Rachel Jeffreys and Angelina Mussro.

 

www.warehousetheatre.com | 864.235.6948

GLT: "24 Hour Play Festival" January 30, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre
24 Hour Play Festival


We have 24 hours to create it. You have 1 hour to watch it.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Tickets $12

(864) 233-6238
greenvillelittletheatre.org

With Special Guest - The Laughing Stop Improv Group

Real Estate Gallery: "Harrison Blackford" February 04, 2016

Main Street Real Estate Gallery
Coldwell Banker Caine presents Greenville painter, Harrison Blackford


Join us for the artist's opening reception including wine & cheese and a viewing of Harrison's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery from January 1st - March 31st.

Thursday, February 4th | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
at 428 S. Main Street, Greenville

Chautauqua: "An Evening with Meriwether Lewis" February 05, 2016

"An Evening with Meriwether Lewis"  – a Chautauqua History Alive Benefit Show

Friday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Opening night of Winter Chautauqua – fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance of Meriwether Lewis by Brian Fox Ellis.

Reception starts at 7:30 p.m. with the private show at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $30 – can be purchased by phone or online.  Funds raised support our free community events. Limited seating. Reservations required.

The Fine Arts Center | 102 Pine Knoll Dr, | Greenville, 29609
Tickets and Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

GCCA: "DiverCity: Latino Art Exhibition" February 05-March 18, 2016

DiverCity
Latino Art Exhibition

Latino art through eleven diverse artists.

Friday, February 5th - March 18th, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5th from 6-9 pm

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
25 Draper Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Hampton III Gallery: "James Kirby Woodcuts" February 05-20, 2016

Hampton III Gallery presents: "James Kirby Woodcuts"


Exhibition through February 20th, 2016

Coffee and Conversation February 6th from 11 - noon

Exhibition Images

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
 email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
Follow us on Facebook  and Instagram

Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Suite 10
Taylors, South Carolina 29687

The Fine Art Ramblers February 05, 2016

The Fine Art Ramblers
A Post Modern String Band


The Fine Art Ramblers are made up of local artists - this show's line up will be: Jim Campbell, David (Ace) McCurry, Joel Wilkinson and Phil (Mando A Mano ) Garrett.

O-Cha Tea Bar
UNPLUGGED

February 5, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

300 River Street, Ste 122
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 283-6702

 

Chatauqua: "Meriwether Lewis, Journey into the Unknown" February 06-07, 2016

Meriwether Lewis, Journey into the Unknown – a Chautauqua History Alive Free show

Saturday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m.


Get ready for the most famous Road Trip in American history - the Lewis & Clark Expedition! Join us as Captain Meriwether Lewis goes on the Greatest Adventure of his life - up the Missouri, across the Rockies, to the end of Land. It’s a journey into the unknown - more unknown than the moon was to the astronauts - at a time when nothing moved faster than a horse. It’s a compelling portrayal that reveals Lewis not only as a brilliant commander, dedicated scientist, consummate frontiersman and savvy businessman, but also as a troubled soul.

You'll laugh - you'll be challenged - you'll have lots of questions. And Meriwether Lewis will answer them.

Lewis was not only the Commander of the Corps of Discovery, he was a scientist, journalist, cultural observer, businessman and motivator. Brian “Fox” Ellis, too, is a scientist, author of 16 books and director of Prairie Folklore Theater. Fox is part-Cherokee and has studied with elders from various tribes. He weaves the Native America voice into Captain Lewis’ epic journey across land occupied by Native Americans.

Wade Hampton High School |100 Pine Knoll Dr, | Greenville
FREE SHOW AND FREE PARKING
Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Mauldin Garden Club: "Sam Abell" February 09, 2016

Renowned National Geographic photographer, author and lecturer Sam Abell presents his illustrated talk, Seeing Gardens, on
Tuesday, February 9th at 7 pm at the Poinsett Club.


Sam Abell is the author/photographer for three garden-themed books: Seeing Gardens, Contemplative Gardens and The Inner Garden. In addition he was photographer for the National Geographic articles, ‘Herbs for all Seasons’ and ‘Gardening in America’.

Drawing on 30 years’ experience as a National Geographic staff photographer, Mr. Abell brings to audiences his remarkable images and stories as a guest in some of the most select and compelling gardens in the world.

In addition he relates the beauty of these gardens to other sites–those ‘garden-like’ places found in the world’s wilderness areas as well as the garden-inspired imagery found in societies where floral beauty is most highly esteemed.

It is this dynamic synergy between ornamental gardens, ‘wild’ gardens and those ‘found’ gardens that awaken Mr. Abell’s audiences to the universal truth that the beauty of the garden is all around us.

EVENT INFORMATION
Event: Mauldin Garden Club Distinguished Speaker Series
Featuring: Sam Abell – Seeing Gardens
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Poinsett Club – Ballroom
807 East Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601

TICKET INFORMATION
Price: $35.00 per person (Limited seating. Secured seats will be assigned as payment is received.)
Includes lecture presentation and wine & cheese reception with Mr. Abell
Credit Card: Complete the form to the right on this page. Tickets will be mailed to the address entered.

Checks: Payable to Mauldin Garden Club, Inc. Please ensure name, address and phone number are noted on your payment information. Tickets will be mailed.

Mail checks to:
Mauldin Garden Club, Inc.
201B West Butler Road, #276
Mauldin, SC 29662

Questions?
Call Tammy J. BarberMGC
President
864.640.0905

Mr. Abell will be happy to sign your Sam Abell books. Please feel free to bring them with you to the event.

http://mauldingardenclub.com/events/distinguished-speaker-series/

Centre Stage: "Hear & Soul" EXTENDED February 09-20, 2016

Heart & Soul


Directed by Kimberlee Ferreira
Music Direction by LeRoy Kennedy
Band Direction by Stan Wietrzychowski

January 21 – February 14, 2016 Thurs. – Sat. 8pm Sun. 3pm

EXTENDED: Additional Shows: Thurs - Sat Feb 18th - 20th | 8pm

Enjoy an evening of Rock and Soul!

Start your year out with a bang by rocking out to Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Temptations, The Beatles, Otis Redding, Bonnie Raitt, The Jackson Five and many, many more at Centre Stage’s hit rock show Heart & Soul! This year’s rock show will have you swaying to rhythm and blues classics and great Motown hits! Heart & Soul features those great songs that brought us all together, mixed with a healthy dose of Rock ‘n Roll.

Starring the great vocals of our phenomenal local artists perfected by LeRoy Kennedy, the rockin’ band conducted by Stan Weitrzychowski, and the smooth moves and show direction by Kimberlee Ferreira. Nobody does a music extravaganza like Centre Stage!


Valentine’s Day Event
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s Day afternoon with  Champagne & Sweet Treats including LaRue Chocolates, Red Velvet Tiramisu, Chocolate Chunk Brownies, Heart Cookies, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cups!

$50 per person or a $15 upcharge for
Platinum Season Members!

Buy Tickets

Furman: "A Return to Normalcy?: February 10-May 31, 2016

Furman University James B. Duke Library presents: "A Return to Normalcy?: Growing Pains, Furmanville, and Life at Post-World War II Furman"

February 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 18 | 4:00 - 5:30 (remarks at 4:30)

This exhibition was curated by History major Tyler Edmond '17 with assistance from Professor Courtney Tollison '99 and Jeffrey Makala, Special Collections Librarian and University Archibist. It is the result of an internship project in Special Collections and Archives for Fall 2015 Public Local History class at Furman.

The reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Furman University Libraries.

Special Collections and Archives
2nd Floor, James B. Duke Library
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

 

 

Art & Light Gallery: "Elements" February 11-March 01, 2016

ELEMENTS
Featuring Mary Hamby and Emily Jeffords


Join us for the opening reception Thursday, February 11, 2016
ELEMENTS, featuring Mary Hamby and Emily Jeffords runs February 11 - March 1, 2016

Mary and Emily work very differently, but both begin with beautiful raw wood and organic materials which evolve to collage-like form.  The connectivity of these two female artists is evident in both personal philosophy and aesthetic. The combination of the two, bring quality, excellence and a sense of peace to the viewer.

Art & Light
16 Aiken Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Liz Daly Designs: "Grand Reopening" February 11, 2016

Grand Reopening of Liz Daly Designs!


After 16 years on Main Street in Greenville. We are excited to move uptown to East Coffee Street. We would love to invite you all, who have supported us through the years, for a celebration in our new location.

Come raise a glass and toast our new beginning!

206 E. Coffee Street

Come raise your glass with us!
February 11th from 5-9pm
Art demos, kid's craft & more!

Westobou Gallery: "Cinéma Grand" February 12-March 25, 2016

Westobou Gallery Presents Cinéma Grand


Exhibition features large-format French film posters from the collection of and curated by Matthew Buzzell


Augusta, GA – Westobou Gallery, in conjunction with the Augusta University Cinema Series, will present Cinéma Grand, an exhibition of large-format French film posters beginning Friday, February 12.

Cinéma Grand features nearly twenty large-format French cinema posters dating from the 1950s through the 1990s. Curated by Augusta University Assistant Professor Matthew Buzzell from his personal collection, Cinéma Grand celebrates the striking and evocative hand-drawn, photographic and collage styles often found in French poster design. Measuring 47 by 63 inches, these diverse and at times confrontational advertising artifacts communicate the very French ideal of cinema as fine art.

Augusta University Assistant Professor Matthew Buzzell is an award-winning filmmaker. He holds a BFA in Drama from The North Carolina School of the Arts and an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute. Matthew's films have screened at festivals the world over, have been distributed internationally on home video and broadcast nationally on PBS, Turner Classic Movies and Netflix.

“In the pre-internet era, building anticipation for a film’s release was largely left to chance and art. Film posters could hold artistic sway for weeks or months in a cinema lobby. They promised the thrilling, the contemplative, the hilarious and the terrifying. Each poster stirred wonder and built anticipation. That is the power of art and Cinéma Grand celebrates my affection for that power.”

Westobou Gallery is a contemporary venue featuring a wide variety of exhibitions both during the Westobou Festival and throughout the year. Westobou Gallery offers curated exhibitions by national, regional and local artists with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary and experimental artists.

When: February 12-March 25, 2016. Open weekdays from 10am-5pm

Where: Westobou Gallery, 1129 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901


Events: An opening reception will be held on February 12 from 5-8pm.           

A discussion and reception will be held on March 11 at 7pm

http://westoboufestival.com/

GLT: "Emile Pandolfi in Concert" February 13-14, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre
Emile Pandolfi in Concert


Valentine's Day Weekend
Saturday, February 13 at 8pm
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm

Call for Tickets:
(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

GLT: "Emile Pandolfi in Concert" February 13-14, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Emile Pandolfi in Concert"


Feb 13 at 8 pm
Feb 14 at 3 pm


Tickets $35


Join us as we present nationally renowned pianist, Emile Pandolfi, for the 10th year in a row!  A time of romance, music, and laughter are in store. Soprano Dana Russell will join Emile for a wonderful


Valentine's Celebration.


Call for tickets
(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

GLT: "And Then There Were None" February 19-March 06, 2016


And Then There Were None


By Agatha Christie
February 19 - March 6, 2016




Feb 19-20, 25-27, Mar 3-5 at 8 pm


Feb 21, 28 & Mar 6 at 3 pm


Based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery, this story is sure to leave the audience thrilled.  Ten guests arrive on remote Soldier Island to find their host and hostess missing. A mysterious recording accuses each of them of murder, dooming them to demise in the method described by a nursery rhyme.  The ten figurines on the mantel fall one by one as the guilty succumb to justice. With nine gone and one left, will the nursery rhyme find completion? Left in the hands of an avenger, will there be any survivors?


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



Friends of Jung: "Out of the Shadows" February 19, 2016

If you’re new to Jungian psychology or already acquainted with Jung’s far-reaching vision, you are invited to the Greenville Friends of Jung  event.

Friday, February 19, 2016

"Out of the Shadows:
A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung"

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
25 Draper St, Greenville SC  29611

7:00 pm

$10 non-members, $5 members (no advance ticket sales)

We hope you and your friends will join us Friday, February 19 for this unique event.

Warmest regards,
Greenville Friends of Jung
www.greenvillefriendsofjung.org

A two-woman reader's theater production directed by Asheville resident Carol Kessler.  The play casts light on Carl Jung and his inner circle in the creation of a new psychology.  Q and A will follow after the play with Barbara Kovaz, Jungian analyst.

GVL Friends of Jung: "Out of the Shadows" February 19, 2016

Greenville Friends of Jung presents
Out of the Shadows:
A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung

A two-woman Reader's Theatre production, directed by Asheville resident Carol Kessler. The play casts light on Carl Jung and his inner circle in the creation of a new psychology.

Q & A afterward, led by Jungian analyst Dr. Barbara Kovaz

Friday, February 19th, 2016
7pm

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
25 Draper Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Members $5, Non-members $10 at the door
Continuing Education Units for LPC and LMFT are available. Cost $15.

www.greenvillefriendsofjung.org

GVL Chamber: "Kavo & Rumler Exhibit" February 23-April 04, 2016

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce presents the work of Olivia Kavo and Nina Laidlaw Rumler


Through April 4th, 2016

TD Bank Gallery
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

This exhibit is brought to you by the Metropolitan Arts Council.

SAM: "Classic Contemporaries" February 23-June 28, 2016

Spartanburg Art Museum presents Classic Contemporaries for the Art-Savvy Senior


Ages 55+
The Spartanburg Art Museum's New Program, Classic Contemporaries, encourages art enthusiasts to explore contemporary art through...
*Interactive Talks
*Exhibition Tours
*Studio Activities

For more information call Elizabeth Goddard at 864.582.7616 ext 236

February 23 - April 26 - June 28
10AM - 12PM | Lunch Included

Full Day $25 SAM Members, $30 non Members
Art making activity 12PM - 2PM (Optional) $7 SAM Members $10 non Members

Art & Light February 25, 2016

Far and Wide: A Note on Looking
Featuring Glory Day Loflin


Opening Thursday, February 25th (6-8 pm)

Art & Light
16 Aiken Street
Greenville, SC 29611

http://artandlightgallery.com/

 

SCCT: "Llama, Llama..." February 26-March 06, 2016

The South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "Llama, Llama..."


Spend the day with Llama Llama and Mama Llama as they encounter the daily fun and foibles of Llama life. Based on several of the popular Llama Llama books, this stage adaptation is sure to bring a smile to children and adults alike.

Written by Ernie Nolan based on The New York Times best selling books by Anna Dewdney

Sponsored by:


BB&T
Greenville Pediatric Dentistry
Primrose Schools
Once Upon A Child

Performance Dates


Friday, Feb. 26 at 5:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1pm AND 3pm
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3pm
Friday, Mar. 4 at 5:30pm
Saturday, Mar. 5 at 1pm AND 3pm
Sunday, Mar. 6 at 3pm
Performances are held at
SCCT Headquarters
153 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Mill Town Players: "The Foreigner" February 26-March 13, 2016

Mill Town Players present: "The Foreigner"

February 26 - March 13th
Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

The Foreigner is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc, New York

Tickets $10
864-947-8000

Mill Town Players offers its first Southern comedy, The Foreigner, by Larry Shue. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant. The Foreigner is directed by Kevin Treu and features Upstate veteran actors Trev Furlong, Dave DiGeronimo, Hannah Smith, David LaPage, MJ Maurer, Joe Welborn, and Jesse Winner.

Tickets are only $10 with discounts for seniors, military and students at the door or online: TICKETS
The Foreigner runs for 3 weekends Feb 26 - Mar 13, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. The production will be performed in the Historic Pelzer Auditorium at 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer.For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call (864)947-8000 or visit www.milltownplayers.org.

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Basket Making" February 27, 2016

BASIC BASKET WEAVING


February 27 – Muffin Basket

Muffin Basket


Saturday, February 27  |  9am-1pm  |  $45


Learn basic weaving techniques as you make a useful, beautiful market or biscuit basket.   The basket features a filled in base; sides with two different types of reed; a special top row to hold a linen; a rim with 5 parts.  You will have a choice of linens and colors.  Bring an apron or shirt protector and an interest in learning this art form.   Peggy McCarson (pmccarson@charter.net, 864-963-1799) has been teaching baskets for over 15 years and is affiliated with the local Upper SC Basketmakers Guild and other neighboring guilds.   She will provide all materials and tools.  All ages (teens to seniors) welcomed!  Cost is $45 and runs from 9 am to 1 pm.  Minimum 5 students; maximum 10; please register by Feb. 23.


Basic Muffin Basket (2)

Chautauqua: "Amelia Earhart & Women in Aviation" March 01, 2016

Amelia Earhart & Women in Aviation | Chautauqua History Alive Discussion

Tue Mar 1, 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, 29601

FREE

Join an audience that loves talking back to history. Why are we still so fascinated with Amelia Earhart? Beyond the records she set and the mystery surrounding her death, Earhart remains a stirring example of what it means to journey beyond society’s expectations. It was she, along with other female flyers who were crucial to making the American public "air minded" and convincing them that aviation was no longer just for daredevils and supermen. Join us and find out how American women in aviation continue to fly above the glass ceiling.

Led by Lara Kaufmann, Public Relations Director for the Greenville Downtown Airport. Lara is a vocal advocate of the role that general aviation plays in our community, the inspiration and force behind the Runway Cafe and Runway Park, and the voice that ensures moms, dads, kids (and the business community) - that this is THEIR airport.

Introduction for Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures with Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters, June 17 – 26 – all FREE.

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Watermedia & Collage Workshop March 04-05, 2016

Watermedia & Collage Workshop with Jane Todd Butcher
Friday March 4 & Saturday March 5, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm  
Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA)

This two-day workshop will guide artists of all levels in creating beautiful papers with water media, and show how this may be combined with painting or other forms of art.  Participants will dye and stain art tissue and rice papers with inks or acrylics, and then incorporate them into their current work, or use them to create entirely new art forms.

Artists may choose to develop their papers into mixed media paintings. Or they may combine collage with calligraphy or poetry. Or even apply it to three-dimensional items. The focus is on experimentation, color and design. The possibilities are endless.

Cost $160.00 plus studio fee $15.00
Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 25 Draper St., Greenville SC
Registration:  artcentergreenville.org
More info: 864-735-3948 or info@artcentergreenville.org

www.janetoddbutcher.com
jane@janetoddbutcher.com

International Ballet: "Passport to Dance" March 10, 2016

Passport to Dance
An Evening with International Ballet

Thursday, March 10th | 7pm
The Old Cigar Warehouse

Join us for our inaugural fundraiser, which will transport you "around the world" in celebration of International Month. Enjoy an array of eclectic cuisines, beverages and entertainment that is sure to get you on your feet in the spirit of dance.

Visit internationalballetsc.org for tickets

An event to celebrate Upstate International Month

Promotions courtesy of our friends at TOWN Magazine

RIVERWORKS: "Refugium Exhibit" March 10-April 17, 2016

Riverworks presents Christina Laurel's exhibit, "Refugium"


Refugium is a meditative space filled with orderly floating strands of constructed paper gingko leaves. The gentle currents created by physical movement through the suspensions activate the leaves which rotate, wave and quiver in response. RIVERWORKS Gallery is transformed into an oasis that provides refuge from the sensory bombardment in today's world.

Technically, a refugium is an area where special environmental circumstances enable a species to survive after extinction in surrounding areas. The gingko itself is a fossil tree that has survived and endured for millions of years. Mirroring the interior gingko leaves are the fresh, spring leaves of a specimen gingko growing outdoors near the gallery entrance.

Christina Laurel previously centered her work on constructing collages which were an homage to Japan, particularly the historical Edo period. Here she has recycled the imagery from one of her collages on hundreds of gingko leaves. The subtleties in imagery and color remind us that though we are in a paper oasis, it is symbolic of the comfort provided by the living breathing gingko. By entering the installation, we - and our species - become an ephemeral aspect of Refugium itself.

Laurel conceived and completed this installation during two artist residencies, one at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts in Rabun Gap, GA, and the other at the Paducah Arts Alliance in Paducah, KY. She was awarded a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council for materials used in this installation. This is the inaugural exhibition of Refugium. Laurel, a resident of Greer, is an active member of our local arts community and has exhibited widely in this region as well as in upstate New York and Kentucky.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual Arts at Greenville Technical College. RIVERWORKS Gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, SC.

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Director
RIVERWORKS Gallery
(864) 271-0679 or email
fleming.markel@gvltec.edu
or visit www.gvltec.edu/dva/

Hampton III Gallery: "Tom Stanley" March 11-April 16, 2016

Tom Stanley
Slide Script Paintings


March 3 -April 16, 2016
Opening: Thursday, March 3, 7-9 PM

Coffee and Conversation:
Saturday, April 2, 11 - noon

Preview Exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
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Blood Connection: "Artist Showcase..." March 11-May 12, 2016

The Blood Connection presents
The Artist Showcase featuring:
Jim Kilton, Marcy Yerkes and Aubrey Rogers

Exhibit Dates:
February 15 - May 12

 

GCCA: "M. Graham Lecture and Demo" March 14, 2016

M. Graham Lecture and Demo
March 14th 6-8 pm


Just like RC Cola and Moon Pies go well together, so do Suburban Paint Company and GCCA!

Join us as Art Graham offers a stimulating lecture and demonstration on March 14th from 6-8 pm. Visit with friends in the gallery and learn a little more about the terrific paints that you already know and love. There will be a time for Q&A with Art Graham.

No reservations needed!

Suburban Paint Company

M. Graham

Palmetto High: "Disney's Mulan" March 16-20, 2016

The Mustang Stage Company of Palmetto High proudly presents Disney's Mulan Jr, running March 11-20 for 6 performances. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.
 
One girl is about to discover the hero inside of her, and in doing so save an empire! Embrace the adventure and magic of this musical based on the animated Disney movie. The destiny of her people is in the hands of a girl who throws tradition aside to save her family and her emperor - and an upstart dragon that will show her the way . . . because heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
 
Directed by Will Ragland and musically directed by Sue McKenzie-Chamberlin and Jared Fricks, the production features a cast of 28 and is sure to be fun for the whole family! 
 
Palmetto High School is located at 804 N. Hamilton St. in Williamston, SC.


www.anderson1.k12.sc.us/pmhs

(864) 847-7311

Centre Stage: "The Addams Family" March 17-April 10, 2016


The Addams Family






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WHEN YOU’RE AN ADDAMS, YOU DO WHAT ADDAMS DO OR DIE

by: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice

Directed by: Glenda Manwaring

Show Dates: March 17, 2016 to April 10, 2016

Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain, and suffering, the way they always have, but then there is a change in plans. Their eldest child, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a strange boy, Lucas Beinekes. To the Addams, strange is normal and happy is sad. The Addams believe life revolves around death. To Morticia and Gomez’s own complexity, they invite Wednesday’s new boyfriend’s family to their home. Many strange things happen the night that the Beinekes come to visit.

Furman University Thompson Gallery: "Logistical Imperatives" March 17-April 07, 2016

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Paintings by Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, Mo.) Professor of Art Armin Mühsam will be on display in Furman University’s Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, March 17-April 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception with Mühsam is set for Tuesday, April 5, 6 -7:30 p.m., with a talk by the artist at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibition, Clear Cut Spaces, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman University Department of Art.

About his work, Mühsam says:

Landscape is the stage where people and land interact; on it, the drama between the natural, or the given, and the human-built, or technology, plays itself out. Technology in this sense encompasses all human activity to assert control over the land; in this process, technology also transfers its values and its symbols to architecture. I have come to the conclusion that technology (read: western man) writes or draws into a landscape just like an artist would draw on a sheet of paper – through and with technology, forms are assembled and manipulated to compose a kind of environment that suits man’s needs.

My diptychs are expressions of this idea, in terms of content as well as form. These landscapes are completely artificial, consisting of basic parts drawn from a pool of man-made elements such as dikes, tunnels, excavation holes, roads, foundation walls, etc., all set in a pictorial atmosphere that aims to communicate a sense of misgiving, of unease, of shifting ground despite the concreteness of the portrayed structures.

This suspicion that there might be something wrong is, I believe, central to the contemporary mindset: As progenitors and products of our industrial and scientific revolutions, we know with certainty that we are out of joint with nature but we seldom admit that we are also out of joint with our own natures as a consequence. For me, our surroundings are clear manifestations of this process - we walk and drive through dreary, meaningless environments, man-made replacement landscapes in a world rendered sterile after the disappearance of the natural.

Mühsam holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany.

For more information about the exhibition, contact the Furman University Department of Art, (864) 294-2074. Or visit Mühsam’s website, www.arminmuhsam.com.

Downtown Alive! March 17, 2016

DOWNTOWN ALIVE
MUSIC & ART
Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30pm
NOMA Square
In front of the Hyatt in downtown Greenville


Head downtown this Thursday for the opening night of Downtown Alive, a staple of Greenville’s street party scene for almost 30 years with drink proceeds benefiting the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music
Kenny George Band
Alternative Country / Folk Rock

The ARTS Do Downtown Alive
Arts Tent
Stephanie Sullivan
Jewelry artist

 

MAC Arnold and Brian S. Kelley March 18, 2016

Upstate Gallery On Main
Mac Arnold: Bluesman Close-up


A photography exhibit documenting the blues musician and farmer.

Brian S. Kelley Photography

Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues Perform
Thursday March 18th, 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Free and open to the public
In honor of the Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarship in Art & Music.

Well known Upstate blues musician Mac Arnold and his band will perform during the Spartanburg Art Walk on Thursday, March 18th in honor of the Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarship in Art and Music for the University of South Carolina Upstate. This event is free and open to the public. Contributions to the scholarship fund are welcome and tax deductible. Make you contribution to the Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarships.

Currently on view in the UPSTATE Gallery on Main are photographs by Brian Kelly of Greenville, SC who has followed the career of Mac Arnold for over ten years.
Join us for this exciting event !
For details contact Gallery director Jane Allen Nodine: jnodine@uscupstate.edu.

GVL Concert Band: "America's Musical Heritage" March 18-20, 2016

The Greenville Concert Band Presents: America's Musical Heritage


Featuring works by Gershwin, Hindemith, Reed, Zdechlik, Fillmore, Horner and Balent

Friday, March 18th at 7:30 PM free admission
Greenville Tech Auditorium, 506 S. Pleasantburg Rd., Greenville

Sunday, March 20th at 3:00 PM
$10 General Admission, $7 Seniors & $5 students
Younts Center for Performing Arts, 315 N. Main, Fountain Inn, 864.409.1050

Downtown Alive! March 24, 2016

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music
Brian Collins

Country/Folk/Americana
Brian Collins Online

Arts Tent
Liz Daly Designs
Come join us at Downtown Alive this Thursday! Featuring Liz Daly-Korybski's signature glass art and Daly-Made Upcycled Designs, as well as many other Greenville artists that display at Liz Daly Designs including Melissa Fillion's Nature Inspired Necklaces and Shannon Dudar of Dudar Designs designing custom jewelry with beautiful birthstones! We will also have local pottery, paintings and photography.  We can't wait to see you all there!


A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Allen Jacobs family. The Officer who was lost in the line of duty last week.

Reedy Reels Film Workshop March 26, 2016

SAT, MAR 26 AT 10:00 AM, GREENVILLE, SC


Reedy Reels Film Workshop (FREE)


WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP?
Reedy Reels will be hosting Ron & Rebecca Tucker from the Beaufort International Film Festival who will be sharing their insights of a decade of success in participating in film festivals. Submissions, screenplays, direction, and other factors. An opportunity for Q&A and networking with the Tucker's. Elena Tropp will give insight intoo screenwriting as she has worked for Disney films. We will have refreshments afterwards.

WHERE ON FURMAN CAMPUS?
Enter the campus through Furman's main gate off Poinsett Highway. Must go right around the circle to go up the Mall. You will pass by Furman Hallon on the right, but you will need to park across the street in the Chapel lot (first left in front of Furman Hall) and cross back over to enter the McEachern Lecture Hall. Once you enter the middle entrance of the building take the stairs immediately to the left. The meeting is in the second floor almost directly in front of the stairs.

WHEN
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
Furman University - 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613

RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reedy-reels-film-workshop-tickets-23166522693

WHT: "Vanya & So March 28-April 03, 2016



Sponsored by Jackie & John Warner

by Christopher Durang

Directed by Mark Waldrop who directed Mimi Wyche in Souvenirs.

The hilarious Tony Award Winner for Best Play and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play revolves around the lives and loves of three siblings (all named after Anton Chekhov characters) from Bucks County, PA. When one movie star sister returns home with her latest boy toy, and wants to sell the estate (sensing a trend here, are we?), the raucousness and pop culture explosion begins with the audience riding the uproarious, sidesplitting wake!

Featuring Miranda Barnett, Kelly Wallace, Katherine LeRoy, Christopher Joel Onken, Alexandra May and Tim Ewing.


Centre Stage: "Addams Family" March 28-April 10, 2016

The Addams Family
“They’re Creepy & They’re Kooky!”
Now through April 10, 2016

The Addams’ believe life revolves around death. Strange is normal, happy is sad, but a dinner with Wednesday’s boyfriend’s “normal” family turns out even stranger! Centre Stage brings the weird and wonderful family to devilishly-delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. This magnificently macabre musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice and Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). It’s every father’s nightmare…Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the entire family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you.

Tickets for The Addams Family are $30, $25, and $10. Student rush tickets may be available 30 minutes prior to show time for $15 with school ID (based on availability), one ticket per ID.

Shows run Thursday through Sunday and all seats are reserved. You can reach the box office at 864-233-6733 or visit us online at www.centrestage.org.
Thurs. – Sat. 8pm
Sun.3pm
The Addams Family is sponsored by The Greenville Health System.

An Evening with Author & PBS Host Carl Safina March 31, 2016

WaterRock Institute presents Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, An Evening with Author and PBS Host Carl Safina on Thursday, March 31.

Carl Safina is a leader in the environmental field...he is an ecologist and animal researcher. His latest book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel is currently on the New York Times bestseller list. His TED Talk has garnered over one million online hits! The details are on the attached poster.

Carl Safina will speak about his book and engage with those attending. The event date is Thursday, March 31, at the USC Upstate Campus Life Center Ballroom. 

The Reception begins at 6 pm and the Keynote Presentation at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 for the Keynote Presentation

or $55 for the VIP Reception, a copy of the Book, and the Keynote Presentation. Books will be on sale at the event and there will be a book signing following the Keynote Presentation. Tickets can be purchased at Paisley Paw Pet Boutique, 155 E. Broad Street, Spartanburg, or online at www.etix.com (enter WaterRock Institute as the venue) or simply click on this link:

www.etix.com/ticket/p/8936727/waterrock-institute-presents-beyond-wordswhat-animals-think-and-feelan-evening-with-carl-safina-spartanburg-usc-upstate-campus-life-center-ballroom

The evening is presented by WaterRock Institute, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and hosted by Wofford College and

USC Upstate.

Hampton III Gallery: "Tom Stanley" April 06-16, 2016

Tom Stanley Exhibition through April 16


Read Terry Jarrard- Dimond's review

Hours:  Tuesday - Friday: 1-5 PM
Saturday 10 - 5 PM

864.268.2771

Exhibition paintings
Map to Gallery

Furman: "Clear Cut Spaces Exhibit" April 06-17, 2016

Paintings by Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, Mo.) Professor of Art Armin Mühsam will be on display in Furman University’s Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, March 17-April 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception with Mühsam is set for Tuesday, April 5, 6 -7:30 p.m., with a talk by the artist at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibition, Clear Cut Spaces, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman University Department of Art.

About his work, Mühsam says:
"Landscape is the stage where people and land interact; on it, the drama between the natural, or the given, and the human-built, or technology, plays itself out. Technology in this sense encompasses all human activity to assert control over the land; in this process, technology also transfers its values and its symbols to architecture. I have come to the conclusion that technology (read: western man) writes or draws into a landscape just like an artist would draw on a sheet of paper – through and with technology, forms are assembled and manipulated to compose a kind of environment that suits man’s needs.

My diptychs are expressions of this idea, in terms of content as well as form. These landscapes are completely artificial, consisting of basic parts drawn from a pool of man-made elements such as dikes, tunnels, excavation holes, roads, foundation walls, etc., all set in a pictorial atmosphere that aims to communicate a sense of misgiving, of unease, of shifting ground despite the concreteness of the portrayed structures.

This suspicion that there might be something wrong is, I believe, central to the contemporary mindset: As progenitors and products of our industrial and scientific revolutions, we know with certainty that we are out of joint with nature but we seldom admit that we are also out of joint with our own natures as a consequence. For me, our surroundings are clear manifestations of this process - we walk and drive through dreary, meaningless environments, man-made replacement landscapes in a world rendered sterile after the disappearance of the natural."

Mühsam holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany.

For more information about the exhibition, contact the Furman University Department of Art, (864) 294-2074.
Or visit Mühsam’s website, www.arminmuhsam.com.

Spring Skunk Music Fest April 07-09, 2016

Albino Skunk Fest
SpringSkunk Music Fest


April 7 - 9, 2016

Greer, South Carolina

http://www.albinoskunk.com/

Art & Light: "HOUSESELF" April 07-May 07, 2016

Art & Light presents:
HOUSESELF
featuring Jennifer Bedenbaugh


Artist Reception - Thursday, April 7th 6-8pm
Show runs April 7 - May 7, 2016

The concept of "home" can mean many things to many people. In this premier show, Jennifer explores the physical symbol of the house as a metaphor for our inner selves. The mind is where we live no matter where we go. Home is the space we create for ourselves, filled with all of what makes us who we are; a place of discovery, indulgence and repose.

Westobou presents: "Springboard" April 08-09, 2016

Westobou Sprinboard presents two nights of outdoor events including movies and music.

When: Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th – Gates open at 4 p.m. and films begin at dark

Where: The Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA

Augusta, GA // February 25, 2016 – Westobou is excited to announce a brand new event, Springboard. The free, two-night event will be held in The Augusta Common during Masters Week. The inaugural event will feature our Starlight Cinema Features, curated evenings of music, family-friendly yoga sessions and the Sweet Sticks skate ramp.

See full release attached.

For more information, visit www.westoboufestival.com/springboard or contact Bethany Marshall at bethany@westoboufestival.com.

GLT: "A Visit From Scarface" April 08-23, 2016

A Visit From Scarface

By V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger


April 8 - 23, 2016





Apr 8-9, 14-16, 21-23 at 8 pm


Apr 10 & 17 at 3 pm


When you write about gangsters, make sure to watch your back! In 1930’s Hollywood, Ben Hecht writes a film about Al Capone and finds himself the target both of Hollywood censors and Capone’s men.  He might just have a Hollywood hit on his hands if the hit on his back doesn’t go off first!  From the writers of Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell and Elvis Has Left the Building, as always, the humor is fast and the story is wild.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73

Mauldin Garden Club: "Spring Fling" April 09, 2016

The Mauldin Garden Club's Spring Fling has grown into the Spring In Boom Festival & Bazaar!


When: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC 29662

Rain or Shine: In case of inclement weather the event will be moved inside the Cultural Center.

Make plans to join the many merchants, artisans, musicians and gardners who will gather to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Register now to participate: REGISTRATION

SE Center for Photo: "Saturday Coffee" April 09, 2016

Second Saturday Coffee


April 9, 10-1


The SE Center for Photography is kicking off it's Second Saturday Coffees at the Center. Join us for coffee, provided by our neighbor The Daily Grind, and donuts. No agenda, just an opportunity for photographers and those interested in photography to meet, talk shop, share work.

Chautauqua: "North Pole Discovery..." April 12, 2016

North Pole Discovery & Impact Today | Chautauqua History Alive discussion

Tue, Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, 29601


FREE

Join an audience that loves to talk back to history. How did Matthew Henson and Robert Peary find their way 500 miles across a drifting ice cap without a GPS - and no one to ask directions? Why was the North Pole so important 100 years ago? and why is it so important today? Dri. Suresh Muthukrishnan reveals some common misconceptions, the differences between the poles and the impact of current climate change. It's a North Pole adventure without getting your toes frozen!

Led by Dr. Suresh Muthukrishnan, associate professor and Director of GIS and Remote Sensing Center at Furman University.


Introduction for Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures with Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters, June 17 – 26 – all FREE.

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Chautauqua: "North Pole Discovery" April 12, 2016

Tue April 12 at 7pm, Free 
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville
​Led by Dr. Sursh Muthukrishnan, Furman University​

How did Matthew Henson and Robert Peary find their way 500 miles across a drifting ice cap without a GPS - and no one to ask directions? Why was the North Pole so important 100 years ago? And why is it so important today?

Suresh Muthukrishnan reveals common misconceptions, the differences between the poles and the impact of current climate change in the polar region.  It's a North Pole adventure without getting your toes frozen!

Suresh is associate professor and Director of GIS and Remote Sensing Center at Furman University. Travel-study programs with him are incredible life changing experiences (e.g. Iceland, Tanzania, India.)
​For more information: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org​

NGU Theatre: "Into The Woods" April 14-23, 2016

The North Greenville University Theatre Department continues their 2015-16 season with this sophisticated fairy tale musical.

Into the Woods


Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Amy Dunlap
Designed by Genesis Garza
Costumes by Allison Starling
Musical direction by Chase McAbee

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairy tale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. One of Sondeheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

Thursday, April 14th - Saturday, April 16th at 7:30 PM

Thursday April 21 - Saturday April 23rd at 7:30 PM

North Greenville University Billingsley Theatre
864.977.7085
www.ngu.edu/theatre.php

Fine Arts Center: "Dance Concert" April 14-15, 2016

The Fine Arts Center will present their annual dance concert on April 14th and 15th in the theatre at Wade Hampton High School. Dancers will perform works by guest choreographers Brian McGinnis, Kate Skarpetowska, Tyler Gilstrap and Nathan Makolandra each evening. Elizabeth Wright, dance faculty, also has created a new piece of choreography set to the music by Andy Monroe, which will be performed in the concert as well.


The performance is 7:00 pm both evenings and tickets ($5) will only be sold at the door. The choreography for this event was generously funded by the Metropolitan Arts Council. For more information about the Fine Arts Center visit: www.fineartscenter.net


Website:
https://sites.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/jwoodward/

Dance News and Events:
http://facdance.blogspot.com

Fine Arts Center Dance Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Fine-Arts-Center-Dance-1498491617095117/

MAConnect Spring Party April 15, 2016

MAConnect members are invited to join us for our spring party at Taylors Mill in the ceramics studio of Mike Vatalaro. We will also have Paul Savas, Executive & Artistic Director of the Warehouse Theatre, on-hand to discuss their season and how MAC impacts the organization.

More details to come!

Please RSVP to MAConnect@greenvilleARTS.com

Join at the door. Learn more about MAConnect membership and benefits here...http://www.greenvillearts.com/mac-programs/maconnect/

Wardrobe: Casual

Taylors Mill
250 Mill Street
Taylors, SC

Warehouse Theatre:
The Warehouse Theatre
http://www.warehousetheatre.com/?doing_wp_cron=1456163069.5535418987274169921875

Taylors Mill:
Taylors Mill
http://taylorsmillproperties.com/

Contact Erin Turner for more information:
MAConnect@greenvilleARTS.com
(864) 467-3132
Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Downtown Greenville

The mission of MAConnect is to further the goals of the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) by organizing informative events that educate and enlighten the next generation of arts patrons so that Greenville’s cultural amenities will continue to be sustained at the highest level possible.

GLT: "A Visit from Scarface" April 18-23, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre presents,


A Visit From Scarface
The Hilarious Comedy


April 8 - 23, 2016

Call for tickets
(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Ray Giddens Outdoor Sculpture Exhbit April 23-24, 2016

Mark your calendar for an exhibition of Ray Giddens’ sculptures at Julia Peters Art Studio @ 10 Central Ave., Greenville, SC 29601 on Saturday, April 23rd from 1:00 till 5:00 and on Sunday from 1:00 till 4:00pm. Sculptures include wind driven kinetic pieces, whimsical sculpture for the garden and more serious pieces for the interior. The art includes wall hangers as well as free standing sculptures. Representative pieces are shown on my website RayGiddensSculpture.com.

The Ward: "TALES of GRIMM & LORE" April 23, 2016

TALES of GRIMM and LORE

Presented by REYS

Once upon a time, there was an enchanted art studio called The WARD. Ancient legends tell of a long ago time when this studio harbored dark secrets...secrets which were silenced for a thousand years by the spell of an evil witch.

The ancestors have long told of a night that comes once every thousand years, when 999 mythical creatures and forgotten gods awaken from their deep slumbers, to once again transform The WARD into their playground. Now, the elders have revealed that the long sleep will end at precisely 5pm on the 23rd day of April, 2016. (If the gods send down rain that evening, the date will change to April 30th)

For an offering of $10, you shall be granted entrance, to partake in the delirium of this bewitching evening. Then, at the stroke of midnight the witch's portal will once again close and 999 souls will be #CommittedToTheWARD for another thousand years. Take heed: Should you linger past 11:59pm...well, there's always room for one more.

Saturday, April 23. 5pm-Midnight
(in case of rain, the date will be April 30)

Tickets: $10

Concessions Available

Unique Fine Art by:
●The Ward's Resident Artists
●Special Guest Artists.

Music and Dance by:
●Wasted Wine/Discordia Arts
●Morgan of the Pines
●Opening Perfomance by: Elizabeth Mira

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Like us: Facebook.com/TheWardArtistStudios

Sponsors:
●REYS
●The Art Cellar
●Fete
●Whole Foods
●Swamp Rabbit Café

One-Stop Open Studios April 26-May 27, 2016

One-Stop Open Studios Retrospective Exhibit


April 26 - May 27, 2016

Opening Reception: May 14, 2016 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

A retrospective exhibit of Greenville Open Studios artists from 2002 – 2015.

Begun in 2006, One-Stop Open Studios is an annual retrospective exhibit of artists who have participated in Greenville Open Studios since its inception in 2002. The exhibit runs in conjunction with Artisphere, Greenville’s premier arts festival, and allows for greater exposure and awareness of Greenville-area visual artists. It also generates additional interest and publicity for the full-fledged Open Studios event in November. The MAC gallery will be open during the Artisphere weekend.

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Kopecky" April 29, 2016

KOPECKY


Friday, April 29

7:30pm |  Outdoor Amphitheater  |  Free


Venue / Show Information



  • Mauldin Cultural Center Outdoor Amphitheater
    101 East Butler Road, Mauldin SC 29662

  • (864) 335-4862 (no calls day-of show)  |  info@mauldinculturalcenter.org

  • Tickets are not required for entry, but recommended to claim in advance

  • Free Parking

  • Gates open 1 hour before show time.

  • Lawn Chairs / Blankets permitted

  • Coolers prohibited

  • All shows are rain or shine.

  • Food Trucks are available on-site.

  • Wine* / Beer* / Non-Alcoholic Beverages are available for purchase.


*No BYOB. Wristbands ($1/ea) required to consume alcohol on-site.

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/portfolio/kopecky/

Centre Stage: "Yvonne Herd Arrowood" April 29-May 27, 2016

South State Bank presents another fantastic exhibit from the great collaboration between Centre Stage and the Metropolitan Arts Council…

She Stands Alone
Portraits and Other Works by
Yvonne Herd Arrowood


April 29 – May 27, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, April 29, 2016, 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Be sure to catch A Party to Murder
Sponsored by: Dixon Hughes Goodman
May 5 –21, 2016
Call (864) 233-6733 for tickets
www.centrestage.org

 

Arts Alive! April 29, 2016

ARTS ALIVE 2016!
Live B.I.G. | Brave, Inventive, Genuine

Friday, April 29th
3:30-7pm


Live Music! Food Trucks, Kona Ice, Art Auction, Class Treasures Auction, Photo Booth

Stone Academy
115 Randall Street
Greenville, SC

 

GCCA: "Brandon Fellows Artist Talk" May 01, 2016

GCCA's Brandon Fellows Artist Talk

Please join our 2015-2016 Brandon Fellowship recipients as they discuss their art practices in relationship to the growing arts center in the Brandon Mill. As art appreciator, artist, or future fellow, come join the conversation on May 1, 2016 at 2 PM. The artist talks will be in the downstairs gallery of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 25 Draper Street, with light refreshments to follow.

Chautauqua: "America's Race to Space" May 03, 2016

Wernher von Braun and America's Race to Space | Chautauqua History Alive adventure | FREE


Tue, May 3, 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601


Join an audience that loves to talk back to history. We overview the Great Space Race of the Cold War, it's highlights, it's controversies, and just what rewards the Space Race yielded humanity in the years that followed.

Led by Larry Bounds, assistant Artistic Director of Chautauqua, who will also present "Let's Go to Outer Space!" at the Hughes Main Library Saturday May 7 at 2pm. And perform as Werhner von Braun, Father of Rocket Science – the man who took America to the moon – in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival. This event is NOT a costumed performance.

Introduction for Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures with Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters, June 17 – 26 – all FREE.
Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Centre Stage: "A Party to Murder" May 05-21, 2016


Party to Murder





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Halloween Fun and Games Takes a Sinister Turn

by: Marcia Kash & Douglas E. Hughes
Directed by: Kent R. Brown
Show Dates: May 5, 2016 to May 21, 2016

Six people have come in secret on Halloween to play a murder mystery game at a rustic island cottage. Invited by writer Charles Prince, they appear set for a weekend of fun until ghosts from the past begin to haunt the proceedings and it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. The game takes on a sinister dimension when guests begin to die and the remaining players realize that they are playing for their lives. Tension rises. Secret passageways, incriminating letters, hidden compartments, and a twenty-five-year-old unsolved mystery twist turn toward the unexpected and terrifying conclusion.

GLT: "Celebrate 90 Years" May 06-08, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre presents: 
"Celebrate 90 Years
A Spectacular Broadway Tribute"


May 6-8, 2016

Call for tickets
(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Warehouse Theatre: "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" May 06-28, 2016

The Warehouse Theatre presents
"Les Liaisons Dangereuses"


April 29 - May 28

By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Matthew Earnest who directed Our TownThe Seagull, and Julius Caesar.

When two Parisian aristocrats grow bored with their days, they enter into a lethal game of seduction and betrayal. When the Marquise de Merteuil challenges her ex-lover Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, he develops a fascination with a virtuous married woman as well. As the pawns in their game engage, the consequences prove to be deadly. Swords will be brandished, hearts broken, and lives ravaged as desire drives this decadent tale of unrest in upper class society.

Featuring Paul Savas, Miranda Barnett, Debra Capps, Giulia Marie Dalbec, Kelly Wallace, Liam MacDougall, Amy Dunlap, Tara Sweeney, and Dave LePage

Sponsored by Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC and Design Strategies, LLC

For tickets:
864-235-6948
The Warehouse Theatre Box Office

Village Block Party May 06, 2016

Block Party in the Arts District
The Village


Friday, May 6th
6PM-10PM
1288 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Free Admission

Entertainment
Rolling Stones Tunes provided by Local Green Dance Party

Eats and Treats Oyster Roast & BBQ
$12 all you can eat
$6 plates
$4 craft beer and wine

Complimentary tastings by: Fireforge Brewery & Six and Twenty Distillery

Chautauqua: "Let's Go to Outer Space!" May 07, 2016

Let's Go to Outer Space! | Chautauqua History Alive family adventure | FREE


Sat, May 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, 29601


Join an audience that loves to talk back to history. It's an adventure for the whole family. We explore a brief history of rockets, model rockets that can be built and flown in our backyards, and what we could expect to see if we really rode into space.

Led by Larry Bounds, assistant Artistic Director of Chautauqua, who will also present "America's Race to Space - Where DID it take us?" at the Hughes Main Library Tuesday May 3 at 7pm. And perform as Werhner von Braun, Father of Rocket Science – the man who took America to the moon –  in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival. This event is NOT a costumed performance.

Introduction for Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures with Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters June 17 – 26 – all FREE.

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

SE Center for Photo: "The Intimate Portrait" May 07, 2016

The Intimate Portrait


Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Intimate Portrait, a Photography Workshop by workshop leader Bill Earle

What is an intimate or emotive portrait?
Intimate – Intrinsic, essential, belonging to or characterizing one’s deepest nature Emotive – Of or relating to the emotions, appealing to or expressing emotion The viewer should feel something or make a connection with the image.

Join us for a journey into the world of intimate and emotive portraiture. Students will learn to use studio lights and modifiers and natural light to alter the mood and dramatic feel of a portrait. Students will have opportunities to work with a variety of lighting sets and also incorporate their own ideas. Our models for this event will be professional fine art models.

About Bill: Born in an era prior to the current technology and information sharing society we live in, his first memory of a camera was one his Father owned. It was a Canon 35mm gizmo that he used while serving in the Army in Korea. Bill clearly remembers looking at it and being fascinated with slides he had taken while over seas. While non-functional today he still has it. Next it was a Kodak instamatic and the only rule was, “don’t shoot into the sun”. A rule that Bill purposely breaks today. In middle school he remembers sealing himself off in a dusty dirty closet attempting to contact print some black and white negatives. The success or failure Bill doesn’t remember. What he does remember is the smell of the chemistry, how much he loved it and the fact that a print was produced. The cameras and gear were particularly attractive and dreamed of owning a Nikon and a Hasselblad. It took a while but  finally he realized both dreams. Today he owns both a Nikon and a Hasselblad but is no longer absorbed by the gear, comimg to realize that it’s the photographer who makes the picture, not the gear and gizmos. The camera is simply a tool, an extension of the photographer. Bill’s work has been recognized as “So very simple on the eye with an aura of great confidence and tranquility. Yet, with these apparent restrictions you deliver a sensual but respectful image that’s worth visiting and revisiting.”

View Bill's work and learn more about him, http://wfephotography.com

Workshop fee of $235 includes model fees and promotional model release, lunch and snacks.

International Ballet: "Features & Fairy Tales" May 07-08, 2016

International Ballet 
Features & Fairy Tales


May 7-8, 2016

A mixed repertory program featuring Classical and Contemporary works, and Cincinnati Ballet's Melissa Gelfin and Luca De-Poli

Peace Center Gunter Theater
Tickets: 864-467-3000 or peacecenter.org

Generously sponsored by Charles and Pam Walters (Guest Artist Sponsor) Jim and Sandra Halsey

IBA: "Features @ Fairy Tales" May 07-09, 2016

International Ballet presents: "Features @ Fairy Tales"


May 7-8
Mother's Day Weekend special!
Buy one ticket, get 2nd half price.

Offer ends April 30th!

Bring your mom, your grandma, your best friend,or anyone at all for half price!

International Ballet's "Features and Fairy Tales" will have something for everyone in this showcase of classic and contemporary dance, including the premier work "To Mother, With Love".  Get your tickets with the code MOTHERSDAY for this special discount through April 30th.

Code: MOTHERSDAY
peacecenter.org

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/features-and-fairy-tales

Centre Stage: "Second Chance" May 10-18, 2016


Second Chance





Buy Tickets

Would You Trade Your Life For Your Love?

by Tony Sportiello
Directed by Shannon Rossi
Show Dates: May 10, 2016 to May 18, 2016

All shows at 7pm

After the death of his wife, a man is approached by two mystical beings who are looking to make a deal. They send the man six weeks before the tragedy and offer him the chance to take her place at the end of those six weeks. Struggling with his own stress and grief, he must make the ultimate decision; accept fate, or change it with a personal sacrifice.

Sponsored in part by TD Bank

GCCA: "Gallery Walk & Lecture" May 10, 2016

Greenville Center for Creative Arts presents a gallery walk and lecture with curators Katherine and Steven Aimone.


Kindred Spirits
Exploring Abstract Expressionism Today

Gallery Walk and Lecture
Curators Katherine and Steven Aimone

Tuesday, May 10th 6:00 pm

Free and open to the public

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Victor Wooten" May 13, 2016

VICTOR WOOTEN


Friday, May 13

7:30pm  |  Outdoor Amphitheater  |  Free



Venue / Show Information



  • Mauldin Cultural Center Outdoor Amphitheater
    101 East Butler Road, Mauldin SC 29662

  • (864) 335-4862 (no calls day-of show)  |  info@mauldinculturalcenter.org

  • Tickets are not required for entry, but recommended to claim in advance

  • Free Parking

  • Gates open 1 hour before show time.

  • Lawn Chairs / Blankets permitted

  • Coolers prohibited

  • All shows are rain or shine.

  • Food Trucks are available on-site.

  • Wine* / Beer* / Non-Alcoholic Beverages are available for purchase.


*No BYOB. Wristbands ($1/ea) required to consume alcohol on-site.

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/portfolio/victor-wooten/

Artisphere Festival May 13-15, 2016

Artisphere Festival


May 13 - 15, 2016

ARTISPHERE is an annual signature event for Greenville, SC that celebrates the arts and the area’s rich international and multi-cultural flair.

Artisphere is committed to celebrating the arts and this area’s rich international and multicultural flair by providing a high-quality event that attracts, entertains, educates, inspires and enriches a diverse audience and thus brings the community together through the arts.

Main Street
Downtown Greenville

Learn More!
http://artisphere.org/

 

Centre Stage: "Second Chance" May 17-18, 2016

Centre Stage presents: "Second Chance"


By: Tony Sportiello
Directed By: Shannon Rossi


Show Dates: May 10, 11, 17 & 18

“How far would you go for love?”

Paul Hyde of The Greenville News says,
"...a funny and engaging play about
death and mortality."



The audience loved Second Chance last night!
"Surprisingly funny," said one patron.
"The Fringe Series never disappoints!" said another.

If you're not coming to our Fringe Series Shows, you're missing out on some of the best theatre in town!

A supernatural drama about love and loss, the twists and turns leave the audience on the edge of their seats.


Sponsored, in part, by TD Bank and G-FIVE.



Only 4 shows! Buy your tickets today!

SCCT: "Mattie, Bogey & Blackbeard's May 20-22, 2016

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: 
"Mattie, Bogey & Blackbeard's Lost Treasure


May 20 - 22, 2016
SCCT Headquarter
153 Augusta Street

Jean Hunt, local author, has written a series of popular books and SCCT is bringing a combination of them from the page to the stage. Follow Bogey, Tucker, Randy and Wiggles as they unearth the pirate treasure and face a dilemma...keep the wealth for themselves or share it with others.

Adapted from the works of Jean Hunt by Kim Stegall

Mill Town Players: "Greater Tuna" May 20-June 12, 2016

Mill Town players presents: "Greater Tuna"


Starring Will Ragland and Shane Willimon
May 20 - June 12, 2016

Evenings at 7:30PM, Sundays at 3PM

Tickets $10
(864) 947-8000
www.milltownplayers.org






Mill Town Players Offers Small Town Laughs with Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna -- men, women, children and animals. Greater Tuna is directed by Jay Briggs, scenic and costume design by Ryan Bradburn, lighting design by Tony Penna, and will feature Upstate stage veterans Will Ragland and Shane Willimon who will play all 20 ridiculous characters.

Tickets are only $10 with discounts for seniors, military and students at the door or online at www.milltownplayers.orgGreater Tuna runs for 4 weekends March 20 - June 12, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. The production is part of the Anderson Theatre Festival and will be performed in the Historic Pelzer Auditorium at 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer.

For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call (864)947-8000 or visit www.milltownplayers.org.

Kid's Art Workshop! May 21, 2016

Kid's Art Workshop


Learn step by step how to create an under the sea collage like Henry Matisse!

Date: May 21, 2016
Time: 10:30am - Noon
Place: 10 Central Avenue Studios
10 Central Avenue, Downtown GVL
Age: 6 years old - 12 years old
Instructor: Leslie Hart
Cost: $25.00

http://lesliehartstudio.blogspot.com/p/atc-make-and-trade.html

ArtBomb Spring Show May 21, 2016

The ArtBomb Studio's Spring Show


SATURDAY 05.21.2016 | 6:30-9:30PM

ArtBomb Studios
1320 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Black Mtn, NC: "Pastel Workshop" May 23-27, 2016

The Appalachian Pastel Society is hosting a pastel workshop by nationally recognized artist Elizabeth Mowry in Black Mountain
May 23-27. It is in conjunction with the 2016 Statewide Pastel Juried Show, and Elizabeth is the Juror.
It is a wonderful opportunity for our WNC and Upstate pastelists to participate in a top flight workshop close to home.

We currently have a few openings in the workshop, but need several more to fill it.

Elizabeth Mowry Workshop Announcement

Steampunk Extravaganza! May 25, 2016

Steampunk Extravaganza
The World's Finest Performers of Weirdo Victoriana


Wednesday, May 25 | 7:30 PM
Radio Room
2845 N. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29609

From London, UK
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

From New York
Frenchy and the Punk

From Greenville
Valentine Wolfe

Chamber: "Survivors Series Exhibit" May 25-July 29, 2016

Cancer Survivors Park Alliance
Survivor Series
presented by TPM


A chance meeting in May 2015 began an ongoing tale of cancer survivors that is shared with the world each Sunday on the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance social media sites. Photographer Mark Kirby and editor Emily Price join forces to capture and share the images and stories of different journeys of survivorship with the goal of offering a connection for all those touched by cancer. Thousands of viewers have become followers of this series. We hope it will mean something to you as we share this series in a printed exhibit form.

“The amazing local individuals in this series show us how to be gracious in the humble magic of a single gifted moment, to celebrate equally in the smallness and grandeur of life. In their images, perhaps we too can gleam as sunshine for others, for they can show us how to hope and heal, survive and thrive.” - Emily Price, S3 Editor

“I hope that our Sunday Survivors Series can touch people going through the difficulties of cancer and those who have survived it in some way.” – Mark Kirby, S3 Photographer

www.cancersurvivorspark.org/survivor-series.php

The TD Bank Gallery . Greenville Chamber of Commerce . 24 Cleveland Street . Greenville, SC 29601
This exhibit is brought to you by the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Furman: "Music by the Lake" May 26-August 04, 2016

Furman presents: "Music by the Lake" 
Summer 2016
Leslie W. Hickin, director


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit furman.edu/summermusic or call 864.294.2086.
For parking information call 864.294.2111
May 26 | "How The West Was Won" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 2 | "Kings, Queens and Royal Things"
Carolina Youth Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 9 | "Music from Far and Away"
Poinsett Wind Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin and Jay Bocook, directors

June 16 | "Contemporary Jazz"
The Steve Watson Band

June 23 | "For Amber Waves of Grain"
The Greenville Chorale
Bing Vick, director
Lakeside Concert Band
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 7 | "The West End Brass Quintet" 
featuring musicians of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
               

July 14 | "Bluegrass Night" 
The Andy Carlson Band

July 21 | "The Magic Kingdom" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 28 | "An Evening with Henry Mancini" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

August 4 | "Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band" 
Shannon Hoover and
                  Brad Jepson, director
               

Centre Stage: "Seasons Beginnings Exhibit..." June 02-July 08, 2016

Seasons Beginnings
Kiah Bellows
"“Capturing elements and natural
topograph from landscape’s that
inspire me.”


June 2 – July 8, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Be sure to catch The Explorer’s Club
Sponsored by: Pelham Architects LLC
June 16 – July 2, 2016
Call (864) 233-6733 for tickets
www.centrestage.org

GLT: "Mary Poppins" June 03-26, 2016


The Greenville Little Theatre's


Production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's
Mary Poppins


June 3 - 26, 2016



June 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 at 8 pm


June 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 3 pm


When Jane and Michael Banks dream up a “practically perfect” nanny, they have no idea what’s in store.  Mary Poppins sweeps onto the scene, with the help of good ole’ Bert, and fills the Banks household with laughter and song once again.  With a spoonful of sugar and a magic carpet bag, Mary is able to touch the hearts of parents and children alike.


This supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure is based on the beloved Disney movie and the books by P.L. Travers and features all the songs we know and love.



Flat Out Under Pressure June 03-04, 2016

Flat Out Under Pressure
Awards Ceremony and Reception:
Saturday, June 4th, 2015, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Award Ceremony at 8:00 PM


On Friday morning, June 3rd, artists will come to MAC to have their canvases, their papers and their panels of wood stamped with the Flat Out Under Pressure logo. They will return 24 hours later with that same stamped medium as a completed work of art. That afternoon, the work will be juried and displayed as an exhibit.

Join us on the evening of June 4th for the Awards Ceremony and Reception. Come see the amazing artwork produced and congratulate the eight artists whose work will be replicated on Greenville’s downtown recycling bins next year.

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Downtown Greenville
864.467.3132
mac@greenvilleARTS.com
www.greenvilleARTS.com

GCCA: "Telling Her Story" June 03-July 27, 2016

Telling Her Story
June 3rd - July 27th, 2016


Alice Ballard
Mandy Blankenship
Camela Guevara
April Harrison
Louisa Pyle Kirk
Michele Maynard
Naomi Nakazato
Emily Neal
Michelle Berg Radford
Valerie Zimany
Suzanne Zoole

Lecture: 
Ann Hicks: "Telling Her Story"
From Hungarian Refugee to Art Critic
Tuesday, July 12th | 6-7:30PM

GCCA: "Phil Garrett, Golden Lecture & Demo" June 06, 2016

Phil Garrett, Golden Lecture and Demo


June 6th @ 7pm

The Golden lecture/demo offered by Phil Garrett and sponsored by Suburban Paint and GCCA is a FREE two-hour educational presentation that covers Williamsburg Oils, the New Watercolor QOR and presents, in depth, the acrylic paints, gels and mediums that Golden has been well known for since it started making paint in the 1980's.

The lecture covers the lightfastness of pigments, proper acrylic priming techniques, digital mixed media applications , correct varnishing tips and health and safety concerns.

A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels will be available for all those who attend.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
25 Draper Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: "As You Like It" June 09-19, 2016


UPSTATE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL



The 22nd Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival Season will feature Julius Caesar  and  As You Like It!Shows begin at 7:00pm in beautiful Falls Park, Thurs thru Sunday each week during the run of shows.

This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

As You Like It (May 26 – June 19)

One of the great comedies by William
Shakespeare features the heroine Rosalind,
the daughter of a banished duke, who falls
in love with Orlando the disinherited son
of one of the duke’s friends. When she is
banished from the court by her usurping uncle,
Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy
and travels with her cousin Celia and a jester
to the Forest of Arden, where her father and
his friends live in exile.  Embracing the themes
of love, aging, and our exploration of the natural
world, Shakespeare examines how families and
friends are created, rearranged, and
strengthened in our journey through life.

Centre Stage: "The Explorer's Club" June 16-July 02, 2016


The Explorer’s Club






Buy Tickets

Adventuring Since 1582, Drinking Since Breakfast

by: Nell Benjamin
Directed by: Reed Halvorson
Show Dates: June 16, 2016 to July 2, 2016

Set in 1879 London, “The Explorer’s Club” is the story of the brilliant Phyllida Spotte-Hume and her bid to be the first female member of the exclusive club. Nell Benjamin’s new madcap comedy features the farcical adventures of a group of London-based male explorers (many of whom have never actually discovered anything) who search for escaped cobras and threaten to unleash an international war.

Chautauqua History Alive Festival June 17-26, 2016

Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures | ALL FREE


Fri June 17 – Sunday June 26, day and evening shows, Greenville, Fountain Inn, Travelers Rest, Spartanburg Check website for exact locations.


Join an audience that loves to talk back to history.  25+ Free shows starring Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun.  A ten-day - two-weekend festival of live shows and other events performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters.

Outdoor shows: evenings in Greenville, Travelers Rest and Asheville.
Indoor shows: daytime Greenville and evening Spartanburg.
Morning coffee/discussions with the performers: Upcountry History Museum, Greenville

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

SCCT: "Knuffle Bunny..." June 18-26, 2016

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents
"Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical"


June 18 - 26, 2016
The Peace Center Gunter Theatre

Who knew a trip to the laundromat could provide so much entertainment? Join toddler Trixie, her Dad and Knuffle Bunny as they take a musical journey that is chock full of song, comedy and gigantic dancing laundry. Based on the book by six-time Emmy award winner, Mo Willems, this show will please audiences of all ages.

Based on the book KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Michael Silversher
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Most enjoyed by all ages
Run Time: TBD

http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/onstage-tickets/onstage/kb

Centre Stage: "Visiting Mr. Green" June 21-29, 2016


Visiting Mr. Green






Buy TicketsA Life changing Accident, and an Unlikely Friendship

by: Jeff Baron
Show Dates: June 21, 2016 to June 29, 2016

All shows at 7pm

86 year old widower Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by a young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.

Sponsored in part by TD Bank

Hampton III Gallery: "A Desire to Collect" June 22-July 30, 2016

Summer Exhibition


A Desire to Collect


 

June 11- July 30


 



Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM

Saturday 10-5 PM










Phone: 864-268-2771


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Jane Doyle: "Abstract Artist" June 22-28, 2016

Jane Doyle
Abstract Artist
Through June 28th


Chapman Art Center in Spartanburg
"Guild Gallery"

Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Art Reception: June 16th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

You are invited to come and view the works of Jane Doyle featuring over 20 paintings of her newest collection, "A Simple Thread." Come experience the symphony of colors with us this summer.

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival June 25-July 25, 2016

The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival is returning to the Fine Arts Center again this summer after a successful season last year. The upcoming season, June 25 - July 25, 2016, promises to be just as exciting.


The festival will include:
Tchaikovsky Violin Competition winner Itamar Zorman
Enso
The Jasper String Quartet
The Tesla String Quartet, Gold Medal winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition
Mario Gotoh. Concertmaster of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra
Andrew Janss, former principal cellist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Mark your calendars and get your tickets today.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/a935d73f5359e9fa146cf0bc8/files/Swannanoa_2016_Brochure.pdf

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: "Marcy Yerkes" July 01-August 30, 2016

Coldwell Banker Caine presents Greenville Artist Marcy Yerkes


Join us for the artist's opening reception including hors d'oeuvres and a viewing of Marcy's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery from July 1 - September 30.

Thursday, July 21
6:00 - 8:00 PM
428 S. Main Street
Downtown Greenville

First Fridays Gallery Crawl July 01, 2016

Greenville's only gallery crawl occurs the first Friday of every month all year round!

6-9PM

www.firstfridaysgreenville.com

Panera: "Matt Olson & Keith Davis" July 01-02, 2016

Pianist Keith Davis and I will be playing at the Shops at Greenridge (Woodruff Road/I-385/I-85), between the Panera and Brixx restaurants, from 7-10 PM (weather permitting), this Friday and Saturday nights, July 1 and 2.

Hampton III Summer Exhibition July 01-30, 2016

Summer Exhibition
A Desire to Collect


June 11- July 30
preview exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
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Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival July 04, 2016

Swannanoa Chamber Music Fesitval - Program 2 - American


PROGRAM 2 - AMERICAN
Giacomo Puccini   -   Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)
Gabriel Faure   -   Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15
Antonin Dvorak   -   String Quartet  in F major, "American"
Monday, July 4, 7:30pm

All concerts held at the Fine Arts Center.
Start time:  7:30pm.
102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
864.355.2550
www.fineartscenter.net

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
For more information on the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival:  www.scm-festival.com

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: "Julius Caesar!" July 07-31, 2016

The 22nd Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival Season will feature Julius Caesar  and  As You Like It!


Shows begin at 7:00pm in beautiful Falls Park, Thurs thru Sunday each week during the run of shows.

This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Julius Caesar (July 7 – July 31)

Conspirators, some high-minded like Brutus, plot the assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar to save the Roman republic from tyranny.  The Bard’s work that brings the phrase “watch your back” to a whole new level.

Featuring Clark Nesbitt as Caesar and a stacked ensemble with Sarah Anderson, Jenni Baldwin, Ryan Barry, Richard Beveridge, Jason Bryant, Nathan Coffey, Simon Crowe, AJ Davis, Robert Fuson, Kate Evans, Kia Fisher Keyton, Dixon Graham, Rachel Jeffreys, Mabel Kitchens, Dave LaPage, Autumn McNutt, Maury Reed, Brian Reeder, Christiana Reubert, Dan Robbins, Brianna Rodriguez, Drake Shadwell, Graham Shaffer, Jimmy Tillery, Skyler Tipton, Cameron Trieper, and Chilkondra Williams.

Salsa at Sunset July 09, 2016

Saturday, July 9
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Graham Plaza at the Peace Center
101 W Broad Street
Greenville, SC 29601
 
Come dance the night away!
 
Learn to Salsa! Enjoy the music! DANCE! 
Salsa at Sunset is a three-part summer series celebrating Latin music and dance in beautiful downtown Greenville. The event features a free Salsa lesson, a live Latin band, and dancing under the stars on the corner of Main Street and Broad Street in front of the Peace Center fountains.
 
This month's Latin band: Proyecto Ramon! Proyecto Ramón, an independent band from Charlotte, NC, has a unique style that combines Latin and Jazz music for the perfect Salsa sound. With a wide array of instruments, Proyecto Ramón's lively music is sure to bring Greenville to its feet. 
 
A community-building and family-friendly event, Salsa at Sunset is FREE and open to the public!

Upstate International
9 S. Memminger Street, Greenville, SC 29601
864-631-2188 | info@internationalupstate.org 
www.internationalupstate.org 

GCCA Lecture Series July 12, 2016








On July 12th at 6 pm, visit GCCA and spend an evening with Ann Hicks as she shares her story of starting life as a Hungarian refugee to the revered Greenville News art critic for 11 years.


Come early and enjoy the full gallery exhibit Telling Her Story showcasing 11 women with ties to Greenville. Daydreams, questions of identity, motherhood, cultural stereotypes, nature, and technology are some of the themes interpreted in the artwork.  Many materials are represented, including textiles, ceramics, paint, papers and collected objects.










The following is an excerpt from a Greenville Journal article, full article can be read HERE.


Being the arts writer for the Greenville News is a job she relished for 11 years. “Ann has been a tremendous asset to Greenville’s art community, and she has always exhibited the utmost professionalism in her many articles and critiques,” said Alan Ethridge, executive director of the Metropolitan Arts Council. “What has been especially remarkable about Ann is her unique ability to cover virtually every major aspect of the arts in Greenville while exuding a sense of passion for all art forms.”



AGGG: "June Donner" July 12-31, 2016

Exhibition Dates: July 1 - 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 2016 | 6 - 8PM

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenvile
200 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601














June Donner










The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to welcome artist June Donner  as July 2016 Guest Artist.


 "Being from Florida is where my love for the beach and the outdoors began. I love to paint pictures of the beach, flowers and birds. As a family, we love to travel and I always have my camera with me as that is the first step in my painting process. I have always loved to take pictures and paint since I was very young. My art style is realistic, but I love to add a little brighter colors than what I see".


June studied art at the Ringling School of Art and Design and received her bachelor's degree in commercial art from the American college for the Applied arts in Atlanta, Georgia.  Acrylics are her medium of choice adding iridescent medium, blending gels, and gloss to achieve more depth and texture.  In addition, June enjoy watercolors and drawing using color pencils, charcoal, and ink.


Please join June Donner and the AGGG members at an opening reception on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m.










The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery located in the heart of Greenville at 200 North Main Street in downtown Greenville, S. C.


The AGGG members and their eclectic mix of works are: Gerda Bowman, Laura Buxo, Elisa Cooley, Pam DeWitt, Kathleen Digney, Kathy DuBose, Pat Grills, Mel Hammonds, David Lee, Edith McBee Hardaway, Chris Hartwick, John Pendarvis, Eric Schwerdtfeger, Angie Stone, David Waldrop and Erin Webb.         


Consignors; John Auger, Kathryn W. Copley, Jennifer Henderson, Susan Tate, Matthew Brophy, Evelyn Johnsman, Jerry Maxey and Shannon Dudar. They work in various mediums including acrylic, mixed media, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, woodwork, photography, pottery and sculpture. One or more of the artists is in the gallery at all times, demonstrating throughout the day and always ready to discuss their art with visitors. The Artists Guild Gallery is open daily Mon-Sat 10-5, Sunday 1-5, the first Friday of each month 10-8.



Centre Stage: "The Monday Night Painters" July 15-August 26, 2016

The Monday Night Painters
July 15 - August 26, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, July 15, 2016
6:30 - 9:00 PM

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Mill Town Players: "Oklahoma!" July 15-August 07, 2016

Mill Town Players presents: Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA

July 15 - August 7th

Rogers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theater still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, and handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!
 
Tickets are only $10 with discounts for seniors, military and students at the door or online at www.milltownplayers.org. Oklahoma! runs for 4 weekends July 20 - Aug 7, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. The production will be performed in the Historic Pelzer Auditorium at 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer.

For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call (864)947-8000 or visit www.milltownplayers.org.

Shakespeare's Tempest July 19-25, 2016

Greenville Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's Tempest at Bob Jones University through July 25th, 2016!

Jully 22,23 and 25

7:30 PM

Performance Hall
On the Campus of Bob Jones University

summershakespeare.org
Opening night tickets still just $5!
(Group sales call Jeff @864.525.6940)

 

 

MAC Gallery: "Sea Change - Liz Rundorff Smith" July 20-September 02, 2016

Sea Change
Liz Rundorff Smith

July 20 – September 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, August 12, 2016 | 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-3132
mac@greenvilleARTS.com
greenvilleARTS.com

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: "Marcy Yerkes" July 20-September 30, 2016

Main Street Real Estate Gallery

Coldwell Banker Caine presents Greenville artist
Marcy Yerkes

Join us for the artist's opening reception including hors d'oeuvres and a viewing of Marcy's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery from July 1 - September 30, 2016.

Thursday, July 21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
at 428 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC

Port City Java Art Exhibition July 20-September 30, 2016

Port City Java Art Exhibition
July - September, 2016

Port City Java
11 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC

Monday - Thursday: 6:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 6:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 9:00pm

Riverworks Gallery: "Critters" July 20-August 21, 2016

Riverworks Gallery presents: Critters

Trapped in the surreal, forced to adapt to human-made forces yet retaining our idealization of cute, maybe even warm and fuzzy, these are the critters created by sculptor, Anne Lemanski, printmaker, Meghan O’Connor, and photographer, Alice Sebrell.  Critters offers fetching, humorous images with a sad and frightening commentary on human power over nature.  Each artist questions the relationship of humankind with the natural world and each demonstrates the possibility of our action and inaction on the future of the natural world.  The artist included in Critters has also drawn or photographed or built appealing, smile-eliciting animals.  Their appeal opens our imagination to the artists’ cautionary tales and invites us to replace these critters with ourselves, fellow inhabitants of the natural world and also affected by the power of a selfish, short-sighted, consumer culture.

“21st CENTURY SUPER SPIECIES:  Jack-Dor” is a mixed media rabbit stitched by Anne Lemanski to sci-fi dimensions of 10 feet.  Anne comments: “The 21st Century Super Species is a new breed of animal in reaction to extinction…  As consumers, we need to acknowledge the need for balance, and renegotiate our constantly shifting relationship with the natural world.”  Meghan O’Connor ‘s prints are masterfully drawn, sweet little birds that grab you with an “ahh”.  You smile as you rush up to admire all that cuteness-then suddenly, to be slammed by the subtle image of them tangled in electrical wires or scissoring their own wings.  According to Meghan, “ Animals become a stand-in for the human figure and mechanical  forms are metaphor for harmful systems of power. The level of detail within the forms is a representation of control; whereas, the embossed layers of loose mark-making symbolize letting go… to evoke empathy toward the human condition and show that outside variables are ultimately out of our control.” In contrast to Anne’s and Meghan’s definable mediums, Alice Sebrell builds sculpture utilizing eerie, grinning taxidermy forms combined with objects or images and questions.  She then photographs her sculptures as ghostly, floating images each combined with text. Each photograph  asks a question, “Where do you hide your affection? Where do you hide your beauty?  Where do you hide your innocence?”

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Visual Arts Department at Greenville Technical College. RIVERWORKS Gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, SC.

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Manager
RIVERWORKS Gallery
(864) 271-0679 or email
fleming.markel@gvltec.edu   
or visit www.gvltec.edu/dva/  

Mill Town Players: "OKLAHOMA!" July 20-August 07, 2016

Mill Town Players presents: "Oklahoma!"

July 15 - August 7, 2016

Rogers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theater still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, and handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

Tickets are only $10 with discounts for seniors, military and students at the door or online: TICKETS. Oklahoma! runs for 4 weekends July 20 - Aug 7, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.

The production will be performed in the Historic Pelzer Auditorium at 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer.

For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call (864) 947-8000 or visit www.milltownplayers.org.

WHT: "Twelfth Night" July 21-31, 2016

ON OUR STAGE: TWELFTH NIGHT | JULY 21 - 31

Directed by Jayce T. Tromsness | Written by William Shakespeare
In Partnership with BMW Group Spartanburg Plant and the Metropolitan Arts Council

Tickets are only $15. To purchase them online, click here:  TICKETS
Or call 864-235-6948.

For more information: www.WarehouseTheatre.com

The Warehouse Theatre Main Stage season is sponsored by The Jean T. and Heyward G. Pelham Foundation and supported by The Harriet Wyche Endowment for Professional Artistic Excellence at The Warehouse Theatre. 

Center Stage: "Sisters of Swing" July 21-August 13, 2016

Sisters of Swing, The Andrews Sisters Musical
Written by Beth Gilleland & Bob Beverage
Musical Arrangements by Raymond Berg


Show Dates: July 21 - August 13, 2016
They sold over 90 million records, nine of them gold. They had more Top Ten hits than the Beatles or Elvis, and they are still one of the best-selling female vocal groups of all time. Audiences understand why when they see “Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters”.

The book musical follows sisters LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty Andrews from their early days on the road through their rise as recording stars to entertaining American GI’s overseas to dissembling over differences. The score intermingles over twenty hit songs like “Bei Mir Bit Du Schon,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” The show goes beyond the ordinary to offer unique perspective into these women as individuals, showing how the events of their lives shaped who they became to the rest of the world.

For tickets, click here.

501 River Street
Downtown Greenville
Post Office Box 8451
Greenville, SC 29604
864.233.6733
877.377.1339
information@centrestage.org
www.centrestage.org

VILLive Summer Concert Series July 22-August 26, 2016

The Village of West Greenville presents
VILLive Summer Concert Series

FREE Admission * 6:00-8:00PM * Eats and Drinks * Pet Friendly

7/22 - Audrey Hamilton presents: Soul Service

7/29 - Kelly Jo and Buffaloe

8/5 - Jordan Igoe

8/12 - King Cotton and the Remnants

8/19 - Darby Wilcox Birthday Jam

8/26 - Daniel Machado

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival July 25, 2016

PROGRAM 5 - SOUVENIR
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet in G major Op. 18 No.2
Couperin - Ordre XIII
Petr Tchaikovsky - String Sextet "Souvenir de Florence", Op.70


Featuring the artists: Jasper String Quartet; Mario Gotoh, viola; Andrew Janss, cello; Inessa Zaretsky, piano

Monday, July 25, 7:30pm


All concerts held at the Fine Arts Center.
Start time:  7:30pm.
102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
864.355.2550
www.fineartscenter.net

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
For more information on the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival:  www.scm-festival.com

Photos below, from left:
Jasper String Quartet, Inessa Zaretsky, piano (top)
Mario Gotoh, viola; Andrew Janss, cello

MAC Gallery: "Sea Change - Liz Rundorff Smith" July 25-September 02, 2016

Sea Change
Liz Rundorff Smith

July 20 – September 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, August 12 | 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Centre Stage: "Monday Night Painters" July 25-August 26, 2016

The Monday Night Painters
July 15 – August 26, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, July 15, 2016 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Downtown Greenville

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday | 2:00 - 6:00 pm

WHT: "Twelfth Night" July 25-31, 2016

July 21st – 31st


in partnership with BMW Group Spartanburg Plant and the Metropolitan Arts Council

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Jayce T. Tromsness who directed our Angels in America: Parts I & II, The Merchant of Venice, November, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged among others.

Performance is 75 minutes with no intermission.

TWELFTH NIGHT is full of disguises, mistaken identities, love triangles, and practical jokes. After Viola is shipwrecked on Illyria, she disguises herself as the man Cesario, gets a job serving the Duke Orsino, and falls in love. Orsino instructs Cesario to help him win the affections of Lady Olivia, but Olivia falls in love with Cesario. Add in practical jokes from Sir Toby, Maria, Andrew Aguecheek, Feste, the reappearance of Viola’s twin brother Sebastian at exactly the wrong time, and you have a Shakespeare comedy that everyone is sure to enjoy!

Featuring Angelina Mussro, Prentiss Standridge, Crystal Stewart, Mallory Pellegrino, Stephen Brown, Josh Jeffers, and recent Warehouse Conservatory graduate, Christopher Paul Smith.

This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

http://warehousetheatre.com/twelfthnight-shakespeare/

Theatre, Tapas & Jazz July 26, 2016

Theatre, Tapas & Jazz

A Month of Sundays
Teaser and Reception

July 26 | Centre Stage

Inquiries:
info@great-plays.org

Limited seating and availability

Free pre-main event teaser and reception

Greer Cultural Arts: "1980's Music Revue" July 29-31, 2016

We Got the Beat
1980's Music Revue
Greer Cultural Arts

July 29 & 30, 2016 | 7PM
July 31, 2016 | 2PM

FREE ADMISSION

Cannon Centre
204 Cannon St
Greer, SC

greerculturalarts.com

LOGOS Theatre: "Esther" July 29-30, 2016

Esther:
Friday, July 29th @ 7:00PM
Saturday, July 30th @ 2:00PM
Back: $7
General: $10
Preferred: $15
Event Information:This dramatic portrayal of the true story of Queen Esther is sure to stir your heart and remind you that we serve the God of the impossible who delights in healing the broken hearted and bringing triumph out of tragedy!

General Information:
Type of Event: Theater Productions
Venue: The Academy of Arts Ministries
Location: The LOGOS Theatre
Address: 80 School St Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: 864-268-9342
Website: TheAcademyOfArts.org

GLT: "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay!" August 05-14, 2016


Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay!


Music from the '50s, 60s, & 70s


August 5-14, 2016



August 5-7, 11-13 at 8 pm


August 7 & 14 at 3 pm


Adults: $35    Seniors: $33    Juniors: $25


A phenomenal local cast and band will thrill you with some of the greatest hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. You do not want to miss this nostalgic rock and roll revue.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!blank/c1git

Read Up: A World of Words August 06, 2016

Read Up, Greenville is an annual celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades books and authors. The first annual event will be held on August 6th at the Peace Center.

There will be book sales, author signings, panel discussions and keynote speakers. 24 middle grades and young adult authors will be featured. The day will feature nine panels specific to different themes as well as three keynote addresses. The event is free to all with the exception of the keynote events.

More info on the Read UP website:   www.readupgreenville.com

Our World Festivatl 2016 August 06, 2016

Please join us for the 2nd annual Our World Festival!


Saturday, August 6th 10am - 10pm
in the Village of West Greenville

Concerts, vendors, commuinity

OWF2016 is going to be fun for the whole family! Free workshops  12-6pm. Jazz & International Performances from 4-9pm. Artisan, Educational, Food and Beverage vendors from 4-9pm. Interactive Kids Around The World area with music, dance, crafts, health & wellness activities for all ages. Multi-cultural parades and I international flair all in The Village of West Greenville 1288 Pendleton Street.

More info on the festival:
FACEBOOK 
FESTIVAL WEBSITE

FREE WORKSHOPS (reserve your space)

Peace Center: "Taracco: A Soldier's Tale" August 10-11, 2016

Taracco: A Soldier's Tale


Tarocco is a mesmerizing fusion of circus arts, dance, mask-and-puppet theater, original music, elaborate costumes, and lushly animated video.

Premiering one hundred years after World War I…  The Italian tradition of the Comedia dell’arte grows strange wings in Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale. It tells the story of an Italian WWI infantryman, trapped behind enemy lines after barely escaping the gas attacks at Caporetto. To pass the time, the soldier comforts a dying comrade with stories using the images from an ancient deck of playing cards known as the Tarocco Piemontese (a predecessor of modern Tarot cards). What follows is a spellbinding and dark narrative based on the Fool’s Journey of the Tarot. Each new card brings to the stage a mysterious character from the Tarocchi, leading the doomed soldier through twenty-one wondrous labyrinths of the human imagination. Opening on the centennial of Italy’s entry into WWI, Tarocco blends history and fantasy into a wholly new kind of theatrical experience.

Handmade Venetian costumes adorn incredible circus artists and dancers in each breathtaking act. Nashville composer Marcin Bela performs with Miami vocalist Lisa Harkness, and Alexander Daniloff’s stunning, hand-drawn Tarocco Piemontese are woven into the incredible nonstop animation of Colorado’s Dreambox Workshop. Moving backdrops, giant puppetry, aerial acrobatics, ballet, and more…Tarocco is an experience not to be missed.
Wednesday and Thursday, August 10 & 11, 2016
PEACE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
, Greenville
TICKETS

In May 2015, the show premiered its test-run over two fantastic weekends at Asheville’s iconic night club, the Orange Peel. This July/August, a brand new Tarocco hits the road with thirteen performances in six stunning theaters across the southeastern United States.

A Month of Sundays August 19-20, 2016

A Month of Sundays
Remembering Women in Jazz

August 19-20, 2016
Gunter Theatre @ Peace Center

Directed by Javon Johnson
Written and produced by Dawn Hilton-Williams

Starring:
Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell
Nick Lewis, Sandra McMullen

Box Office:
www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

Remembering Women in Jazz August 19-20, 2016

A Month of Sundays, Remembering Women in Jazz, is a family-friendly, warm and emotionally gripping story that centers around the life of real estate professional, Nadia Valentine and her Grandmother, Sandra, who is set to inherit a valuable piece of commercial property in a revitalized area of their metropolitan city. However, in order for the property to be titled free and clear, special conditions must be met, one of which is that the property be renovated and re-opened as a jazz club, called The Cellar.

As the play unfolds, live music-filled memories spanning decades come to life and share center stage with our present-day characters. Through these memories, a floodgate of previously undisclosed familial stories reveal glimpses into a fictional but convincing commencement of women and their start in vocal jazz music as well as a unique link of lineage and interrupted dreams for two families.

Paul Hyde from the Greenville News wrote a raving review.
Read it here: REVIEW.



August 19 - 20, 2016
Gunter Theatre @ Peace Center
Greenville, SC 
www.peacecenter.org 
(864) 467-3000

Shoeless Jam 2016 August 19-20, 2016

Shoeless Jam 2016
Village of West Greenville Music and Arts Festival

Free General Admission
VIP Tickets $25 - $40

Friday, August 19th | 6:00pm - 12:00am
*Stop Light Observations
*Daby Wilcox Birthday Jam
*Silent Disco

Saturday, August 20th | 12:00pm - 12:00am
*Marcus King Band
*The Fritz
*Milli Fungus
*Kelly Jo adn Buffaloe
*Gospel and Blues Showcase
*Silent Disco

www.shoelessjam.com

The Village of West Greenville Arts District
1282 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

The EMRYS Reading Room August 22, 2016

The EMRYS READING ROOM
Monday, August 22, 2016 @ 7pm: Gil Allen & Ashley Warlick

Gilbert Allen's most recent books are The Final Days of Great American Shopping (a collection of linked stories from USC Press) and Catma (a collection of poems from Measure Press). He received the Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry from The Southern Review in 2007, and was elected to the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 2014. Allen taught at Furman University from 1977 until his retirement in 2015.  He lives on three terraced acres in Greater Travelers Rest with his wife and fellow gardener, Barbara.

Ashley Warlick is the author of four novels; the most recent, The Arrangement. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship and the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, her work has appeared in The Oxford American, McSweeney’s, Redbook, and Garden and Gun, among others. She teaches fiction in the MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the editor of the South Carolina food magazine Edible Upcountry. Warlick is also a partner at M. Judson, Booksellers and Storytellers in Greenville, SC, where she lives with her family.

The Emrys Reading Room’s Fall Series will be held at M Judson Bookstore, 130 S. Main St. in downtown Greenville. The Reading Room invites published regional writers, poets, novelists and essayists to share from their work then join in an audience initiated Q&A. Attendees are encouraged to come early to enjoy dinner, coffee or a drink prior to the reading. Authors’ books also will be available for purchase and signing.

 

Art & Light: "Bring Me Into a Spacious Place" August 25, 2016

Art & Light
"Bring Me Into a Spacious Place | Annie Koelle"

Artist reception and anniversary celebration
Thursday, August 25, 6 - 8 pm

Amidst the chaos of motherhood and life, a display of renewed joy in the artistic process. Faces, figures and all things growing, struggling and thriving under the same sky.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm

http://artandlightgallery.com/artists/annie-koelle/

SE Center for Photography: "Owen Riley" September 01-October 29, 2016

Owen Riley, Selected Works opens at 
The SE Center for Photography

The SE Center for Photography will present Selected Works, a retrospective look at the work of photographic artist Owen Riley opening Friday September 1, 2016 and running through October 29, 2016.

Owen Riley Jr. is a Greenville, South Carolina based artist and teacher.  He holds a 2010 MFA in Visual Arts/Photography from Clemson University, did post graduate work in journalism at The University of Georgia’s Henry Grady School of Journalism and received his bachelors degree in Art from Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

Riley's work is in the permanent collections of The Greenville County Art Museum, The Greenville Fine Arts Center and in private and corporate collections across the United States. His work has been presented in multiple solo shows and in national and regional juried and invitational shows in the United States.  The Greenville County Art Museum will presented a solo show of his work in 2015.

The SE Center of Photography, an exhibition and education venue promoting fine photography, is located at 1239 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC, 29611. For more information please visit the website or email, info@sec4p.com, www.sec4p.com or call 864.605.7400

Complete Release and images attached

Michael Pannier
Director
SE Center for Photography
864.605.7400
www.sec4p.com

LOGOS Theatre: "Night with Nicky" September 02-03, 2016

Night With Nicky:
Friday, September 2nd @ 7:00PM
Saturday September 3rd @ 7:00PM
Preferred: $15
General/Back: $10

Event Information:Come enjoy another unforgettable concert with Nicky Chavers as he sings many of his favorite selections, both his original music as well as several beloved love songs of the past.

General Information:
Type of Event: Theater Productions
Venue: The Academy of Arts Ministries
Location: The LOGOS Theatre
Address: 80 School St Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: 864-268-9342
Website: TheAcademyOfArts.org

TR Town Art Crawl September 02, 2016

TR Town & Art Crawl Friday, September 2, 2016
5:00-9:00pM in Downtown Travelers Rest

The TR Town & Art Crawl is a monthly First Friday event bringing musicians, artists, and businesses together along Main Street in downtown Travelers Rest. Artists may opt for booth set up along Main Street or to be hosted within a participating business. This event is held on the first Friday of each month from August through December.

Interested artists should apply to participate by filling out the application. Space is still available for the Sept. 2 Art Crawl. The application may say the deadline is August 23 but it's been extended through Friday, August 26.

Any questions about this event can be directed to Kristin LaRoy at TRArtCrawl@gmail.com or 803-351-7995.

MAC Gallery: "Feeling Latino" September 08-October 14, 2016

Feeling Latino
An exhibit of work by Greenville-area Hispano-Latino artists.


September 8 – October 14, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Laura Lesllo, David Rodriguez-Gomez, Diana Farfán, Luis Jaramillo, Esther Rivas, Roberto Cortez, Aldo Muzzarelli, Yelitza Díaz, Byron Tenesaca, Steven Soto , Dalia Delanuez and Jose Perez

Through the arts, Palmetto Luna celebrates the diversity of nationalities, cultures, traditions, knowledge, beliefs, ideologies and many other forms of human expression. This exhibition is fortunate to include a diverse group of twelve artists who have in common, not only their Hispanic roots and their passion for the arts, but also a need to build a better world through their creative work.

The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is very pleased to collaborate with Palmetto Luna Arts, the Hispanic Alliance and the Hughes Main Library to promote the Latino artistic talent in the Greenville area throughout the entire community.

For additional ​information about ​programs and events visit
www.hispanicheritagemonthsc.com and
www.greenvillelibrary.org/index.php/events/classes-programs.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by TD Bank.

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-3132
mac@greenvilleARTS.com
greenvilleARTS.com
Mon - Fri | 8am –5pm

Centre Stage: "Is He Dead?" September 09-24, 2016

Centre Stage presents: "Is He Dead"
Septemebr 8 - 24, 2016
Thursday - Saturday 8PM
Sunday 3PM

Mark Twain's brilliant, but rarely-seen stage comedy set in 1840's Paris is the Season Opener of Centre Stage's 2016-2017 Season!

Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux, but also deeply in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre.

Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor's prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve real fame and fortune.

Millet fakes his own death and prospers, while passing himself off as his own country sister, the Widow Tillou. Now posing as a rich "widow," he must find a way to get out of a dress, return to life, and marry his true love.

TICKETS

501 River Street
Downtown Greenville
Post Office Box 8451
Greenville, SC 29604
864.233.6733
877.377.1339
information@centrestage.org
www.centrestage.org


 

Hampton III Gallery: "Glen Miller" September 10-17, 2016

Hampton III Gallery
Coffee and Conversation with Glen Miller

Saturday, September 10 | 11 - noon

Exhibition runs through September 17

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 1 - 5pm
Saturday, 10 - 5 PM

 

GLT: Footloose The Musical September 16-October 02, 2016

The Greenville Little Theatre is overjoyed to present Footloose , the blockbuster Broadway musical based on the popular 1984 movie!  In this rousing story, a young outsider named Ren attempts to revitalize a small town that banned dancing and loud music after the tragic deaths of four teenagers, but Ren's feelings for the local minister's daughter complicate his mission. The rocking, Top 40 score includes "Let's Hear it for the Boy", "Holding out for a Hero", and, of course, "Footloose"!

The terrific 35 member cast features Benjamin Augusta, Cat McWhirter, GLT Artistic Director Allen McCalla, Meg Foster, Victoria Adams, Jessica Eckenrod, and many more!

If you liked All Shook Up, you'll love Footloose!

Tickets prices are $35 with discounts available for seniors, children, and groups of ten or more.
Show dates are Sept 16-17, 22-24, 29-30 & Oct 1 at 8 pm, Sept 18, 25 & Oct 2 at 3 pm .

Greenville Little Theatre Box Office
444 College Street on Heritage Green
Open Monday through Friday from 10 am - 5 pm.
864-233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Greenville Little Theatre, founded in 1926, is the Upstate’s oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization.

The Blood Connection: "Debbie Pugh & Salley Batson" September 20-November 10, 2016

The Blood Connection presents the Artist Showcase featuring: 
Salley Batson & Debbie Pugh

Exhibit Dates
Through November 10th

You are cordially invited to an art reception for Salley Batson & Debbie Pugh at the Woodruff Road Donation Center

(864) 751-3056

LOGOS Theatre: "Our Town" September 22-24, 2016

Our Town:
Thursday, September 22nd @ 11:30AM
Friday, September 23rd @ 11:30AM & 7:00PM
Saturday, September 24th @ 7:00PM
Preferred: $10
General/Back: $5

Event Information:Performed by The Academy of Arts Christian Conservatory students, Our Town is a three-act play, set in 1938, written by American playwright Thornton Wilder. This challenging drama rests solely upon the power of the actors' performances, as all the sets and props come to life through pantomime. This classic piece of American literature is filled with the laughter, sorrow, and quiet moments that are so often taken for granted in our everyday lives.

Event Information:
Come enjoy another unforgettable concert with Nicky Chavers as he sings many of his favorite selections, both his original music as well as several beloved love songs of the past.

Centre Stage: "New Play Festival" September 25-29, 2016

Centre Stage presents their 14th annual
New Play Festival
September 25 - 29, 2016


7:00PM Every Evening
Free to the public

C. Andy Landis
The Volunteer (Winner: 2015 NPF)
Full Production is Sunday, September 25th

Stephen Cedars
The Old, Sad Songs
Reading is Monday, September 26th

Jenny Marlowe
The Laws of the Stars
Reading is Tuesday, Septemeber 27th

Leslie Kimbell
Four Old Broads
Reading is Wednesday, September 28th

We are also pleased to welcome our Playwright in Residence, Richard Atkins! The festival will conclude on September 29th, with a reading of Richard's play The Men of Mah Jongg.

Centre Stage: "Shay Brown Art" October 14-November 13, 2016

"You Are Not Your Diagnosis"
Works by Shay Brown Art


October 14 – November 13, 2016

Opening reception:
Friday, October 14, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

GCCA: "Contemporary Print Collectives" October 21-22, 2016

JOIN GCCA FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINT COLLECTIVE'S PRINT FAIR

The Contemporary Printmaking Collective (CPC) is a group of Upstate artists whose primary art form is the hand-pulled print.  

Meet the Contemporary Print Collective artists and be the among the first to view and purchase their original work at the Friday Night Gala on October 21st from 5 - 9PM at Greenville Center for Creative Arts (25 Draper St).  

Purchase a print at the Print Fair from 10AM - 4PM on Saturday, October 22nd and you'll be entered to win a one-of-a-kind portfolio in a drawing at 3pm.  Please visit the GCCA website or Facebook for directions and parking information as we undergo a parking lot transformation. #supportthearts #ittakesavillage #villagegvl

Centre Stage: "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical" October 21-November 12, 2016

Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
Books & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Directed by Glenda ManWaring
Musical Direction by Holly Caprell
Choreography by Paige ManWaring

October 20-November 12, 2016
Thurs – Sat 8pm; Sun. 3pm

“The Gothic Musical Thriller”
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde, at Centre Stage October 20-November 12. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

An evocative tale of two men – one, a passionate and romantic doctor and the other, a terrifying madman; and two women – one, beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only of herself– both in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde. It’s an evocative tale of one man torn in two, and the women in love with both angel and devil.

Tickets for Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical are $35, $30 and $20. Shows are on stage Thursday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved. Jekyll & Hyde is sponsored by McKinney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Cornucopia October 21, 2016

Cornucopia
Gifts, Plants & Inspiration from the Garden

October 22, 2016

9:00am - 2:30pm

Artists and artisan vendors
Fine Arts Center Ballet
Jazz Guitar
Plant Sale by Local Garden Clubs

Historic Kilgore Lewis House
560 Academy Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Local artists include Darin Gehrke, Dale Gosnell, Leandra Hill, Jane Nodine and many others. Click the graphic above to link to the Facebook page for more information and a schedule of events.

Sponsored by the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs Inc.

Hampton III Gallery: "Paul Yanko" October 21-November 05, 2016

Paul Yanko
Paintings and Monotypes
September 29 - November 5

Coffee and Conversation
Saturday, October 22, 11 - noon

Hampton III Gallery LTD
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687

Hours: Tuesday - Friday | 1-5PM
Saturday | 10-5PM

(864) 268-2771
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com

Ghost Stories with Valentine Wolfe October 21, 2016

Ghost Stories with Valentine Wolfe
Friday, October 21 | 7-8:30PM
Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville, SC 29601

Local musical group, Valentine Wolfe joins master storyteller Tally Johnson to weave a haunted web of ghostly tales from Upstate South Carolina. Part paranormal, part history, Johnson's ghost stories set the mood for an evening of Victorian Chamber Metal loud enough to wake the dead! Ages 15 and up.

GVL Chorale: "Jewish Musical Monuments" October 22, 2016

Greenville Chorale presents
"Jewish Musical Monuments"

Greenville Chorale
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor

Peace Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 8PM
Call 864.467.3000 for tickets

Carolina Youth Orchestra Fall Concert October 23, 2016

For the past 5  years we have been able to feature a CYS alumnus on our Fall Concert.  Based on the number of graduates we have had and the fact that this is our 61st year, we plan to continue this tradition from here forward. This year we are featuring Hannah Blalock-George, an amazing harpist and member of CYS from 2006 when she was in the 9th grade until she graduated.  She still periodically would return in college if we needed her.Sunday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.Carolina Youth Symphony Fall ConcertThe Peace Center Concert HallThe Carolina Youth Symphony, under the baton of Dr. Leslie W. Hicken, will perform Sunday, October 23 at 5:00pm in the Peace Concert Hall.  The concert will feature CYS alumna Hannah Blalock-George, performing Joaquin Rodrigo’s Harp Concerto.  In addition the Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Dvorak, Elgar, Nelson and Williams. Also featured on this concert will be 21 members of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra who will serve as mentors and perform alongside their counterparts from the Carolina Youth Symphony.

The Carolina Youth Symphony Repertory Orchestra, conducted by Mrs. Ginger Greer will open the concert performing pieces by Brahms, Story and Wagner.

Following will be the Carolina Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra conducted by Mr. James Kilgus performing Brahms, Gershwin, Hanssen and Meyer.

This concert is sponsored by Elmore Goldsmith PA. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students from The Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or online www.peacecenter.org and look for CYS FALL CONCERT.

For more information on the Carolina Youth Symphony, visit the CYS website www.carolinayouthsymphony.org Sunday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Centre Stage: "Luna Gale" October 25-November 09, 2016

Luna Gale
By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Anne Tromsness

Oct. 25, 26 & Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, 2016
Tues. & Weds. 7pm

“For the love of a child”

Veteran social worker Caroline will do whatever it takes to protect the baby named Luna Gale in her care. She unwittingly sparks a family conflict that exposes a shadowy, secretive past – and forces her to make a risky decision with potentially dangerous consequences. Powerful and arresting, Luna Gale is a heartbreaking and unforgettable tale of love and betrayal.

“Smart and absorbing…Ms. Gilman…has found a tough, complicated subject. She steers the drama into deeper and deeper waters as she explores the moral dimensions—and moral ambiguities—of the case.” – The New York Times

“An excellent and intensely involving new drama.” – The Chicago Tribune

“Provocative and impassioned…So much is at stake in this story…A fast-paced, ferociously involving work…Bristling dialogue.” –The Chicago Sun-Times

CAST:
Chantey Colet as “Caroline”
Samantha Clifford as “Karlie”
Sean Riehm as “Peter”
Chris Cashon as “Cliff”
Maegan Azar as “Cindy”
Tim Brown as “Pastor Jay”
Naomi Henn as “Lourdes”

*NOTE: Mature content not suitable for young viewers.

Tickets for Luna Gale are $15, $10 with assigned seating. Shows run Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7 pm.

Mill Town Players: "Of Mice & Men" October 28-November 06, 2016

Of Mice & Men

Migrant workers George and Lennie dream of owning their own ranch someday, a story that gives them hope as they travel from place to place. When the impossibility of that dream meets harsh reality, it brings George to the brink of an unimaginably difficult choice.  Beloved by generations of readers and brought vividly to life onstage, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men is a heartbreaking and powerful portrait of the human spirit.

Of Mice and Men is directed by Christopher Rose and stars Brock Koonce as Lennie and Matthew Merritt as George.
October 28 - November 6

Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at www.milltownplayers.org.

Historic Pelzer Auditorium
214 Lebby Street
Pelzer, SC 29669
(864) 947-8000

GLT: "I'll Be Back Before Midnight" October 28-November 13, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre presents: 
I'll Be Back Before Midnight


Scream, laugh, scream again, and hang onto your seat! I’ll Be Back Before Midnight has it all: an isolated farmhouse, the hilarious and eccentric neighbor, a malevolent ghost, a manipulative sister, and tales of murder. The plot takes unexpected twists and turns for a night of unforgettable suspense.

Show dates are Oct 28-29, Nov 3-5 & 10-12 at 8pm; Oct 30, Nov 6 & 13 at 3pm

Greenville Little Theatre Box Office
444 College Street on Heritage Green
Open Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm.
864-233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Greenville Little Theatre, founded in 1926, is the Upstate’s oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization.

The Taste of Sunrise October 28-30, 2016

The Taste of Sunrise
A play with American Sign Language and Spoken Word


When he was in first grade, Harry Culpepper dressed up as a principal on career day. He wore his father’s tie and carried his briefcase. Culpepper, who is the theatre teacher at Woodmont High School, was raised by deaf parents and grandparents. American Sign Language was his first language, and while he wanted to become a professional actor, teaching was always in the back of his mind.

“I learned to speak early as my parents put me in school early but didn't feel fully comfortable socializing at school with other kids until about third grade,” said Culpepper. “I was always drawn to the arts, music and theatre, which my parents never fully understood but encouraged anyway.  I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory/University and worked for a few years as a professional actor before becoming a teacher.”

This week, with great influence from their teacher, Culpepper’s students will perform The Taste of Sunrise, a play with American Sign Language and spoken word. The play takes place in the mind and memory of Tuc as he journeys through his childhood from the fever dream that took his hearing, to the language of nature which he shares with his father, to the Deaf school where he learns sign language. Tickets are $5 each. Performances are at 7pm on Friday and Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday.

Before landing at Woodmont High, Culpepper taught in various Memphis area schools before starting the Theatre program at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.  “The school called me on my way to making plans to move to New York City to continue pursuing my career as an actor and I felt it was a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity,” explained Culpepper. “I moved back home to the Upstate and quickly realized that my calling and my heart was in teaching theatre.”Culpepper is pleased with the way his students have enthusiastically embraced learning sign language for the performance. “From my perspective, my students have become so inspired and motivated to learn a new language and new culture,” he said. “Just last week, the students participated in a "Silent Supper" at the Haywood Mall where they had the opportunity to interact with deaf community members and immerse themselves in the language of sign language and the social culture of deaf people.  It was truly inspiring and moving to see how excited they were to have this experience.”

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International Ballet: "Fall Chamber" October 29, 2016

International Ballet's annual Fall Chamber Concert featuring Drum Percussion Studio

International Ballet's annual Fall Chamber Concert is a collaboration of music and dance designed to showcase talented local performing artists in Greenville.

​This year's concert features special guests DRUM Percussion Studio and cellist Sharon Gerber, who will present original as well as classic works, including collaboration with International Ballet in works such as Saint-Saëns' "The Swan".

​Artistic Director Vlada Kysselova will bring original and classic excerpts from "Nayada and the Fisherman" and "Coppelia", as well as a premiere work by new-to-Greenville choreographer, Alexander Tressor.

​Kroc Center Theatre - 424 Westfield Street, Greenville

Tickets are $20 CLICK HERE to purchase

Questions? Call us at 864-879-9404

About International Ballet
The mission of International Ballet is to represent classical and contemporary ballet in Greenville, while showcasing artists from near and far. Through professional-quality productions, targeted outreach programs, and a commitment to fostering local talent, International Ballet exists to both educate and inspire the Upstate through the art of dance. Introduced in 2003 by founder and Executive Director Lena Forster, International Ballet is a Resident Company of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, led by Artistic Director Vlada Kysselova. Presenting mainstage productions such as their annual Fall Chamber Concert, The Nutcracker featuring the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and a Spring Ballet, International Ballet also maintains several Outreach programs in the Greenville community, including a Special Needs program for adults with disabilities, a Scholarship program for aspiring ballet students with financial need, and a new collaboration with the Greenville County Library System, Storytime Ballet, introducing children and families to the art of ballet through free story-based presentations. In October 2015, International Ballet was accepted as a Performing Company Member to the South Eastern Regional Ballet Association (SERBA).


International Ballet
1018 S. Batesville Road
Greer, SC 29650
(o) 864-879-9404
www.internationalballetsc.org

CBT: "Before Dark" October 29, 2016

Before Dark: Thrilling Treats & Ghostly Beats
Gunter Theatre
Saturday, October 29th
1pm Performance
1:45pm Trick-or-Treating and Character Meet-and-Greet in Lobby

Greenville, South Carolina, Circa 1910. The sun begins to set over the town, and the night grows quiet and still. Kids are adjusting every last detail of their costumes in preparation for a night of Trick or Treating. While most families make their rounds through the well-known neighborhoods, a handful of kids break off from the group. In hopes to reveal the unspoken Greenville secret, they head to the abandoned mansion along the Reedy River. Only a few feet from the house, the kids start to feel the cool mist that accompanies the river. Right as they are ready to turn around and forget all about the house, one brave girl steps up to the door and rings the bell...

Carolina Ballet Theatre presents Before Dark: Thrilling Treats and Ghostly Beats, inspired by Michael Jackson's "Thriller." This unique dance production is created specifically for children. Before Dark is choreographed under the artistic direction of Hernan Justo.

Bring the entire family and experience the suspense and thrill of Before Dark. Kids are encouraged to attend the production dressed in their Halloween costumes. Following the production, we will continue the fun with Trick or Treating down Candy Lane and a character meet and greet held in the Lobby of the Gunter Theatre.

Tickets

 

CBT: "After Dark" October 29, 2016

After Dark: A Thriller Ballet


Gunter Theatre
October 29th, Saturday
7pm Witching Hour of Cocktails
8pm Performance

Introducing After Dark: A Thriller Ballet a frightening and sensual Carolina Ballet Theatre production. Join us for the season’s most thrilling, dark and passionate dance performance.

The haunting story of After Dark begins on the anniversary of one of the South’s most gruesome crime of passion. Margaret was the beautiful and graceful wife of a wealthy railroad baron, but after years spent battling his infidelity, betrayal, and brutality, it all came crashing to an end. The sinister, but unsolved murders of Margaret and her husband left the town in turmoil and filled with questions. Their home may have been boarded up in 1916, but it never truly closed. The house took on a life of its own, filling with spirits seeking their revenge. Join us on the 100th anniversary of the murders as the spirits prepare for their return.

After Dark: A Thriller Ballet is a unique show intended for adults, so come and experience the rush while enjoying haunting melodies inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Arrive an hour before the show for The Witching Hour of cocktails and prepare for a thrilling and chilling evening with the Ballet.

Performance will be held in the Gunter Theatre.

http://carolinaballet.org/after-dark-a-thriller-ballet/

Tonya Gregg, Recent Paintings November 11-December 06, 2016

Tonya Gregg, Recent Paintings
Exhibit: November 4 – December 6, 2016

Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 10th, 4:30 PM

Reception following the talk.

Free and open to the public.

Curtis R. Harley Gallery is located in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center of University of South Carolina Upstate.

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
For information: Jane Allen Nodine, director, jnodine@uscupstate.edu or Mark Flowers, gallery manager, mflowers@uscupstate.edu.

800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Tonya Gregg was born and raised in South Carolina. She attended the Governor's School for the Arts Gifted and Talented program in Greenville, South Carolina and then moved to Baltimore to study at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she received a BFA in painting in 1997. She received a MFA in painting in 2000 from the University of Chicago and MA in Community Arts in 2007 from the Maryland Institute, College of Art as well.  Gregg was the first full-time art student to be featured in New American Paintings and since then has exhibited in the U.S., Germany, Nicaragua, England and Canada. Her solo exhibitions include Gallery 1448 in Baltimore, Maryland, the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Texas and Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. She has been an artist in residence at the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, New York, Red Gate in Beijing, China, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada and the Wollmagazin in Kaiserslautern, Germany.  Gregg often paints in series to explore paradoxical narratives about women, consumption, popular culture and ancient mythology.

Make Your Own Jewelry November 12, 2016

MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY
With Gerda Bowman and Shannon Dudar

Using a blended Artisan Clay, and bead-weaving to create beautiful jewelry.
Leave the class with a gorgeous set of Wearable Art!

Saturday, November 12, 10am-4pm
$80 All Day Workshop

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville
200 North Main Street
(864) 239-3882

Curtis R. Harley Gallery: "Tonya Gregg" November 14-December 06, 2016

Tonya Gregg artist talk + reception, Thur. Nov. 10, Curtis R. Harley Gallery, USC-Upstate

Tonya Gregg, Recent Paintings
Exhibit: November 4 – December 6, 2016


Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 10th, 4:30 PM

Reception following the talk.

Free and open to the public.

Curtis R. Harley Gallery is located in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center of University of South Carolina Upstate.

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
For information: Jane Allen Nodine, director, jnodine@uscupstate.edu or Mark Flowers, gallery manager, mflowers@uscupstate.edu.

800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303

"Notes to Myself" Katie Walker November 17, 2016

Notes to Myself
Katie Walker


Artist Reception
Thursday, November 17th, 6-8PM

An inventory of images, marks and conversations in acrylic paint created in conjunction with the recent memory mapping series of large canvases. The memory notes are smaller works on wood, canvas and paper.

New and expanded hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday 10AM - 5PM and Saturday 10AM - 4PM

Art & Light Gallery
16 Aiken Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Celebrate the Season with Doroth Shain November 17, 2016

Celebrate the Season with Dorothy Shain
Join us for an art show

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 5:00 - 8:00 PM

sip, shop and meet the artist

GAGE'S
Augusta Commons
2222 Augusta Street

Peace Center: "An American in Paris" November 29-December 04, 2016

An American in Paris

Peace Center Concert Hall
Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2016
$25 - $85

An American in Paris is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-15 season!

The New York Times raves “An American in Paris is a triumph! Pure joy!” and the Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in your city on its first national tour!

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The Wheel Sessions December 01, 2016

THE WHEEL SESSION III presents The Brad Jepson Jazz Quartet
Thursday,December 1, 7:30 pm

Wheel Session III features dynamic trombonist, Brad Jepson. Those of you familiar with Brad know well his sizzling trombone playing and outstanding musicianship. The jazz quartet that he leads into the Wheel is progressive, dynamic, and original.

Brad Jepson – trombone
Jason Moore - sax
Someone Good – bass
Kevin Korschgen – drums

 
The “Wheel Sessions” is a jazz performance series hosted at the Wheel in Greenville South Carolina’s West End Arts District. Performances begin at 7:30pm and are held in front of an intimate listening audience. There is a $10 entrance fee, which includes complimentary beverage and two sets of music. All proceeds go to the artists. Attendees may also BYOB.

To reserve a seat, phone or text (312) 520-2760. For more information on the series, contact Kevin at kmkorschgen@gmail.com.

The Wheel
1288 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Session IX – 12/15 “A Real Wheel Christmas” with Tom Wright’s Cat and Mouse Ensemble
Session X – 1/19/17 Matt Olson Quartet
Session XI – 2/2/17 Reed Miller Trio

Phil Garrett Open House December 02-03, 2016

Phil Garrett
Open House

Friday, December 2nd | 3-9pm
Saturday, December 3rd | 10am - 6pm

Paintings, monotypes and works on paper

132 Woodland Drive
Greenville, SC 29617
(864) 561-5208
phillipmgarrett@charter.net
www.philgarrett.com

Art & Light: "Trunk Show" December 02-03, 2016

Oil painter, Jessica Fields has produced a collection of floral paintings inspired by the arrangements of Elizabeth Seward from Philo Floral that make perfect holiday gifts. Spruce up your own hearth by taking home the arrangements yourself. Bouquets will be available for purchase. Also enjoy a one of a kind botanic installation piece created by Seward and the paintings that it gave rise to as well.

Mary Hamby from 22 West Studios will bring a hand picked collection of jewelry as well as her beautiful fine art wall hangings.

Chris Jones from Happy Arsenal Jewelry will be premiering his special Gallery Collection as well as featuring some of his treasured pendants and earrings.

 

Friday, December 2 | 12-9pm
Saturday, December 3 | 10-5pm


 

 

The Art Cellar: "First Fridays" December 02, 2016

First Friday at the Art Cellar
December 2nd, 6-9pm

Shop for unique gifts made by local arts, and meet the artists!

233 N. Main Street
(865) 520-1653
www.greenvilleartcellar.com

Douglas Piper New Block Prints December 02, 2016

Douglas Piper
New Block Prints & Christmas Ornaments
(Great Gift Ideas $30 and Under)

Art Crossing: Meredith Piper Art Studio
300 River Street, Suite 104
@dpiperjr | douglaspiperart@gmail.com

First Fridays: "Matthew Zedler" December 02, 2016

Matthew Zedler Fine Art
Modern and Contemporary Fine Art

First Friday
December 2nd 5-9pm

Abstract Expressive Series

Art Crossing Studios
Falls Park
300 River Street, Unit #106
Downtown Greenville
zedlerfineart.com
(828) 404-6882

First Fridays: "Jewelry by Kathy Young" December 02, 2016

Jewelry by Kathy Young has moved and is open this evening from 6-9pm for First Fridays!

209 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

 

First Fridays: "The Artistry" December 02, 2016

Artistry Workshops and Gallery
Group Art Exhibit

Friday, December 2nd | 6-9pm

Karen Dillingham
Ryan Calloway
Michelle Jardines Simpson
Kay Larch
Lou Buckingham
Timothy Chorbadjian

New and retrospective works including tie-dye fabrics, sculpture, knives, painting and furniture

Annual Handmade Holiday @ The Station December 02-03, 2016

3rd Annual Handmade Holiday at The Station


Who's feeling festive? Join us at 1172 Pendleton St. this weekend for a little shopping and cheer! Thoroughfare Food Truck and Darby Wilcox will be here Friday night 6-9 and Costal Crust Greenville will be joining us Saturday 11-4. And don't forget free beer Friday night!

As if all the festivities this weekend weren't enough, our vendors have put together a handmade holiday gift basket as a fantastic giveaway! The prize will include ornaments from Sunny Mullarkey Studio, a holiday wreath from Statice Floral, a candle set from Mercy Verity Candles, a gift from Overton Ironworks and a gold-filled bracelet from yours truly!

Click for more details!

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Holiday Market December 03-04, 2016

Holiday Market featuring
Alberta Pottery
Kent Ambler Prints & Paintings
Happy Arsenal Jewelry

Saturday, December 3rd | 10am -6pm
Sunday, December 4th | 1pm - 6pm

Kent Ambler's Studio
265 Phillips Trail
Greenville, SC 29609

GVL Concert Band: "Sounds for the Season" December 04, 2016

Greenville Concert Band presents: "Sounds of the Season"
Concerts featuring a wide selection of music for the Christmas season

All concerts are free

Sunday, December 4th | 6:00 PM

First Baptist Church
4212 SC 153, Easley

Furman University Jazz Combos December 04, 2016

The Furman University Jazz Combos will present a concert Sunday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.

Presented by the Furman Department of Music, the concert is free and open to the public, and is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program.

Coaching the Jazz Combos are Furman University Professor of Music Matt Olson and music faculty member Steve Watson. They will lead student combos in music by John Coltrane, Victor Wooten, Johnny Mercer, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and selections from the Great American Songbook.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman University Music Department at (864) 294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

About Matt Olson
A native of Racine, Wis., Dr. Matt Olson is Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman. A scholar and performer, he has performed with a number of renowned artists, including Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling, Benny Carter, Ken Peplowski, Kevin Mahogany, Chris Vadala, Doc Severinsen, Manhattan Transfer, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Johnny Mathis, Wayne Newton, the Temptations, the Four Tops, children’s entertainer Shari Lewis, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. His performances have taken him to the Montreal Jazz Festival as well as Chicago’s Jazz Showcase and Orchestra Hall. He holds a doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Northwestern University.

About Steve Watson
Furman Jazz Studies and Jazz Guitar lecturer Steve Watson has performed all over the world. As a member of the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band, he toured Switzerland, Cyprus, Syria, Jordon, Egypt, and Tunisia. He was a member of The Bruce Hornsby Band from 1978-84. After moving to Los Angeles, he became a studio guitarist for television, movies and records. His credits include Hill Street Blues, Magnum P.I., The A-Team, L.A. Law, Simon and Simon, and Quantum Leap, among others. Watson served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California from 1981-90, and as lecturer at the University of Miami in the late 70s. He is president of WatsonWood Music, Inc., and director of jazz studies at The Fine Arts Center. His current band, Watson’s Riddle, released a CD on Palmetto Records (Sony) in 2011. He holds a master’s from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s from Newberry College.

Girls Night Out: "Design Your Own Jewelry" December 06, 2016

GIRLS NIGHT OUT
~ Bring A Friend ~

Design Your Own Jewelry
FUN & CREATIVE Workshop with Shannon Dudar

You will learn to make these beautiful wearable clay Art Pieces
By using simple everyday items.

Tues. Dec. 6,   6:30-8:30pm

Just  $37  for  HOURS of FUN!

LIMITED SPACE!  Call to hold your place

(864) 810-7673

Please feel free to bring drinks and an appetizer to share.   
Cynthia’s Fine Flowers   ~  601A Williams Ave, Easley, SC  

Greer Center for the Arts: "Art & Craft Market" December 08, 2016

Greer Center for the Arts
Open Studios
Art & Craft Market

Meet the resident studio artists and guest artists!
Tour the professional artist's studio!
The artists will be selling paintings, photographs, jewelry, handicrafts and more!
Art makes a perfect Christmas gift!

Thursday, December 8th
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Center for the Arts
100 Davis Avenue
Greer, SC 29651